Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Checking it Twice: Setting Up the Idea

Having wrapped up (for now) the squadron series, I'm going to explore an idea that I've just come up with.  This may turn out to be a fool's errand, but that's something we'll find out with a few weeks of exploration of this idea.  This is not something I'll be able to wrap up in a bunch of posts one right after the other, this is going to be something that's going to be (in my opinion) worth exploring.
I hope?
After spending 3-4 days and 2 attempts at a post based around predictions for wave 6 and what I think the meta is going to be (spoiler alert: Konstantine's still bad! I have too many other things to do to get back to trying Sato!), I'd MUCH RATHER write about something that I WANT to write about here.  So, let's take a slight detour to get this series started.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rebel Officers!

Eric's listed the Imperial officers and gotten them all together in some sort of lineup to be inspected by Lord Vader and assumedly choked for failure.  Better get the Rebel Officers together too!
Ahsoka Tano, Lando Calrissian, Wicket the Ewok, Mace Windu, and Chewbacca

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Quick Updates from the FAQ

Hey all

I made minor phrasing updates to Cracken and changed some things on the CR90 and the TRC part of the turbolasers article (i also updated the quad turbolasers bit about a build i had minor success with, but that's not FAQ related).

I removed a sentence or two from the GR75 article about commander lifeboats as those don't work anymore, and i removed a sentence or two from the squadrons keywords post about BCC stacking as well.  Rieekan had some updates made to him too.  Weirdly, there wasn't much to add in the "Using the LFC" post, but I added a sentence or two in there as well.

Eric updated the Gozanti, fleet support, TIE Bomber(/Rhymer), and Demolisher sections.

Please let us know if you see anything that's still listed incorrectly anywhere and we'll make some edits.

NEW FAQ SUPER HOT TAKES

Panic! Mass hysteria! So many INCREDIBLE CHANGES AND WHAT THEY MIGHT MEAN FOR THE GAME!
FFG watching the reactions of the Armada players

Imperial officers

Line up you mongrels, it's time for an Imperial officer inspection! Shine those boots, polish your rank badge, suck in that gut, and stand up straight!

Jerjerrod is particularly unimpressed with you, Mutton Chops McGee!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Generic Officer Friends!

We're almost done on all of our upgrades and everything through Wave 5, which will then allow us to pursue a few new ideas and plans, along with eventual writeups of other things and such.  For today, though, we're going to talk about the officers who can work for anyone.  These mercenaries Officers sell their services to the highest bidder, like the scum they are both sides, and both sides can make use of them.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Offensive retrofits: I'm offensive, how about you?

Let's talk about offensive retrofits!

The stupid jokes based around the word "offensive" write themselves!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Best Defensive Retrofits....

Well, it's not a good Offensive Retrofit, I can tell you that.  Let's hit the jump and take a look!
There was a time the Bears Defense actually struck fear into the hearts of men.  I miss 2005.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Store Championships: Round 2 Ackbar Boogaloo

As a continuation of THIS post, let's talk round 2.  Remember how in my inaugural bit about building my fleet I didn't plan for a massive squadron blob? Welllllll guess what I was playing round two?

I'm hoping he says "3 ship Motti fleet"

Store Championships: Round 1 FIGHT!

So as previously mentioned, we had our store championships at Fair Game on Saturday.  Here's the first part of the writeup of how my games went, just because these are in my opinion worth talking about.  Before I begin, I of course made sure to have breakfast.  It's the most important meal of the day, and from what I understand, the last several Worlds Champions had breakfast that morning.  Coincidence? I think not!
Dang straight

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Second place shwag!

Updates later, but swag pic!

Store Championships Fleet! John's Ackbar Attack

So if you're seeing this, it's Saturday.  I'm writing this earlier in the week to get it ready to go on Saturday morning when the Fair Game Store Championships take place.  I'm going to paste my fleet below, and an explanation of how it's supposed to work beneath it.  When things calm down over the next few days, I'll be doing writeups of how all our games went and what it was like.

Why did I wait until Saturday to post this? Because I don't know how many people are coming from all over Chicagoland to play, but I don't want to give anyone more knowledge of this list than I need to, along with how to figure it all out.  It'll go up Saturday when everything has started, as I'm picking a different list for any Store Champs I get to in July (Hammerheads will be out.  How do I make a 7 activation fleet? We're gonna find out!)
If you don't make the pew laser noises, your dice don't roll as well.  That's science.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Store Championships 2017

Quick minor update:

John and I will have our first 2017 store championship tomorrow on our home turf at Fair Game in Downers Grove, IL. I'll also be TOing/judging. We're expecting a smaller group of people (many of our regulars sad they could make it and then life got in the way 😞) but it should be a good mix of casual laid-back attitude within a competitive framework.

We should at the very least have our own quick write-ups of the event afterwards.

If anyone is in the area tomorrow (Saturday June 10th), registration starts at 10 and the event begins at 11.

Support Team Upgrades

So with Wave 5 done, and some experience with wave 6 yet, we can focus on hitting some of the other aspects of Armada.  We've got a fair amount left to cover, so today I'm going to focus on the potential Support Team Upgrades.  The best part is that I don't have to wait until Wave 6 for any of these; we can work off everything released so far!
What's that Ma'am? You say Demolisher is OP? Yes, that is troubling, please remain on the line.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Know Your Enemy/Commander's Corner: Jun Sato

So I've had a change of heart in Wave 6 with a few things.  Namely, I've had a change of heart about getting Sato to work for you.  He's not the EASIEST commander to work with (I will fully admit that some of this may be my inexperience with him), but he can be life-changing if you do him right.  That is one mighty big if, but let's get into it.
His frustration echoes mine when I often try to play him!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Hammerhead Hot Taek!

So we got a Hammerhead article today.  If you haven't read it yet, go HERE and do so.  But after reading it all, let's get my observations out quick and fast (spoiler alert: i am wordy and not fast)!

See, it's a HOT CAKE, which, the rhyme.  Shut up, it's funny.  My mom thinks I'm cool.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Z95s: Baby's First Starfighter

So we wrap up our wave V squadron coverage with the cheapest starfighter squadron in the game, the Z95 Headhunter.  Hit the jump for a lot of scattered thoughts on it!
It's like you told a 5 year old who just saw Star Wars to draw you an X-wing.

Red (assault) objectives, wave 5

Let's get to those wave 5 objectives!

Oh boy, here I go objective-article writing again!