Monday, November 12, 2018

A Re-Introduction to Squadron Play

There isn't a GOOD way to reintroduce yourself and your writing, but that's what this post is an attempt to be.  As you all know, I've been off-and-on rewriting the Commander articles for the Rebels in a post-wave-7 world, and I said I was going to start hitting the squadron articles, too!

I'm hitttttttttttttttttttt!

Welllll, I looked at them all tonight and they don't need just a few coats of paint and some polish, some of those articles need full rewrites.  Did you guys know that an Imperial squadron ball of Rhymer and like 7 TIE bombers isn't often seen anymore? Oh you DID? Why didn't any of you tell ME?

Anyways, I'm going to be going through a MASSIVE rewrite of that whole thing, which luckily means that I have things to do.  Some of the rewrites are because I'm better able to express myself as opposed to when I had first started blogging, and some of it involves redos of the squadron components (SFC/MFC/LFC), some of it in how to go about fighting squadrons/squadron lists, I have a lot on my plate.

What it amounts to for all of you readers is that it's going to be some time on that before they're all ready and done, comma, but I'm going to be turning them out as quickly as I can.  I'm not taking DOWN any of the articles, as there's still some value in those things, but there will be edits popping up and I'll make those known when I do them.  First up is the Introduction to the whole thing...


  1. One of the lists to Nordic had Major Rhymer, 7 TIE Bomber Squadron and Gamma Squadron.

    Supply problems with the Fighter packs could be one of the reasons why you don't see this kind of lists that often, I are certainly missing 2-3 packs of Imperial Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack I

    1. I think there is some truth to that for sure, but I'm curious as to how far it goes. I know a lot of the more established players that have been in the hobby for a while have an awful lot of Squadron packs and generally their heavier Squadron builds are pretty similar (at least you see a lot of the same core aces, anyways, like Maarek, Jendon, and Mauler, for example). That said, with less people running small fighter coverage groups, there's more room for bomber spam squadron approaches nowadays, and we had one of those get 5th at Gencon, ourselves. It's definitely something we'll be covering in the revised Squadron articles. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Btw, keep up the good work, this is my favorite Armada blog :)