This is actually the 3rd store championship I’ve been to recently, but due to work and other issues I’ve neglected to post reports on the previous ones (first was at Warboar games, second was at Ibuywargames).
In my first 2 store champ’s I flew the same list I flew at the ETC qualifier, but have done progressively worse with it, so felt like a change. I’d come across an interesting Boba Bossk build on the ffg forum so decided to give it a try.
Boba, Veteran Instincts, Tactician, Glitterstim and Engine Upgrade 48
Bossk, Veteran Instincts, Mangler Cannon, Tactician, K4 Security Droid, Outlaw Tech and Engine Upgrade 51
I’d flown this list once in practice before Christmas and lost with it, but felt that six games in a tournament would be a good way of learning to fly the YV-666.
The MK store champ was a 48 person event, however 2 people didn’t show, so 46 of us battled it out.
My opponent was flying Soontir Fel with push the limit, autothrusters, royal guard title and a stealth device, Omega leader with push the limit, comm relay and stealth device and Captain Yorr with fire control system and Palpatine, 99 points. I lost the roll for initiative and my opponent gave it to me.
He set up in a corner and I set up opposite him, aiming to kill Yorr first as it would stop my tactician from working to full effect. After a few rounds of shooting I’d killed Yorr and taken quite a bit of damage on Boba, as it was the bigger threat to Soontir. I managed to take out omega leader with Boba before boba got taken out by Soontir, however I had managed to restrict Soontir’s movement via stress and then took him out with a range 1 salvo from Bossk vs a turtled up Soontir (my opponent didn’t want to risk getting double stressed by boosting into range 2).
My opponent was a fellow 186th squadron pilot, flying Soontir Fel with push the limit, autothrusters, royal guard title and targeting computer, Howlrunner with crackshot and 3 black squadron’s with crackshot. 98 points. He gave me initiative.
I jokingly suggested that we joust, but I then set up in the opposite corner from him, we ended up meeting in the middle with Boba jousting his ties while soontir came in from the side and Bossk came in from the other. I managed to take out Howlrunner while poor Boba got reduced to 1 hull remaining, however he then refused to die for the next few turns, letting me pin soontir down and kill him along with a black sq tie before Boba finally died. Bossk managed to comfortably take on the remaining ties and grab me another win.
My opponent was flying Corran with push the limit, fire control system, R2D2 and shield upgrade, and Chewie with predator, C3PO and engine upgrade. 100 points.
He set up in the middle and I set up on my right, he flew away and circled with Chewie while Corran k turned then flew back in. I tried to focus on Corran but ended up over extending with Bossk which stopped me double stressing Corran. I lost Bossk pretty quickly and only just managed to reduce Chewie to half health before I lost Boba.
(I also forgot to take any pictures)
My opponent was flying Chewie with predator and Nein Nunb and Dash with predator, heavy laser cannon, Outrider title and recon spec. 100 points
He set up in the corner so I set up Bossk opposite them and Boba central. After I moved bossk forwards we were just in range so I boosted Boba in and focused on Chewie because he was within range of both. I managed to reduce chewie to a few hull remaing but poor Bossk had taken the brunt of the fire and ran away with only 1 hp left. I chased chewie down with Boba and took him out, then managed to take down Dash but just lost Bossk before killing him.
My opponent was flying double Agressors. B & D both with crackshot, fire control system, heavy laser cannon, glitterstim, IG-2000 title and autothrusters. 100 points.
I was quite aggressive and moved towards him quickly, knowing that once I got into range 2 the stress would start shutting him down. I took a pounding on Boba but just managed to focus fire and kill IG B, which really cut down the return fire as his dice went cold and mine warmed up. I managed to make it as difficult as possible for him to stay focused on any one target and finally took him out without losing a ship, my first time today!
My opponent was flying Vader with veteran instincts, x1 title and advanced targeting computer, Whisper with veteran instincts, fire control system and advance cloaking device and Omicron pilot with Palpatine. 99 points.
I won the roll for initiative and took it, to give me the advance vs Whisper, I then completely forgot about killing his phantom and decided to kill the shuttle first for some reason. I managed to kill the shuttle but then lost Boba the next turn. Bossk tried his best but even shooting a uncloaked phantom at range one with a target lock and a focus he couldnt manage to put any damage through, and got taken out over the next few turns.
That last game annoyed me the most, as I really should have at least killed his phantom, but I blame it on being tired. I managed to win 4 and lose 2 with an almost completely untested list, and I also got quite a bit of praise for my deadpool themed Firespray (with deadpool mini figure who was along for the ride).
After the scores were added up I ended up finishing 11th, and got my 3rd alt art C3PO.
Rather annoyingly I had considered trading the mangler cannon and outlaw tech on Bossk for gunner, and had brought it with me, but decided to not make the change. I feel gunner would have helped me way more today, however that was only due to Imperial’s having a stronger showing at MK, and vs the majority of Rebel lists that I’ve been encountering recently gunner would have been pretty useless.