I was running a 5 x A-wing list which is something I've always appreciated and I love the theme behind it and imagine an angry swarm of bees relentlessly stinging away enemies until they're either all dead or the bees themselves cease to exist.
It was clear to me that my son hadn't fully comprehended the manoeuvre dials but once again he caught me off guard as I anticipated what I would do, not what he clearly did. I had my squadron split up into two groups and he just zoomed his ships down the centre crashing into whatever he could, no discrimination was made against A-wing nor asteroid, my son was on a mission. I managed to remove the shields from the Decimator early on in the piece but it cost me just about all of my shields taking fire from the Commander and Boba.
This game really highlighted for me the importance and future lesson for me to over emphasise the movement order. Being all pilot skill 1 it's critical that I get into position to block enemy ships but more importantly don't cause manoeuvres that cause friendly crashes which is embarrassing to say the least. This is one key area that I need to brush up my skills on as it happened twice this game and prevented me from firing off the Proton rockets which would have made a much needed dent into my sons squadron. Ultimately that was today's lesson.
In the end however perhaps it was lack of interest or that lunch was served but my son put himself into a position where poor Boba Fett couldn't get out of without going off the board, I'd warned him a few turns before hand but alas Boba had much needed business elsewhere and left for the outer rim. This left the Decimator wounded and limping away and the angry bee's took full advantage.