Yesterday afternoon I had a master plan to pair Boba Fett to accompany Deathrain as I just can't seem to grasp many ships with Deathrain as they all seem to drop like flies and I wanted something that could take a solid hit and still bounce back off the ropes for more. Now firstly I know most of the community seems to think that the Imperial version of Boba Fett is rated as crap in comparison to the Scum version and it's hard to disagree but it's unfortunately what I'm going to work with. The high pilot skill and the very diverse upgrades available should make for some fairly good options.
So all excited yesterday afternoon I make up a new list containing Boba Fett to fly with Deathrain against my son once again. I had such a good feeling of accomplishment as it would be my third game that day and I was feeling like I was slowly but surely learning the list and the ways of a non-Enhanced Scope Deathrain using bombs over mines. However tradition is difficult to break and as soon as the first dice started rolling it was clear no amount of learning could undo the superior bad luck I've had with this game when it comes to dice rolls.
Boba Fett was tooled up with some Ion Bombs, a Tactician on board and Advanced Homing Missiles of his own to help these Proton Bombs. He managed to get an early shot off against Poe Dameron and stress him immediately, Deathrain dropped a bomb after the initial joust which hit all 4 of my son's ships which was a fantastic move and I was pretty chuffed with up until the point a B-wing did a K-turn and just proceeded to mince Deathrain and it's hard to come back from that when my remaining ordnance was tied up in him.
The bounty hunter continued to elude the enemy for a time taking out the Headhunter but I eventually made a turn far too tight and next turn I was off the board. Ouch.
That's where I hit the pause button in my head and realised I'd played this particular game all wrong and it was deployment that cost me the game. I'm thinking perhaps Boba Fett needs to support Deathrain at range 1-2 rather than 3+ where I was which also raises the question is the elite pilot skill Lone Wolf worth it on Boba in this instance? Besides re-rolls or not my ability to roll dice these days with a positive outcome appears to be exhausted.
Much thinking to be had.