I attended a local gaming club in which I have been slowly sowing the seed which is Armada with success.
The first game i had was against James who hasn't had many games under his belt but as soon as he placed down as Interdictor he won my respect immediately. I was running a dual MC75 fleet helmed by Admiral Ackbar and was really keen to see how it would go. The fleet can be found here.
Fleets went down and the interdictor took centre stage whilst the isd deployed away from the action.
All of my fleet was deployed at speed 1 forcing James to come to me and endure a bucket load of dice on the way in.
James certainly wasn't deterred by his performance and I continued to stress to him how different the game would have turned out had the ISD deployed centrally or had more navigate commands.
I do look forward to playing him again I the future.
My usual wingman Todd was also up for a game and even though I was super keen to face off again with a heavy squadron build I had played against him with a few nights earlier I wanted to see how the dual MC75's would go used more aggressively.
This time sensor net was selected as Todd had bought a shuttle and was keen to play some token shenanigans.
His 'Msu-ish' fleet easily out-deployed me simply because of his maxed out squadron capacity however I did force his hand a little by deploying both MC75's facing his deployment zone allowing me the flexibility of turning into the action which ever way it may turn out to be.
I spent a turn from both ships on flak duty even burning external racks trying to drop Maarek but he limped away on 2 hit points. In the following turn however the Quasar was a little too close to escape and was just within medium range and a single broadside snuffed it out of existence before gunnery teams kicked in scratching the paint on the Arquitens.
My flag ship was eventually destroyed but I had gained a few more victory points than Todd. As we tallied up the points I was ahead by a piddly 2 points, the closest game we've ever had.
It was a great game and I am thoroughly enjoying playing this fleet although upon careful inspection I realised I had forgotten a vital upgrade card being quad laser turrets. That certainly would have come in handy! Oh well, there is a re-match already being planned so this time all upgrade cards will be on deck with some subtle changes to the fleet.
Thanks for reading.