|The brave and scrappy Rebel line prepares for battle.|
Rhys and I had loaded up with Luke/R2D2 in his X-Wing, seconded by Bigs. We also had a Y-Wing with ion canon and an R5D4 droid. The Imperials had two Tie Advanced and four Tie Fighters, divided evenly. All three of my pilots were superior to any of theirs, but there sure were a lot of them.
|The Imperial oppressors, half of them at least.|
|The two sides close. The Y-Wing is lollygagging off screen right.|
The rest of the game was a confused scrum with fighters on top of each other. We played several things wrong. We were not making the attacker modify their dice before the defender rolled. We were adding a maneuver dice for the defender when the attacker had to fire through another ship. I was only rolling one die for the ion cannon, which made it pretty much useless the whole game.
|This is not actually the confused scrum. That was where six Tie Fighters were all touching each other in the center.|
In the end I had damaged most of the ships and killed one Tie Fighter and one Advanced. I lost all three of my ships. My tactics were flawed, to be sure, but the useless ion canon also made a big difference. Having said that, this was a really fun game. The models looked great, the play was quick and fun and my opponents, as always, were great to play against.
|Surprisingly, Luke managed to get out of this unharmed.|
|This is where it started to go down hill. A couple more turns and the rebel fighters were all dead.|