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Balance of the Force 2, round 3: Nébal (First Order) vs Ryszard Raczynski (Rebel Alliance)

Publié le par Nébal

 

Balance of the Force 2, round 3! And a new battle report in English. Of course, I’m French, so I’m genetically designed to speak and write an awful English… Please be kind!

 

Balance of the Force 2 is a tournament organised by the Tin Squadron, based in England. There are six rounds of swiss, one per week. Lists have been unlocked for a single day between round 2 and 3 (which coincided with the new points being implemented). After the swiss, there will be a top 16, and so on.

 

What makes this tournament peculiar and so interesting is that it is extended format, but with specific rules regarding list building. The main idea is that all pilots are split between three groups, based on their initiative values: the first group encompasses all pilots with initiative 2 or less, the second group is for pilots at initiative 3 or 4, and the third and final group is dedicated to all pilots with initiative 5 or more. Then the rule is that, for each pilot of the first group you play, your list must have a corresponding third group pilot, and vice versa. Group 2 pilots don’t need to have specific counterparts, and if the list has an odd number of pilots, then obviously the remaining odd pilot must be from the second group. There must be no more than three pilots of the same chassis.

 

Those were already the rules for the first edition of the Balance of the Force tournament. However, new rules have been added for this second edition: now, you may have no more than two ships of the same initiative; furthermore, you may have up to four group 2 pilots.

 

For this third round, and after changing lists because of new points, I have been paired with Ryszard, a very nice player from Poland, who brought the following rebel list, yes, the Big Hairy Angry Wookie and friends:

 

BTL-A4 Y-Wing•“Dutch” Vander – 58 (group 2)

•”Dutch” Vander – Gold Leader (40)

Dorsal Turret (2)

Proton Torpedoes (12)

Concussion Bombs (4)

 

HWK-290 Light Freighter – •Jan Ors – 57 (group 3)

•Jan Ors – Espionage Expert (41)

Moldy Crow (16)

 

Auzituck Gunship – •Wullffwarro – 53 (group 2)

•Wullffwarro – Wookiee Chief (53)

 

Sheathipede-class Shuttle•AP-5 – 32 (group 1)

•AP-5 – Escaped Analyst Droid (32)

 

Total: 200/200

 

As for myself, I brought a First Order list, a quite silly one although it benefited of the new points:

 

Upsilon-class Command Shuttle – •Lieutenant Tavson – 73 (group 2)

•Lieutenant Tavson – Obedient Shuttle Pilot (64)

•Sensor Buoy Suite (4)

Pattern Analyzer (5)

 

TIE/sf Fighter – •“Quickdraw” – 54 (group 3)

•“Quickdraw” – Defiant Duelist (44)

Special Forces Gunner (9)

Fanatical (1)

 

TIE/sf Fighter – •Captain Phasma – 43 (group 2)

•Captain Phasma – Scyre Survivor (34)

Special Forces Gunner (9)

 

TIE/fo Fighter•“Muse” – 30 (group 1)

•“Muse” – Epsilon Leader (30)

 

Total: 200/200

 

Now to the game.

 

BEWARE: RIGHT AFTER THIS OMINOUS DARTH VADER PICTURE, I WILL REVEAL HOW THE GAME TURNED OUT. IF YOU DON’T WANT SPOILERS, WATCH THE VIDEO BEFORE READING FURTHER!

 

 

Defeat for the First Order, and a quite heavy one, 200-127, although the game was for some time way closer than this final score would make you think… Losing “Quickdraw” that early was a blow, and the survival of “Dutch” on one hull was another. In the meantime, I did many mistakes – from the useless reinforce on Tavson during the first engagement to the last terrible move of “Muse”, while Ryszard was way more consistent and totally deserved to destroy me; Jan Ors did really well during the whole game especially.

 

Good game, Ryszard! And I wish you the best of luck for the remainder of the tournament!

 

So I’m 1-2 now. Not good, not good… We’ll see what happens next week.

 

 

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Et à bientôt...

 

 

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