Imperial Agenda: More Practice for Dallas IA Regionals

I feel totally exhausted, but in a good way, like I've actually accomplished something. Monday night I played a game on Vassal using my new list versus Kenny from Zion's Finest podcast on Nal Hutta and even though I didn't win, I felt like I learned about the positioning of my figures to keep them out of line of sight and a few other tricks on that map.

 Tuesday I played a game with Brandon on Mos Eisley Back Alleys, with him playing my Vader / Palp list. It was a close game, but in the end, I feel like I overextended and got dominated by Vader. Which sucks, but at the same time, it was a good lesson to learn.

Yesterday I played another game again Vader / Palp piloted by Scott from the Zion's Finest group on Jabba's Palace and he handily beat my ass. The beating sucked, but seeing him pilot Vader / Palp in ways I had never considered was really cool and we had an awesome conversation after discussing tactics and positioning. For some reason, I have a really hard time on Jabba's Palace. I'll be glad when that map rotates out.

Then later yesterday evening I met up with another friend for more practice. He played an AT-DP based list the first game and just owned me with that thing. We played again with the same list and I managed to get the AT-DP down, but Palpatine used his Emperor power to finish me off with eJets.

We tried another list which is basically Rebel box with Jedi Luke and Han. The list was similar to what Kenny has been playing/talking about on slack for the past several days. I see the potential there, as it has Jyn and the typical Rebel Box figures, but I'm just not convinced of the power Jedi Luke wields. It felt like when he hit he hit super hard, but when he whiffed, he whiffed just as hard as he could hit. I want to test playing Jedi Luke for fun later, but right now I don't want to alter my list anymore for a tournament that is in two days.

Overall I'm feeling fairly confident. I've definitely learned lessons about where not to put figures, keeping my box together, and not to overextend.  I don't know that I'll top 8 for those sweet sweet sparkly dice, but I definitely plan on going to have some fun, push some Star Wars figures around, and talk some smack.

I'll be back later next week with a tournament report and after that, I'll be a guest on Zion's Finest to give my report there too!