STAW 9: Rude Interruption (@ NAGA 04-03-2015)

So during my Warzone demo with Anthony Evans we had discussed some members of Phat Katz coming over for some demo or taster games of Star Trek Attack Wing.  We’d ummed and ooohhhhed and aaahhhhed about it and finally this week we managed to get something in the schedule that suited us both.  I asked Anthony if any of his Phat Katz buddies also wanted a taster session or game.  I offered to either run a game and go through each phase slowly as if they were novices to the game or play within it myself.  We agreed that I’d also play.  Anthony indicated that he wanted to play Borg or Klingon.  Given my feelings towards Borg (STAW Easy mode for somewhat bad pilots who can maneuver ships) and the fact that Anthony already had a Klingon ship I set about building him a reasonably competitive list I;d happily roll with using the build rules we agreed…..120pts Faction Pure.

Anthony spread the word amongst the other Phat Katz members and the challenge was taken up by Robert Howard, who had a Dominion fleet so would build a list accordingly.  At this point we get to how the scenario got named…..a forth player decided to invite himself into the game.  A 3 way game at 100 points on a 3ft by 3ft space mat is tight at best, a 4 way with 480 points is nigh on impossible without ships being ontop of eachother from the get go.  Also not helped that said player then decided to roll up with easy mode Borg.  Not the first time either.

So I set about planning my fleet and decided I would try Officer Exchange Program as my resource.  This card costs nothing to equip and has the following actions:- prior to the fleet building choose two factions, one as primary and one as secondary.  All Captains, Admirals and crew upgrades from the second faction can be added to your primary faction like factional cards.  Not only do they not incur the +1 cross factional penalty but they also get a reduction in cost by 1pt (to a minimum of 0pts).  Also all captains in your fleet, even those of the primary faction get a -1 reduction.  So given the chronic lack of action economy of Romulans I thought I’d see if Jean-Luc Picard aka The Baldy Gimmer and Spock could alleviate some of these problems for me.  This lead me to the following build:-

Reman Warbird (36)
Jean-Luc Picard (6-1=5)
Tactical Officer (3)
Ship SP: 44

Scimitar (38)
Mr. Spock (4-1=3)
Tactical Officer (3)
Ship SP: 44

Valdore (28)
Donatra (4-1=3)
Ship SP: 31

Total Build SP: 119

Anthony would play the following fleet:-

Vor’cha Class (26)
Martok (5)
Ship SP: 31

Vor’cha Class (26)
Gowron (4)
Ship SP: 30

Chang’s Bird-of-Prey (22)
Nu’Daq (3)
Photon Torpedoes (4)
Ship SP: 29

I.K.S. Koraga (26)
Chang (4)
Ship SP: 30

Total Build SP: 120

I’d be showing him how the interaction between Martok and Gowron works to give the Klingons the awesome firepower they have at their disposal.  I also went for some nice named ships to show him the difference between abilities and some Photon Torpedoes to compliment Chang’s Bird-Of-Preys ability.

Rob would play a Dominion fleet consisting of two Jem Hadar Attack Ships and a Jem Hadar Battleship but the exact make up of his fleet and upgrades escapes me right now so I will update with a comment later.

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2 thoughts on “STAW 9: Rude Interruption (@ NAGA 04-03-2015)

  1. Update from Rob Howard regarding his fleet list:-

    4th Division Battleship (36)
    Gul Dukat 8 (5)
    Remata’klan (4)
    Ixtana’rax (2)
    Ketracel White (2)
    Photon Torpedoes (6)
    Shroud (1)
    Ship SP (56)

    Jem’hadar Attack Ship (20)
    Weyoun 6 (4)
    Omet’iklan (4)
    Amat’igan (2)
    Photon Torpedoes (5)
    Ship SP (35)

    Jen’hadar Attack Ship (20)
    Dominion Captain (0)
    Suicide Attack (5)
    Ship SP (25)

    Total Build SP: 116

    Looking at this a number of things are wrong, firstly we use Sugegsted Tournament Format Rules for Fleet Building so ships cannot exceed 50SP each. Also a Jem’hadar Attack Ship only has 1 crew slot so cannot equip both Omet’iklan AND Amat’igan. If Weyoun 7 was taken instead of Weyoun 6 then that ship would be granted an extra 2 Crew Slots and each Dominion crew would be -1SP each. With all that in mind and allowing for Rob not knowing about the 50SP limit per ship it probably should have been:-

    4th Division Battleship (36)
    Gul Dukat 8 (5)
    Ketracell-White (2)
    Remata’Klan (4)
    Ixtana’Rax (2)
    Photon Torpedoes (6)
    Shroud (1)
    Ship SP: 56

    Jem’Hadar Attack Ship (20)
    Weyoun (5)
    Omet’Iklan (4)
    Amat’Igan (2)
    Photon Torpedoes (5)
    Ship SP: 36

    Jem’Hadar Attack Ship (20)
    Dominion Captain (0)
    Suicide Attack (5)
    Ship SP: 25

    Total Build SP: 117

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    • My advice for Rob would be to take the extra points and upgrade Weyoun’s JH Attack Ship to the names version which allows for two crew thus meaning you do not have to use Weyoun 7. It also means you still have a few points leftover to pimp the captain on the second JH Attack Ship. If you limit the Battleship to 50pts then again more points are freed up for even more evil lists. Enjoy!

      Victory is Life my friend!

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