Day 2 was set to be our game day. We were both enrolled in Star Wars Legion Maximum Firepower event. We were both a little nervous to play since we didn’t really know how the community was going to be on such a new game, but we were pleasantly surprised that everyone was super nice and helpful.
I don’t really remember the names of my opponents, but I played 4 great games.
Game 1: For game 1 I played against a Rebels list that was pretty close to what Rachel and Brian usually play. My list is undefeated and I let that cloud my judgment a little bit and over extended my army. Once he got Luke Skywalker in range, my units were toast. I had a chance for a hail mary, but my speeder bikes couldn’t seal the deal. My first loss. 🙁
Game 2: Game two was an Imperial mirror match against a list with Vader, Veers, 2 storm trooper units, 1 snow trooper unit (with a flame thrower), and a fully loaded AT-ST. With the limited cover on the maps, the AT-ST had a field day, so I spent the first 2 rounds focus firing that thing down. Turns 3 and 4 I had to focus on Vader since he is hard enough to take down and can do some significant damage. After turn 5 when I dropped his Veers, he decided to concede. My first win of the day. 🙂
Game 3: Game 3 was against another Rebel list. Once again, it was Luke and Leia, a ton of troopers, and 2 AT-RTs. We used the repair the evaporator mission and had minefields on the map. The mines made things difficult for me, mostly because I kept forgetting the order I wanted to activate everything. After using my bikes to alpha strike the AT-RTs, they were in a pretty bad position due to the mines. I was able to repair 3 of the 4 evaporators but by the end of the game my opponent was able to fully damage one of them so that left us with a tie. I won due to points destroyed.
Game 4: Game 4 was almost exactly a mirror match. Veers, 6 troopers, 3 bikes. However because of having a better bid I was able to be first player and picked an objective that favored me. I forced my opponent into a kill box and nuked his bikes on approach. After a couple of turns, he conceded and I went away with 3 wins for the day.
Rachel ended up winning her first game by default since the guy had to leave early for another event. Her next two games ended in a loss but she felt good about their outcome. She won her final game and ended the day with a 2-2 record… enough for some pretty snazzy prizes and a good feeling of accomplishment.
Overall it was a really long but fun day. I think we would both do it again. 🙂