Bosco Posted January 29, 2015 Report Share Posted January 29, 2015 So initial online reports are trickling in from stores and players from the first round of the FFG tournament series and overwhelmingly the same net-lists are popping up in the top 4 time and time again. Basically, people are running some variation of: Fat Han (frequently with 3 Z's rather than 2 X's, occasionally trimmed down to fit Corran Horn) Super-Dash (the 58 point build everyone is familiar with, also occasionally trimmed for Corran Horn) Decimator/Phantom duo (thankfully there is at least some pilot variety here between both ships) Some stores/players have reported that the top 8 are fairly regularly exclusively some combination of these three builds/styles and it is fairly depressing. The argument that swarms are a good counter to large ships falls apart in 60-75 minute rounds wherea couple delays can leave 1 hull point remaining on a large ship denying the swarm player those points (seriously hope there is a half-points change to tournament rules in the near future) and the inherent slower playing nature of swarms (gotta move all those pieces, take all those actions/shots, etc) means their games are realistically going to be fewer turns anyways which only compounds the problem. I've read that there is a BBBBZ build which does well (36 combined hull/shields and 14 attack dice at range 2-3), but it feels a bit sluggish and cookie-cutter on paper, not to say it doesn't have potential though. Anyone had any luck trying to break the mold with something competitive and not dependent on lists like those referenced above? Not looking for specific lists or anything since people are likely refining their own secret-sauce for upcoming tournaments, but just curious if others have found nuggets of hope. I'm hoping FFG addresses this issue in the coming year, but I have sincere doubts that anything in S&V will help to curb this particular mono-build trend that has developed. I really do think that partial/half points for ships being at/below half hull/shields would be a step in the right direction, but seriously doubt they'll roll that change out midway into the start of a tournament series. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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