X-Wing at FSE

This weekend saw my son’s and my first appearance at a X-Wing store championship. We had a couple of relaxed games and made places 8 and 9 in a field of 15 competitors. All got a prize, our’s were a few upgrade cards and a laser cut fibre fire range stick. Quite respectable for a first time.

OMEGA Squadron TIE / fo fighter swarm

“Omega Leader” (21) * Juke (2) * Comm Relay (3)

“Omega Ace” (20) * Wired (1)

Omega Squadron Pilot (17)

Omega Squadron Pilot (17)

Omega Squadron Pilot (17)

Total: 98

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Commands and Colors: 1808 Rolica 1st French Position

Lately we had a go via VASSAL at the 1st scenario, Rolica 1808 (French 1st position). I took the British side, my brother the opposing French. Here is the documentation on how the battle evolved.

   

Turn 1 and 2 we see the deployment of forces, some preparatory gun fire, and the first British advance towards Rolica. The French reposition their brigades to cover the town.

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S15 HAMMER TO THE TEETH

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This ASLSK scenario plays during the first day of the Battle of the Bulge. This specific action took place in Bleialf, a town located in the German Schnee-Eifel region. The 18th Volksgrenadier Division was one of the first German formations to infiltrate the American Defences. There is a very detailed account of the action of the 106th US Infantry Division in Bleialf at the C.R.I.B.A. site that I can very much recommend to read.

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S9 AMBITIOUS ASSAULT

Lately I had my first ASLSK game involving Italians. My son and I played the game twice and we both found it very enjoying. I like SK a lot as it makes for a more relaxed game and it is definitely easyer to grasp for newcomers.

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The scenario plays during the Allied invasion of Sicily in 10 July 1943. The Italians get to defend the town of Avola. Their 146th Regiment 206th Costal Defense Division defends against an attack from inland carried forth by elements of US 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

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