A few weekends ago I had a great time playing with some other local FS:A guys. I was completely savaged by a dastardly Directorate biohazard heavy fleet, but had a blast. The scenario conditions really didn’t suit the fleet I had picked, either, but I will say the following:
• I LOVED using Pack Hunters on my two squadrons of Scythe frigates – I will definitely spring for this again. (I borrowed a squadron of nice looking frigates from Andy at the event. By themselves they put on some serious hurt!)
• A full squadron of Skyhammer cruisers is a terror indeed – especially when heavily upgraded. (This was the first game I got to use my Defense Monitor stand-in for the fourth cruiser, which looked great.)
I’ll need to pick up some more Scythes!
We played a 1200 point game – the largest I’ve played so far – and so I got to use all my Sorylians (not my unpainted heavy cruisers, though), and had to borrow a squadron of frigates, but it was a strong fleet. I ran one Scythe as an escort (love that PD of 4) but then we rolled an escalating engagement, and my reserve rolls were awful. My Swordbreaker battleship didn’t even show up until Turn 6!
Starting deployment, trying to make use of some cover.
The full enemy fleet – a mean list. This was not deployment, as the battlecruisers and carrier group stayed off board as dictated by the scenario rules.
Let battle commence!
I did occasionally get some great dice rolls.
I also grabbed some pictures of a parallel game, Directorate vs. Terrans.
I am looking forward to playing even bigger games in the future!