As planned, I took my K-Wing list to a local tournament today. I didn’t intend to win any prizes and mostly went to play around with the K-Wing. Even so, I am a bit disappointed by the K-Wing’s performance. It’s more fragile than it seems.
Of the 5 matches I played, I lost 4.
Match 1 – Lethal Twin Laser Turrets
The first game I played showed me an arguably better use of the Twin Laser Turret, which I used on Miranda Doni in the hope of getting the most out of her unique ability.
My opponent flew Dash Rendar in his Outrider, as well as two Y-Wings, both with a Twin Laser Turret.
The two Twin Laser Turrents proved particularly lethal for Miranda Doni in her K-Wing. Shooting twice a turn each, the two Y-Wings put 3 – 4 dice of damage on her most turns. Needless to say, she didn’t last long.
After the K-Wing was gone, my Z-95 Headhunters didn’t stand much of a chance against Dash Rendar, despite the missiles I shot his way.
Match 2 – Victory Against the TIE-Punisher
The only match I won, I went up against a similar „let’s try the new bombers“-list.
This list was build around the TIE-Punisher, piloted in this match by Redline, which came out along with the K-Wing, bringing many similar upgrades to the Imperium.
Redline was supported, oddly enough, by a TIE-Defender and a TIE-Advanced. As high tech as the Imperium gets.
It was a good match-up, as my alpha strike list could really shine with its alpha strike against Redline. Moreover, my Ion Bomb helped me keep the TIE-Defender in place.
The result: today’s one and only victory for Miranda Doni.
Match 3- The Imperium’s Finest
In my third match, I went up against the first hard tournament list.
- Darth Vader in a TIE-Advanced with the TIE/x1 Title and Advanced Targeting Computer
- Whisper in a TIE-Phantom with Veteran Instincts and Advanced Cloaking Device
- Soontir Fel in a TIE-Interceptor with Autothrusters and Push the Limit
Too many very elusive, slippery and hard-to-hit ships assembled there. I even scored a few hits on Whisper, but stood no chance against this lean, mean tournament-maschine.
To Be Continued…
My final two matches and my closing thoughts about the K-Wing in part 2.