We've seen your Worlds winning list - 8 A-Wings, a CR90B w/ Garm, and 2 AFIIBs. What didn't we see? What objectives did you go with? Were you bidding for Player 1 or Player 2?The objectives I chose were Most Wanted, Contested Outpost, and Intel Sweep. Most Wanted so I could snipe an objective ship with the A's for double points, or so they would be forced to take a ship out of the fight. Contested Outpost to try and force the opposing player to walk into the A swarm and into range of the Frigates. And Intel Sweep because my CR90 is faster than most other ships, as well as forcing the opposing player to position himself where I can setup a trap at one of the obj. points.
Most of the time I was bidding for player 1. That way I could alpha strike with the A's at the beginning of a turn in order to snipe a ship before it had a chance to activate.
What was your strategy going into the tournament? Did you change your game plan at all?Strategy going into the tournament was to have fun actually. I had just been getting done with my top 16 match of X-Wing and was super excited just to be playing armada.
Tell us about your preparation - what lists were you expecting to play against? Did you practice against common lists?Other than the Gencon Special there was not a particular list I practiced against, but specific ships very much so. Paragon Assault Frigates and Gladiators mostly. Especially focusing on the pros and cons of Demolisher as that has become a staple for most Imp builds in wave 1. I definitely got practice in against the GENCON special however and that really helped a lot.
What are you excited about seeing in Wave 2? Do you think your strategy could continue working or be improved with the new wave?Wave 2 brings two huge things to the table for me. The Rogue keyword means fighters are not necessarily slaved to their carrier ships. You do pay a lot for it point wise however. The other thing is just seeing more variety on the table. It will definitely become significantly harder to predict the meta with a larger pool of options to choose from and I think that is one thing that really helped me out this year.
FFG said that one of the prizes the winner got was to design their own card - given any thoughts as to what your card will do?As for what card I want to do. Good lord, I honestly didn't even think winning was a possibility until the last round. Even after a few days of pondering I have only a few thoughts but my largest thought concerning it is that I want to pick something that isn't going to let the community down. What kind of a card the players as a whole would be happy with is my foremost thought concerning it.
Tell us a bit about yourself, and where you came from.I manage a Game Shop in Independence Missouri called Game Cafe. We have a great community here in Kansas City for X-Wing and Armada. Between us and Nebraska I feel comfortable saying we have some of the best players out there in both skill and character. I really look forward to seeing everyone at worlds again next year.
Thank you again for taking the time to answer my questions Jonathan. Until next time, everyone take care!