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!
Congratulations to Jonathan on being the first Armada world champion. I totally agree that when wave 2 arrives the possible fleet combinations are going to massively increase. Variety can only be a good thing!ReplyDelete