Friday, September 30, 2016

Ranking the Upgrades - Commanders (Imperial)

Let's keep the ranking going.  This time we are going to discuss the Empire and their Commanders.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ranking the Upgrades - Commanders (Rebel)

As a fun exercise, I have decided to go through the upgrade cards and arrange them into overall tiers.

Hopefully, doing so will let me look at the with a more critical eye going forward, and may help each of you examine your own choice of upgrades too:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dancing with Dash and Rhymer - The Combat Air Patrol (CAP)

One thing that we have been seeing lately pop up in major tournaments is a sudden strong showing from Rhymerballs (Imperial) and YT-2400 spam (Rebel).  Today we are going to take a look at both of these archetypes for fighter cover, and discuss how to deal with them.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Matchup of the Week - Maturin vs emfrank72 (World Cup Qualifier)

Today we are going to look at our first World Cup Qualifier matchup of the week.  Per the rule, this game is worth +1 points to each player for being chosen as the matchup of the week.  Congratulations to both of them.  That means the game could theoretically end in a 7 / 6 split, which isn't particularly bad for either party, but that if one wins big, it could be big indeed.

Maturin's goal

Friday, September 23, 2016

Incorporating a Healer in your List

We just recently touched on Tanking, so it is time to talk about the other side of the coin.  Healing, or the art of helping keep a different ship alive.  Unlike tanking, a lot of the key concepts in healing did not quite make the transition into Armada.  Instead, we have only a few things that make the cut, so we aren't even going to go through the advanced healing concepts, we are just going to look at things that might work.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Armada Dice - Black

Time for us to take a look at the final color of dice in the Star Wars Armada dice pool.  That's right, we are on to what seems like everyone's favorite - Black dice.

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Logo for Steel Squadron

Steel Squadron now has a logo!  Pretty simplistic, but let me know what you think.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Art of Tanking - Lessons From An Old MMO Tank

Remember when talking about Repair Crews, I said that I wanted to talk about Tanking and Healing in a different article?  Well good news!  It is time for that article!

I needed a break from writing about upgrades anyways.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Armada Dice - Blue

Last time we talked about Red Dice, the crazy, least standard, but long range dice.  This time we will be talking about the medium range, stable, Blue dice.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"NEXT ARMADA EVENT ON VASSAL" - Finals Match! Ginkapo vs Gowtah

That's right, it's time to see who can earn one of the coveted automatic entry slots into the Armada World Cup!  Up today it is Ginkapo verses Gowtah in a battle of Rebel Dodonna supremacy.  Only One Dodonna will emerge victorious.  Which will reign supreme?


Armada Dice - Red

I was recently asked to do an article on dice for a relatively new player.  It is true that the different dice faces are something that needs to be covered for new players entering the game.  So we are going to take a look at the different dice faces, and see what they are each capable of.

Today we start off with the Red dice.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Wave 4 Upgrades - Turbolasers

This is it, the final upgrade for Wave 4.  Gonna have to start thinking of other things to write about after this!

That is actually a lot of ships that can take a Turbolaser

Friday, September 2, 2016

Wave 4 Ion Cannons - Upgrade Discussion

We have two new Ion Cannons for Wave 4!  Time to take a look at them and see where they best fit into our lists.

Ion Cannon Capable Ships

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Experimental After Action Report - Vader's Gozanti Wolfpack

Decided to try something that had been kicking around the back of my head for a bit - Gozanti Assault Carriers can get 2 Red Dice with a Concentrate Fire dial down field for cheaper than anything else.  Could I make a list that takes advantage of their benefits?

Well... kind of?