I haven't really settled on the fleet that I want to play at GenCon. Knowing that the participation prize is Sato has me leaning that way, but I have Raddus and Ackbar fleets that I really like too and are probably more competitive fleets.
In my most recent game I took Sato out for a run and was tabled in 4 turns....
In this case though, it wasn't the fleets fault, but rather my own repeated stupid mistakes. Sato has a lo tof moving parts and my squadrons were consistently out of position, I spread my fire ineffectually, and stupidest of all I flew straight at a Vader/GT/Cymoon. I deserved to get tabled.
Yesterday I had a re-match. Rather than just pushing my ships across the table I decided to have a plan. The first step was splitting my forces up on either side of the ISD. I didn't want it able to just fly right towards me. Sub-optimal with TF:A, but I knew I could bring my fleet in range of each other in the mid-late game.
We ended up playing my Opening Salvo. That seems strong for my Sato force, but still has potential with his DCaps Raider 2s.
|Setup. Can you find the Hammerhead that broke off of its peg?|
|End of Turn 1. My goal here is to get overlapping arcs on that Cymoon.|
|End of Turn 2. I turn in my far left HH to threaten Demo if it goes after my Pelta.|
|End of Turn 3. Those Hammerheads are about to do a little whaling.|
|End of Turn 4. looking pretty good for the Rebels.|
So, I redeemed my previous loss by tabling the same fleet. I'm still pretty out of practice, but feel like I can get back to playing well by August.
I really like the way that this fleet plays and think it can handle a variety of opponents. I will likely try it out in a Store Championship or two to see what I think.