Commander Alzer, having learned his lessons, played a more conservative game against Formynder over Bespin. He opted to go for lots and lots of volatile deposit tokens. He still lost...well a lot. In exchange for the victory, Alzer lost his Gladiator and all of his squadrons, taking down only YT-2400s in return. Still, a win is a win, which allowed Alzer to take home of Engine Techs. The upgrade would have saved his Gladiator in both of the last two games, so hopefully it will continue to help him along. Meanwhile, Rikash had a solid victory over Madaghmire on Ryloth. In exchange for Cienna and Valen, Rikash brought down all three of Madaghmire's Hammerheads. Though the reward could have been unique, I instead opted to grab Gunnery Teams for Broba's Cymoon.
Brobafett had the hardest job of the three. In an attempt to take Mandalore before the Rebels could turn it into a base, I sent him after it again. This time, however, he had to contend with an ally token. It proved too much for him, losing the Cymoon as well as Tempest Squadron in exchange for some of the allied Lancers. Oddly enough, leaving aside the valuable allied token, we ended up getting more in a loss than in a win. Because of Jamie's ally token, Imps got a double under strength bonus for the location. That meant 10 points of one upgrade class and 5 points of another (Mandalore has ordnance and officers). Per a Biggs ruling, I had to give all the upgrades to a single commander, so I gave them to Rikash. Of the three, he could make the most use out of the both upgrades. He got an Expert Shield Tech for his Arquitens, Assault Concussion Missiles for his Raider, and External Racks to bank for later scrapping.
That tied us up at 3-3, giving Biggs the first go for round three. He assaulted Saleucami with Jamie. I defended with Alzer. I followed up with an assault on Mon Cala, spearheaded by Rikash. Biggs sent Madaghmire to defend yet again. For those keeping track, our blind matching system has resulted in 4 duplicate match ups. Biggs finished up with an assault on Ord Mantell, led by Formynder. Brobafett moved to the defense.
That's all for now. Biggs and I will have a pivotal after this round of matches, so expect that in the near future!
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