Wednesday, 15 July 2020

"Star Wars" 1/270th Space Battle Report: Poe Dameron & Rey Verses Kylo Ren - Part Two

KYLO REN LAUNCHES A MASS ATTACK AGAINST THE RESISTANCE
This game was played using some homemade rules (M.I.S.S.) in order to allow us to play a quick space-fight utilising many of my long unused "Star Wars: X-Wing" miniatures by "Fantasy Flight Games", and took place upon a 3' x 3' "Hotz Mats" Deep Space Game mat. The battlefield was populated with a variety of asteroids which I bought from a seller on "Ebay" many, many moons ago.

“The story so far… Kylo Ren has decided to launch a full scale attack against the Resistance fleet. However, Han Solo's son has underestimated the number of X-Wing's Nien Nunb's Blue Squadron can muster, and that the Millennium Falcon isn't just a hunk of junk..."
THE TABLETOP - A REGION OF SPACE POPULATED BY TWO ASTEROID CLUSTERS

Having both failed to get their X-Wings' shields back up Nien Nunb and Jess Pava headed northeast around Beta Cluster. Whilst, sensing the danger Epsilon Leader and Quickdraw could cause if left unmolested near the Alpha Cluster, Poe Dameron sped northeast to try and swoop around and intercept them. Behind him, Rey tried to close in on Omega Ace and Zeta Ace. But the Millennium Falcon ended up crashing into Snap Wexley's X-Wing almost head on, bringing both vessels to almost a dead halt in space and damaging the pair of them.

West of Beta Cluster, Kylo Ren manoeuvred his TIE Silencer into an attack position. Quickdraw had finally gotten his TIE/sf Fighter behind the stricken Falcon and used the YT-1300 Corellian light freighter's vulnerable predicament to strip away one of its shields. Meanwhile, Zeta Ace swung east, just north of Beta Cluster, and fired upon Nien Nunb at close range. The X-Wing's armour protected the Incom-FreiTek manufactured starship from one blast, but the T-70 was still partially damaged.
REY AND THE MILLENNIUM FALCON CRASH INTO SNAP WEXLEY'S X-WING
Realising that Han Solo's old ship was a sitting duck, Quickdraw continued to pour his SJFS Lb-14 dual heavy laser turret's fire directly at the Millennium Falcon. The vessel's remaining shield quickly fell, and the freighter was rocked by two further hits. In order to support Quickdraw's attack, Zeta Ace turned sharp north, so the TIE/fo Fighter was almost nose-to-nose with Rey's ship. The First Order Pilot scored two successful hits, causing the Corellian craft even more damage. Omega Ace also joined in the assault, causing yet more destruction to the Falcon's hull and placing the ship in real danger of being destroyed.

With the First Order suddenly in the ascendancy, Chewbacca managed to get the Millennium Falcon's shields partially back up, and then growled in frustration as Rey disentangled the light freighter from Wexley's starfighter only to then plough it straight into one of the asteroids of Beta Cluster. Fortunately, Jess Pava slotted her X-Wing right up behind Omega Ace, and with a blast of her heavy laser cannons, she blew the First Order TIE/fo Fighter out of the sky. With a grin on his face, Dameron continued to circle Alpha Cluster.
THE MILLENNIUM FALCON FLIES OUT OF CONTROL INTO THE BETA CLUSTER
Eager to bear down upon Poe for a decisive attack, Kylo Ren powered northeast towards his target, but misjudged his TIE Silencer's closeness to Quickdraw's TIE/sf Fighter and smashed into the First Order starfighter. However, Zeta Ace had better luck with his attack upon Wexley's X-Wing, and tore down the Resistance vessel's shields.

Happily for Wexley, Nunb and Rey, all three of their spacecraft managed to get their shields back up. Snap blasted his X-Wing east so as to get out of the battlefield's dangerous central kill zone as fast as possible. Whilst Poe, Nien Nunb and Pava all turned west to face Kylo Ren, Quickdraw and Zeta Ace for a potentially final face-off. Dameron's starfighter managed to take down Quickdraw's shields, and it wasn't long before Zeta Ace's shields were gone too, courtesy of Nunb and Jess Pava.
KYLO REN CRASHES AS POE DAMERON POSITIONS HIMSELF FOR A DEADLY ATTACK
Seizing the initiative, the three Resistance pilots pressed on with their attack, using their increasing proximity to their targets to great effect. Pava managed to badly damage Zeta Ace's TIE/fo Fighter, before Nien Nunb almost took down Quickdraw's starfighter. The female human pilot in the First Order Navy jinked her TIE/sf fighter all over the place, trying to evade Dameron's heavy laser cannons. But in the end the vessel was destroyed.
KYLO REN FLEES THE BATTLE AS THE RESISTANCE WIN THE DAY
Believing that defeat was inevitable, Kylo Ren headed west for safety, with Epsilon Leader just behind. The TIE/fo Fighter managed to deprive Poe of his shield whilst protecting his commanding officer's spacecraft. But Zeta Ace's attempt to lock onto Jess Pava's X-Wing resulted in the two vessels crashing into one another. Still, the battle was over and the Resistance had won the day despite the Sith's new TIE Silencer. 

12 comments:

  1. Great conclusion Simon, the two characters I wanted to survive did (Nunb and Chewie), shame no one shot Poe though ! LOL

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    1. Thanks Dave. Apart from soaking up a lot of damage I'm not sure what good the Millennium Falcon was in this particular battle though. It just seemed to crash into anything or anyone LOL!!! I suppose with so many starfighters on the tabletop though, crashes were inevitable. I too am a huge fan of Nien Nunb :-)

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  2. Wom..I mean Wookie drivers! I see Kylo Ren ran away at the end too, never did like him!!

    Great write up, and way to go making us wait and building the tension :)

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Cheers Roger, LOL!! I was certainly expecting more from both Rey and Kylo Ren. But the X-Wings definitely dominated the day.

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  3. Fabulous fun Simon, great work by the X-Wings to carry the day.

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  4. Filthy Rebel scum cheating as always.

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  5. A fitting conclusion to the battle report. I am not sure Chewie would have crashed the Falcon so much in reality as he is the one who has to repair it!! Nice report and still fairly close overall.

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. It was Rey piloting the Falcon, and, as you say, Chewie trying to fix it, LOL!! I think if Kylo Ren could have gotten a good salvo into just one of Blue Squadron's X-Wings, then things could have gone a lot different.

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  6. awesome as usual.
    maybe in a few weeks i might bust out my XWing stuff.
    great stuff man.

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    1. Cheers Mr. Martin. Thought I'd better post up the ending part of the BatRep before it became too late in the day. Thoroughly enjoyed doing these "Star Wars" BatReps and have some more in the pipeline for later on.

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