Monday, 11 July 2016
So my first Organised Play event was going to be the Wrath of Khan.
Two thirds of the map would become the Mutara Nebula, no shields, no target locks, range one attacks only and some strange sensor echo business going on.
I was informed that in keeping with Wizkids new OP rules, this would be a 130 point event.
This meant either amending my existing Mirror Universe list, or running something completely different.
I'd been purchasing a few Dominion ships and hadn't yet even looked at building a list with them, so I set about amending my Mirror Universe fleet and also creating a Dominion fleet. Then I'd give them a test run against each other to decide which fleet to use.
The relatively high hull value of the MU Negh'Var ships would seem to fit this OP event as shields would be next to useless for the majority of the game.
I upgraded the I.S.S. Defiant to a MU Negh'Var, even with the attack reducing effects the Defiant unshielded would prove too much of a soft target.
So the fleet looked a bit like this:
Ship 1: Regent's Flagship (45 points)
Ship 2: MU Starship (Negh'Var) (43 Points)
Ship 3: MU Starship (Negh'Var) (42 points)
Hopefully, that fleet could dish out a fair amount of damage whilst staying alive long enough to kill anything thrown at it.
Ship 1: 4th Division Battleship (48 points)
Ship 2: 1st Wave Attack Fighters (35 Points)
Ship 3: Dominion Starship (Jem'Hadar Battlecruiser) (47 points)
The test game proved which build was more effective. Decisively.
All hail the Dominion.
Next up, the Wrath of Kahn OP report...