Tuesday, 18 October 2016
All Good Things... - Q OP3
Due to events beyond my control I was, shall we say, unprepared for this event. As such, I had to run a list more or less selected last minute from a previous OP event. Choosing to run a Reman Warbird and two Vor'cha attack cruisers again, my list looked a little like this:
I.K.S. Maht-H'A 
- Khan Singh 7 (Captain) 
- - Remata'Klan 
- - Fire! 
- - Additional Phaser Arrays 
- Shroud 
- Corak 
Ship Total: 48 SP
Reman Starship (Reman Warbird) 
- Jean-Luc Picard 9 (Captain) 
- Mendak (Admiral) 
- Miles O'Brien 
Ship Total: 50 SP
Klingon Starship (Vor'cha Class) 
- Karr 8 (Captain) 
Ship Total: 32 SP
Fleet Total: 130 SP
A very similar list to the first Q OP event, the only changes being a slight modification to the Reman Warbird, losing the Romulan Security Officer and Charging Weapons and adding in the starter set Miles O'Brien (had a feeling interphase generators would be making another appearance)...
So, 4 players in attendance, the usual suspects!
Game 1 vs Borg/Dominion:
Quick shot of my starting positions:
The second round of firing was also quite telling, I managed to kill the Cube and Dukat finished off Khan's ship:
It ended up in the following position as time was called:
Round 2 vs Federation/Dominion:
So, instead of sticking together, I decided to seperate my fleet and attempt to outflank my opponent:
As the fleets closed, I used Miles to disable Worf on the Prometheus, which dropped the Captain Skill to 10 instead of 13, which meant I would at least get one shot in with the Warbird. I attacked the Prometheus and hammered it, not managing to kill it but putting it in a very precarious situation. I'd resigned myself to the fact that the Warbird would be gone in the first round of firing, I've done the same enough times to know how fragile ships can be to combined fire.
Sure enough, the first round was brutal. I killed Hayes, my opponent managed to roll this whilst attacking the Warbird:
Game 3 vs Romulans:
Well, the battle was lost, 156-50. Lesson learnt and very, very well played to my opponent in that last game.
So, to summarise:
1st place - Romulans
2nd place - Borg/Dominion
3rd place - Myself
4th place - Federation/Dominion
Managed to come away with the IRW Terix for coming 3rd (this was the one I was after more than the last few OP's) so I was chuffed as bits to get it.
This is the last scheduled OP event for a bit, so the next thing up will be a review of the Terix and then it'll possibly be a little campaign series I've been writing - one of my comrades in arms will be put through his paces in a series of missions I've designed. There are a few RPG-esque elements to it and hopefully if it works as intended I'll write up the reports and the series notes themselves in the future.
So, until next time, thanks for having a look at the report and I hope you enjoyed it!