Sunday, 25 June 2017

In a Mirror, Darkly... OP

Let's take a little trip in time and space... through the looking glass...

In a Mirror, Darkly is the last OP event scheduled at our local store for the meantime, so there was no way that I was going to miss out!

Normally I tend to take lists that are quite complex and have a lot of "moving parts" as it were, so for a change I wanted to run something simple.  Something that wouldn't tax my tiny fragile, little mind too much!

So, without further ado, my list for this event was as follows:

Klingon Starship (Vor'cha Class) [26]
- Jean-Luc Picard 9 (Captain) [7]
Ship Total: 33 SP

Klingon Starship (Vor'cha Class) [26]
- Gul Dukat 7 (Captain) [6]
Ship Total: 32 SP

Muratas [22]
- Degra 4 (Captain) [3]
- Thermal Chamber [3]
- Particle Beam Weapon [4]
Ship Total: 32 SP

Klingon Starship (Vor'cha Class) [26]
- Karr 8 (Captain) [6]
Ship Total: 32 SP

Fleet Total: 129 SP

A simple list, Jean-Luc Picard and Dukat both give two actions, Karr has his automatic re-roll and a good chance of an extra attack die.  Lastly the Muratas is there to pack a punch and hopefully distract attacks away from the Vor'chas.  It won't last long, but the seven attack dice are a nice distraction...

So, onto game one vs a nicely themed list, featuring the I.S.S. Defiant with Mirror Riker, the U.S.S. Defiant with Hathaway Riker, the Negh'var with Benjamin Sisko and the Regent's Flagship with Mirror Sisko... I loved the take on the theme here, really nice...

So a quick shot of the two fleets lining up:
 Turn one movement, slowly advancing those ships that are able, cloak.  The Tholian web starts to close:
 After the fleets close, the U.S.S. Defiant falls to combined fire, finished off by Karr:
 Dials set, the web closes:
 Karr finishes off the Regent's Flagship with a horrific volley of fire, in return the Muratas is wiped off the board.

 A very mixed up set of manouveres later, Dukat eliminates the I.S.S. Defiant, in return it was destroyed by the Negh'Var:

After the last round of movement and firing, the last ships survive until time is called:
Result of the first game, 90-64, a well fought win.

Game two vs a mixed Borg and Romulan fleet, with a tactical cube, the Avatar of Tomed and Prototype 01, here is a quick shot of the ships:
 The second turn in, both fleets converged and the combined fire of two Vor'chas and the Muratas managed to destroy the Tactical Cube before it even managed to fire a shot.

 After return fire, and a round of movement later, everything seemed to collide in mid-space, with damage meted out to all ships - the Muratas was destroyed and Karr's Vor'cha was hammered.  The Avatar received damage in return but not enough to kill it:
 The next turn gave a free round of fire to the Prototype which managed to finish off Karr:
 The remaining Vor'cha's had by this time managed to move into position to start attacking the Avatar in earnest, finally removing the last remaining shields:
 The Prototype pulled a 180 degree manouver but unfortunately that left it in point-blank range of both Vor'chas... Two shots later and it was gone.  I had taken a small amount of damage from the mines but I was now in an excellent position to chase down the Avatar...
 The last round of the game saw Picard eliminate the Avatar:
A very entertaining game, for once the mines didn't hamper me too much and my target selection was better than it usually is.  So a second win, 130-64.

Onto the last game, versus a Galaxy Class fleet supported by Hayes... the Enterprise-D, the Mirror Enterprise-D and the Venture, with the Raven in support (Kelly looking amused in this photo!):
 So onto the game!
 The fleets approach each other at a slow and steady pace, this was going to be a bloodbath, Hayes on one ship, Holo-Projector on another, and the Galaxy-wing talent...
 So... it went a little bit like this... two of the Vor'cha's targeted the Mirror-D eliminating it before it could fire.  The Muratas and the remaining Vor'cha eliminated the Venture, but not before it and the Enterprise-D managed to destroy the Muratas and cause a significant amount of damage to Dukat's Vor'cha, it ended up looking like this:

The Enterprise-D jumped over the Vor'cha's but the Raven performed a come-about manouver, needless to say it did not survive the combined attacks from the Klingons:
 All the while this was happening the Tholian web was closing in, I would have to play this carefully:
 Picard's Vor'cha managed to get a shot in at the extreme edges of range three, knocking a shield off the Enterprise-D:
 Picard started to close in on the Enterprise, taking off the remaining shields and causing one damage to the hull:
The Enterprise reverses, giving it a free shot, which does little damage:
 Finally, Picard gets the Enterprise Target Locked and with a Battlestations token at range one, a dice roll later and the Enterprise falls:
So, the final battle of the day, 130-32 and a final win.

Overall, 1st place with 3 wins on the day, two complete wipe-outs and three very hard fought games.  The dice quality coming from Picard and Dukat was exceptional.  In conjunction with the Muratas drawing fire in each of the games this list worked out very well.  Karr was just icing on the cake.

So, until next time, thanks for havng a look & hoped you enjoyed the little write-up!

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