Wow, the holidays are usually a busy time for me, but this year felt like it was even busier than usual…
First, I intend to post something every Saturday morning, as it is the only time I universally have free to do it. We’ll see how well I can perform over the next few weeks.
I have a lot going on in the world of Firestorm Armada. Part of why I haven’t been posting is much of my hobby time has been consumed with creating several Firestorm Armada Events for the 2016 NOVA Open, which will be in Alexandria, Virginia on Labor Day Weekend. “Bull99” and I should be meeting with the Convention Organizers soon to go over the details of our proposal and events. In addition, I have a lot of things I need to prepare for:
January 19th: Play-test one 1000 point Adepticon fleet with “Hive” at Play More Games in Gaithersburg, MD. “Hive” is the closest FSA player, but our schedules are completely disparate, so it’s difficult for us to schedule a game. *EDIT* Nope, turns out it won’t happen this time either… maybe next week.
January 30th: Play-test second 1000 point Adepticon fleet with “Ruckdog” (founder of the Man BattleStations Forum and Podcast) at Eagles and Empires Game Shop in Alexandria, Virginia. I’m looking forward to this game for a number of reasons, but I was sad to find out the tables are 5’x5’. I’m not aware of any game system using a 5’x5’ play area, but we’ll make it work.
January 31st: Work as a Tournament Organizer for a 500 point Doubles Tournament at Games ‘n Stuff in Glen Burnie, MD. This should be a very fun Event, as the Scenarios subtly encourage you to hamper your ally while crushing your opponents. I had a lot of fun play-testing for this Event. I have to make more Terrain Templates too.
February 7th: 1500 point Core Helix Firestorm Planetfall Tournament at Games ‘n Stuff in Glen Burnie, MD. The store players are just starting to get into Planetfall, so this is intended to be a fun, introductory Event. We’re probably going to have terrain day in a week to prep for it. I play-tested two of the Scenarios last week with “Bull99”, and we made some adjustments from those. These were also my first Planetfall games with my Dindrenzi.
I recently play-tested NOVA 4 with BigBen at Huzzah Hobbies in Ashburn, VA. He’s clearly learned how to use his Tarakians effectively (Split-arc Torpedoes is your main weapon) and demolished me with no losses. I made several mistakes as well, which didn’t help. Firestorm is not a game where you can recover from mistakes if your opponent knows what he’s doing. But maybe I need to adjust that table slightly… More play-testing first!
Finally, I received an airbrush for Christmas, and I think I finally have everything I need to use it… except rubbing alcohol, which I can get today. So I’ll start experimenting with that soon and posting the results. Maybe this will enable me to paint everything I need for two completely different 1000 point fleets for Adepticon… which is 11 weeks away. It seems like a long time, but it’s not.
Started playing Firestorm Armada December 2014