I've been pretty slow at tackling my main objective for this site, which is to host FSA Battle Reports. While I have been working on prototype terrain templates (including play testing) and posting some tactics and strategies on the FSA forum, but I haven't put much time into writing my first battle report. Part of it is simply procrastination, because I want to be perfect the first time. This is my declaration to give that up and make something… Anything.
I have read and watched several FSA battle reports, and frankly, most of them are not very good... but all surpass what I have created so far. Ideally, there are three requirements for a fantastic battle report:
1. Effectively communicate what happened in the game
2. Communicate player thoughts (particularly mid-game)
3. Analysis of good/bad decisions and how to improve
Most reports barely cover part one, and generally do not capture the flow of the game. Most don't even attempt two and three. So, it is a little ambitious to think I'll accomplish all three the first time. I'll just the attempt part one and hopefully you will like it. My goal is to cover a turn a day, and thus finish by next weekend. I'd like to create animated GIFs to show each activation for each turn, but I'm stuck using PowerPoint, which doesn't seem to up to the task.
Hopefully I'll get some feedback and advice, both on the process, as well as the end product.
Started playing Firestorm Armada December 2014