Hello everyone and welcome to the outer rim, home of devious smugglers, vicious pirates, and lonesome Imperial patrols. This past Friday I invited my good friend Simon over for a game of Metaverse. We decided to pull out my newest Star Wars models and give them a good blooding. For the scenario I picked a lone Imperial heavy cruiser on patrol in the outer rim. Rebel Intelligence has identified this ship as a prime target due to its isolation and plan an attack. Simon chose to play the Rebels which left me the unenviable job of keeping the heavy cruiser alive.
The forces available were the following:
HIMS Peremptory - Vindicator Class Heavy Cruiser Mk II
4x TIE/Ln Squadrons
1x TIE/In Squadron
1x TIE/Sa Squadron (Proton Torpedoes)
4x XG-1 Star Wing Flights (Proton Torpedoes & Concussion Missiles)
ANS Paragon - Assault Cruiser
ANS Whisper - Quasar Fire Class Cruiser
1x T-65 X-Wing Squadron (No Ordinance)
1x BTL Y-Wing Squadron (Proton Torpedoes)
1x RZ-1 A-Wing Squadron (Concussion Missiles)
1x Z-95 Headhunter Squadron (No Ordinance)
ANS Freedom's Grasp - CC-7700/E Class Cruiser
4x CR90 Class Corvettes (ANS Beacon, Dodonna's Pride, Frazier, Quickdraw)
8x Hammerhead Corvettes (ANS Frenzy, Razor, Tranquility, Nightingale, Intervention, Actium, Emancipator, Rascal)
1x SF-01 B-Wing Squadron (Proton Torpedoes)
For the scenario objectives we decided that the obvious target for the Imperials was the CC-7700/E Cruiser. This budget interdictor was a strategic asset for the Rebel Alliance that any Imperial commander would receive a promotion for destroying. Conversely the Rebels had only one target in mind, the heavy cruiser. It was also possible for the Imperials to gain reinforcements throughout the game, something that I forced the Rebels to roll for as it seemed crueler that way.
The heart of the Rebel fleet was just over a light second away at the Peremptory's 8 o'clock.
I had a good load of fun with this game proving that winning, losing, or even finishing the game are secondary to the company you play with. Having a 16 year old scotch to start the game doesn't hurt either. Next time Simon and I play I think we are going to put a little more emphasis on the game and less on the conversation, though it will be tough to do!
Thank you to Simon for coming over for a game and thanks to Jack for popping over, watching us play, drinking our alcohol, and giving critique whenever we didn't ask for it.
The rules we used can be found here: http://metaverse.battlespacepublishing.ca/
Our facebook group can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/battlespacepublishing.ca/