Firestorm Musings

After the great success of my first Firestorm Armada Battle and subsequent report, I have been considering on how to follow it up.  Like I mentioned in my previous post I am thinking about running my Directorate  Fleet in our next engagement.  Unlike the last battle, I feel a lot more comfortable with them than the Terran’s, and hopefully that will reflect on my performance. Currently I am attempting to determine my fleet composition.

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So far….

1x Battleship 185
1xCarrier 130 + 16xWings (6 bombers, 6 bombers, 2 fighters)80=210
3xCruisers 195
2xDestroyers 150
3xFrigates 60
3xFrigates 60
Total=850

So pretty much just a simple expansion of the starter box.  I have a carrier and I have only ever used it once and I would like to use it again.  Having 16 wings will certainly increase the effectiveness of that combo to allow me to cycle out my bombers after each attack and use the fighters as support. I also have a bunch of homemade wing tokens to paint up and this would be the perfect list to motivate me to base and paint them.

My second list would is a bit different.

1xBattleship 185
3xDestoryers 215
4xWorks Raptor Torpedo Cruisers 260
3xFrigates 60
3xFrigates 60
4xWorks Raptor Corvettes 80
Total=860

This list would be significantly more “fluff” based. I have long since wanted to try out some Works Raptor ships. The Torpedo Cruiser looks like a beast and 4 of those bad boys at range band 4 could cycle a ton of damage out each turn. I might drop the squad down to 3 and add another group of 3xWR Corvettes. And yes this list is over my intended points limit… I would have to square this with my opponent before hand.

At the same time the Attrition Class Carrier is also a potential option. Fill it with 6 Assualters and use it as a raiding ship and at 160 points (+30 to fill it with max wings=190) it could be fairly powerful. Slow movement may impede the chance of boarding though…. Something to consider.
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I’ll have to do some work-shopping on what I want to field. Also, I am hell bent on creating planet for our next scenario. I have found some good tutorials on painting one I just need to locate a suitable base for it.

On a final note, I had mentioned a few posts ago about starting Infinity. Another look at my wallet has made me reconsider that idea…for now. Maybe another time I will consider playing, but right now I can’t afford to paint, build, and learn all the new rules for it, plus construct cool terrain for it as well.

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