Well after a good month off from most things gaming I rolled out three games of the latest version of Firestorm Armada today. After skim reading the new hard cover rule book (which I must say is just awesome) the changes we have come across in play are all pretty much well accepted. The major change for me was the mines. (Being a Aquan player) They changed to what exactly our group had been talking about since we started playing FA, and we had even played a couple of games with these rules to test them out. Even though I didn't play my Aquans today, I’m still very happy with the changes.
We played starter pack games to keep things fast and simple, I used the Relthoza in all three games. The fleet of Relthoza is only half painted, I’m very pleased with the look so far, although a little disappointed in the inking stage that has washed out alot of the underlying layering I did on the cruisers.
The first game was a cracker, against Phil’s Sorylian’s. I really managed to blast Phil’s ships to bits, but it came down to a very close finish, with Phil obtaining his primary objective with only two ships left on the table, and I missed mine primary objective, so a win to Phil.
Game two I played Mark and his Directorate in a one side slugfest, as my die were on fire. I only lost three ships in total from memory with a pretty one sided win to me.
Game three was an exact replica of game two, but this time Mark smashed me to bits after I failed to hit anything. I also made a few mistakes in not reading my card fully, not that would have saved me anyway.
A great day gaming and the new rules are have been a good change.