Podcast #54 – Giving Advice

Cleanup: The Image DB now has a JSON API!

FFG Article – IA Regionals Locations

FFG Rules – HotE Rulebook now available to download

Community watch: TwinTroopers – HotE command cards

Community watch: Rollfordamage.com – HotE Rebels

Community watch: Rollfordamage.com – HotE Imperials

Community watch: Rollfordamage.com – HotE Mercenaries

Community watch: Custom card creator on the FFG boards

Community watch: Skirmish Map Discussion on the FFG boards

Community watch: XStreamer Straming overlay for Imperial Assault

Community watch: Star Wars Destiny Center – Hunter Rant

Heart of the Empire & Wave 10 Review # 3 – Command Cards in HotE

Heart of the Empire & Wave 10 Review # 3 – Command Cards in the Ahsoka Ally Pack

Heart of the Empire & Wave 10 Review # 3 – Command Cards in the Maul Villain Pack

Heart of the Empire & Wave 10 Review # 3 – Command Cards in the Emperor Palpatine Villain Pack

Play Experiences: Jeppe and Alistair in Copenhagen

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Podcast #53 – HotE the Door

Community Watch: VASSAL Campaign Module released

Community Watch: Rollfordamage.com – Wave 10 Command Cards

Heart of the Empire & Wave 10 Review # 2 – Rebel Deployment Cards

Heart of the Empire & Wave 10 Review # 2 – Mercenary Deployment Cards

Heart of the Empire & Wave 10 Review # 2 – Supply Cards

Rules Clarification – VPs from mission rules at the end of a round

Rules Clarification – Lure of the Dark Side vs. Fly-By

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Podcast #52 – Edgy Case

FFG Article – My Ally is the Force

Community Watch: Confessions of an Ugnaught Player

Community Watch: Dice comparison excel sheet on BGG

Community Watch: Cryodex Android Google Play support

Heart of the Empire & Wave 10 Review # 1 – Imperial Deployment Cards

Rules Clarification: End of round actions and activations

4 Player Skirmish List: The Hunters

4 Player Skirmish List: Rebel Heroes

4 Player Skirmish List: Droids

4 Player Skirmish List: Vader’s Fist

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Podcast #51 – Sauna Party

FFG’s new game: Star Wars Legion

Play experiences: US Nationals Ugnaught Report by Brett Kelly

Play experiences: Edge of Oblivion custom campaign on BGG

Community Watch: The Tauntaun Riders

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Podcast #50 – Happy Birthday

The podcast turns 50! Listen to Stephan, Jeppe, Pasi, Alistair and special guest Rich talk about themselfs, the community and play a fun game of Host-Feud!

Episode 51 will be our normal format again, I promise 🙂

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Podcast #49 – Ghetto Solution

FFG News: New Tournament Map – Nal Hutta Swamps

Game Discussion: Nal Hutta Swamps

Rules Clarification: Ryyk Blades with Vibrogenerator

Play Experiences: Freedom Fighters

Play Experiences: Mechanical Salvage

Play Experiences: Preventative Measures

Play Experiences: Tarking Initiative Labs

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Podcast #48 – Hot in the City

Han Solo movie directors quit -> Ron Howard takes over

Jabba’s Realm Review – Agenda Sets

Jabba’s Realm Review – Supply Cards

Jabba’s Realm Review – Command Cards

Rules Clarification: Does “during the attack” count in nested attacks?

Rules Clarification: 0-0-0 vs. On the Lam

Rules Clarification: BGG unofficial rules questions thread

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Podcast #47 – Use the Swartz

Wave 9 is available on our image DB

Ally and Villain Pack review of Hera and Chopper is also released

Printable Skirmish Maps now available here on BoardWars.eu

Send ideas for Episode #50 to podcast@boardwars.eu

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Jabba’s Realm Review – Shyla Varad

Play Experiences – IA European Championship Special

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Podcast #46 – Full of Crumbs

FFG Article – Heart of the Empire

FFG Article – Disturbances in the Force

Rules Clarification – Artificial Stimulants and uneven amount of Strain

Rules Clarification – Push Jabba out of tight corners

Play Experiences – Jabba’s Realm campaign and more

Community Watch – All Worlds 2017 games on Youtube

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Podcast #45 – Chopper is a Dick!

Wave 9 is now shipping — relase in the US on May 11th

FFG Article – Worlds prizes

FFG Article – Worlds happening this weekend!

FFG Live on Twitch – IA on Friday afternoon CET

FFG Article – Drawn into the Fight

Jabba’s Realm Review – Hutt Mercenaries

Rules Clarification – On the Hunt on BGG

Play Experiences – Jabba’s Realm campaign

Play Experiences – Wierd Skirmish lists

Community Watch – Jonathan Ying AMA on Reddit

Community Watch – Rogue One custom IA mission!

Community Watch – Scarif Xwing mission pictures

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Podcast #44 – Coughing Contest

App still in the works – GAMA Trade Show

FFG Article – Programmed for Destruction

FFG Article – Utinni

FFG Article – Rules update

FFG Article – Sneak Peek at Prizes

Jabba’s Realm rulebook downloadable

Rules Clarification – FAQ Discussion

Rules Clarification – Choose your 2nd villain late with the Nemeses deck?

FFG Forums – IA Probability Compendium #10

Rebel High Command – Local Tournament Report

Twintroopers.com – Review of the Dodge Result

Twintroopers.com – BT-1 and 0-0-0 analysis

Twintroopers.com – Command Card Primer

Twintroopers.com – Command Deck Building

CoreSec Academy – Command Card Primer

Reddit VASSAL Tournament by MegasilverBracket here

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Boardwars.eu VASSAL Tournament Recap

Imperial Assault Skirmish is Fun!

It’s done! It’s over! And it was a blast! 37 Players from 2 continents and 9 countries played 90 games. And it would not have been possible without Trevor’s amazing work on the Imperial Assault Skirmish VASSAL Plugin.

We did cover a few of the games on our Youtube Channel. But since the tournament is now over, you all should have the chance to look at the lists each player brought to the fight and also some of the log files you can watch yourself in VASSAL.

Participants and their lists can be found here

Boardwars VASSAL Tournament – Winter 2017 Log Files can be found here

In the end, the US prevailed, with both players from the US bracket advancing to the overall finals. There, frotes did score a pretty clear win against nick. Congratulations to all players though on playing their games within their scheduled time and just generally being awesome.

If you now have a taste for blood in your mouth, fear not. The next opportunity to crush your opponents with your list is right around the corner! A new league just opened it’s doors on Reddit. And if you prefer tournaments, we do plan on running one again, so keep listening to the podcast and read the forums. You should know early enough.

Last but not least, if you want to just fool around in skirmish, discuss the myriad of rules questions or just like to banter with other Imperial Assault players from around the world: Join us on Discord!

Podcast #43 – Wookie Hate

FFG Article – Worlds 2017 Registration

Jabba’s Realm Review – Vinto Hreeda

Jabba’s Realm Review – Rebel Upgrades Tier 1-3

Play Experiences – VASSAL Tournament Rounds 3 and 4

Play Experiences – Jabba’s Realm campaign thoughts

Rules Clarification – Element of Surprise

Rules Clarification – Flash Bomb

Farewell to Antonia

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Podcast #42 – The Answer To Life And Possibly Skirmish

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Vassal Tournament – Week 1

The tournament is in full swing and it has been a total success so far. Not only have the players played 18 games so far, I also managed to snag 3 log files and convert them into short battle reports for your viewing pleasure!

EU Group – Al_Ph vs. SeanO
EU Group – Locu vs. DerSeb
US Group – frotes vs. cnemmick

You can also follow the scores and upcoming pairings here:

EU Group on Challonge
US Group on Challonge

Of course you are invited to join us on discord server where we discuss the games, strategy and the meta.

Here’s towards an exciting week 2!

Podcast #41 – The Pasi Rule

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Vassal Tournament Registration – Final Strech

The Rancor painted and photographed by Matthew of www.oldenhammer.com

The Rancor painted and photographed by Matthew of www.oldenhammer.com

The registration for the tournament closes on Jan.22nd 12am PST! If you missed what this is all about, read up on the article detailing the tournament and what you need to do to sign up.

A few words regarding the new tournament regulation changes from FFG: The tournament will be played with the newest regulations in effect. This means points are scored when figures are defeated. Also, like announced, the new tournament legal map Anchorhead Cantina (formerly known as Anchorhead Bar) from the Obi-Wan Kenobi pack will be a tournament legal map.

After feedback from already signed up players the tournament round time was increased to 90 minutes excluding setup. And a special clause was added to allow games to be played up to completion (disregarding any time limit) should both players agree to do so. This gives players new to Vassal the time to learn the program as well as providing more experienced players the opportunity to test their lists in real-world scenarios.

All registered players will also recieve an email with tournament details after the registration closed down.

Like always, if you have questions, refer to the up to date article about the details of the tournament, ask in our discord channel or just write an email to podcast@boardwars.eu.

Podcast #40 – Aqualish for 2

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Boardwars Winter 2017 Imperial Assault Vassal Tournament

Over the past year, the Skirmish part of Imperial Assault has exploded into colorful mess of lists and strategies. With the new Regionals season, a new big box full of tools and the European Championships just 1/2 a year off, we wanted to provide a platform to test out new strategies and get prepared!

So we are holding our 2nd Imperial Assault Vassal Tournament.

But what is Vassal? It’s a tabletop gaming framework anyone can write plugins for. Luckily, a dedicated fellow by the name of thereisnotry on the Boardgamegeek forums for Imperial Assault already did all the work. You can find the module right on the Vassal web page. With this, you can play the Skirmish part of Imperial Assault online against other players, which is ideal to get prepared and try out new lists and strategies. If you need help in getting starting with the software, you can find a tutorial on our youtube channel:

The Module will be updated with the contents of the new releases around Jabba’s Realm shortly. Once it has been updated, we will be starting our tournament. If you want to participate, you can register now! To do so, you need to check a few easy marks:

  • Be from a European or US timezone
  • Join our chat server: http://discord.me/bweu
  • Send an email to podcast@boardwars.eu with the topic “Boardwars Winter Tournament Registration”
  • In the email, include:
    • your real name
    • your email address
    • country of residence
    • chat server nickname
    • your army list (in writing or as link to ia-armies or Tabletop Admiral)

Registration ends midnight Jan. 22nd 2017 and the tournament will start on Jan. 30th 2017 (provided the Vassal module has been updated by then. Also, since this tournament is held online, the official tournament regulations will be extended by a few clauses which you can find linked here. Most of it is about scheduling the games and the details on how to set up matches using the chat server. The only real change is the time limit for games (90 minutes) and the map pool. And in anticipation of Nelvaanian Warzone being excluded soon, we decided to swap it for the Anchorhead Bar from Obi-Wan Kenobi’s pack. You play test games on Vassal using the following 2 saved games where the map is already set up:

The tournament will be held in 2 swiss groups, one for each European and US timezones. The groups will last for 4-6 rounds, depending on how many players sign up. The best 2 players of each swiss groups will advance to a knock out round that will determine the ultimate winner in a final.

As a little incentive, the best players of each swiss group, as well as the player with the most innovative/funny/quirky army list will be receiving an Ally or Villain pack of their choice as prize (provided they are available on amazon)!

Podcast #39 – Allegations of a Cold

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