We used two of the Gale Force 9 space station mats to create a 6'x3' Death Star surface. The squad sizes, respectively, were about 200 points for the Rebels; less for the Imperials, but the 6 turbo laser turrets had no points value.
I had planned on adding Chewie in the Millenium Falcon with Han as a gunner, and Darth Vader, but I am saving them for an actual trench run game when my resin Death Star terrain comes from JR Miniatures.
Kevin and Indo each ran a trio of X-Wings led, respectively, by Luke Skywalker and Garven Dries (Red Leader). Dallas and Jim each had 4 TIE Fighters, with Dallas also running the squadron leader, Howlrunner. The Rebels had to destroy all 6 turbo laser turrets; the Imperials had to try and stop them.
The Rebels set up across the the board, to reach all the turrets.
The Imperials set up all 8 TIE fighters across from Luke.I guess that farm boy had gotten them mad...
The stats for the turbo laser turrets (taken from a GenCon trench game) were as follows:
- Pilot Skill 0
- Attack 2
- Agility 1
- Hull 3
- Shield 0
- 360 degree arc of fire
First turn, the Rebels dove into the fray and destroyed two turrets!
Luke and his buddies then flew past a turret, and shot down one of Dallas' TIE fighters.
In response, Jim and Dallas ganged up on Luke, shooting him out of the sky!
Meanwhile, Indo nailed a couple more turrets, unmolested by the Imperial fighters.
Indo moved to join the fur-ball.
Kevin and Indo's X-Wings concentrated their fire and destroyed the last of the turrets.
As Kevin later pointed out, it took the better part of 8 TIE fighters to take Luke out - allowing the Rebels to WIN the game!
Luke will probably be back for the actual Death Star trench run. I shall treat it as a "script re-write"; who the Imps THOUGHT was Luke was actually Jek Porkins. Also, Gold Leader's Y-Wings, Darth Vader, and Chewie & Han Solo in the Millennium Falcon will all be at the party.