Episode 062 - When In Doubt

July 30, 2018

When in doubt, call Brett. Which I did. And he provided an excellent elucidation concerning the oncoming meta. Brett is able to pull himself together (unlike me), in order to give a sober appraisal of where he thinks Doubt is going to take us. The sky isn't falling, quite, but it's clear that Rebels are going to have a tough row to hoe for a few months while things are getting figured out.

The salt is kept to a bare minimum, and Brett makes some awesome points regarding what to expect when Lothal drops.

Again, let me know if you have any organized play results for the Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Nk10Q5n8Xjr2byvP-7mD5IGdDyVQVqk_BSGuTiz58fM/edit?usp=sharing

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Episode 061 - A Lingering Meta

July 24, 2018

POST-WORLDS META ANALYSIS!

In this episode, JK and I quickly review the results of store champs that we have gotten thus far. We summarize  the winning squads and any interesting lists that happen to crack into the top contention. We cover where we are as of July 21, 2018 (give or take a few stores that haven't been logged yet). If you have any results, please let me know either on the Slack Channel, the forums, or at zionsfinestia@gmail.com.

Here is the document that I've been working on:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Nk10Q5n8Xjr2byvP-7mD5IGdDyVQVqk_BSGuTiz58fM/edit?usp=sharing

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Episode 060 - Tearing It Up In the Tier Twos!

July 20, 2018

LISTBUILDING!

In this episode, Sam and I talk about how to think about making tier two and three figures work. Specifically, we focus on some core concepts of cost, value, and role that will help you in your efforts to get Biv and Saska to the top of the meta (just kidding. We're not miracle workers. BUT MHD ON THE OTHER HAND).

We have a lot of fun, as you can imagine.

YES I KNOW ABOUT THE FFG SPOILER RELEASED TODAY. I AM GETTING BRETT ON FOR AN EMERGENCY EPISODE AS SOON AS I CAN LASSO HIM DOWN.

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Episode 059 - JK Shoots First

July 8, 2018

STORE CHAMPIONSHIP!

This is part two of Zion's Finest's reporting on the first seriously competitive event in our local meta. JK is the champion of Oasis Games in Salt Lake City! LET THE COMPETITIVE SEASON BEGIN! In this episode, JK discusses his list (JABBA?!) and how he was able to take home the prize. JK gives some awesome thoughts on getting the most mileage out of the non-IG Scum lists.

If you have OP results, please let me know either through the Slack Channel or email. I LOVE YOU ALL!

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Episode 058 - JKL Let Me Down, Unlike JK, Who Took It Home

July 7, 2018

STORE CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT!

This is part one of our inaugural store championship tournament for the 2018 - 2019 season! This episode is a bit of a test format--I have a short introduction with my fellow jank builder Sam Sweeten followed up by short discussions with my first two opponents and then my concluding thoughts. In short, JKL let me down, and I have reasons.

JK, however, took home the prize and gives his summary in the next episode (No. 59). Make sure to listen to that incredible report.

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Episode 057 - Born(o) to Run (Han Rangers)

July 2, 2018

EUROS AND USCRU!

In this episode, Isaac "Cajo" Borno joins me on the podcast to report on his showing at Euros. He was running Han Rangers with three rSmugglers, RHC (no R2)m and BotF. He reports on his matches; he made the cut and qcquitted himself admirably.

After his Euros report, I ask him some questions about his thoughts on Han Rangers on Uscru. Isaac gives an amazing breakdown of the matchup vs. IG and Vader.

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Episode 056 - There Are Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs of Dover!

June 25, 2018

THERE ARE BLUE BIRDS OVER THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER BECAUSE LOCAL HERO LUKE SYKES IS THE EUROPEAN CHAMPION! And I got him to agree to come on the podcast! Hot dang!

I almost titled this episode "IG is Overrated," because you know how many IGs made top 16 at Euros? Well, not very many, and Luke piloted a no-IG yes-Jabba (?!?!) list to the top!

Luke regales me with his thoughts on his various matchups and how he plays to maximize the efficiency out of straight-up cheap hunters. He has some amazing thoughts on target priority and pace and--spoiler alert--he makes incredible use of Celebration and Price On Their Heads.

If you ever hear typing in the background, it's me summarizing Luke's report--not plotting a takeover of the world (don't worry).

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Episode 055 - A Trinity Of (Imperial) War(fare)

June 19, 2018

THAT'S RIGHT CLAUSEWITZ, I STOLE YOUR LINE AND I DON'T EVEN CARE. IT'S A STRATEGY EPISODE.

In this episode, I am joined by Ben Varnum to discuss core concepts of risk in IA and how it applies to three major principles of IA: activation economy, pace, and value. It is an awesome episode. Ben is a genius and it shows.

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL STORES TO SEE ABOUT THEIR STORE CHAMPS:

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/op/store-championships/imperial-assault/

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Episode 054 - Swamp Jamboree!

June 11, 2018

NAL HUTTA MAP BREAKDOWN!

Here's a link to the (very edited) map:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KGAOIw8qP5TtKAp49mWOjA_kMXAGjP_4/view?usp=sharing

In this episode, Scott, JK, and I gather round the lantern--surrounded by the luminous soft glow of fireflies--to talk about everyone's favorite swamp. No, not the great bayou of Louisianna, but instead Nal Hutta--the home of the Hutts!

We break down the two missions from the perspective of the three different factions. We talk about line-of-sight tricks, deployment, positioning, and pacing your games. We focus on how each faction should expect to count to 40 points on each mission from kills and objectives.

Thanks again to Anthony Reynders for saving Episode 52. He shall be blessed with many blessings.

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Episode 052 - The Brains, They Are A Breakin’ (Again)

June 10, 2018

(FIXED THANKS TO ANTHONY REYNDERS, TO WHOM I OWE A LIFE DEBT. Podbean had some hiccups with the last two episodes. This is the fixed version of Episode 52, with Lucas Davidson.)

STRATEGY!

Take your brain medicine again, friends, because Lucas Davidson is about to break open your minds and spill in the sweet dew of his knowledge.

In this episode, Lucas discusses three core concepts of Imperial Assault: Material, Positioning, and Pace. I have wanted Lucas to come on for a long time to talk about how he wins so many ding dang games, and he absolutely does not disappoint. He uses these concepts to illustrate how to thing about trades, pressure, and counting to 40. It really is so awesome.

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