Vader's Fist - Kingdom Con 2018 1st Place

Vader's Fist - Nicholas Freeman

Total Points: 785

  • Darth Vader: 235 - Force Reflexes (15), Force Push (10), Saber Throw (10)
  • Storm Troopers: 95 - HH12 (34), Stormtrooper (11), Targeting Scopes (6)
  • Storm Troopers: 95 - HH12 (34), Stormtrooper (11), Targeting Scopes (6)
  • Storm Troopers: 90 - DLT-19 (24), Stormtrooper (11), Targeting Scopes (6), Impact Grenades (5)
  • Storm Troopers: 90 - DLT-19 (24), Stormtrooper (11), Targeting Scopes (6), Impact Grenades (5)
  • Storm Troopers: 90 - DLT-19 (24), Stormtrooper (11), Targeting Scopes (6), Impact Grenades (5)
  • Storm Troopers: 90 - DLT-19 (24), Stormtrooper (11), Targeting Scopes (6), Impact Grenades (5)

Command Cards: Implacable, Master of Evil, New Ways to Motivate Them, Ambush, Push, Assault, Standing Orders

Mission Parameters: Battle Lines, Long March, Major Offensive, Disarray, Intercept the Transmissions, Key Positions, Recover the Supplies, Breakthrough, Rapid Reinforcements, Clear Conditions, Hostile Environment, Limited Visibility

Play Style: This list ideally wants Major Offensive or Long March and Intercept the Transmissions or Key Positions, use your aggressive initiative bid to try and get a pair of these and try to select a condition that is least favorable to you opponent (but the deployment and objective are more important). When playing this list, you should try and keep the majority of units within range 3 of Vader and push forward aggressively towards an objective the first couple of turns with Vader leading from the front. Once you reach the objectives you intend to hold (2/3 on Intercept the Transmissions or Key Positions) you should play more conservatively - aim and shoot with the stormtroopers, splitting fire to maximize suppression output and threaten Vader as the melee monster that he is to try and deny the more contested objective (if you are able to get one of your preferred scenario pairings then you and your opponent should both have an objective in your back field and really contesting only one objective). 

Notes: 1st Place Kingdom Con 2018 Nicholas Freeman. The Targeting Scopes on the stormtroopers can be exchanged for different gear if desired without changing the playstyle of the list. 

Required:  Core Set, Stormtrooper Expansion x4