Nexus 2006-"Rescue The Masters"

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I didn't think so, but figured I'd ask. I'll at least bring a pic of my contractor's costume so the custom mini will make a little more sense to you.
Here is a link to the Orphans list I maintain: http://www.desmoinesfanforce.net/Orphans.htm Life-sized Tile Wars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAXn5ZwopPc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64M5_J1JHs Geoncon08: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srArBLLHYBQ
I would not expect to see anyone wearing a costume there.

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I would not expect to see anyone wearing a costume there.

After that I should. I really shoud. LOL
I know it is not a "STAR WARS" convention,
but it sure would be cool to see some people showing up in Storm trooper gear, or a Vader Costume.
I know it is not a "STAR WARS" convention,
but it sure would be cool to see some people showing up in Storm trooper gear, or a Vader Costume.

Old Ben. Wife made a killer costume. I love to show it off.
Less than twenty-four hours until the start of the Nexus SWM tournament!!!!!!!!!!

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Yippee!
I'm looking forward to it.
Is there a vending machine or stand close-by that we can buy water and pop from?
Yes there is, they will have a consession stand, and not to mention all of downtown Lincolns restaraunts
Walgrens is also down the block, so food and snacks will be readily available.

Does anyone else feel like this is similiar to cramming for a final? My friend and I are racking our brains for squads to run because I know we are going to see squads similiar to the New years eve tourney.

This feels like a regional or something. Cant wait!
Old Ben. Wife made a killer costume. I love to show it off.

eh, You're kind of Obi-Wan, Jedi Master, aren't you? At least I wouldn't say you're an "Old Ben" unless you use some silver coloring or something.
eh, You're kind of Obi-Wan, Jedi Master, aren't you? At least I wouldn't say you're an "Old Ben" unless you use some silver coloring or something.

Lets put it this way....everytime we watch the movies, my kids see Obi-Wan and say 'Thats daddy!' ;)
see you at noon I'm bringing shenanagans and mabee after the games we could
I have to say, just so my title doesn't confuse, Iron, Scrffy, and klecser you All, ROCKED MY FACE!! (that's a good thing). Scruffy, the detail of your 3D board, senario, and piesewise removable rooms were incredible! klecser, you sir dazzled me with your tacktics in such a way that I may never recover (not sure if I want to). And Iron, what can I say. . . Iron, Your secret prize blew me away, Now everyone will know what Dread should come their way if ever my bones are crossed. Yarrr. . . my personalized comemerative garb be savin' tha flava upin 'ere! (awesome!) Thanks to everyone, I hope I get to face the other members-of-the-board mini-combat soon as those were some of the best skirmishes I've ever had. *(klecser you live up to your reputation) I'm horable with names, I know I faced a few others that post here, I very much enjoyed all of my matchups, but as i only had 3.5hrs sleep, my memory is a bit shakey. sorry I can't wait until next tourney!

edit: oops, I forgot to say, I have mixed feelings because I didn't get to stay until the end of the senario (work; left @25 after 10) -Wish I could have stayed longer; I can't wait to see the breakdown when Iron posts the pics here! I'm still sweating from where we were when I left. ;)
After you left, we pretty much cleaned house. Were you there when we opened the door to find a 70 point Greivous? Haha...We put ARCs in front to eat all the damage, then the jedi just walked up, opened the final room, where we found a BDC, 2 Destroyers, and Poggle, along with 1 more Super. Needless to say, we mopped the floor and finished it. Then we all got our cool shirts. :D We took pictures after words of everyone, shame you wernt there for the final picture, but your contibutions will be remembered!

Haha... I can wait to see the pics, the 3d terrain rocked, especially the explosions!
I'm planning to make an appearence at HTN sunday (today) and I'll be wearing my shirt. I'd like to see everyone else' so it would be cool if you could all wear them. (I p/b won't be playing as I'm exhausted now, but I'll be there for a short time.)
Thanks to Every one that Played in the Tournament.
19 People showed up to Play Star Wars Minis.
19 people, WoW.

And a THANK YOU to all of you that Participated in the "SPECIAL SCENARIO"




I'm still dying to know how it all works. It sounds like something that would be a ton of fun to run with my friends...
I'm still dying to know how it all works. It sounds like something that would be a ton of fun to run with my friends...

It went well beyond that! This was AWESOME! The level of detail was above and beyond anything i have played before. Mega-kudos to Scruff and Irons for the tourney. With the picks forthcoming, everyone will be blown away by the detail. Good luck topping this one guys!

WE.....ARE.....STURGIS!!! ;)
scruffy and and ironlightsaber really put their hearts into this and it showed. ironlightsaber is super busy for a whole host of reasons, but I hope he gets the pictures up when he can so we can share our experience with the official boards. We are a hot point of SWM in this country and we have the events to prove it. STURGIS. Enough said.

As the evil side of the scenario, I had a lot of fun destroying the BMFG and "baiting" my side in closer to get a few last kills in before you wiped me out.

Great to see so many boards members there! I know we were all super ashamed to only know each other by our handles! Ironlightsaber will post a full list of boards members present but it was like over a dozen regular posters!

hothie: Thanks for coming all the way from Des Moines!

DPR: Thanks for the compliments. I had a bunch of wonderful games in the tournament. It was an AWESOME tournament. It always is when all the local talent shows up, and there were A LOT of good players there. That's why our tournament was marked as "advanced" instead of "beginning" :evillaugh All of my games were tough games. My squad:

Aurra Sing
CS Yoda
Boba Fett
Captain Typho
Naboo Soldier
Med Droid
Ishi Tib
R2 Astro

We call it the Squad of Doom around here, and it has been discussed on the boards extensively for its re-roll potential. Ironlightsaber played a similar variant with more bodyguards.

I breezed through the first round. I played versus a guy that plays with his son. He is a great guy, super good sport, and he is teaching his son how to play games respectfully. Great group to play against. He had Vader JH, Empy SL, other stuff, Jawas. My accurate shot and lockout ability were too much for them on the hard back map. To be fair, he forgot about deflect some of the time and he doesn't play a lot of tournaments. He also rolled really poorly. I made sure to remind him to use it after our game

My next two games were pretty tough. I beat out ironlightsaber by just a few points with time running out. He basically had the same squad as me but traded out Boba for another Ishi Yib, more Naboo soldiers, and Captain Antilles. I moved to engage him immediately because you can't dawdle against this "camp" squad. It was a brutal match, but well fought. It is tough to play good friends in high stakes tournaments, but it was exactly how I wanted the match to go between us. Time ended with his full health Yoda, wounded Antilles and something else versus my full health boba, R2 and a slightly damaged Aurra. I think if we played it out I could have won. Ironlightsaber disagrees ;) , but it was still a great match. Ironlightsaber took 2nd place in the tourney though!

Next match was against Dread Pirate Roberts. With Aurra as his only accurate shooter and with an early shot on R2, I controlled the pace most of the game. He moved Quinlan into a crowd of my figs with R2. I cancelled one lightsaber sweep with Yoda, his second he pulled off but hit NONE of my figs due to the bodyguard/Med Droid combo. Quinlan fell shortly after, as did R2 and I was able to lock a door to make his other peices come around the room on the junkyard map to engage me. That delay was enough for me to turn the tide completely in my favor. At time, he had Aurra and Tarfful left versus my full Boba, heavily wounded (but adjacent to a hidden med droid) Aurra and R2.

Finally, I played sithdragon13 for the tournament win. He wiped the board with me. He played: ROTS Mace, ROTS Yoda, Tarrful, and a crap ton of Wookiee Commando bodyguards. He had more bodyguards than me and immediately had the advantage. He moved up out of LOS on the Bespin map and we engaged in close quarters. In prior games, I was wary that I was not doing enough damage quick enough with my squad. Attempting to compensate for that sealed my doom as I towed Yoda out too early, got R2 killed, and then got Yoda killed. I was lucky it didn't end quicker because he missed a lot of rolls against my Yoda with Yoda and Mace in the beginning (imagine missing like six times with those figs and rerolling over half of them and having the REROLLS be misses as well! ) In the end game, Boba missed Yoda about five times, sealing my doom. At that point, I lost my concentration and my gimmick squad fell apart. sithdragon took the tourney! Congratulations! :D

The top placers in this tournament (can't remember all places but 1, 2 and me (5) ) all were heavy on bodyguards. Few of the top squads included Thrawn or Vipers or Vader JH, but all of those were present.

So I went 3-1 and only placed fifth. No prizes . As stated above, I couldn't do enough damage with my squad versus these excellent opponents to garner enough points. I learned something about playing a squad like this as I never had before. Still, placing fifth in a field of 19 excellent players is good.

Prizes were great. "IOU"s were issued for COTF boosters!!!!! 1st: 4 boosters, 2nd: 3, 3rd: 2, 4th: 1. Even though I didn't win any boosters, I'm still happy that ironlightsaber got some. We open our cases together (five) in a giant draft and since he will be getting at least three boosters ahead of time, that opens up the possibility of me being able to pick something I need that he already has.

Great experience. I want to be more involved in the planning of the next one since we keep proving what a great local SWM community we have.

Thanks all! :D
That scenario was AWSOME!!!! A 13 kill strafe was the best move I may have seen yet. My clones were basically the banzai commandos in that game claiming many casualties. I officially hate that Poggle. He critted my Shaak twice. :headexplo The tourney was nice. Although I won only one I think most of them were close. I played Dumbbell, Admiral Palleon (Jim), Ironlightsaber, and Hothie. Hothie had those darn droideka that soaked up more damage than total HP in his squad. Iron had that wicked combo that was well executed. Jim had his Jh and Sl limping in the end but I screwed up my overrides. Dumbbell I did beat. He played a...I can't remember. Anyways infinite kudos on the 3d terrain and you all kept the supprises comin'. Nice customs.


EDIT: Dumbbell played a nom bomb squad that dealt some mean damage. My squad was ROTS Mace, Obi Jm, Luminara, Anakin knight, Stass and an ewok. Can't wait for the pics and good times everyone. I am sure the overall felling is :OMG!
First of all, MEGA, MEGA bowing-down-on-my-knees kudos and appreciation to Ironlightsaber, Scruffy, and Klecser for all of the time and energy they put into making this scenario the event that it was. Thank you also for my fellow Jedi (moment of silence for Shaak Ti ). I think we had a good mix of chiefs and indians playing, but we all were included on the strategy and playing.

A quick synapsis of the event: 9 Jedi, each with a few special clones and 6 regular clones, landed on one side of the board (you can see the map on page 1 of this thread.) We had to get through 4 Hailfires, 4 Dwarfs, 2 STAPs, 2 Orrays, numerous Battle Droids and SBD's, and oh yeah, the SWEETEST Durge on Speeder Bike in the WORLD (thank you Ironlightsaber, the check is in the mail so you can start on mine. :D ) The regular clones took a few casualties, although I believe it was less than 15 total out of the at least 55. After getting to the door of the facility, 5 Jedi were needed (each rolling a 7 or higher simultaneously) to open the Main door, and 4 Jedi were needed to open the secondary door. Once the main door was open, the slaughter house ensued. Numerous BD's, SBD's, Geonosians, and a few Droidekas met the clones in a bloody firefight. The _move_of_the_event_ was Jim strafing with his BARC, and single-handedly taking out 13 enemies, mostly SBD's in ONE TURN!!!!!! That die has now been taken to the Smithsonian and put under lock and key with a 24 hour guard. A souped up (and MUCH more movie/Clone Wars accurate) Grievous, Hunter of Jedi met the Republic, although great strategy kept him couped up in a room while the rest of the Jedi went to rescue Yoda and Mace (the goal of the event) and took care of business within the rest of the facility. Once the door to the Holding chamber was open, it was all Jedi to the front, beating down the door, taking out the Destroyers (and another kick-butt custom Poggle the Lesser). They each wanted to earn brownie points for being the one to rescue their masters, although as we all know, they never would have been rescued if Jim's clone hadn't stayed behind to man the BMFG while everyone else stormed the facility.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the other custom that came into play for the scenario: the Clone Wars Obi-wan on Speeder Bike. Ironlightsaber should definitely be a professional (you listening Wizards?) with the kind of time and detail that he puts into his customs. I'd have to say that ranks with the Clone-mounted Yoda as being my 1 and 1A favorite customs that I've seen.

It was certainly a one-of-kind event. I got home around 2, and got up at 7:30 this morning to get ready for my Star Wars party today.
Thank you again to the organizers and participants, and I'm looking forward to what you're going to do in November, with 2 more sets at your disposal.
Count me in for attending the Sturgis of SWM again. See you then!
Here is a link to the Orphans list I maintain: http://www.desmoinesfanforce.net/Orphans.htm Life-sized Tile Wars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAXn5ZwopPc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64M5_J1JHs Geoncon08: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srArBLLHYBQ
First of all thank you to everyone who helped to organize this event. . It was one of the best Star Wars experiences that I have ever had (comparable to watching ANH for the first time). It was amazing, and I had alot of fun. Did somebody say something earlier about it being bi-annual? If so, then when is the next one?

PS-- Did anybody find a shiney red d20 after I left. I was in a hurry to get out as soon as it was over, because my mom kept calling my cell phone and yelling at me to hurry up, I went as fast as possible for fear of my life, and forgot my dice. I do, however, think that I got all of my pieces.
The way you guys talk about this scenario you gotta get some pic's and explanations up.
Explanations will be better once Ironlightsaber posts the pics but it was basically a massive fire fight with much death, fire, backround music, and sound effects.
I will get my pics up as soon as I get onto Photobucket, which will hopefully be within the week.
Here is a link to the Orphans list I maintain: http://www.desmoinesfanforce.net/Orphans.htm Life-sized Tile Wars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAXn5ZwopPc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64M5_J1JHs Geoncon08: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srArBLLHYBQ
Thank you to everyone for showing up and making this event such a success. For those of you who traveled a special thank youI'm sorry the the Special Event ended so late but I figure that it is better than having it run way too short.

We found your die and I'll see that it gets back to you and I hope you did not get in trouble for playing late. Did somebody else forget something? PM me or Scruffy and tell us what it was and we'll get it back to you.

Here's some picture of the near 20 players of the tournament. Thank you to the event organizers for the great prize support. If you played in the tournament please post your squad up and if you placed let us know which position.

I ran:
Yoda (CS)
Sing
R2 (ROTS)
Capt. Antilles
Capt. Typho
4 Naboo Soliders
2 Ishi Tibs
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Placed 2nd and had 4 great matches.

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What obi-wan is thinking in the last pic:
1.Hurry up guys!!!!!!
and....
2.Oh
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OB1 opens that door and says: "Holy !" :D

Edit: :heehee 66surviver beat me to it!

Pic 6: I'm the guy in the green shirt on the left side. scruffy_nerf_hearder is the guy in the brown, on the right side, leaning into the scenario.

Pic 15: Left to right: Dread_Pirate _Roberts, 66surviver, ilikeyoda (concealed), dumbbell(bunch of numbers) (head down), hothie, sithdragon13 (tourney winner!), scourgeofthenewrepublic (face only in frame)
And just in case I forgot curse that darn poggle for a double crit!!!! I had only 2 ARCs left after the scenario but I think my guys finished both of our sides hailfires and a dwarf plus bd's and sbd's. shaak killed two in the final room before that cursed crit. Our side (dumbbell, dread pirate, ilikeyoda and myself) had the least people lost a BMFG and 6 clones before blowing the doors but we did all that fast and we captured the seps. Huzah bonzai commandos (my guys' names from now on) and the rest(except Jims little chicken clone)! More kudos to the setter upers of that scenario. It was SWEET!!!!!!!
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OB1 opens that door and says: "Holy !" :D

AS the person playing Obi in that last pic.....yeah. That was pretty much what i was thinking. Ani was about 8 squares back, and Shaak got up there quick, but i thought i was toast.
Our side (dumbbell, dread pirate, ilikeyoda and myself) had the least people lost a BMFG and 6 clones before blowing the doors

Thats because the rest of us were the marines that charged the main door while you guys were still playing catch up!

BTW......has Jims last clone made it to the building yet? :D
Thats because the rest of us were the marines that charged the main door while you guys were still playing catch up!

BTW......has Jims last clone made it to the building yet? :D

Hey, Now, we cleaned our side, including durge and could have closed 2 rounds before you got there, but we were being causious witht he anticipation of something awefull comming out of the complex.

btw, Jim's clone is out still having a smoke by the bmfg.- at least last I saw him.
I was ahead of Shaak I was the third person to bring in the back up

AS the person playing Obi in that last pic.....yeah. That was pretty much what i was thinking. Ani was about 8 squares back, and Shaak got up there quick, but i thought i was toast.

That looks like a freakin' BLAST. Alas there is nothing quite that cool in Pittsburgh. Not exactly the collectable or RPG capital of the world. But we're the nations hot spot for Trouble and the pop-o-matic bubble.
Ironlightsaber,
Those pics turned out great.

Hothie,
Are you going to post yours?

Scruffy
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