Updated: Sep 16, 2019
This weekend my long suffering gaming partner, Dave and I managed to find some time to wage galactic warfare in a galaxy far far away.
That’s right we played Rebellion. It was our second ever game and I approached it in much the same way as my first game, that was I planned to scout as many planets as possible to narrow down the avenues of escape for the Rebel Alliance. I also planned to generate loyalty from my subjugated planets having learnt from our previous game that loyal planet produce more troops than ones that are still fighting back!
My friend however had other ideas, he wanted to speed the game up by completing objectives. This was working directly against my strategy. I needed time to paint the rebels into a corner before crushing them like a bug, however, every time the rebels won a mission they took away a turn of my time.
Early on I let too many of Mon Mothma’s diplomatic missions proceed, occupied as I was with spreading glory and benevolence to the desperate and lost, by crushing them under the white plastoid composite boots of my stormtroopers.
Midgame I launched a surprise attack using Vader to crush a rebel uprising on Nal Hutta. It was a stroke of brilliance, giving me a staging outpost in the heart of rebel space… or it would have been, had I not already eliminated Nal Hutta from my list of potential rebel bases. However the surprising nature of my attack perhaps put the rebel alliance on the back foot and teamed up with my awesome display of firepower, when I annihilated Alderaan using the Death Star and turned Cato Neimoidia to serve the emperor, they fled to Mon Calimari, hoping to produce warships to counter my own technological advancements. Determined to not allow this rebel scum to gain even a glimpse of the upper hand I followed, with a single unit of stormtroopers… As long as they remained on the planet the rebels would be unable to build their mon cal cruisers.