It's been running for 5/6 weeks but due to other commitments, neither of us had made it out on a Tuesday night.
First impressions of Vault 14 were pretty good. From their inception as another FLGS in Doncaster, they've been my first stop for all things X-Wing. The shop itself is, firstly, warm and friendly. Well stocked, too. I've never seen so many boxed sets crammed into two cabinets. The only thing missing was Y Wings and Kihraxz fighters (Which after Worlds 2015 is hardly surprising!)
I also realised that I hate Phantoms. Not the little shuttle from Star Wars: Rebels that flies with the Ghost, the Imperial star fighter.
I just can't get to grips with them. They're good, with 4 red dice, 4 green when cloaked, and the system/crew slots are unseen on ships of their size for Imperials.
I can't fly them though. I always end up parking them on asteroids or smacking into ships, not being able to cloak then being pounded like the surface of Callos.
I do, however, love to face them. My first opponent was flying 2 with Dark Curse as backup.
I didn't expect a list with Vader, Backstabber, Mauler and Fel to work but fuck, did it ever!
My list was:
Black Squadron and The Baron
Darth Vader (29) with TIE/x1 (0) and Advanced Targeting Computer (1)
Mauler Mithel (17) with Swarm Tactics (2)
Soontir Fel (27) with Push the Limit (3) Royal Guard TIE (0) Autothrusters (2) and Stealth Device (3)