3 Puzzles

I’ve had the pleasure of playing a number of great players a number of times in my time with X-Wing.  Here are three difficult situations I found myself in during a few of those games.

This was an ELO match I played against Phildo the week leading up to 2015 Worlds.  I still wasn’t completely sold on this Rebels list but thought I’d give it a go.  https://geordanr.github.io/xwing/?f=Rebel%20Alliance&d=v4!s!44:-1,-1,-1,-1:-1:-1:;44:-1,-1,-1,-1:-1:-1:;32:72:-1:15:;9:135,-1,-1,69:21:-1:;65:-1:-1:-1:&sn=Unnamed%20Squadron

Here was Phil’s list https://geordanr.github.io/xwing/?f=Galactic%20Empire&d=v4!s!22:27,-1:23:3:U.124;28:18:5:1:M.15;76:36,40:-1:8:&sn=Unnamed%20Squadron

Basically a variant of Palp Aces.  Here’s the board after I believe turn 2 http://i.imgur.com/S24FFbX.png.

 

I went on to win the game which helped convince me to bring the list to World’s.  In round 4 I ran into a guy named Phillip Booth, he ended up doing alright, running crackglitter bots.  Here’s the board after turn 4 or 5 http://i.imgur.com/j4Oexg1.png.  Due to some ridiculous greens by Phillip, his 88’s are near untouched while I’m down a b-wing plus.  I do have 88B double stressed but am in a relatively meh position board wise as he can run to the Northeast and my slowpokes will have a tough time staying with him.

 

This was my top 4 match at the Tacoma Regionals against the eventual winner, Zach Bunn.  Zach was flying https://geordanr.github.io/xwing/?f=Galactic%20Empire&d=v4!s!22:27,73:23:3:U.124;164:18,73:27:15:;56:-1,-1,132,-1:-1:19:&sn=Unnamed%20Squadron.

This board placement isn’t exact but is pretty close if memory serves me http://i.imgur.com/H4PhEDv.png.  His Vader was probably a little farther back, it looks like here if my b’s and Vader 2 bank they’ll bump but I don’t recall that being the case during the game.

I’ve successfully double stressed an ace on the first turn of shooting as planned but he’s got a lot of outs.  If I 2 bank right the b-wings and Valen goes 5 fwd over the rock I miss all those shots and the double stress was for naught.  If he hard left one’s I’ll have some shots but they’ll mostly be at range three through a rock.

 

Please post your answers I’d like to see the responses.  I’ll publish the conclusions in a few days.  If you guess all three moves I ended up doing correctly then we’ll see about sending you a piece of candy.