Last night I had the fortune of kicking off the next edition of Imperial Storm, a TIE Corps wide wargame that pits each of the three Star Destroyers against the other two. The game is a turn based event, where each of the teams led by GN Silwar Naiilo (Challenge), LC Genie (Hammer) and MAJ Hogan (Warrior) compete over a map based on the area of the galaxy that the Emperor's Hammer are currently passing through.
Each team has a force of vessels built using the old XWA points guide - along with a few more modern additions - and over the next month will take and hold worlds on this map to gain points. When they try to take worlds from one another, or their forces meet on the map a battle will ensue, which is where the membership at large come into play as we will make use of a SP FREE mission (top 4 scores per side) and a percentage of all the Legions of Combat / Legions of Skirmish that a side can wrack up during the 3 day combat window.
As this is effectively a massive board game the first few turns are usually uneventful as all teams spread out from their respective homeworlds. With the blessing of the 3 team captains I am therefore processing two turns a day for a few days to speed us along to our first encounter, think of it as a board game on fast mode.
I would encourage each of the teams to discuss tactics, share the links to the googledrive space holding the team updates and generally enjoy the one-upmanship etc via Discord.
A full set of rules can be found on the competition page: https://tc.emperorshammer.org/competitions.php?id=3294