We still had an 8 player game on me 8' x 6' table. We actually had to play with some unpainted vehicles (GASP!) to cover enough troops for everyone. The first couple of turns all but 3 cards were used a turn.
The situation: There has been a rebel uprising on the backwater planet of Corona Prime, an important refinery world for the Empire. An Imperial Navy party has been cut off and surrounded by Rebels. They await reinforcements.
"Hold out, boys! Help is our the way!"
The Princess leads the way!
"Let's grab this cargo transport as mobile cover!"
"Forward troops! And grab me this couch for my quarters after the battle."
We played with a Joker in the deck. Each triggered an Event. The first being a sand storm to block line of sight. The next lifted it. The third allowed the Imperial players to place a 5" template anywhere on the table. Any miniature under the template had to roll on the Wound chart. Eight mins. A 6,7,7,8,9,9,10, and 10 rolled: 12 casualties!
Glad we braved the threat of infection for one last game for awhile. It was also helpful as a few questions came up that need clarification. And once again the use of Heroes and Commanders at the just the right time can turn the tide. The opposite can be true. Darth Vader attacked alone against dug in, undamaged group of Rebels. He took out few but was put Out of Action in return.
Hopefully still on track for mid-April release, but Salute now looks out of the question with flights now being restricted, and actual convention in doubt.