My son crushes me with the rebels. A lot of that is he's got super powerful ships and most of it is I allow myself to get drawn in to close up dog fights and get picked apart. I tell him everyday that today's my day and he just rolls his eyes. Lol.
Man this makes me miss my mom. Her and I played there for quite a bit (who knew I'd ever in a million years get my mom into playing a miniatures game? haha!!). /sigh...she passed away this past summer and I've not played a game since. Someday I'll introduce a friend to it...someday.
And don't worry! Keep on practicing and eventually you'll start to get better at maneuvering and predicting your son's next moves (takes time!)...eventually you'll likely start out flying him and really feel like you know what you're doing...then the game just hooks you even more!! lol
I was always proud as hell of how well my mom was getting at the game. She was a better pilot then I was...I loved watching her fly through a cluster of asteroids, coming out without a scratch or a ding...or how she'd whiz right past other ships without collisions.
She was getting better and better at figuring out how to use her movements to try and stay out of my firing arcs as well...dancing around me till she could line things up just right to fire at me while I was unable to do so! /grrrrr!!! hehe
Damn it I miss this game! I miss my flying partner...even if she did fly scumbag imperials!! I love reading how you're enjoying this game with your son...keep on keeping on!