I've been stumbling back into X-Wing lately, and wanted to change up how I run Imperials. I typically go with some kind of TIE-heavy list, but now I'm feeling like working on a solid list built around a pair of Firesprays.
I've done the 3 Bounty Hunter list, which was fun but it reminded me too much of running an all-X-Wing build when I do Rebels. Any suggestions or other practical considerations the community can provide would be great.
Here are a few I've toyed around with, having mixed results on the table;
Bounty Hunter w/ Gunner x2 (38pts x2= 76pts)
Omicron Group Pilot w/ Vader (24pts)
*Pretty straightforward list without a lot of gimmicks to try and set up in the heat of battle. The Bounty Hunters shoot before the shuttle, so they can help soften up a meaty target for Vader to close out. The Gunners can force some decisions on the opponent on using up Focus and Evade tokens. I always enjoy this aspect of Han/YT lists.
Bounty Hunter x 2 (33pts x2= 66pts)
Captain Kagi w/ Sensor Jammer and Rebel Captive (34pts)
*Kagi can take one for the company and absorb the Target Locks so the Bounty Hunters can live a little longer. The Jammer and Captive also help offset some of the damage he'll no doubt be taking.
Bounty Hunter w/Intelligence Agent x2 (34 pts x2= 68pts)
Colonel Jendon w/ Fire Control System and Weapons Engineer (31 pts)
*Jendon can pass around some Target Locks throughout the match, allowing the affected Bounty Hunter to use an action for a Focus to allow for maximum damage potential from an attack. The Intelligence Agents can help determine what actions my ships will need, based on the movement dials of my opponent. Since the Bounty Hunters move well ahead of the elite pilots, it will take some of the guess work out of which action I should use. Another variation on this list is to drop the Agents for the ST-321 title to focus more on the Jendon shenanigans.
Bounty Hunter x2
*I have tried a few variations around these 3 ships, but obviously the idea is to use Howly to buff the Firesprays' attacks. Combined with Heavy Laser Cannons, or Gunners and Ions, or Gunners and Stealth/Elusiveness on Howly. I haven't really settled on a loadout for this build that I feel rises above the rest.
So there are my forays into Dual Firespray builds. I haven't tried running a list with 2 of the unique pilots, but I'd love to hear any war stories from that front.