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#41 Effenhoog

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:57 PM

I own too many ships

 

 

5 x-wings (2 core + 2 expansion + transport)

3 Y-wings

6 A-wings

1 Falcon

4 B-wings

3 HWKs

1 transport

 

8 TIEs (2 core + 4 expansion)

9 interceptors (5 expansion + 2 aces)

2 TIE advanced

2 Firesprays

4 Bombers

2 Shuttles

 

I think a more reasonable and cost-effective collection would look like

 

2x core set

1 xwing expansion

1 Y-wing

2 A-wings

2 B-wings

1 HWK

 

1-2 tie expansions

1 TIE advanced

1-2 interceptor

1 imperial aces

1 Firespray

1 Shuttle

1-2 bombers

 

add ships as you like but owning multiples of ships starts to hit diminishing returns really fast

 

2 each for rebel backbone ships (X-wing, b-wing) and 1 of everything else can be good enough

 

Imperials buy ships as desired but unless you intend to play swarms I have never put more than 4 or 5 ties on the board.  Imperials are tempting since you can try to swarm with bombers or use multiple interceptors or firesprays but you should really consider if having those options is truly worth the cost to you



#42 Hrathen

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:04 PM

Putting Epic aside, I think there are definitely ships that you won't use in large numbers. 

TIE Advanced - Though I love Vader, I don't see a lot of three TIE Advanced lists out there.  I think you are probably okay with 1


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#43 Green Rabid Monkey

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:06 PM

Whats this thing called owning to many ships.....

 

heck i still need 8 more A/B/X and Ys lol


Rebel: 4 X-Wings, 4 Y-Wings, 4 A-Wings, 4 B-Wings, 1 E Wing, 1 Z-95, 1 Moldy Crow, 3 YT-1300's
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#44 VanorDM

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:06 PM

Putting Epic aside, I think there are definitely ships that you won't use in large numbers.


Yes. HWK-290 is another one IMO. I have 1 and don't plan on getting more.
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:24 PM

Putting Epic aside, I think there are definitely ships that you won't use in large numbers.

Yes. HWK-290 is another one IMO. I have 1 and don't plan on getting more.

Agreement I would say no more Hwks.
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#46 UltimateZing

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:42 PM

Another way to consider bare minimum for a ship might be the number of unique pilots that it has. The idea here being that perhaps you want to run Jake Ferrell, Tycho Celchu, Arvel Crynyd, and whoever the fourth one ends up being all in the same list, you would be able to, be it for standard or epic. At this point, it would mean being X-Wing/Interceptor heavy for Epic, but that's not a terrible thing.

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Rebel: 12x X-Wing 12x Y-Wing 15x A-Wing (12 Pre-Order) 3x YT-1300 18x B-Wing (12 Pre-Order) 6x HWK-290 3x GR-75 Transport 3x Corellian Corvette 12x Z-95 Headhunter 12x E-Wing

Imperial: 15x TIE Fighter 12x TIE Advanced 27x TIE Interceptor 3x Firespray-31 6x TIE Bomber 4x Lambda Shuttle 12x TIE Defender 12x TIE Phantom


#47 Lord Cedric

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

Short answer. "Nope". Longer drawn out answer: "ummmm..... Noooooooope".

 

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               Z-95 Headhunter x8, Rebel Transport x2, Tantive IV x1

               Empire: Tie Fighter x6, Tie Bomber x3, Tie Interceptor x2 (181st x3, Royal Guard x3), Tie Advanced

               x3, Tie Defender x3, Lamda Shuttle x2, Slave 1 Firespray x2, Tie Phantom x4


#48 Parravon

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

I try to keep things balanced and collect for both sides as evenly as I can, due to the fact I'm sometimes providing all the ships for a game. As for too many, if you can have an enjoyable game with what you've got, then you've got enough. But another ship or two is always good.

I have no intention of going to some of the extremes that some guys do. Simply can't justify the expense at this stage.


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3 TIE Fighters, 3 TIE Int, 1 TIE Adv, 1 TIE Bomber, 1 TIE Phantom, 1 TIE Defender, 1 Firespray-31


#49 DarkFather

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:31 PM

I have a nice sized collection (see sig). I won't use most of them at any 1 point, but I figure it's like a friend of mine said. It's like having a condom and not needing it. It's better to have it and not need it rather than not having and needing it.

 

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#50 Stelar 7

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:43 PM

The only time you can have too many ships is if it prevents me from buying a few more.

Having said that I am holding myself yo no more than 100 points of any given ship, which I have yet to fulfill for some ships and will have to break to get the transport. I am still not sure I will buy it though.

The real rule is to stick to your fun money and never threaten your rent/mortgage or utilities. If you are climate controlled, fed and online, go to town.. Who needs gas right?
Rebel scum: 5 X-Wings, 4 Y-Wings, 3 A-Wings, 3 B-Wings, 2 Hawks, 1Falcon, 2 E-Wings, 4 Z-95 1 Transport.

Imperial cannon fodder: 2 Phantoms, 2 Defenders, 7 Tie Fighters, 7 Interceptors, 3 Bombers, 2 Lambdas, 3 Firesprays, 1 Vader, er Tie Advanced

#51 Iffo

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:35 AM

2 Core Sets + 2 of each small ship expansion (except for TIE Fighters, which you may want 7 or 8 of and the one TIE Advanced - there's just one Lord Vader, so...) + 1 if each large one is an excellent start!

 

On top of that I'd add a couple of bombers (they're much nicer when flown in 4's), a couple of Rebel Aces (so you get total of 4 B's and A's each), an Imperial Aces box (or two, for OCD reasons!)  plus one of each huge ship.

 

With these you will have about 400 points (Team Epic) worth of ships alone on each side, before upgrades. This way you can also play with a lot more people who don't have a collection of their own but still like the game. Which is nice!

 

Anything above that is only good for collectors, modelers/painters or tournament players (who need 4 shuttles for the AS upgrade). 


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#52 Parravon

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:10 AM

Do FFG need to bring out a deluxe edition with acrylic templates and tokens and a dozen or so ships? I've noticed nearly everyone getting serious about this game inevitably buys more than one core set.


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3 TIE Fighters, 3 TIE Int, 1 TIE Adv, 1 TIE Bomber, 1 TIE Phantom, 1 TIE Defender, 1 Firespray-31


#53 DarkFather

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:28 AM

Do FFG need to bring out a deluxe edition with acrylic templates and tokens and a dozen or so ships? I've noticed nearly everyone getting serious about this game inevitably buys more than one core set.

YES.

 

yes they do need to. I want 1 (at least), right now please.


8x TIE/ln, 4x TIE/adv, 7x TIE/int, 4x TIE/Bomber, 3x Firespray, 3x Shuttle, 7x X-wing, 4x Y-wing, 3x A-wing, 3x B-wing, 3x YT-1300, 1x GR-75, 1x CR-90.


#54 Sanchez

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:31 AM

Sigh, I ordered another Ywing, shuttle, and preordered a Phantom.

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#55 Ken at Sunrise

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:33 AM

I my opinion I've over bought.  I prefer something that encourages multiple types in a game rather than swarming Y or A wings.  I've actually removed a few models from my collection.  The largest number is the main line fighter X-Wing and TIE/LN.  Then it depends on the type.



#56 wirbowsky

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:42 AM

It depends how much you play the game. Have fun with the ships you have, Then reconsider later on.


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#57 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:39 AM

I suppose "enough" is making sure you have enough of each type of ship to where you could run the cheapest generic pilot of that ship as many times as possible to fit into a 300-point squadron for epic games.

 

That would be:

 

25 TIE Fighters

16 TIE Interceptors

18 TIE Bombers

14 TIE Advanceds

12 TIE Phantoms

10 TIE Defenders

14 Lambda Shuttles

9 Firespray-31s

14 X-Wings

16 Y-Wings

17 A-Wings (20 A-Wings after Chardaan Refit)

13 B-Wings

11 E-Wings

25 Z-95 Headhunters

18 HWK-290s

11 YT-1300s

 

And then for the huge ships, enough to be legal in an epic game considering the epic points allowed in an epic game:

 

2 GR-75 Medium Transports (3 if you want to play the mission included with the Rebel Transport)

1 CR-90 Corvette

 

 

[edit] MSRP on all of that, if you get 12 Core Sets to get 24 of your 25 TIE Fighters and 12 of your 14 X-Wings, and if you get 20 A-Wings, and if you get 3 Rebel Transports, and if you get 1 X-Wing Expansion Pack (even though you'd end up having more than 14 X-Wings after all the ones from the Core Sets and Rebel Transports — you'd have 16) would be $4,380.

 

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ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 5][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1][YT-2400: ] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][DECIMATOR: ][FIRESPRAY-31: ][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 3][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: 1][Z-95: ]


#58 Millennium Falsehood

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:47 AM

I personally have (or rather, had) enough ships for both sides to field a 100 point force, more or less.

 

After I recover my fleet, I plan on getting even more X-wings and Y-wings so I can do the entirety of Red and Gold Squadrons. I'll be decorating all my X-wings in those colors when I get those decals finalized.


Rebel Alliance: 7 X-wings, 4 Y-wings, 4 A-wings, 1 YT-1300, 2 HWK-290s, 3 B-wings, 1 GR-75, 1 CR-90

Galactic Empire: 6 TIE Fighters, 1 TIE Advanced, 2 Firespray-31s, 1 Lambda class Shuttle, 3 TIE Bombers

 

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#59 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

I personally have (or rather, had) enough ships for both sides to field a 100 point force, more or less.

 

After I recover my fleet, I plan on getting even more X-wings and Y-wings so I can do the entirety of Red and Gold Squadrons. I'll be decorating all my X-wings in those colors when I get those decals finalized.

 

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STAR WARS is far more than three thirty year old films. FFG intends for X-Wing to thrive, thus it will be more also... PERIOD.

ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 5][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1][YT-2400: ] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][DECIMATOR: ][FIRESPRAY-31: ][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 3][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: 1][Z-95: ]


#60 dukewolf

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:04 PM

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where on earth did you get that picture? I am still laughing at it. I had to set it as my desktop background. roflmao






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