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#1 Parravon

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:24 PM

With the impending release of Wave 4 looming on the horizon, I've been trying to decide which ships to get next. Before anyone says "all of them", I'm on a very limited income, so I'm budgeting for this carefully. That being said, I'm thinking of getting two ships initially, but which two?

I try to collect fairly even fleets and the TIE Phantom, I think is a must, just 'cos it looks like it's going to be fun to play.

But, which Rebel ship?


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:27 PM

It depends on what you're looking for. If you fly Rebel a lot, I think the astromechs that come with the E-Wing will be invaluable. It also comes with an extra copy of Advanced Sensors, if you're into that sort of thing.


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#3 That One Guy

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:29 PM

E-Wing, if you like your ships awesomely overpowered. If you want the game to stay challenging, pick the Z-95. ;)



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:33 PM

I also suspect that your going to want multiples of the headhunter so, if you are currently limited to just one, I'd go with the e-wing.
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#5 That One Guy

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:37 PM

I also suspect that your going to want multiples of the headhunter so, if you are currently limited to just one, I'd go with the e-wing.

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#6 Green Rabid Monkey

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:37 PM

E-Wing can be a focal point of ur list....the headhunter is a packhunter and needs multiples of it. If limited on budget get the E


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#7 Blail Blerg

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:57 PM

Yeah.  Sounds like the E-Wing would help you the most.  And the Phantom sounds fun to play.  


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:09 AM

E-Wing can be a focal point of ur list....the headhunter is a packhunter and needs multiples of it. If limited on budget get the E

 

I don't think the Headhunter needs to be in multiples. For the generics, sure. But Blount and Craken are both fine as stand-alone contributors.



#9 OldScribe2000

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:24 AM

I am buying:

 

x8 Z-95 Headhunters

x6 E-wings

x6 TIE Phantoms

x6 TIE Defender

 

I buy quantity because we play large-scale games on a larger playing service in my group. This weekend, we're playing a 150-point game. We've gone as high as 175 points. I expect to get into the 200 points plus arena soon. But, the cost of the ships is also a factor (obviously). You'd want (8) Z-95 Headhunters because I believe they were built to attack in swarms.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 04:31 AM

I am buying:
 
x8 Z-95 Headhunters
x6 E-wings
x6 TIE Phantoms
x6 TIE Defender
 
I buy quantity because we play large-scale games on a larger playing service in my group. This weekend, we're playing a 150-point game. We've gone as high as 175 points. I expect to get into the 200 points plus arena soon. But, the cost of the ships is also a factor (obviously). You'd want (8) Z-95 Headhunters because I believe they were built to attack in swarms.



Though at 100 points, you're kinda maxed out at 6 z95s with missiles... So I'm stopping there.

#11 Parravon

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 04:40 AM

I'm liking the aesthetic appeal of the Z-95 but I would need a few of them. The E-wing seems to have more punch for the points, but it's not a pretty looking beast. That being said two of my modern micro-armour armies are packing AH-64 Apaches, and that's got to be the ugliest sky assassin around.


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#12 Duraham

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 04:53 AM

buy Z95s until you have 8 of them


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#13 Parravon

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:34 AM

Alas, the budget won't stretch that far for a while. At $25 each, here in New Zealand, I'm only looking at two for now, 1 Imperial, 1 Rebel.


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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


#14 oddeye

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:03 AM

e-wing. nets you lots of goodies and corran horn to boot. (who i still think should be an x wing pilot..)


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:08 AM

Here's how I decided for me:

I would get an e-wing for the astromechs or a z for the flechette torpedoes.

For imperial I would get a phantom if you like interceptors or a defender if you like the fire spray.


Based on that criteria, I'm getting a z and a phantom.
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:58 AM

I say if you want to have a good balance in ships go with the following,

1 defender & 2 phantoms
1 e-wing & 4 z95s

In a 100 point game the configurations of Defender and E-wing will run from 30-45 points so most likely your going to only field 1 of each.

The phantom is a bit more forgiving on cost and a basic 25 point phantom is still nuts with out upgrades. You could get away with 2 of them and 4 ap or a couple other configs with ships. 2 might be pushing it.

This leaves us with the Z95. First I feel like the Ion pulse missiles are with the purchase of the ship. Possible list with 4 Basic Z95s with ion pulse missiles (45) are the following,

Chewie with z95s (13 remaining)
Biggs, Dagger with Z95s (8 points remaining)
Luke with z95 (28 points)

I feel like 4 Z95 are the sweet spot. I personally am going with 4 each ship and 7 z95s because I am crazy.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:05 AM

Alas, the budget won't stretch that far for a while. At $25 each, here in New Zealand, I'm only looking at two for now, 1 Imperial, 1 Rebel.

I would tell you Defender and E-Wing.

You have Intercepters which are on bar with the Phantom, 1 Z95 is not worth the running.

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#18 StevenO

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:10 AM

Right now my order has one E-Wing and Defender and two Z-95s and Phantoms.  I figure the two singles will function as singles and getting more than two in a squadron will leave me with a small squadron.  While I have two Zs ordered I'm really considering adding a third and possibly a fourth; so much going for them that can easily see running two even if they are both named ships.  The Phantom is perhaps the biggest unknown because it is such a departure from everything else; I picked two because they aren't exactly cheap to field and it seems like the only ship that could fly with one would be a second one.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:43 AM

 

Alas, the budget won't stretch that far for a while. At $25 each, here in New Zealand, I'm only looking at two for now, 1 Imperial, 1 Rebel.


I would feel you Defender and E-Wing.

You have Intercepters which are on bar with the Phantom, 1 Z95 is not worth the running.

 

 

It might be worth it if you're flying Airen Cracken along to give other ships extra actions. Or to bring Lt. Blount along with Assault Missiles as anti-swarm insurance.


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#20 VanorDM

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:46 AM

The named Z's are nice, but they're still big targets in fairly weak ships. I'd agree you get a lot more bang for you buck with an E-Wing.




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