I had a conversation with a friend after a congenial scrimmage today about the Empire's lack of anything resembling a turret. We both agreed that it's a great big sucking void in the Emperor's arsenal. Then it dawned on me that in the X-Wing [Lucas Arts] video game the Imperials used to have mines that were really more like sentry guns. I don't think it would be too much to put something like that in the game. Give them Tie strength attack with a few Hps and have them stationary once they are deployed. They should fire as a normal turret and probably have no pilot skill.
Imagine wing of bombers flying and dropping some of these pesky dudes down. It would be pretty nice area denial, plus it would sorta scratch that turret itch while still being faithful to Imperial fluff. What do you think?