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#1 failedparachute

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:47 AM

I figured I might as well start a silly thread, since a quick search didn't turn up much. Mostly, I was curious if anyone else on here enjoys naming their X-Wing builds, whether it's something serious, silly, or punny (heck, two outta three ain't bad). I'm sure a lot of us have heard of Biggs Walks the Dags/Dogs, so let's hear what else you've got.

 

EDIT: Can't believe I forgot the obligatory "Han Shoots First."

 

To start things off, I'll list a couple of my builds:

 

Team Trench Run: Biggs, Luke, Wedge. These guys were my first tourney list, and I'm sure a lot of you have flown this trio, too, though I'm curious if anyone has any particularly amusing names for it.

 

Team Xbox: Wedge, Blue Squadron Pilot, Jan. So named because that's what it kinda sounds like when you try to say "X, B, Hawk," really fast.

 

Team Xbox 360: Wes, Ibby+HLC+Opportunist, Jan. This is the second incarnation of the above list. I'm really enjoying this list, though I can't say the same for my opponents. Someone on the receiving end of it gave it the moniker "Doom-Cannon," which amuses me on a personal level...

 

Team Xbox One: Wes+Swarm Tactics, Ibby+HLC+Opp, Roark. The third iteration of the two lists directly above. I've run this team a few times, and while shooting first is nice, it gets a bit hairy when Wes and Ibby get separated. Right now, I'm sticking with Team Xbox 360 (just like in real life, as far as Microsoft consoles are concerned).

 

2EZ: Corran, Etahn, Bandit Squad Pilot, Bandit Squad Pilot. I'm looking to fly this a few times once, I get my hands on Wave 4 (which should be sometime in the next 48 hours).

 

Wes Shoots First: Wes + VI, Wedge+Opp, Biggs. I think this one is fairly self-explanatory, though I have yet to actually run it.

 

Wes Really Shoots First: Wes, Wedge+Opp, Roark. See above comment...

 

Well, what about you guys? Also, feel free to include any upgrades/combos that are relevant, as I did above.


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#2 Aminar

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:49 AM

It's an amusing pastime, but I typically keep them to myself to avoid seeming egotistical. Unless the name is particularly funny.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:50 AM

I find most of the names people come up with rather lame attempts at humor, but I suppose they have to be called something. If this weren't a family game I would probably throw my hat into the lame humor ring with a sleezy sexual pun/ derogitory remark/not very politcally correct joke.
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#4 failedparachute

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:50 AM

Now I'm really curious...

 

EDIT: Re: Aminar, that is.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:54 AM

I find most of the names people come up with rather lame attempts at humor, but I suppose they have to be called something. If this weren't a family game I would probably throw my hat into the lame humor ring with a sleezy sexual pun/ derogitory remark/not very politcally correct joke.

I actually came up with one along the "not very politically correct/ downright creepy" vein.

 

2x Dagger + Adv Sen

2x GSP + Chardraan + A-wing title + Opportunist + Predator

 

I call them the Chris Hansen All-Stars


Edited by Audio Weasel, 26 June 2014 - 07:54 AM.

Current Fleet:

Rebel: 4 A-Wings, 4 B-Wings, 2 HWK-290's, 3 YT-1300s, 4 X-Wings, 2 Y-Wing, 1 Tantive IV, 1 Rebel Transport, 4 E-Wing, 5 Z-95 

Imperial:  3 Lambda Shuttles,  2 Firespray-31's, 3 Tie Advanced, 4 Tie Bombers, 6 Tie Fighters, 2 Tie Interceptors,   2 Imperials Aces, 4 TIE Phantom, 4 TIE Defender

On Pre-order:2 Z-95, 2 Rebel Aces, 2 YT-2400, 2 Decimator


#6 Aminar

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:00 AM

Now I'm really curious...
 
EDIT: Re: Aminar, that is.

For reference.
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Omicron with Vader (Doom Shuttle)
Omicron with Advanced Sensors and Engine Upgrade.(Zoom Shuttle)
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:01 AM

I find most of the names people come up with rather lame attempts at humor, but I suppose they have to be called something. If this weren't a family game I would probably throw my hat into the lame humor ring with a sleezy sexual pun/ derogitory remark/not very politcally correct joke.

I actually came up with one along the "not very politically correct/ downright creepy" vein.
 
2x Dagger + Adv Sen
2x GSP + Chardraan + A-wing title + Opportunist + Predator
 
I call them the Chris Hansen All-Stars

Thats Chris Haaaannnnson.
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NO ONE cares if I win or loose.

#8 Ghost Dancer

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:06 AM

I often spend ages thinking of a squad name even though no-one but myself usually sees it. A few of my squad names:

 

Aces High (pilots from Imp Aces)

Apocalypse (a 4 ship build - named after 4 infamous horsemen...)

Crash & Burn (epic list using the transport to, well, crash into ships and burn them)

Phantom Menace (a no-brainer, even if the film sucked)


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#9 Aminar

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:11 AM

I often spend ages thinking of a squad name even though no-one but myself usually sees it. A few of my squad names:
 
Aces High (pilots from Imp Aces)
Apocalypse (a 4 ship build - named after 4 infamous horsemen...)
Crash & Burn (epic list using the transport to, well, crash into ships and burn them)
Phantom Menace (a no-brainer, even if the film sucked)

I prefer The Phantom Agony.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:24 AM

Every one of my builds is called the same thing: Mei's Marauders.

I change the description to indicate who fights for my honour that game.
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:27 AM

I like coming up with silly names, some include:

"Release the Cracken"
"Tyrannosaurus Rexler"
"BB Gun" (double B-wing list)
"Hello is it Maarek you're looking for?"
"Garven and Hobbie sing the Blues" (Garven & Hobbie w/ 2x Blues)
"Kir-k it up a notch" (Giving Kir Kanos extra actions)
"Cluster F@#!" (Cluster missile bombers)

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#12 warrasmus

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:29 AM

I Name all my squadrons... My favorite: Super Chewie's *******- Chewbacca, falcon title, gunner, Nien Numb, Push it to limited & 2 blue b-wing with fire control system



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

I name pretty much all mine, just because VS requires a name ;) So some are clever like Jan, Wedge and some other X's, I call Jan and the Boys. Others are just descriptive, like Green Squad.
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:42 AM

I just came up with:

 

Phantom Pains (Echo & Whisper list)

 

and Vessery de Gamma (Vessery and 2 gamma bombers)


I have ships. 


#15 failedparachute

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:47 AM

I name pretty much all mine, just because VS requires a name ;) So some are clever like Jan, Wedge and some other X's, I call Jan and the Boys. Others are just descriptive, like Green Squad.

I also use VS' Squad Builder, and it is at least fractionally responsible for some of this...

 

That fraction being 1/100th.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:58 AM

Ya i do that too.. omg yes i doooo... im doomed..

 

Anyhow..

 

I got stuff like:

 

The 3 Actioneers (Darth Soontir Turr all with PTL so they can actually perform 3 actions)

Dark Night for Soonti & Turr (Dark Curse, Night Beast and of course Soontir and Turr)

The Opportunists (a squad build around Cranor and Opportunist, includes Dark Curse)

 

ya and then some...


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:19 AM

I've come up with some fun names to satisfy Voidstate Squadron Builder's insatiable need for squadron names.

 

Bloody Stressful

Red Sq. Pilot w/ Flechette Torpedoes

Red Sq. Pilot w/ Flechette Torpedoes

Red Sq. Pilot w/ Flechette Torpedoes

Gold Sq. Pilot w/ R3-A2 and Ion Cannon Turret

 

Jonus Goes Heavy Metal

Captain Jonus w/ Expert Handling and Shield Upgrade

Omicron Group Pilot w/ Heavy Laser Cannon

Omicron Group Pilot w/ Heavy Laser Cannon

Backstabber


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:24 AM

Suicide Squad

Star Wars Episode Blah

Darth Vaders Tea party

Ten shoots first

Snikt!

Glory Hounds

Starsky and Hutch

The Red Baron

Super Bomber Man

Mr Bombastic

The 'Bar Steward' Squad


Rebel:  5 X-Wings, 4 Y-wings, 4 A-Wings, 3 B-Wings, 2 YT1300's, 2 HWK-290's, 2 Transports, 2 Corvette's

3 E-Wings (1 painted Trophy Gold), 4 Z-95's

Imperial:  5 TIE's, 7 TIE/In (inc 4 Aces), 1 TIE Adv, 1 Shuttle, 1 Firespray, 5 TIE Bombers, 2 Phantoms, 2 Defenders


#19 Sonikgav

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:30 AM

Squadrons? I've started to name specific ship builds!

Wasps - Like B's but a nastier sting.
(Ion/Stress B Wings post Aces)

Current Fleet

Republic - 2 X-Wings, 2 Y-Wings, 4 B-Wings, 3 A-Wings, 1 YT-1300

Imperial - 2 Tie Phantoms, 3 Tie Interceptors, 1 Tie Defender, 1 Lambda-Class Shuttle


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:31 AM

I tend to name my squadrons after the scenario I imagine is happening:

Fel's Trap: Doomshuttle + Soontir Fel + Bounty Hunter (obviously Soontir Fel and Darth Vader and a Bounty Hunter were laying a trap to lure in the rebels with Vader as bait.

Hero Hunter's: a wave 1 list of mine with Vader+swarm tactics with a mini-swarm. Vader is going out to have some fun.

Trainees in Trouble: My original name for an Acadamy Pilot Tie swarm before I knew Tie Swarms were a thing, typically with a single named "training instructor". My thought was they were out practicing and got ambushed.

Smuggler's Run: Falcon with some Y-Wings, later with an HWK as well. Just a smuggler group trying to get past customs.

Han's Hunters: Boba Fett or a Firespray with tie escorts who have been assigned to help him capture Han Solo.

Royal Escort: Doom shuttle  with tie or interceptor escorts.

 

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