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#1 Osoroshii



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:47 PM

As the thread says, have you played Epic yet?

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:56 PM


Rebels: 3 A-wings, 3 B-wings, 2 E-wing, 4 X-Wings, 2 Y- Wings, 2 Z-95s, 1 HWK-290, 1 YT-1300, 1 GR-75 Space whale, 1 CR-90 Corvette


Empire: 6 TIE/LN, 4 TIE Interceptors, 2 TIE Bombers, 1 TIE Advanced, 2 TIE Defender, 2 TIE Phantom, 2 Firesprays, 1 Lambda

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:58 PM

Not yet, despite owning both a GR-75 and a CR-90.  All the new releases alongside AoIA and Regionals has meant that X-Wing time has needed to be focused on practicing 100 point games, and not playing around with the big stuff.  They really should have spread out their releases after bringing in the new format so that people go out and play it.  As a result I think the Epic format will struggle to gain traction in many areas.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

Yep. Very different and fun. Ordinance gets a lot better. Big ships are tough to win with. Opportunist rules the day. Big ships are always hit by it. Games take at least 2 hours. Assault missiles are amazing. They are likely to get 5 collateral damage. That will get even better now that the Z-95 has hit. Remembering all actions and movements is easier if both players use one set of movement templates, and you remove the dials one at a time when the ships take their turn. Prepare for a long day if you play a tournament. It's great fun and terrain gets even more important. Also movement and collisions happen more frequently. Passing skills are great. Good luck.

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#5 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

No, but that is about to change in July.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:05 PM

Yes and I love it. The game is just insanely fun at 200+ points with huge ship command centers. The game almost doesn't feel complete without somebody coordinating the battle anymore.
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

Played twice, once with GR75 and once with Cr90. Won both.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:09 PM

2 games. Both lasted more than 4 hours. Lotsa fun, but very disappointed in the performance of the corvette.

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#9 Chris Maes

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:14 PM

Multiple Epic games played/  XWM as I always dreamed it!


Note: not for those with short attention spans, as they will take several hours to play, as a minimum.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

Yes and it had highs and lows. You get to create the uber lists you've always dreamed of but at least in my case not all its cracked up to be.


Though if you wanna plow through things may I suggest 4 shuttles w/ AS & HLC with Jonus thats 16 reds w/ 8 rolls I was killing a Named deck out falcon a turn and only half of my points.


TL:DR Yes and its fun go try it out

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#11 Audio Weasel

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

Haven't yet, but DEFINITELY looking forward to it

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, 7 Z-95, 2 Rebel Aces 

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 YT-2400, 2 Decimator, 2 IG-2000, 4 Starviper, 4 Scik Interceptor, 2 Most Wanted

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:25 PM

No, but only because it's regional season so we've been busy drilling for that. And it's payed off. prob in august.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:30 PM

Only one.


Had to call it at 2 1/2 hours into it. My opponent had to leave. Was going to obliterate the transport in the next round (it had 2 hull remaining)

Rebels: 5 X-Wing, 4 Y-Wing, 6 A-Wing, 2 YT-1300, 5 B-wing, 3 HWK-290, 3 Z-95, 1 E-wing, 1 GR 75

Empire: 6 Tie Fighters, 6 Tie Interceptors (1- 181st, 1- RG), 2 Tie Advanced, 2 Firesprays, 4 Tie Bombers,

2 Lambda, 2 Tie Phantom, 2 Defender

Tournament results: (S)11 of 11; (S)3 of 11;(AoIA)2 of 3; ®12 of 28; (S) 9 of 10;

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:38 PM

I have indeed, to a great deal of fun. Starting to get to the point where I honestly am liking Epic more than standard play in some respects. Here is a link to a report of a game I played, complete with pictures. 



Edited by Coshuda, 26 June 2014 - 07:39 PM.

Forces currently at my command: 

Galactic Empire: 12 TIE Fighters, 3 TIE Advanced, 9 TIE Interceptors, 5 TIE Bombers, 3 Firesprays, 3 Shuttles, 1 Tie Phantom, 1 Tie Defender
Rebellion: 5 X-Wings, 4 Y-Wings, 6 A-Wings, 5 B-Wings, 3 YT-1300s, 2 HWK-290s, 2 Z-95 Headhunter, 1 E-Wing, 1 GR-75, 1 CR-90

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:52 PM

Rebels4 xwing, 2 awings, 2 bwings,1 ywing, 1 Falcon, 1hwk, 1 ewing, 2 z95,1 reb aces, 1 transport, 1 Tantive,1 yt2400
6 tie/ft, 2 squints, 1 aces, 4 bombers, 1 tie adv, 1 shuttle, 2 Firespray, 2 phantom, 1 tie defender,1 decimator

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:53 PM

No but have an epic game scheduled for next saturdat
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#17 Vorpal Sword

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:58 PM

Two full games, although that was a while ago now, and lots of pushing the ships around the table taking a few test shots to see how they maneuver and attack.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:03 PM

yes, and want to play more. 1v1 at 300 points is great fun. 2v2 at 400 points is also enjoyable, as long as you have a partner that is willing to work together with you. Get a 'Lone Wolf' and you may as well pack your gear up, especially if your opponents are working as a team.



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.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:05 PM

Team Epic twice. Huge Ships underperformed dreadfully. 

#20 That One Guy

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:40 PM

Yes, I have played Epic against two people in my league, and our 6th week league match was Team Epic. I was on the winning side of that one with:


Krassis Trelix + HLC + MercCo

Rexler Brath + Ion Cannon + Ion Pulse Missiles + Outmaneuver

Fel's Wrath

BST + Predator

Mauler Mithel + Veteran Instincts


I killed the bajeesus out of the Transport with Brath and Mithel, swept up enemy fighters with Krassis and everyone, while my teammate took out the CR-90 with Soontir Fel, OGP that had an Ion Cannon, Major Rhymer and the rest of his TIE swarm.

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