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#1 CharVell

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:25 AM

I agreed to buy a headhunter( my second) and a Phantom from a friend's ebay store, but tomorrow I planned to buy a Phantom from a venue I play X-wing at but rarely purchase from.

 

Should I stick with getting a Phantom? Or get an A-wing, Interceptor, a second Y-wing or a third X-wing?


The Alliance to Restore the Republic: 2x X-Wing, 1x Y-wing, 1x B-wing, 2x Headhunter, 1x YT-1300, 1x GR75.

The Galactic Empire: 3x TIE fighter, 1x TIE/Phantom, 1x TIE Bomber, 1x Firespray-31.


#2 admat

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:35 AM

I'd say the Phantom, yes. Game changing ship currently very popular, and rightly so. Extra Interceptors are available in the Imperial Aces set, as will an extra A-Wing (and B-Wing) in the Rebel Aces set in a few months. If you have two X-Wings, maybe they're from the base set and the expansion? If you have two base sets, then the X-Wing expansion is a must in my opinion. You could get another X-Wing from the Rebel Transport expansion too.


Edited by admat, 09 July 2014 - 05:36 AM.

Rebel: X-Wing (4), Y-Wing (1), A-Wing (1), B-Wing (2), E-Wing (1), Z-95 Headhunter (1), YT-1300 (1), HWK-290 (1), GR-75 Transport (1), CR90 Corvette (1)

Imperial: TIE Fighter (5), TIE Advanced (1), TIE Interceptor (3), TIE Bomber (1), TIE Defender (1), TIE Phantom (1), Firespray-31 (1), Lambda-Class Shuttle (1)


#3 CharVell

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:40 AM

I have the starter box X-Wing and the Transport X-wing.

 

I'll be getting Rebel aces for sure, that's why I'll hold off on another B-Wing.

 

Anyone ran 2 phantoms yet?


The Alliance to Restore the Republic: 2x X-Wing, 1x Y-wing, 1x B-wing, 2x Headhunter, 1x YT-1300, 1x GR75.

The Galactic Empire: 3x TIE fighter, 1x TIE/Phantom, 1x TIE Bomber, 1x Firespray-31.


#4 Vorpal Sword

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:12 AM

Running two Phantoms is an order of magnitude more complex than running one, but it's a lot of fun. Building around it can be a hassle, though, since each (named) Phantom will cost you 35-40 points.

You can run one or both as a generic, though, but that's a very different experience and, uh... let's say it's not one I've mastered yet.
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#5 Lilikin

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:14 AM

Yes, I have two for Epic play, Personally (I am no Pro) they are too many points in a 100pt game for 2 as I feel you need something for the enemy to waste their shots at while you flank


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#6 Ravncat

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:20 AM

2 sigmas and 2 ptl royal guards is a fun list, though not incredibly good -   and 3 shadow's with acd and FCS at 99 points is fun.. 



#7 Danthrax

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:33 AM

Buy the X-Wing expansion to get Wedge. You should have Wedge.


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#8 StevenO

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:07 AM

I believe the Phantom can be a good ship to have two of but if you don't have the X-Wing expansion that probably should be a higher priority.


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#9 That One Guy

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

Plus you'll get two Tacticians. That will be fun for when you want to run two OGPs with Ion Cannons.


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#10 JBouthietteJr

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

Yes, you should definitely have two Phantoms.
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TIE Fighter x7 / TIE Advanced x1 / TIE Bomber x3 / TIE Interceptor x8 [Aces x3] / TIE Defender x2 / TIE Phantom x2 / Lambda-Class Shuttle x2 / Firespray-31 x1
X-Wing x3 / A-Wing x3 / B-Wing x1 / HWK-290 x1 / YT-1300 x1

#11 quasistellar

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:22 AM

no, before you get two Phantoms, you should have one proper x-wing expansion so that you have Wedge and Garven.


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#12 Stelar 7

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:45 AM

Eventually, yes you should. However Y-wings and the third X should be higher priority. Wedge and Horton decree it.
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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

#13 IronTau

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:02 AM

I personally have three Phantoms and its rather brilliant so far. 



#14 Khsofsso

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:12 AM

Two just isn't enough.

You haven't flown anything until you've flown FOUR Phantoms
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#15 Rhinoviru3

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:13 AM

Definitely have two. I have three, and I love them!


Rebels: 4X, 2Y, 2B, 2A, 2Hwk, 2YT, 1GR-75, 2E, 4Z, 1x YT-2400,
(See my Rebels paint thread here!)

Empire: 5x TIE/ln, 3x TIE/sa, 4x TIE/Int, 1x TIE/A, 1x F-31, 1x Lambda, 3x TIE/Pha, 1x TIE/D
(And my Imperial paint thread here!)


#16 DarthSidious

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:20 AM

You should definitely get that second Phantom.  Flying Whisper and Echo together is a nice combo.


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Rebels: 3xX-Wing, 2xB-Wing, 2xA-Wing, 1xY-Wing, 1xYT-1300, 1xHWK-290, 1xCR90, 2xE-Wing, 2xZ-95

Empire: 6xTIE Fighter, 2xTIE Advanced, 1xLambda Shuttle, 2xTIE Interceptor, 3xImperial Aces, 4xTIE Bomber, 1xFirespray-31, 2xTIE Defender, 2xTIE Phantom

 

'Loose' is when your pants are three sizes too big.  'Lose' is when your defense dice come up blanks.


#17 Cptnhalfbeard

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:25 AM

I have 3 and plan on getting a 4th, so I wholeheartedly support getting 2 of them ^_^

#18 Danthrax

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:38 AM

Two just isn't enough.

You haven't flown anything until you've flown FOUR Phantoms

 

This is the other correct answer.



#19 patox

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:54 AM

i have 3 phantoms.



#20 spitfireMKIX

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

My local store had to get one from another of their locations so I could get one and it's killing me not having two!!!!
5 X-wing 3 A-wing 3 Y-wing 2 B-wing 1 YT-1300 1 HWK 290 1 transport<p>7 Tie Fighter 1 Tie Advnace 4 Tie Intercepter 2 Tie Bomber 2 Firespray




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