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#1 Engine25

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:27 AM

So I was tinkering with lists and I had a thought: what if I could strip a pilot's special card ability and put it on a pilot in any other ship?

At the time I had Porkins' pilot card in my hand and I thought, what if this ability came on a pilot in Imperial Aces? It would definitely fit with the high risk, high reward theme in the set. An interceptor that can Push the Limit after a K-turn, and still conceivably fly away without a stress. The risk? Taking a hull damage every time you attempt. Most of the time you'll be fine, sometimes the dice will do what they do. Not sure I'd compete with it, but it would definitely be fun! I'd guess it would cost 24-25 points.

What ship/pilot combo do you think would be fun? Awesome? Too good? How would you load it out? How much would it cost?

Edited by Engine25, 13 July 2014 - 10:33 AM.

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#2 That One Guy

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

Vader as Defender pilot. Would make them punishing, just like how I remember linking all four cannons and sidling up right behind a B-Wing. It was nigh impossible to miss with all 4 blasts.


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:31 AM

Tycho Celchu in an E-Wing.  Or Tycho in a Defender if I can go cross-faction.


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#4 berusplants

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:33 AM

Dutch in a shuttle with FCS and Weapons engineer. Target locks for everyone!!


Edited by berusplants, 13 July 2014 - 10:33 AM.

4 Ties, 1 Advanced, 2 Bombers, 3 Squints (inc Aces), 2 Defenders, 1 Phantom, 1 Firespray and a Shuttle.

3Xs, 2Ys 2Bs, 1 A, 1E, 2Z95s, 1 HWK, 1 YT1200 and a Transport.

 


#5 That One Guy

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

Ooh, that would be good. Since you'd take the action two times, would you get to have an ally take a target lock each time? Maybe that's why they won't put a crew slot on a y-wing.



#6 bobbywhiskey

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

Ya vader would definetly pop up somewhere. Boba fett's abillity would probably work much more often on a smaller base ship, though you wouldnt be using a rear arc of course. Biggs ability in a tie advanced could actually make use of the fact that for the pts the tie advanced is survivable as hell. Any of the hwk abilites on a ship that had more teeth would be great of course, but that's the point of the hwk, super support. 



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:37 AM

Dutch in a shuttle with FCS and Weapons engineer. Target locks for everyone!!

  

Ooh, that would be good. Since you'd take the action two times, would you get to have an ally take a target lock each time? Maybe that's why they won't put a crew slot on a y-wing.


I doubt you'd get to pass two each time, but I like the FCS idea. Also, if you could put a gunner on Dutch, you'd get to pass three a turn.
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#8 0Dark

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:37 AM

I don't see any reason why, certainly in casual games, you couldn't swap pilot abilities around. I mean, why couldn't Wedge or Luke fly an A-Wing or a HWK.

I know some players will say it won't be balanced, but I'm not talking tournament conditions, and I don't think the OP is either.

This now inspires me to work out the points cost of Wedge in The Falcon!! .......... Ouch!
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EMPIRE: 6x TIE, 2x TIE B, 2x TIE Int, Imperial Aces, 1x TIE X1, 1x TIE P, 1x TIE D, 1x Lambda, 2x Firespray 31
SCUM: (by default) 2x Y Wing, 2x HWK, 2x Z95, 2x Firespray 31
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#9 Osoroshii

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

Vader in a Tie-Phantom would break the game! Keeping his PS 9 while leaving his Elite Pilot Skill slot open and two actions. Let's all thank the stars that hasn't happened.
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#10 Keffisch

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:10 PM

Vader, in an Interceptor.

 

Biggs, in a Defender.



#11 Darth Ruin

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:23 PM

Soontir Fel is Vader in an Interceptor but better, because he is potentially performing three actions. 

 

Howlrunner in an E-Wing... for the Z swarm. 



#12 Yipikayey

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:24 PM

Boba Fett into a phantom.


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#13 Hrathen

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:27 PM

Really! I want Vader in anything else, except maybe a TIE.

I would like Luke, wedge or Biggs in an E-wing.

Howelrunner in a Firespray or maybe a decimator

Any body else in a Firespray or a defender
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#14 Radarman5

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:44 PM

Jonus in a Tie Fighter
Soontir, Turr or Jax in a Firespray
Vader in a Tie Bomber
Howlrunner in a Tie Bomber or Advanced
Backstabber, Night Beast, or Dark Curse in a Tie Interceptor
Royal Guard Tie Bomber (for the PS & EPT)

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SCUM & VILLAINY: 2 Firesprays, 1 HWK-290


#15 Qapla187

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:49 PM

Tycho in a B-wing would be rather fun.
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#16 Rogue37

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:57 PM

Stele in a Defender, like he should have been saved for anyway.


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#17 Gundog8324

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:56 PM

Luke in an E-wing extra Chances for that eyeball

 

Corran in an X-wing so he would be cheaper



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:11 PM

I absolutely agree with Maarek Stele in a TIE Defender, if only because that's how it should be. I played entirely too much of the old TIE Fighter game back in the old days and Stele in a TIE Defender is as iconic as Vader in a TIE Advanced.



#19 SpikeSpiegel

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:12 PM

Biggs in a Falcon?
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#20 Engine25

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

Biggs in a Falcon?


That would be troll traffic tastic. I like it. :-)
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