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#21 What

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:25 AM

Call me crazy, but I'm actually working on a Tie Swarm with a TIE Advanced in it. Black Squadron, go!

 

Darth Vader, Proton Rockets, Swarm Tactics

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It's only 5, which I am not pleased with, but it shoots at PS 9, 9, 9, 9, 6 which I really like. Enough firepower to drop a falcon, enough firepower + PS to drop a phantom.. less vulnerable to assault missile.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:50 AM

   The TIE Swarm has more TIEs, 8 is the magical number, others are good squads but not TIE Swarms, greetings

 

Just want to give a definition of a swarm -  In 100pt game, a swarm is 5 or more ships of the same type.   Thus, it is possible to have a swarm with some other ship types (depending on the point values of the swarm ships).



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

The TIE Swarm has more TIEs, 8 is the magical number, others are good squads but not TIE Swarms, greetings

 
Just want to give a definition of a swarm -  In 100pt game, a swarm is 5 or more ships of the same type.   Thus, it is possible to have a swarm with some other ship types (depending on the point values of the swarm ships).
Nah. A swarm is when you have a large number of small ships on the squad. It doesn't have to all be the same. I mean, 3 As and 4 Zs is certainly a swarm. 5 Bounty Hunters in Epic is not.
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#24 Red Castle

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

Call me crazy, but I'm actually working on a Tie Swarm with a TIE Advanced in it. Black Squadron, go!

 

Darth Vader, Proton Rockets, Swarm Tactics

Mauler Mithel, Veteran Instincts

BSP, Swarm Tactics

Backstabber

Dark Curse

 

It's only 5, which I am not pleased with, but it shoots at PS 9, 9, 9, 9, 6 which I really like. Enough firepower to drop a falcon, enough firepower + PS to drop a phantom.. less vulnerable to assault missile.

I use a very similar build:

 

Vader with Outmaneuver and Engine Upgrade

Mauler Mithel with Veteran Instinct

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Not a top list, but fun to play and thematic.


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#25 jpltanis

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:43 PM

 

 

The TIE Swarm has more TIEs, 8 is the magical number, others are good squads but not TIE Swarms, greetings

 
Just want to give a definition of a swarm -  In 100pt game, a swarm is 5 or more ships of the same type.   Thus, it is possible to have a swarm with some other ship types (depending on the point values of the swarm ships).
Nah. A swarm is when you have a large number of small ships on the squad. It doesn't have to all be the same. I mean, 3 As and 4 Zs is certainly a swarm. 5 Bounty Hunters in Epic is not.

 

That sounds fair, with the exception of "large number".   That is just too subjective. 

 

Might we say this - A swarm for a 100pt squad consists of 6 or more small ships of the same fraction, regardless of ship type.


Edited by jpltanis, 14 July 2014 - 12:43 PM.


#26 Aminar

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:46 PM

The TIE Swarm has more TIEs, 8 is the magical number, others are good squads but not TIE Swarms, greetings

 
Just want to give a definition of a swarm -  In 100pt game, a swarm is 5 or more ships of the same type.   Thus, it is possible to have a swarm with some other ship types (depending on the point values of the swarm ships).
Nah. A swarm is when you have a large number of small ships on the squad. It doesn't have to all be the same. I mean, 3 As and 4 Zs is certainly a swarm. 5 Bounty Hunters in Epic is not.
That sounds fair, with the exception of "large number".   That is just too subjective. 
 
Might we say this - A swarm for a 100pt squad consists of 6 or more small ships of the same fraction, regardless of ship type.
Nah. 5 X-Wings would be a Swarm too(Hell, 4 Phantoms feels like a swarm of very large hornets). It's a playstyle thing more than anything else.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

Nah. 5 X-Wings would be a Swarm too(Hell, 4 Phantoms feels like a swarm of very large hornets). It's a playstyle thing more than anything else.

 

So by your definition 2 small ships can be considered a swarm, because my playing style says it is....



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

As far as the game goes, I have always considered a swarm to be 5 or more ships.  even if different types.  

 

I played a guy with 2 X's, 2 Y's, and a B.  It was certainly Swarmy.  Doesn't have to all me the same ship, but if it IS the same ship, you distinguish it by calling it a "Shiptype" Swarm, IE a TIE Swarm, or a Z-95 Swarm.  



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:14 PM

As far as the game goes, I have always considered a swarm to be 5 or more ships.  even if different types.  

 

I played a guy with 2 X's, 2 Y's, and a B.  It was certainly Swarmy.  Doesn't have to all me the same ship, but if it IS the same ship, you distinguish it by calling it a "Shiptype" Swarm, IE a TIE Swarm, or a Z-95 Swarm.  

 

That is a nice way of looking at it. I agree with you.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

Nah. 5 X-Wings would be a Swarm too(Hell, 4 Phantoms feels like a swarm of very large hornets). It's a playstyle thing more than anything else.

 

So by your definition 2 small ships can be considered a swarm, because my playing style says it is....

If they feel like their everywhere at once, then sure. Your search for a definition to a flexible term is futile.




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