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#1 Orsonius

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:36 AM

Just wondering if anyone thinks getting a second Tantive is worthwhile... Thinking of running epic play with two to shake things up.

 

Any thoughts?

 



#2 Eggs

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:48 AM

Officially, Rules wise, you can't. Tantive costs 3 epic points, and you only get 5 to spend. Nothing stopping you doing it at home or whatever, but for epic tournament play, it's not allowed.

I'd say you're better off holding onto your cash until imperial huge ships come out. :)
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:51 AM

Officially, Rules wise, you can't. Tantive costs 3 epic points, and you only get 5 to spend. Nothing stopping you doing it at home or whatever, but for epic tournament play, it's not allowed.
I'd say you're better off holding onto your cash until imperial huge ships come out. :)

This is a very good thought and much agreement with what is Said above
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#4 dojimaster

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:07 AM

I bought a (cheaper) one on EBay for a custom repaint, and to allow home games with big fleets.

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1439.l2649

 

Above auction is not mine, FWIW, but it arrived in 4 days, mint in box.  $50.99 including shipping was a deal.

 

Not everything has to be tournament approved to have fun with it.


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#5 Effenhoog

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

Repaint it and run it on the Imperial side


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:33 AM

Repaint it and run it on the Imperial side

 

Or break it up into it's component parts and stick LED engine glow & fibre optic running lights inside...


Edited by FTS Gecko, 19 July 2014 - 09:33 AM.

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#7 barriecritzer

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:52 AM

If you get a 2nd one paint is blue and use it as an imperial large ship


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#8 Corellian Corvette

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

You can outfit one to the gills with combat stuff, and the other one as a command ship. Don't try to do two of the same ships, lots of the required cards are unique.  I mean you can, but the effectiveness is decreased, plus, why would you need all that firepower?


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

why would you need all that firepower?

 

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#10 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

I am getting two too. Yeah it is awesome and if you have the cash go for it.

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#11 Mikael Hasselstein

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:44 PM

No, there is no point.

 

At least there isn't if you don't find yourself playing totally-casual games in which you go full epic. Given the relative rarity of epic games overall (in my experience, YMMV), the CR-90 may be a great white elephant.

 

(Hey, that goes along with the space cow and space whale imagery... except that whales are larger than elephants. But, it's clear that the Transport is whale-shaped, so I'm not .... nevvamind.)

 

So, I would only get a second one if it just really tickles your fancy. That may be all the point you need. But, coming here to rationalize such a decision is probably not the best way to convince yourself. Then again, if you buy it at your FLGS - I say: DO IT!!


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:51 PM

So, I would only get a second one if it just really tickles your fancy. That may be all the point you need. But, coming here to rationalize such a decision is probably not the best way to convince yourself. Then again, if you buy it at your FLGS - I say: DO IT!!

 

I agree wholeheartedly. You obviously want to buy a second one, so go ahead and buy it  :P


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

You could EASILY sell the extra unique upgrades. People would probably pay through the nose for that C-3P0


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

Repaint it and run it on the Imperial side


Then put Vader crew on it :-P

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#15 Mikael Hasselstein

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

Repaint it and run it on the Imperial side


Then put Vader crew on it :-P

 

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#16 Majeh

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:38 PM

If you play like higher point epic game than 300 then you can field 2 or more. Maybe a 500 point team epic game on a much larger board.
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#17 Millennium Falsehood

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:08 PM

One word: Repaints. :D


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#18 gabe69velasquez

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

Repaint it and run it on the Imperial side

Then put Vader crew on it :-P

 
Doom Corvette!


Just wondering if anyone thinks getting a second Tantive is worthwhile... Thinking of running epic play with two to shake things up.
 
Any thoughts?

 
 I am currently using my CR90 Corvette as a proxy for the DP20...

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I'm going to try to find the time to play test this version this week.
I meant to get the crippled side done some time today but got distracted.
We have played four games with the CR90 so I feel good about getting it right.
 
I was going to try as crew
Tactician
Mara Jade
Rebel Captive
 
But I thought that was too specialized for a trial run.
So I'm going to go with
Darth Vader
Tactician
Fleet Officer
 
Also not going to go with double concussion missiles,
probably Cluster in the front and Ion Pulse in the back.


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#19 ObiWonka

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

You could EASILY sell the extra unique upgrades. People would probably pay through the nose for that C-3P0

I don't know about "through the nose", but I do need to find someone parting with their extra unique crew cards.


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#20 Marinealver

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

Anyone making a tartan patrol cruiser from Empire at war?

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