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#1 Corellian Corvette

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

 

E-Wing: Etahn A'Baht

-Push the Limit

-Advanced Sensors

-R2-D2

-Shield Upgrade

 

 

A-Wing: Green Squadron

-Push the Limit

-Outmaneuver

-Test Pilot

-Charrdan Refit

-Stealth Device

 

 

A-Wing: Green Squadron

-Push the Limit

-Outmaneuver

-Test Pilot

-Charrdan Refit

-Stealth Device

 

96 points

 

I with I had another A-Wing or a z-95, but I didn't, so I slapped Stealth device, Test pilot, and Outmanuver on each of the A-wings to bring the points up to 96.

 

I faced dual bomber, dual academy, and Vader list, with each bomber having a missile of some sorts and a seismic charge, and Vader had squad leader.

 

He split up all his forces, which really hammered Etahn's effect, but for the first two turns of shooting, it was great.  Got four crits on a bomber (counsel fire and stunned pilot killed it as it kept bumping and loosing actions thanks to space traffic jams :D ) in the first turn, and then procided to evenly crit everything else, and then mid-game happened.

 

No ships died, as only etahn had the firepower, and my opponent was lucky.  The a-wings pushed the limit A LOT, either evading and boosting or focusing and evading or focusing and target locking.

 

One was hit by bombs twice, but after looking at the rules, bombs aren't secondary weapons, and we decided that it didn't lose stealth device.

 

Etahn and R2-D2 tanked about 10 or more hits through shields or evade tokens, barrel-rolling, ptl to do something else, and then preforming a green 2 bank to clear a stress and regen a shield felt... broken.  But then again at 46 points, it should pull its weight.

 

After 4 rounds of scattered manuvering, I finally regrouped through the asteroid field and blew apart two tie fighters in one round of shooting (Everyone focused and target locked) and twice i got hit hit crit, with Etahn changing one of the hits to a crit, and them dodging the normal hit, suffering dual crits.  It was brutal, and amazing.

 

 

Need some bomb clarification (do they remove stealth device, and when do they detonate, after EVERYONE moves, or after the bomber moves?) and a third a-wing, but having a three ship list with 3-4 evade dice each, an evade action, and PtL was SUPER fun.

 

Finished with him having Vader with no shields, and a Bomber with 3 crits and a hit left, while I had 2 a wings with no shields, and an E-wing, who along with R2-D2 and that evade action, tanked WAY more damage than it should have.  I took the evade as a temporary shield, and if shots got through they hit the evade first, and the shields second, which helped a lot, allowed R2-D2 to regen shields without taking any hull damage. (i lost all 4 shields like 3rd-4th turn and spent 5 turns trying to top back off, which worked.

 

 

Deffinatly going to run Etahn again, but thinking of using X-wings next time, instead of a's.


Edited by Corellian Corvette, 19 July 2014 - 12:15 PM.

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#2 PhantomFO

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

Seismics go off after everyone moves. I'd agree that they are not an attack.
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#3 Red Castle

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:59 PM

having a three ship list with 3-4 evade dice each, an evade action, and PtL was SUPER fun.

 

Welcome to the Empire way of flying!


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I'm a french native player so sometimes, some expressions or meanings might be lost in translation. I mean no disrespect.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

I have to tell yeah, I'm deeply impressed with the performance of Etahn. I have been playing around with him since the wave 4 release. I've gone the Z way and the X way. You are way better off running X's with him. The Z swarm with him is ok but at times it felt very difficult to get significant damage through, especially if facing a foe with 3+ evade dice. With the X's at his side the Tie-Fighters was like handing bubble wrap to a 5 year old, so much popping!

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:45 PM

Seismics go off after everyone moves. I'd agree that they are not an attack.

This. "At the end of the activation phase" means after everybody has moved (including huge ships if you're in Epic mode). And the effect with regard to Stealth Device is dealt with on page 9 of the current FAQ:

 

"Damage suffered from other game effects (such

as Seismic Charge, asteroids, or damage received
for being at Range 1 of a ship hit by Assault Missiles)
does not cause a ship to discard Stealth Device."
 
Emphasis is mine. Note that this would apply to Proximity Mines as well, we just assume you were talking about seismics.
 
Haven't had the chance to fly Etahn yet, but from the glowing reports I think it will be fun...

Edited by ziggy2000, 19 July 2014 - 11:46 PM.

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#6 Corellian Corvette

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:47 PM

Alright, thanks for all the responses!

 

Next time I definitely will be flying X-wing's with him, thinking Luke with elusiveness and r2-f2 and tarn with R7, just to make the escorts hardier.  Or try to squeeze in 3 rookies. I dunno, something to look into.

 

Thanks for the replies on the bombs as well!


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