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#1 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

Which is the most fun for you?

 

This...

 

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... or this?

 

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I love both but give me EPIC more often than not.

:)

 


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STAR WARS is far more than three thirty year old films. FFG intends for X-Wing to thrive, thus it will be more also... PERIOD.

ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 5][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1][YT-2400: ] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][DECIMATOR: ][FIRESPRAY-31: ][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 3][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: 1][Z-95: ]


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

Epic has seemed to have died out around here, it takes longer to play and set up and people generally tend to play 100 point games for brevity and competitiveness. 


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

Can't choose, like both


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#4 Trebor Minntt

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

For me it's somewhere in between. I love epic play because I can use all my toys but it does take a long time to set up and play and I love 100 point dogfights but I don't feel I get to use enough ships so I prefer to play somewhere around 175 points. 175 is quick enojgh to set up and play that you can play a couple of games confortably in an afternoon but provides enough flexibility that I can field a falcon and a few other ships and enjoy seeing them all on the table.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

Dogfighting. Epic is not for me.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

Dogfighting. 

 

I like the small dogfight feeling.   I even like the 75 point games or we sometimes play pick 2 or 3 ships and deck them out how you want in an "arena" type setting. 



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

Dogfighting ... So long as it isn't tournament meta. I'm sick of Falcons and Phantoms. Just me.
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Rebels: 4 X Wings; 3 B Wings; 2 A Wings; 2 Y Wings; 2 E Wing; 5 z95; 1 YT-1300; 2 HWK-290; GR-75; Tantive
Empire: 7 Tie Fighters; 3 Tie Interceptors; 2 Tie Bombers; 1 Tie Advanced; 2 Firespray-31; 2 Lambda Shuttles; 2 Tie Defender; 2 Tie Phantom
Scum: (will be getting ... 2 Most Wanted; 2 StarViper; 2 IG-2000; 4 M3-A)

#8 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:15 PM

Dogfighting ... So long as it isn't tournament meta. I'm sick of Falcons and Phantoms. Just me.

 

I agree. The Meta is to restrictive. If you are not playing according to the trends and ignore the current wisdom, you will lose.

:angry: :( :wacko:

 

I understand it, but I do not like the limitations you suffer just to be able to compete.

:huh:

 

I like the freedom of playing at home and building huge fleets.

:) :D ^_^


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"There Is No Such Thing As Luck." BLACK SIX RED SEVEN

STAR WARS is far more than three thirty year old films. FFG intends for X-Wing to thrive, thus it will be more also... PERIOD.

ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 5][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1][YT-2400: ] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][DECIMATOR: ][FIRESPRAY-31: ][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 3][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: 1][Z-95: ]


#9 Mikael Hasselstein

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:35 PM

I'm going to go with epic, but primarily because I've only been able to do (mostly) dogfighting in my X-Wing-playing career.

 

Secondarily, because I like big ships (and I cannot lie).


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:50 PM

Dogfighting. Really can see individual pilots shine.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

Dogfighting. Really can see individual pilots shine.

 

Very true. On the other side of the coin ships that some people say are meh, like TIE Bombers, Lambdas, Y-Wings and HWK's all shine in EPIC.

;)


"There Is No Such Thing As Luck." BLACK SIX RED SEVEN

STAR WARS is far more than three thirty year old films. FFG intends for X-Wing to thrive, thus it will be more also... PERIOD.

ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 5][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1][YT-2400: ] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][DECIMATOR: ][FIRESPRAY-31: ][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 3][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: 1][Z-95: ]


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

I like epic not just because it's new but because FFG has freakin nailed huge ship movement and gameplay. The huge ships feel HUGE and move slow while the dogfighters scream around them. I love the insta death if you get in the way of a huge ship. The CR-90 feels like It is bristling with guns and takes quite a beating to stop. The transport is very different then anything in this game so far and it's a blast to play. Epic all the way!
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#13 DrStranglovin

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

Dogfighting. Really can see individual pilots shine.

 
Very true. On the other side of the coin ships that some people say are meh, like TIE Bombers, Lambdas, Y-Wings and HWK's all shine in EPIC.
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True too. :)
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:56 PM

I like scenario play better, whether it be at the dog fight level or epic battle.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:01 PM

I like scenario play better, wet her it be at the dog fight level or epic battle.

So question:  do you like the regular scenarios better, or the "Cinematic Play"  campaign style better (which is basically scenarios with huge ships)?


Current Fleet:

Rebel: 4 A-Wings, 4 B-Wings, 2 HWK-290's, 3 YT-1300s, 4 X-Wings, 2 Y-Wing, 1 Tantive IV, 1 Rebel Transport, 4 E-Wing, 5 Z-95 

Imperial:  3 Lambda Shuttles,  2 Firespray-31's, 3 Tie Advanced, 4 Tie Bombers, 6 Tie Fighters, 2 Tie Interceptors,   2 Imperials Aces, 4 TIE Phantom, 4 TIE Defender

On Pre-order:2 Z-95, 2 Rebel Aces, 2 YT-2400, 2 Decimator


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

I vastly prefer the dogfight.  Epic play is cool to look at but clumsy to play and loses most of what I really like about X-wing.  Fun for casual play every now and then, especially if you have 4 people together, but most of the time I just stick with 100 point dogfights.


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#17 DoubleNot7

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

Size of the game doesn't matter. I will take a scenario objective over a tournament any day.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

First image is broken for me so I cannot choose
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A-wings, 2 E-Wings, 6 X-wings, 2 Y-wings, 1 B-wing, 1 Z-95, 1 HWK-290, 1 YT-1300, 1 GR-75, 1 CR90

 

Empire: 3 Ties {o{} Zooom!

Plan to buy: Rebel Aces, 2x YT-2400, 1x YT-1300


#19 UnfairBanana

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:24 PM

Both have their upsides. I like the pace of standard games. Even with teams, each round takes so very long in Epic. But, in Epic games, you also see many ships that don't fit well in 100 point lists, and it's nice to actually see everything get used.


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Rebels: 3 A-wings, 3 B-wings, 2 E-wing, 4 X-Wings, 2 Y- Wings, 2 Z-95s, 1 HWK-290, 1 YT-1300, 1 GR-75 Space whale, 1 CR-90 Corvette

 

Empire: 6 TIE/LN, 4 TIE Interceptors, 2 TIE Bombers, 1 TIE Advanced, 2 TIE Defender, 2 TIE Phantom, 2 Firesprays, 1 Lambda


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

There's far more options for me to pick from in Epic battles. I vastly prefer them over the normal 100-point "bring the same squadron yet again" dogfight. Being cursed with a very vivid imagination, my mind tends to run rampant when I'm playing with an entire Epic fleet spread out in front of me.

 

Honestly, I could play Epic non-stop if I had enough opponents to do so.


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Core: 3 sets

Rebel: 1 X, 3 Y, 3 A, 2 B, 2 H, 2 YT-1300, 2 E, 4 Z, 1 CR-90, 1 GR-75

Imperial: 2 T, 3 T/Ad, 4 T/Int, 2 T/Bmb, 2 T/Df, 2T/Ph, 2 Shuttle, 2 Firespray, 2 Imp Aces

Order: 1 YT-2400, 1 VT-49, 2 Reb Aces





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