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#1 ErikB

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:37 AM

So, we've got

 

Rogue Squadron

Wraith Squadron

Nomad Squadron

Nightmare Squadron

 

And of course the colour naming scheme - Red Squadron, Gold Squadron, Green Squadron etc.

 

Any others?


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:53 AM

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:02 AM

Are you referring to those which currently exist in Star Wars lore or are you looking for new suggestions?


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:51 AM

Are you referring to those which currently exist in Star Wars lore or are you looking for new suggestions?

 

Either and both.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:12 AM

Easy Squadron

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:25 AM

I like the idea of squadrons based on Sabacc suits: Coin Squadron, Flask Squadron, Sabre Squadron, Stave Squadron. I think there's already a few squads by the name of "Saber Squadron" in the EU, but AFAIK only one during the Galactic Civil War and it's Imperial.
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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

Rancor Squadron

 

K'lorr Squadron

 

Sarlacc Squadron

 

Krayt Squadron

 

<insert-popular-SW-creature-here> Squadron


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

Flying Rancor Squadron
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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:04 AM

Although they're groundtroops rather than fighters squadrons, the Knight Errand book has squads with names of rare weapons.

 

The Starfighter video game has Sabaoth Squadron. I like the name enough that in my campaign, I made "sabaoth" the name for a breed of bird with sharp-edged wings (and had an assassin whose codename was Sabaoth).

 

In my campaign, there was also a mercenary fighter squad called Devil Squadron (all with red fighters; leader was Iktotchi, second-in-command was Zabrak, so they're all "horned" -- cheesy, I know) and a group of good-guy mercs called Rombo's Raiders.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:41 AM

The rough draft apparently had a Devil Squadron.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:15 PM

Floating Butterfly Squadron...?



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:47 PM

Floating Butterfly Squadron...?


Stinging Bee Squadron?

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#13 Shakespearian_Soldier

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:48 PM

Italian Stallion Squadron.


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#14 Shakespearian_Soldier

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:49 PM

I like the idea of squadrons based on Sabacc suits: Coin Squadron, Flask Squadron, Sabre Squadron, Stave Squadron. I think there's already a few squads by the name of "Saber Squadron" in the EU, but AFAIK only one during the Galactic Civil War and it's Imperial.

 

In all seriousness, the above fits well in my honest opinion. :)


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

<insert-popular-SW-creature-here> Squadron

 

Aye. Wampa, Mynock and Gundark squadrons would seem appropriate.

 

And Womp Rat, although that violates the one word rule. And so would Black Nerf, but I'd allow it.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=sJDHFF4-B8I

 

Maelstrom Squadron

Juggernaut Squadron

Mayhem Squadron

Halo Squadron

Cyclone Squadron

Hellion Squadron

Knave Squadron

Rascal Squadron

Miscreant Squadron


Edited by ErikB, 10 October 2013 - 07:40 PM.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:53 PM

Some non-attack squadrons might include names like

Intercessor Squadron 

Repossessor Squadron

Slither Squadron (Pilot Recovery?)

Bogie Squadron (ELINT?)

(all those were from a WEG game I ran a long time ago)

 

Some more  from other people's WEG games I've heard about

Target Wing (ELINT)

Inserter Squadron, Ovipositor Squadron (modified Y-wings with 1 crew, 1 astromech, and 3 passengers, but no torps)

Placer Wing's Gold Squadron, Ruby Squadron, and Emerald Squadron (same Y-Wing mods as inserter)

 

Many squadrons will be two-word names on paper, but one in practice - typically the wing name and a color, but usually operating under just the color if fielded in wing, and just the wing name if operating detatched.

 

So, for example, Placer Gold would be called Gold Squadron if the whole wing is deployed, but likely called Placer Squadron if another gold squadron is in use and the wing isn't fielded as a wing.

 

I'm also fond of Wild Cards squadron. (Yeah, I'm an S:A&B fan)



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:45 AM

Magenta Squadron (Name of character's unit back in WEG had hoped to carry them over into Edge and AoR)

 

Vermillion Squadron (Name of replacement unit that was to introduce the above into Edge and AoR)

 

I think that last one is also Robotech inspired so might not be freely available...



#18 That Blasted Samophlange

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:57 AM

Rouge Squadron. All female with pink
x-wings.
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#19 Shakespearian_Soldier

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:07 AM

Rouge Squadron. All female with pink
x-wings.

 

Sign me up, Johnny.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:22 PM

Vornskyr Squadron






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