I am planning on giving demos of the game to prospective players at my FLGS. Instead of using the quick-start lists from the core set, I wanted to build squads from the core set plus one of each of the expansions, to give players a bit of an idea of what comes in every package currently available. To that end, I came up with the following (possibly lopsided) lists:
- Luke Skywalker with R2-D2 & Proton Torpedoes
- Wedge Antilles with R2 Astromech & Marksmanship
- Horton Salm with R5 Astromech & Ion Cannon
- Darth Vader with Swarm Tactics & Cluster Missiles
- "Howlrunner" with Squad Leader
- "Mauler Mithel" with Marksmanship
If you just did the math in your head then you know that the Rebel Squad comes out to 100 points while the Empire could only muster 91 points. I'm not sure if there's a good way to get to 100 points with only one TIE Advanced and three TIE Fighters, but I'm open to suggestions and any input you may have. The goal isn't to create tournament competitive lists, but to create two lists that can compete with each other and provide a breadth of options covering the core set and current expansions.
I may need to consider scaling back the Rebel Squad a bit which could easily be done by dropping Marksmanship from Wedge and dropping the R5 droid from Horton Salm. I didn't really consider taking the non-named pilots because honestly this is a demo and I want players to feel the flavor of the Star Wars universe and not just control some generic fighter ships.