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For a family game - Rebel vs Empire - 100 pts each, what build do you recommend?

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#1 Ceodryn



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

Hi All,

I currently own only 2 core sets, and wondering how many of the expansions to buy. I obviously will buy 1 of each, which will give me the following basic builds:

  • 3 X-Wings + 1 Y-Wing
  • 5 Tie-Figther + 1 Tie-Advanced

My question is: How many and which of other expansions / core set do you recommand me buying so that I can field a Rebel AND an Empire build of 100 pts that is fun to play, balanced, for games 1x1, 2x2 or 3x3 (i.e. number of players on each side) in a family?



#2 Hrathen



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

I think you need at least another TIE, maybe even 2.

It might  be most cost effective to just buy another starter set.

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#3 magadizer


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

Ditto Hrathen. If you are going for the minimum and want to stay in the 100 point official limit, then one or 2 more TIES is fine. Play around with Jason Fuller's online squad builder and see what you might want to field. But you can't go wrong with 6-7 TIEs as a starting base for 100 pt. squads. The rest is just a matter of opinion as to what you might think would be fun to try. For examply you might try a 3 or 4 TIE advanced build, but I doubt you will need that in the long run if you will be getting wave 2, and especially if you are staying in the 100 point range.

I have 4 X, 3 Y, 8 TIE, and 3 TIE adv. but I realize this is a ridiculous amount to put on the table at once since I am just playing friendly family games myself with my kids, or occassionally my brother or brother in law. But it has been done once before. :)

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#4 jpwhitfo



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

I am pretty much a noob, but with the deal on Amazon right now I went with what I think is a pretty even buy.  

Here is what I will have when my amazon order gets here:

3 X-Wing (1 from Base set)

2 Y-Wing

6 TIE (2 from base set)

1 TIE advanced

I think this will be enough to get a good game going, even with 3-4 players.  The point buy has a lot to do with the pilots and upgrades, but there are people on here who can tell you FAR more than I can about that!  I was going to buy another base set to get the three ships, but the deal on Amazon is cheaper individually and you get the upgrade cards!

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