I recently purchased x-wing and had child hood memories flood back of the original death star run. Then I found out I could field it at 100 pts. I have poored over the forums and have seem similiar builds to what I have but there is a slight change in my stratedgy. I would like to post the list and get some constructive feedback from more experienced players on my tactics. It is important to note I have not tried this list and as my only opponent is my spouse I get 1 game every three weeks or so. Hence when I do get a game in it needs to be as close to a finished product of a tournament army as possible and your feedback will help me move towards my final list.
Luke - R2-D2 and squadleader
Biggs - R2-F2
Wedge - R5 or R5-K6 and marksmanship
The idea is a close formation with luke giving his action to bigs to allow both the additional defense and a focus action. In theory and test rolling biggs survives the first head to head against 8 ties with 1-2 damage left on average. I have rolled this sequence 5 times and not once has biggs died but alass lady luck can flip you the bird any time. All three ships fire at a priority target. In mass tie armies I am thinking of focusing down the ships next to a swarm tactics tie. I have a crazy theory that while swarm tactics is amazing it looses it's value if there is no one there to gain from it and try to force my opponent to worry more about maneuvering his ships to benefit from swarm tactics that manuevering into my ships for better shots. Ideally I feel that if I can take down two ships especailly a named one that gives bonusses to other ships before I loose biggs I should be doing ok tactically even though I will probably be down in points. Once bigs is gone luke and wedge split up and unfortunatly squad leader is no longer effective. I have enough points for one ship to get proton torps and that will probably go to wedge for the first pass. I realize I am breaking from the traditional 1 y-wing and loosing that utility it afords but my childhood memories serve the y-wings getting blown up alot and it wasn't untill Tycho celchu in an A-wing and Lando made their run at the DEATH-STAR that it was General Salm who survived in a y-wing. Yes that will probably be my next force come Feb. Thank you for your time in reading this. I also apologize for the spelling, please do not flame me too much.