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#1 Lord Darkain

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

I am pretty new to this game and had a pre-tournament squad building question. Can you mix Imperial and Rebel ships in tournaments (ie. Kessel Run)? While there is a mention of the two factions, there is no mention of not being able to mix the two. Say having that Tie Pilot who decided to steal a Tie Advanced before joining the Rebellion join an X & Y Wing on the mission…

#2 Emrico

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

Lord Darkain said:

I am pretty new to this game and had a pre-tournament squad building question. Can you mix Imperial and Rebel ships in tournaments (ie. Kessel Run)? While there is a mention of the two factions, there is no mention of not being able to mix the two. Say having that Tie Pilot who decided to steal a Tie Advanced before joining the Rebellion join an X & Y Wing on the mission…

Not legal.  Clearly stated in the basic rulebook:

 

Choose a Faction: Players agree on which
factions to control. One player controls Rebels
while the other controls Imperials. If players
cannot agree, randomly assign factions.
All components belonging to a player’s own
faction are considered friendly, and all
components belonging to his opponent’s faction
are considered enemy.

 

And from the Tournament Rules PDF:

 

Each player must build one squad for use in an X-Wing tournament. The squad-building rules described
in this section supersede the squad-building rules described in the X-Wing rulebook.
The maximum squad points for each player is 100 points. A squad cannot exceed 100 points, though it
may contain fewer than 100 points.
Each player may choose to field either a Rebel or Imperial squad, as tournament seeding ignores the
player’s faction.

 

Nowhere are players given permission to mix ships from different factions into the same squad.  For a wacky, different game at home, sure.  For any kind of organized play, totally not allowed.

Jim


Rebels: 3 YT-1300s, 6 X-Wings, 6 Y-Wings, 6 A-Wings, 6 B-Wings, 4 HWK-290s,10 Z-95s, 3 E-Wings, 2 GR-75s, 1 CR-90
Imperials: 8 TIEs, 4 TIE Adv, 12 TIE Interceptors, 3 Firesprays, 6 TIE Bombers, 5 Lambdas, 3 TIE Defenders, 4 Phantoms

#3 Lord Darkain

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

Thank-you for answering this question!

#4 jimtullis

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:43 AM

There were a couple of Star Wars comics where Han Solo faced a pirate captain who had stolen a Star Destroyer.

His team used every kind of fighter and created some crossbreed ships when there weren' enough repair parts.

A scenario like that might be fun.



#5 godofcheese

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

I would love to have the brother-in-law's flying together as a flight pair

 

Wedge in his X-Wing and Soontir in his Tie Interceptor.



#6 Dr. Z

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

A bit off topic but,

the 'Crossbreed' title reminded me of the "Uglies" from the old X-Wing book series.  That was the name that Rogue Squadron (or was it the Wraiths?) gave to the cobbled together ships of pirates and bandits; TIE cockpits with Y-Wing engines and such.  Would be neat to see and play with something like that. 



#7 jetsetter

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Someone beat you to it:   http://www.afewmaneu...c.php?f=26&t=47



#8 Lord_Squinty

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

Theres nothing to stop you using mixed squads if your gaming group allows it.

 

(Tournaments and rules-wise, as others said is a no-no)

 

Fluff-wise, theres plenty mentions of rebel pilots using TIES (usually Imperial pilots who have just went AWOL and took their fighters with them.)

(Though how they manage that without a Hyperdrive is anyones guess! lol)






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