I saw a thread earlier toying with the idea of running 3 stripped down Firesprays, and wanted to try something similar with my favorite faction: The rebels. So here's my first shot at a Falcon-heavy squad.
Outer Rim Smuggler (Gunner, Milenium Falcon) 33 points
Outer Rim Smuggler (Gunner) 32 points
2x Prototype Pilot () 17 points each (34 points total)
There's a 99 point squad that doesn't look half bad, but I'm not the biggest fan of A-wings.
So I started off with 2 Outer Rim Smugglers with Gunners, at 32 points each, and 2 Prototype Pilot A-wings, for another 34 points. The gunners give the YT's a lot more dependability on their shots, since they basically get a new, free attack if their first one misses miserably. I didn't really like the inclusion of the A-wings, though, with their smaller damage capacities. So I dropped them and added ANOTHER ORS with a gunner. Although, looking at it now, the 2 A-wings are actually MORE defense than the 1 ORS, since they both total 10 hull and shields, but the ORS has 1 agility and the A-wings are 3 each with Evade. That brought me to 96 points, so I still had room to play. Luke is a free hit from a focus, so on one YT I replaced him in, for 98 points. To get to 99 to win init against PS1 swarms (stupid PS1 proto-falcons) I upgraded the Luke YT to the Falcon with the title card.
All told, the final squad is:
Outer Rim Smuggler (Luke Skywalker, Milenium Falcon) 35 points
2x Outer Rim Smuggler (Gunner) 32 points each
Total squad is 99 points
Any way this could work in a semi-competitive manner? I really want to use 2 or more YT's in a single match, and this is the only somewhat reasonable way I could see to use 3 of them. To use 2, I would probably do:
Chewbacca (Milenium Falcon, Gunner) 48 points
Outer Rim SMuggler (Gunner) 32 points
Green Squadron Pilot ()19 points
That puts me at 99 points there, but I kind of want to add Veteran Instincts on either the GSP or Chewie, making Chewie PS 7 or tying the GSP with him at PS 5. The ORS can be a blocking machine, shooting at whatever is in range, while Chewie is a crit-immune tank and the GSP flies around being annoying.