The attacking power of the new interceptors makes them a desirable upgrade for at least half your tie fighter team imo.
How many would you play and what would your 100pt wave2 imperial squad look like?
Im thinking 2 minimum more likely 3 ineterceptors will appear in alot of imperial builds.
Alpha Squadron Pilot at 18 points is 6 pts dearer than Academy Pilot .
Avenger Squadron Pilot is 20pts (Pilot skill 3) and
Sabre Squadron Pilot is 21pts (Pilots skill 4) is the same cost as a rebel rookie pilot
Name pilots are:
Fels Wrath (pilot skill 5) for 23pts
Turr Phennir (Pilot skill 7, has one elite pilot skill slot, free boost or barrel roll after attacking) for 25pts
Soontir Fel (Pilot skill 9, has one elite pilot skill slot, gets focus for free when he gets stressed) for 27 points