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Suggested point totals for small games?

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#1 Skaak



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

Hey X-wingers,

I'm still not very familiar with the cards (played very few games so far), so I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to scale point totals. I know 30 (or 31) is a pretty good number for just the core set, but what's a good number for the core set plus one copy of all Wave 1 ships (so three TIE, 1 TIE advanced, 2 X-wing, 1 Y-wing)? 50? 60? Something else?

If there's an existing resource with suggested point totals for smaller games/limited ship selection online already, I'd love if you'd post the link. Google wasn't very much help (or I just wasn't finding the right keywords).


#2 BigDogg



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

There's nothing official other than the 31 point for a starter set and 100 point for tournaments. This are just there suggested limits. An intermediate level I like playing is 66 points (as in Order “66”) but 60 to 70 points I think would be a good medium level game. Doesn't allow Imperials to swarm to much and rebels would be limited to 2 named pilots or 3 generic pilots.

  • Rebels: 5 X-wing, 3 Y-wing, 3 A-wing, 3 B-wing, 2 Hawk 290 and  a YT-1300
  • Imperial: 9 Tie fighters, 3 Advanced, 3 Interceoters, 2 Bombers, a Shuttle and Firspray 31

#3 Cilionelle



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

There's a couple of cool resources for you…

Voidstate's Squad Builder is a favourite of mine, as is this randomiser, the author of which I can't recall.  Plug in the ships you have and presto!

If you have three TIE/ln and a TIE/x1 you can get a pretty good game going and you'll easily fill 50pts.  Try it out with various combos and have fun!

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#4 Sergovan


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

  I have a table full of people who have their own ships and we came up with a 35pt build for one ship for each person when 4 or more of us are together.I haven't had it come up but I would limit ties to one nammed or two obsidian or lower, two protoypes for A-wings as some of the players want to fly multiple ships. We wanted a point total where you could at least throw a couple of upgrades onto a ship.

Rebels: 5 X-Wing, 4 Y-Wing, 6 A-Wing, 2 YT-1300, 1 YT-2400 5 B-wing, 3 HWK-290, 3 Z-95, 1 E-wing, 1 GR 75

Empire: 6 Tie Fighters, 6 Tie Interceptors (1- 181st, 1- RG), 2 Tie Advanced, 2 Firesprays, 4 Tie Bombers,

2 Lambda, 2 Tie Phantom, 2 Defender, 2 VT-49 Decimator

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#5 DingusFett



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

Because I currently have a very limited number of ships (I own a core set, A-Wing, and Interceptor), whenever I can get a friend around to play, we use 60 points. Soon looking to get another core set and raise it to 80-85 points.

#6 gabriel69



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:25 AM

until you buy a second core 50 points.

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#7 Skaak



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:08 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! It sounds like a small number of ships does best with 50-70 points. I'll give that a shot! Thanks also for the links to the squad builders; those are really handy.

I also like the idea of multiple players with 35 points per person; that's a clever idea for inducting more than a single person at a time into the addiction without needing a huge fleet on hand.

#8 RedWilde



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:54 AM

For quick games during open boardgaming night at the FLGS, we often do 50 or 70 points.  This is also helful because on those nights we're just playing on 2.5' x 6' wide tables that fold in the middle, so we set up on one end with 2.5' x 3'.  The smaller point builds aren't in as much danger of flying off board where Star Destroyers will blast them.

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