So a lot of my friends are getting into this game now, which is to say, its become a pretty big phenomenon in my gaming group. I like it quite a bit too though I haven't actually bought any miniatures as it seemed silly since all my friends where going nuts. Still I'm finding that the game has grown on me more and more, in particular as player skill at the table improves and the game becomes more challenging and fun but naturally not having access to miniatures and cards I'm at a pretty big disadvantage so I pretty much mostly lose all the time. The players who own the miniatures and have access to all the material clearly have an edge over those that don't.
I have stacked some chips and I'm ready to buy in but advice on the topic of how to start is largely based on early release. I suspect the game has changed a lot (it has changed a lot at our table). I'm seeing a lot of bigger ships being used, a lot of the new stuff E-wings and stuff like that.
In any case, since I'm planning to buy into the game I was wondering if there where any good "do this, don't do that" tips in terms of what to buy first and what to avoid at this stage in the games development (if its different then early stage). I should stress that we don't do tournament style play, so I'm not looking for tournament advice and I need to be able to fly both Imperial and Rebel ships. We typically go between 100-200 points (occasionally we do epic 300 pointers but not so often, so that's not a target) The players in our group tend to do objective based games and they are pretty creative so the usual "the best squad to build is" type probably won't work, I think I need to be a bit flexible. I guess I'm trying to find out if there is something I should be focusing on. I have about 2,000 crowns to spend (Swedish money, about 150 dollars or a couple of million Rubles).
Now the standard advice is buy 2 core packs and I think that this seems like a good idea. 2 X_Wings and 4 Tie Fighters seems like a good base in the game, its a rare game in our group where at least 2 X-Wings or 4 Tie Fighters are not chosen. Is this still a good method?
Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!