I have played with and against multiple advanced ties several times now…. they are very good. I am playing a game later tonight and depending on my opponent and whether I will be playing Rebels or Empire will decide which 100 pt list I will be using. This is the 100pt list I will be using if I play Empire. I have played it before and it rocked the house.
Vader- Tie advanced x1
Maarek Stele- Tie advanced
Mauler Mithel- Tie Fighter
Academy Pilot (or as my brother calls them, "High school Pilot")- Tie fighter
This list has 2 advanced Ties and 2 Ties and three pilots with a skill of 7 or better and it worked fantastic for me before. I was actually very very impressed with Maarek. Everyone knows how good Vader is, but Maarek with Clusters and Marksmanship is nasty. Target lock from long range and then since the clusters are range 1-2, the next turn you close in, use marksmanship and unleash the clusters. Since marksmanship works for all attacks in the round, you get 2 different weapon 3 attacks and on both of the attacks you change a focus into a crit and the rest into hits. Which gives you really good odds of putting crits on the enemy… which Maarek loves. I ran him last time with Vader. Vader attacks first at skill 9 and pulls away your shields with his cluster missile/marksmanship attack and then Maarek just puts crits on you which when he puts a card flipping crit on you he gets to pull 3 cards, look through them and give you the one he wants…. Direct Hit double damage card anyone? These two were ridiculously effective in the game I used them together killing Luke/R2 in turn two! (yep dead Luke/R2 combo turn 2…. don't let people tell you R2/Luke or R2/Wedge is unbeatable because thats crap) and the advanced ties were very very hard to kill with their shields and high agility.
Now I hope that I end up playing a Rebel player so I can unleash my elite pilot Empire attack on their candy asses!