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  1. Since 1977, the X-Wing has been my personal favorite starfighter. Until today. Now it's the T-70 X-Wing. Great job on the sculpts, FFG!
  2. Here's the thing: I know I am one of the few people who think this way, but I can't imagine that the T-70 is supposed to be the fix to all of our T-65 problems. T-70s weren't around for the initial Death Star Assault at the Battle of Yavin, the Escape from Hoth, the Battle of Endor, or anything in between. The meta is all about "what can I put together that will beat all comers", as it should be. However, with 30ish years separating Episode VI from Episode VII, it's hard to imagine that a T-70 would ever be involved with Y-Wings or B-Wings. I like that the two eras can play together, but it would be more interesting to me to see scenarios that are "historically balanced", as ludicrous as that sounds. And I would still like to see the T-65 be a dangerous ship that was versatile enough to show up in most Rebel lists, since the game is named after it.
  3. Disclaimer: None of the content of this post is meant to be insulting, sarcastic or combative. Just my $.02. Probably worth less. You guys are obviously way more experienced with this game than I am. You are also a lot smarter about how you build your lists. Crunching numbers? I have no idea how you would even do that. But I hope that X-Wing fighters become more competitive in the metagame, and soon. I bought the game called "X-Wing" to fly X-Wings. Playing with other ships that I have never even heard of is fun. But (and I know this is obvious to you all...) the X-Wing has become obsolescent due to the release of newer and more competitive fighters with newer and more competitive maneuvers and upgrades. Here's hoping for the best in the future.
  4. Oh, come on. We eat calamari. Let them eat what they want, just don't go if they ask to have you for dinner. Remember, fish are friends, not food.
  5. Thanks for the alert! I need another...
  6. I liked it. Probably more importantly, my daughter and nephews liked it. I tried getting them to watch The Clone Wars, even picking what I considered to be good episodes for them to screen, and they just didn't get into it much. But they liked Rebels.
  7. This word is used often here. What does it mean in a gaming context?
  8. @Sigidi: I like what you did with your shuttle. Did you use a gloss coat before you applied the decals? That's what I do. Then after the decals are dry, I use a dull coat. It hasn't failed me yet. @MillenniumFalsehood: Hope you are doing well. Any updates on these?
  9. Now it is time for you to scratch build minis for those ship cards
  10. I look forward to seeing your progress!
  11. I respect everyone's right to pick and choose what they like about Star Wars. I have done the same myself (having ignored 90% of the EU). That being said, I will gently try and talk people around to my point of view. I originally hated "The Clone Wars". After about two years, I tried watching it again, and was pleasantly surprised. The visual style may not have been completely to my liking (at that point), but it felt right. I can only say the same thing about what we've seen of "Rebels" so far. It feels right to me. Maybe those of you with first inclinations that are negative could hold off on condemning the series until you have seen a few episodes... Or not.
  12. It amazes me that a visual of a movie prop (from one angle, no less) can generate such heated discussion. Isn't it a little early to draw so many conclusions? Keep an open mind, and see what happens as more is revealed.
  13. I like it. A lot. It would look great on a stand getting pushed around the table...
  14. Whenever the X-Wing series comes up, I'm surprised that no one plugs the X-Wing comics series. Also worth a look.
  15. I like the ships to look good. Otherwise, I would be playing "Combat Ponies in Space" with my daughters instead of cajoling them into playing X-Wing. That being said, I'd rather fly an ugly ship than a nice looking pony.
  16. bsmith13

    My Dilemma

    Sorry you don't like the game. Send all your minis to me; it will ease your heartache.
  17. Thanks for the pics. The Z-95 looks bigger than I imagined it would be in comparizon to a T-65...
  18. I know a few people were playing it, including me. From the web site: "We want to thank all of the fans who participated in the closed beta of Star Wars: Attack Squadrons. After much consideration, we have decided to cease development so that we can focus on other Star Wars game experiences. We truly appreciate the time you spent engaging in the beta." Kind of sad, but the game was hard to play - Nothing like the LucasArts X-Wing/TIE Fighter/Alliance games of old. Maybe something better will come along.
  19. I suppose I should be surprised, but reports of this type of behavior sadden me.
  20. I will buy three FFG Z-95s in case I want to take them to a tournament. But there are other models of Z-95s I like better. I have already ordered them.
  21. So, back to the K-Turn... Any reason why it couldn't be a split-s instead of an Immelmann? I suppose it doesn't really matter since the orientation would end up being the same in space, i.e. 180 degree change of facing. And to jump on the band wagon, I think the Falcon's maneuver in ESB is what a Koiogran would look like. If you want science in your science fiction, you can find it. Just not so much in Star Wars
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