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  1. Same here, also trying via customer service as I have not been able to get the link to work.
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    printed modles

    I have purchased WSF for many naval models. Yes they do come grainy. Here are the steps I use: 1. Brush with a tooth brush to remove excess material/dust. 2. Apply two heavy coats of brush on clear coat (I use vallejo). 3. Apply spray on gloss coat 4. Apply a Primer (I use Rustoleum grey). 5. Paint to desireed color 5. Ink and drybrush 6. Spay1-2 coats of clear dull coat I have had great success with this method and cannot tell my shapeways models from the originals. I would not wash them as the materila can be absorbant hence the multiple clear coats. Once complete there is no grainy affect and they fit in perfectly with the original models. HTH,
  3. Welcome, First off if you can get the core at a good price $25 or less I would grab two right away if it is in the budget. That way you will have all the components for two players and six ships to start off. This is the most economical way to go IMO as expansion ship MSRP for $15 and can usually be found online for about $10. Two core sets give you six ships with two sets of templates and dice for $50. Then start to get at least 1 of each expansion you like. With the two core sets you will need 1 more rebel ship and 1 more imperial to be able to build a 100pts squad for each. I would suggest an Advanced Tie and a X-wing expansion be your first purchases after the core sets. This way you will be able to put togehter a 100pt Rebel and 100pt Imperial Squad and learn the game. As for specifics squad list everyone has their own opinion and there are plenty of posts on that if you look around as you aquire at least one of each expansion you will have all the ships, pilots and upgrade cards to deterime what you like for purchasing extras. Have fun!
  4. They are still out there just harder to find. If you are in the Rockford IL are I am taking a large lot for the silent auction which includes a Starter(Unopened), X-Wing, 2 Ties, Tie advance, Falcon(unopened), Tie Interceptor, A-Wing. All are mint, they are extras that I just dont not use as I am not playing the epic battles I thought I would. This will make some room for future waves. Anything more than 100-150pts just takes to long IMO unless you have most of a day.
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    My new game Mat

    Post 51 is the clear winner IMO. Maybe a bit less shadow, but compared to the original it is a huge improvement. I would pass on the original as it looks cartoonist, but the glow and shadowing really makes a positive difference and I will definitely buy.
  6. FYI, these are not the same as the FFG pegs and will not insert into the ships or FFG pegs.They do sell stands that will work with these pegs, but requires an adapter to fit on the ship. Litko does the same for Wings of Glory. If you look close at the picture you can see the adapters. http://www.litko.net/products/Space-Fighter%2C-Deluxe-Flight-Stand.html Anyone ordering these pegs from Litko will be very disappointed if they do not get the Litko stands and adapters.
  7. Which is nice except it is a hassle every time it happens since they are so delicate. I have broke 4 so far or 8 since they had to be glued.
  8. I have not had this issue, but do know they are brittle. I broke two more this week. Really hope FFG does what Ares did with Wings of glory and decides to sell a small bag of plastic pegs. Currently I just glue them back together. This is the one fault I do find with this game. The pegs are to fragile with no easy source for replacements.
  9. Assault missles vs a tie Swarm can be very effective since there is a good chance you will catch several withing range one of each other espeically if your opponent tends to use Howlrunner or swarm tactics.
  10. Anyone else Going? This is a great convention. I will be running two Naval Thunder events and there is a multitude of other games on the event schedule. I see X-Wing is on the event list a couple of times as well. There are always opportunities for open gaming. This event always has one of the best Silent Auction events. Many local gamers clear out thier shelves and bring their unwanted treasures to this event. http://www.nobleminis.com/RockconWP/ Hope to see some of you there.
  11. So far I am 4-0 with this build: Howlrunner w/ Swarm tactics upgrade Tie Interceptor Alpha SQRN pilot Tie Bomber Captain Jonus with Swarm tactics, Cluster missiles, Assault Missiles Tie Bomber Scimitar SDRN Pilot with Cluster Missiles, proton torps and Assault Missiles CPT Jounus has paid off everytime as I keep the two bombers in a tight formation and they can launch missiles at 1-2 or 3 the re-roll ability with cluster missiles is huge and if you can catch your opponent bunched up early on the assault missles are also very deadly. Usually I group Howlrunner and the interceptor, but if facig high skilled rebels Howlrunner passing swarm tactics to Jonus and then on to Scimitar gives you three 8 during combat usually with the initative. I have yet to lose a bomber as I usually close with Howlrunner and the Alpha. Prior to the Tie Bomber I rarely used missles as the imperials at the ships were to fragile IMO.
  12. Anyone know who created this? http://home.comcast.net/~jason.fuller/empire.html?scroll=false I did a search, but could not did the original thread. I really like the format and was hoping it will be updated for wave three. Any help is appreciate,
  13. I currently have 4+ of all fighter except the Y-wing thinking we would do epic battles. The problem is this game does not translate real well into epic battles because of time. The largest we did was 300pts per side and it took hours. X-wing IMO is best played as a small skirmish 100-150 pts. As a result I will get one set and am even looking to sell a couple of my current Interceptors to make room as the most i have used at a time is two in a standard 100pt game.
  14. I have looked at these with much interest in the past. My current setup is still good through Wave3 and even the aces. Depending on what is included in wave four I may have to upgrade especially if it includes more large ships.
  15. I finally found my solution for affordable 3D turrets to enhance my X-wing games. Once you purchase the file for $6.99 you can make as many as you want and it also comes with the space station tiles and 3D asteroids. I posted a quick how to as well as where you can purchase the file on my blog. http://rallyroundtheflag.blogspot.com/2013/10/x-wing-3d-laser-turrets.html Enjoy!
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