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  1. Wow. Supreme effort. Thank you for posting, very interesting. Shared with my local facebook group. We're already blaming our dice, now that we have proof. Lol.
  2. Thanks for this, I considered drilling but was not sure where rear posts were. The front half of the speeder was easy to separate. The back got rough, especially around the engine nacelles. So I quit. Time to get the drill out.
  3. Awesome! Love it. Be careful though, the Trapster gets triggered when you call him Paste Pot Pete. lol Red Ghost and his Super Apes...
  4. lol, guilty. Had three. Got the Raider, had four. The worst looking X1 went and sat on my desk at work. Mostly always ran some form of Vader, Eclipse and Steele, when I ran X1s. Conversion kit had 2 dials. Wanted to play Vader, Marek and Ved at our local opening night 2.0 game. So I bought a 2.0 X1 expansion pack for that third dial. Later purchased 2 dials separate on ebay and brought the bad looking X1 home. That's how I came about 5 X1s. And I don't mind, it's my favorite ship from the movies and was my first ship from Kenner when I was a kid. Happy when they dropped points on Storm and Tempest squadrons. Been having fun locally with with five naked Storm Aces, and doing ok standings wise. Might try the Tempest squad with the FCS.
  5. I can hear Shatner's voice," Boh-bah---FETT" lol
  6. Who's Boba Fett? Was she one of Captain Kirk's girlfriends?
  7. X-Wing Store Championship! Come play, have fun and win! Sunday, August 25th, 2018. 11 am sign-in, 12 noon rounds start. Collector's Ink 2593 Hwy 32, Chico, CA 95973. (530) 345-0958
  8. I play Soviets in Flames of War. Whats smoke?
  9. And I still haven't played a V4 game yet, but not cuz I'm salty about the change, I can't or don't find the time or ambition to get a game in. It was nice to get the new rule books free, but V4 took much steam out of many players' sails (in my area at least). Hope the same doesn't happen for X-Wing.
  10. At-Rt does partial reverse into base of At-St. Both vehicles in each others' rear firing arcs. Melee can still happen, correct? Melee has no need of firing arcs? Basing this on assumption that some vehicle weapon upgrades specifically noted for front firing arc only. Melee weapons do not state they are fixed firing arc weapons. But on page 32 of RRG we read this, "Melee attacks follow same rules as ranged attacks..." But page 32 also says "two miniatures from opposing players' units are in base contact, those units are in melee." So do melee weapons have arcs? And does Weak Point count? Probably not if firing arcs aren't used in melee? We could not find any rules other than page 32 of RRG that addresses this situation. If we missed something please point us to correct page please. We just had the vehicles donkey kick each other, which was fun. The full health At-Rt brought down the already wounded At-St after two rounds of melee. First time an At-St has been brought down in our games!
  11. There are a few of us in Chico. There are some in Sacramento also.
  12. Right on! It took me longer than I can remember (or want to admit) to find the priming way that works for me. It's funny cause the first time I used white primer was lame too. The white exposes your painting boo-boos so much more. Now I rarely use black.
  13. Played epic twice. Loved it both times. Will play more epic this new year. Will gladly pick up any new epic stuff that comes out.
  14. Nice walk down memory lane, reading these stories. Brings back good Christmas and birthday memories of the Death Star playset, Imperial Attack Base, Vader's fighter, etc. The one that sticks out the most was my 7th birthday, Oct. 1980. I was a big ESB junkie. Saw it eight times in the theater while it was out. Parents, relatives, friends' parents, neighbors all suffered my company to take me to see that movie! I had a birthday party at a local park, one aunt, sister, about 8 friends. And my dad was there, which was super-cool, because he was always working and rarely got to do family type stuff. Ironic that my mom wasn't, she working that day! Was so stoked when dad brought out the cake. Bespin Luke, Bespin Leia and Yoda were on the cake, which was also frosted in Star Wars style. The only Star Wars gift I remember with certainty when and where I received it. I still have all three of them, but am missing Yoda's robe, Leia's cape and her head. Luke and Yoda's heads have been glued on, and re-glued on, they've survived three of my children too. They are much worse for the wear, I'm afraid. Happy New Year, everyone!
  15. I'd like tauntauns also. Easy to pretend they're Cracian thumpers or something similar for non-Hoth scraps. (Yes, I know Cracian thumpers aren't canon anymore ) Depending on the model, if FFG produce any, maybe modding them without horns would be a possibillity. Also be groovy to see the color schemes for tauntaun based, but generic, bipedal beasts of burden the Legion community comes up with. Happy New Year everyone. It should be a good year with Legion coming out!
  16. Looking good. Always nice to see pretty pictures. I think I'm gonna order some of Imperial Terrain's stuff, it all looks nice.
  17. I feel the same as you, especially at this scale. Even at 15mm, figs aren't quite as customizable, but basing can individualized and themed. My first company for Flames of War had generic dirt basing with some static grass and foam bushes. Now I'm planning out companies as a whole, so when paint jobs get judged, my company has a unified and thematic feel. The eye-candy aspect of miniature wargaming is a big factor in attracting attention and ultimately to sales. Hopefully the game is fun. If it is a good game then all the painting and customizing will only add to the experience and your satisfaction. For all of you players scared or put off by the prospect of painting, I understand. All of us started somewhere. Just try it, simple base coat and a wash, drybrush or dip. Keep practicing and you'll get better. I now, after 12 years of wargaming, dislike fielding an unfinished army, but I don't mind playing against one, and I'll bring one myself if I have too. And even if someone gets upset about playing against an unpainted army, that his or her's problem. I've read that same sentiment on this board, so don't worry if you're painting skills are slow, or aren't as good as someone else's. Most people you'll play aren't going to pitch a fit if you bring some ninjas or silver surfers to the field. For me, learning to paint, theme and customize has increased my enjoyment of playing miniatures games. There is an immense pride and satisfaction at playing a good rules set with an army that you hand painted.
  18. We have three or four consistent players in Chico, CA. And three or four rotating players that play every now and then. Lost a couple of consistent players in the last two months due to moves, switching to different games. Sometimes we have 8 people playing, sometimes two. We play every Saturday. We're lucky that or FLGS gets prize support and always has room for us. A father and son came in last weekend saw us playing. They sat down and played, left the store with core set and a Falcon, hopefully we'll see them again. We know there are others around here that play at home. The small sampling of lists we have here are always different, there is no meta here. We'll stick with a list for 3 or 4 saturdays, then change it up. Casual and fun bunch of people here. I enjoy blowing up each others toy ships and hanging out with them. That's pretty important. Jeff Wilder, where in the Bay Area do you play at? I used to play the Flames of War circuit at Endgame, Gamescape North and the GameKastle in San Jose. I know there are a few other stores in that area. Just in case I'm ever down there it'll be handy to know when and where X-wing is played.
  19. Born in 1973. Lost this card in the theater when I first saw Star Wars. I was almost four the first time my mom took me to see it. Was four the second time. Though I saw it twice in the theater, I don't remember many specific scenes, guess I was too young, or I'm too old to remember now. The cantina scene, Luke and the droids in the the Lars' garage, Obi-Wan and Vader fighting, the ships fighting over the Death Star, and the Tusken Raiders and Jawas are still on the big screen in my dim memories way back when. I remember loving it, and being fascinated by it. And losing my favorite card...
  20. I've put the blue dot stickers from the token bags on the back of the dials I use most. But yeah, too many dials, not enough stickers. Not every bag has a sticker, and the only color I've seen is blue. Need to hit up a stationery store and buy some little stickers.
  21. Очень хорошо, я люблю космонавтов!
  22. Ahh, you had to rub it in. Man, I had forgot all about quiet and cocktails 'til you just brought it up. So now I'm double sad. Sad that I'd forget such luxuries, and sad that I don't have them either. Ignorance and forgetfulness was truly bliss... Wait, I do remember now, when there were no children, that "quiet stuff" wasn't so quiet. Are you sure you're doing right? Ah, hell, you can't be doing it wrong if you don't have any 20 year side effects.
  23. Looking good. Especially the LED. I want to to that someday. I have two Victory Star Destroyers from Armada, one of them is already a bit droopy, it would be my first choice to get popped open and practiced on. Any advice on an LED setup?
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