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    Maneuver Reference Cards - Second Edition Wave 1

    Those are nice and something I've been looking for since 2nd Edition got released, but they'd be better for printing if they were black-on-white rather than the other way around.
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    Deep thinking: or how to plan several rounds ahead.

    Why did you make me put my feet in these watermelons?
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    T-85 and TIE/FO Interceptor? Let the theorizing being

    Hear that, everyone? In this populist film universe featuring Samurai Telepath Space Wizards with magic Glow-O-Swords where spaceships fly like WW2 fighters, the thing that we shouldn't be able to accept as scientifically plausible is that Spaceships Need Fuel To Travel. Oh and also it's ridiculous that the Good Guys who have been defined for 40 years as being poor and scattered and fighting a guerrilla war should be undone by supply problems. Christ almighty.
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    The A-wing is where they dropped the ball

    At the UKTC I ran Wedge, Blount, a Bandit, Outmaneuver Prockets Jake and Intimidation Arvel and played them exactly as you describe here - running the Zs and Wedge in a block and whipping the A-Wings in off the wing, forcing my opponents to commit one way or the other. It was pretty effective against everything except ****ing Boba-Guri. It's a bit headachey because you're out PS-d by almost everyone but because there are blockers and your opponents have to concentrate on one half of your list first it's actually not as bad as you'd think.
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    Resistance Conversion Kit upgrade preview

    Holy ****, People Who Hated The Last Jedi, we ****ing GET IT. You DIDN'T LIKE IT. Can you please shut the **** up about it in a thread where we're trying to discuss a ****ing X-Wing expansion please?
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    lets talk Kihraxz fighter

    We must! We must! We must! We must! We must!
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    So, how’s the app working for everyone else?

    It's alright. It's not great, the UI's not brilliant, I'd like the option to have, say, stats and rule text printed out when I create a PDF of my list, and the lack of "duplicate this ship" is a bit of a pain, but it's... kind of ok-ish? Meeting my pretty low expectations?
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    Beating high init

    Yeah, it really depends what you're flying but in general you want to fly slow, engage at ranges 2-3 as much as possible to keep your arcs as wide as you can and try to fend the enemy aces into spaces where they're as predicable as possible. Soontir in particular is often fairly easy to block because he's chained to his green moves (less so in 2nd edition, admittedly) and there's normally only one or two options each turn that he can take if he wants to keep his gun on you. If you're fighting around asteroids that cut his options off even more, so he's either got to break off the attack (giving you a chance to out-gun the rest of your opponent's list) or risk putting himself in the sort of place he'd rather not be. Maybe try running a few arc-dodger lists yourself to try and get a feel for what they're trying to do and the sort of tactics you're likely to face?
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    Waves of Obscure Ships? : From Armada

    Well, all of those ships are hideous with the exception of the TIE Commander which is... OK but has the drawback that it basically doesn't exist. Ark Angel or GTFO.
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    Bombers 2.0

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    PSA: Cheap card storage option

    Yes, it's what I was planning on getting but in the end I found that I had an expansion box for Legendary Encounters that fits two rows of cards in it and so can have all the upgrades running down one side of the box and all the pilots down the other with a TON of room left for more expansions. I hacked some dividers together from spare card and Bob's your uncle.
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    Best Crew for Tie Phantoms

    Don't you tease me.
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    How’re people building 2.0 Kihraxz Fighters?

    Am I crazy for thinking that in a world where arc-dodging has been nerfed a bit, Talonbane Cobra (and his newly-buffed ability) is actually pretty good? Not sure what you'd run with him is the only thing. Boba would leave you fifty-some points of I-don't-know-what.
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    Fighting Tie Swarms under the "Second Edition" rules

    Not with Iden on the table, he can't. So Round 1 most of the swarm gets to shoot the Firespray, and it (effectively) gets no shot in return. That feels like a difficult hurdle for an ace list (particularly one where 40-50% of your points are spent on one ship) to get over.
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    I5, I6, and the bid

    Yeah, and given that you don't need to be assigning points to Advanced Stealth or defensive modifications any more, you can easily fit a cheap Soontir, Duchess and Whisper together in a squad with 40-some points left for support and "luxury" upgrades.
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    Tie Advanced 2.0 seems meh

    Yeah, I loved them. I was running Soontir and three AC Tempests for the month or so that three lots of flat two damage was enough to scare most enemies.
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    When are two smaller ships better than Darth Vader?

    The problem for Advanceds with low Initiative is keeping its locked target in arc for multiple turns. Even in a world where arc-dodging has been somewhat nerfed they're likely to have to move their locks several times, screwing up their action economy and making them more vulnerable because they don't have the Focus to help them take advantage of the extra defence die. The absence of an Accuracy Corrector equivalent really hurts them.
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    2.0 How to counter a Howlswarm

    Eh. As other people have said, generally it's probably optimal to use the ability the first time you're going to lose a TIE anyway so personally I'd far far rather you be shooting at Iden than Howlrunner.
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    2.0 How to counter a Howlswarm

    No, because she only works once and can work on herself. So there's no point in targeting her early, because whoever you target she'll use her ability and then she's just a regular Initiative 4 TIE. Howlie's ability works the entire time she's on the board, so she's got to go.
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    2nd Edition Pilots - Winners & Losers: Scum Edition

    Am I crazy thinking that Talonbane Cobra is going to be pretty handy in a world where arc-dodging has been nerfed? His ability’s gotten a buff and he’s gotten a bit cheaper, albeit losing his modification discount in the process?
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    2.0 Points Values & Slots

    23 points for an Academy Pilot, so they’re effectively half a point cheaper.
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    Tie Strikers Seem Good

    That's pretty much where I am. They're going to have to be cheeeeeeeeap for me to get excited about them. I'm not sure Adaptive Ailerons hilarity is enough to make up for being a third less durable than an X-Wing.
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    PSA: so they nerfed your favourite ship

    Unless I missed it, there’s no mention of a V1 title equivalent for the TIE Advanced Prototype. Which is fine, assuming a fairly serious cost reduction, though I did quite like the quirk of Target Lock and Evade being tied together.
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    Pet Peeve incomming 2,0 "nametags"

    Talonbane Cobra - Actually, It's About Ethics In Scum And Villainy Fel's Wrath - Spending The Year Dead For Tax Reasons