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  1. Major Tom

    Sharing my painting...

    It’s been a while, and I’ve been distracted by other projects but here are some Lenox riders. I wanted to do a leopard pattern, but my efforts on the markings were rubbish so I went with the Lion look.
  2. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Well, that’s 1.0 done for me, I ended up playing at a small local convention where I was TO because we had an odd number. I’ve had a lot of fun with the game, no matter how degenerate it’s become. Next Thursday cannot come quickly enough.
  3. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I want to live in a world where /ln swarms fear Wedge, Luke and Biggs. I fear that is not the case.
  4. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    If Wedge isn’t good there’s a fundemental flaw with the game.
  5. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I’m still trying to convince myself there’s a list with Wedge and Supernatural Luke that can handle the /ln swarm out there. 🤔
  6. I’d love to see FFG remake the old Renegade Legion Interceptor and Leviathan games using X-Wing and Armada. The market might be a bit limited though. 😀
  7. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Vader did also solo half of Phoenix Squadron and a corvette. The only reason he didn’t do for the Ghost was the inevitable incompetence of his subordinates.
  8. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    She is a ship in her own right as well as keeping Howelrunner (who I would have put at about 50pts given she essentially adds another /ln of value and has a high initiative) in the fight. I would have priced Iden at Howelrunner, plus an academy plus some for her initiative, so about the 75pts mark. I may well be being over cautious. The dominance of TIE swarms in the early days of X-Wing actively kept people out of the game in the early waves. TIE swarms are thematic only as long as they loose to Wedge, Luke et al. Their dominance was also the root of the cascade of power creep that eventually made 2.0 necessary. I would be surprised not to see Iden and Howlrunner increase in price. Maybe not to my values, but certainly to the point where you can only field four other TIEs with them. That said, there may well be something that preys on swarms enough to keep them in check (supernatural aces seem positive) and I may be worrying about nothing. The devs certainly have more info than I do on the subject.
  9. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    😮 Iden Verso Up Up Up! 😥
  10. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    That’s pretty much a nightmare. The TIE swarm is utterly toxic if it’s a meta defining monster. There’s a solid argument that everything that went wrong with 1.0 was a result of trying to rein in the effectiveness of TIE swarms (without changing points) and the resulting over-corrections to bring the stuff they brought in to do so back into check. If you can get Iden and Howl as part of a seven TIE swarm I would bet we see a very quick points correction that lands close to my values.
  11. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Five TIEs is somewhere around where I expect an Iden & Howlrunner swarm to sit in points. Howl needs to be minimum twice the price of an Academy (and that’s not taking into account her initiative), so Iden needs to be the price of Howl plus the price of an Academy (again, plus some for initiative and slots). That’s 125pts, give or take, so you get three Academys with it for your 200pts.
  12. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    On the other hand Iden at only two threat looks utterly busted unless there is no Howlrunner quick build at all.
  13. Major Tom

    Sharing my painting...

    Megan
  14. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    That’s a heck of a list @Boom Owl. The importance of some stats will depend on list composition. If I’m always playing high PS Aces then my number of blocks is going to be low and getting them is of lower importance than if I’m flying low PS jousters. I’d almost say that number of times blocked by a higher PS ship is a negative statistic.
  15. Major Tom

    Let's predict X-Wing 2.0 Wave 2!

    Should be three ships per faction to keep the balance with wave 1, so I would expect to see the Upsilon and the Resistance Bomber too. New A-Wing might also be replaced by the Reaistance Falcon, but that would mean the Rebels don’t have a Falcon (outside conversion kits) and two other factions do. It would also mean no new ships in the wave, and I expect every wave to have at least one ship we’ve not seen before.
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