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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    24hrs of Duel of the Fates?
  7. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Has there been any real news about OP kits for the release of 2.0?
  8. Major Tom

    X-Wing+WEG RPG

    Nostalgia at a guess. Plus if it sells they can bring out the second edition and devised & expanded second edition on their anniversaries... 😏
  9. Major Tom

    X-Wing+WEG RPG

    I’m a bit of an RPG hoarder, and the WEG Star Wars game is a favourite. I still have pretty much everything they did. I’m still getting this version though.
  10. Major Tom

    X-Wing+WEG RPG

    Still waiting for my copy, I suspect as with most of the books the U.K. release is later than the US release. There was a starfighter combat companion game (I have a copy somewhere) so adaptation shouldn’t be too tough.
  11. Major Tom

    Sharing my painting...

    Forest is very much a work in progress, Lenox rider is nearly done. I may have to revisit the Lenox itself though as the markings did not come out as well as I had hoped.
  12. Major Tom

    Night Elves

    Those are amazing. You just made me wish I hadn’t started on mine so I could copy you.
  13. Major Tom

    Tournaments. New expansions only?

    Some of it will be down to the stores. Your LGS can use a store kit for a standard tournament, league, escelation tournement or even an objectives tournament as they see fit. It’s only once you get to the Formal tier that a particular format is mandated. As I TO our local events I’ll be discussing with the owner of our FLGS what the local player base wants, but there will absolutely be events where only ships and upgrades released in the waves will be allowed rather than the full spectrum.
  14. Major Tom

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I’m thinking Wave 2 will be the re-launch of the First Order and Resistance, so TIE/fo, TIE/sf, Upsilon, Silencer, T-70, Old Falcon and Bomber, with the RZ-2 A-Wing as the new ship balancing out the numbers.