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  1. Make you miss a good old "Armada is dead" posting.
  2. I can think of fewer things in my childhood that still give me as much joy today, as watching Wedge and Lando blow the **** out of the Deathstar 2. And knowing all those Impies died horribly in space. And if the debris rained down and destroyed the Ewoks, they wouldn't have been dancing along to their Yub-Yub song in celebration of defeating the Emperor's finest troops, and helping destroy the Empire.
  3. They're scaled to the Gladiator, not the ISD.
  4. I've got this condition, where I have to always include Neb Bs in every list that doesn't have Akbar, so here's my idea. MC 30 Torpedo Frigate Nebulon B Escort Frigate CR90B Corvette 2x X-wing squadrons 1x Y-wing squagron The CR90 and MC30 can use speed to dive in, fire, and run away. While the NebB can slow roll with long range fire, soaking up punishment, and controlling the fighters.
  5. To tack onto your explanation, especially point #3, to return to the earlier question of why Tarkin doesn't flee the Deathstar before Luke blows it up. It his arrogant faith in the power of the Empire and Vader as a pilot, above some possibility that a random Rebel pilot can possibly hit the exhaust port while being chased by Vader himself, especially while the Rebel squadrons have been slowly whittled down to just three snub fighters by the end (and not knowing Han was coming back), that Tarkin felt an evacuation in their moment of triumph was unnecessary.
  6. If you liked the first JJWARS movie, you'll probably like the last one. Me, I'm not a fan of JJ, so I only had hope for the last two installments, but that was dashed with the news that JJ was coming back to save Star Wars on the heels of his retelling of A New Hope.
  7. While I agree that Solo fell flat on arrival, I do t think I would consider it a case of people not wanting "origin stories", so much as a case of Star Wars fatigue fueled by Disney's rush to get films out there, coupled with backlash over the Disney SW films themselves amongst the general fan base, and wasn't helped by the directorial change which created another "Disney doesn't get it" moment for those fans wanting to see a fresh take on it. I'm 52 years old, I saw Star Wars in theater when it was originally released, didn't grow up in the age of digital downloads or blue ray, or even DVDs or VHS or rental services. We watched Star Wars on the big screen as many times as we could, because we had no idea when we could see it again, which didn't really change until the time of Jedi, so there was no possibility of burnout on only three films. I remember after the first film came out, discovering the Marvel comics, and getting new stories of Han and Chewie fighting alongside Jax. Going forward, before there was an extended universe, finding books like Han Solo At Stars End, more prequels than origin stories, but still stories about Han and Chewie or Lando that also lacked any real threat to our heroes because they obviously survived until the Rebellion. But, we still loved reading those stories. i think Solo just got caught in a perfect storm of issues, not all the fault of the film itself, and that hurt the film at the box office.
  8. Not really, hoping it won't have a bunch of must have cards.
  9. I've got two Neb B's plus a third from the Core Set, and one Pelta. And the odds are better I'm running two Nebs than a single Pelta, and it's possible I'll run a third Neb with Leia before the Pelta still.
  10. One of each ship and fighter set and the core set for the most part, until Chimaera and Profundity (hard times, still waiting on getting them soon), two of the smaller ships (meaning three of each Nebulon and Corellian Corvette because of the Core), plus one of Mel's Assault Frigates because the AssFrig2 looks horrible. I still want to get a second Hammerhead box and MC30 pack, and a second ISD because you've got to have more.
  11. Most people I've seen commenting on the Hammerhead insist on running one or three at a time, as a contrarian I run two myself with the Organa Task Force card as well, but I like to run a scout and torpedo combo. Now as a caveat, I run these in an MSU list with Leia as Admiral, so your mileage may vary. But, my logic is that the Scout fires first at range, and that allows the Torpedo boat to use the TF title off the Scout. In combo with Leia and a weapon dial selected, it allows the Scout (especially if it has a Turbolaser) to add dice and a reroll, and then the torpedo uses External racks plus adds a die and then has reroll from the TF title and token (thanks Princess). Just thought I would give you my two cents.
  12. Not trying to bust your balls here, but you're talking about trying to build a "realistic" ISD group, while adding in Defenders over TIEs and INT because it's much cooler to you. How about doing a realistic build first, and then the Defender build for yourself?
  13. From a "fly casual" type player, I think it will be like ships in X-wing. A niche thing, but not an "OMG, I can't wait to buy an ISD!" kind of moment. Personally, as a dual faction player who hasn't even gotten the Chimera or Profundity because of lean times recently, I'm not sure if it's a case of "if not when" for me purchasing it. Honestly, I'm glad they made it, just so all the "where's the SSD" types can stop asking that on the forum, but my main interest is its coolness factor over its play factor. From a competitive tournament level, how many mor points do you need to play with?
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