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    R2-EQ got a reaction from LeoHowler in Problem of Squadrons and Theme   
    "I think there is a slight problem with squadrons in Armada, and for me it’s mostly a problem of theme. Game mechanics have trumped fluff. Where are the heroes talking over comms to other pilots setting up attack runs? No one is saying “cut the chatter Red Two” because everyone is too busy waiting for orders from capital ships. Why do Imperials have to take mercenaries in their fleets if they want a squadron to move and attack? No TIEs have Rouge? Is that because Boba Fett is a better star pilot than Darth Vader?"
     
    Rest here:
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/ideas-to-fix-the-squadron-problem-in-star-wars-armada/
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from LeoHowler in Problem of Squadrons and Theme   
    What about Garven telling squads what to do at Yavin? Or Lando telling Ackbar what to do at Endor.?
     
    As I mentioned in the article, just some ideas I had to inject fluffy options to give players ways to customize their force. Don't want mercenaries but want Rogue? No problem. Want Wedge to be Red Leader and a mini command ship? Ok, pay the points.
     
    I hope you guys enjoyed the article. I wanted to write something entertaining and get people thinking outside the box.
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Vykes in Problem of Squadrons and Theme   
    "I think there is a slight problem with squadrons in Armada, and for me it’s mostly a problem of theme. Game mechanics have trumped fluff. Where are the heroes talking over comms to other pilots setting up attack runs? No one is saying “cut the chatter Red Two” because everyone is too busy waiting for orders from capital ships. Why do Imperials have to take mercenaries in their fleets if they want a squadron to move and attack? No TIEs have Rouge? Is that because Boba Fett is a better star pilot than Darth Vader?"
     
    Rest here:
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/ideas-to-fix-the-squadron-problem-in-star-wars-armada/
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from thecactusman17 in Problem of Squadrons and Theme   
    "I think there is a slight problem with squadrons in Armada, and for me it’s mostly a problem of theme. Game mechanics have trumped fluff. Where are the heroes talking over comms to other pilots setting up attack runs? No one is saying “cut the chatter Red Two” because everyone is too busy waiting for orders from capital ships. Why do Imperials have to take mercenaries in their fleets if they want a squadron to move and attack? No TIEs have Rouge? Is that because Boba Fett is a better star pilot than Darth Vader?"
     
    Rest here:
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/ideas-to-fix-the-squadron-problem-in-star-wars-armada/
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    R2-EQ reacted to Rythbryt in Problem of Squadrons and Theme   
    Before anyone comments, I'd strongly encourage you to read the post linked by the OP. When I first read the title and OP, I was inclined to think that the discussion was about broken game mechanics (which seemed ironic timing to me, given the results at world's yesterday). That's not what this is about. You may still not agree after reading the full post, but at least we'll all be on-topic.
     
    For myself, after reading the post, I've done a 180. I still think squadrons aren't broken, and there's lots of exciting things ahead for them.
     
    But dang it, I WANT THAT VADER!!!
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    R2-EQ reacted to Swusn in Problem of Squadrons and Theme   
    I would like to see squadron upgrades. Right now squadrons are fine but you are correct that a hero grabbing two wing men and flying off to save the day would be very thematic. If they could find a way to make it happen without breaking the game I would be all for it.
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    R2-EQ reacted to Green Knight in Problem of Squadrons and Theme   
    Cool post. Some good ideas. Liked squadron upgrades. Others not so much.
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Wraithdt in Problem of Squadrons and Theme   
    "I think there is a slight problem with squadrons in Armada, and for me it’s mostly a problem of theme. Game mechanics have trumped fluff. Where are the heroes talking over comms to other pilots setting up attack runs? No one is saying “cut the chatter Red Two” because everyone is too busy waiting for orders from capital ships. Why do Imperials have to take mercenaries in their fleets if they want a squadron to move and attack? No TIEs have Rouge? Is that because Boba Fett is a better star pilot than Darth Vader?"
     
    Rest here:
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/ideas-to-fix-the-squadron-problem-in-star-wars-armada/
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Richard_Thomas_ in Problem of Squadrons and Theme   
    "I think there is a slight problem with squadrons in Armada, and for me it’s mostly a problem of theme. Game mechanics have trumped fluff. Where are the heroes talking over comms to other pilots setting up attack runs? No one is saying “cut the chatter Red Two” because everyone is too busy waiting for orders from capital ships. Why do Imperials have to take mercenaries in their fleets if they want a squadron to move and attack? No TIEs have Rouge? Is that because Boba Fett is a better star pilot than Darth Vader?"
     
    Rest here:
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/ideas-to-fix-the-squadron-problem-in-star-wars-armada/
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Mattman7306 in X-Wing Co-Op Campaign is Here!   
    Here in Toronto, we've had a group for 8 months or so working on an amazing Campaign for X-Wing spearheaded by Armorgear7.
     

     
    Now that it's ready for release you can grab it here:
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/campaign/
     
    You should give it a try as a ton of effort went into it's creation!
     
    For those interested, below is a link about the genesis for the campaign.
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/new-co-op-x-wing-campaign/
     
     
     
     

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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Radarman5 in X-Wing Co-Op Campaign is Here!   
    If you'd like to see what the game looks like in it's glory when printed, check it out here:
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/hotac-printed-components/
     
     
    If you've enjoyed the game, throw Josh a well deserved tip here:
     
    https://www.paypal.me/JoshDerksen
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Dreadicus in X-Wing Co-Op Campaign is Here!   
    Here in Toronto, we've had a group for 8 months or so working on an amazing Campaign for X-Wing spearheaded by Armorgear7.
     

     
    Now that it's ready for release you can grab it here:
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/campaign/
     
    You should give it a try as a ton of effort went into it's creation!
     
    For those interested, below is a link about the genesis for the campaign.
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/new-co-op-x-wing-campaign/
     
     
     
     

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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Helias de Nappo in X-Wing Co-Op Campaign is Here!   
    Here in Toronto, we've had a group for 8 months or so working on an amazing Campaign for X-Wing spearheaded by Armorgear7.
     

     
    Now that it's ready for release you can grab it here:
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/campaign/
     
    You should give it a try as a ton of effort went into it's creation!
     
    For those interested, below is a link about the genesis for the campaign.
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/new-co-op-x-wing-campaign/
     
     
     
     

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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Riku Riekkinen in Canadian Nationals Winner Batrep   
    Read how the Canadian Nationals was won here
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/x-wing-miniatures-canadian-nationals-report/
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from thecactusman17 in Battle of Endor   
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from thecactusman17 in Battle of Endor   
    I took a screenshot.
     

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    R2-EQ got a reaction from jme in Battle of Endor   
    DUR I was thinking the same thing. I recently re-watched the Endor battle and paused the screen a few times to count the ships. I think your breakdown is pretty accurate.
     
    The only reason to call what was happening a Civil War seems to be because of the crawl in Star Wars. What hyperspaced in to face off with the Death Star was a pitiful guerrilla force. Was that the whole Rebel fleet? Around 3 or so MC80s, few corvettes and some Nebs?
     
    Wasn't the Rebel fleet "amassing" at Sullust? That's all they had? They couldn't even hold a planet with that!
     
    Anyway, I don't think a lot of stuff in Star Wars bears up to scrutiny. It's obvious in hind sight that Lucas didn't really "world build" very well and struggled with many aspects of story telling (still breaks my heart to say it). There was also limitations with effects at the time.
     
    From a pure story standpoint, it would make for a more exciting finish to show how badly the Rebels were outnumbered at a glance while you're watching the movie for the first time. Fun and the thrill of the ride trumps logic. I think Lucas was more about theme and a broad archetypal struggle than a definitive world with strict rules and logic (as you'd find with Tolkien or George RR Martin).
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from LeoHowler in Battle of Endor   
    DUR I was thinking the same thing. I recently re-watched the Endor battle and paused the screen a few times to count the ships. I think your breakdown is pretty accurate.
     
    The only reason to call what was happening a Civil War seems to be because of the crawl in Star Wars. What hyperspaced in to face off with the Death Star was a pitiful guerrilla force. Was that the whole Rebel fleet? Around 3 or so MC80s, few corvettes and some Nebs?
     
    Wasn't the Rebel fleet "amassing" at Sullust? That's all they had? They couldn't even hold a planet with that!
     
    Anyway, I don't think a lot of stuff in Star Wars bears up to scrutiny. It's obvious in hind sight that Lucas didn't really "world build" very well and struggled with many aspects of story telling (still breaks my heart to say it). There was also limitations with effects at the time.
     
    From a pure story standpoint, it would make for a more exciting finish to show how badly the Rebels were outnumbered at a glance while you're watching the movie for the first time. Fun and the thrill of the ride trumps logic. I think Lucas was more about theme and a broad archetypal struggle than a definitive world with strict rules and logic (as you'd find with Tolkien or George RR Martin).
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from GilmoreDK in Battle of Endor   
    DUR I was thinking the same thing. I recently re-watched the Endor battle and paused the screen a few times to count the ships. I think your breakdown is pretty accurate.
     
    The only reason to call what was happening a Civil War seems to be because of the crawl in Star Wars. What hyperspaced in to face off with the Death Star was a pitiful guerrilla force. Was that the whole Rebel fleet? Around 3 or so MC80s, few corvettes and some Nebs?
     
    Wasn't the Rebel fleet "amassing" at Sullust? That's all they had? They couldn't even hold a planet with that!
     
    Anyway, I don't think a lot of stuff in Star Wars bears up to scrutiny. It's obvious in hind sight that Lucas didn't really "world build" very well and struggled with many aspects of story telling (still breaks my heart to say it). There was also limitations with effects at the time.
     
    From a pure story standpoint, it would make for a more exciting finish to show how badly the Rebels were outnumbered at a glance while you're watching the movie for the first time. Fun and the thrill of the ride trumps logic. I think Lucas was more about theme and a broad archetypal struggle than a definitive world with strict rules and logic (as you'd find with Tolkien or George RR Martin).
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from TheRealStarkiller in Battle of Endor   
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Parakitor in Canadian Nationals Winner Batrep   
    Read how the Canadian Nationals was won here
     
    http://dockingbay416.com/x-wing-miniatures-canadian-nationals-report/
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    R2-EQ reacted to DerErlkoenig in Rogues and Villains painting?   
    I sent you a PM.
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Versch in Intensify Forward Firepower Episode XII: The Fleshing at Sullust   
    Great Podcast guys, keep up the good work.
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from TheRealStarkiller in Rogues and Villains painting?   
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    R2-EQ got a reaction from Vykes in Sullust Batrep and Painting Logos on Armada TIEs   
    Read about how Screed dominates a Sullust Tourney to take top spot in Toronto:

    http://dockingbay416.com/battle-report-massing-at-sullust/



    If you ever wanted to paint an Imperial Logo on a TIE, this is how you can do it:

    http://dockingbay416.com/star-wars-armada-painting-the-imperial-logo-on-a-tie-fighter/
     
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