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  1. Definitely 2 Resistance Transports because having a C3P0 carrier for cheap is going to open up a ton of gameplay possibilities. I think this thing is going to be almost as useful as the escape craft for Scum. 1, maybe 2 Naboo fighters, 2 Hyenas since they look really fun, and probably at least 1 B-wing an 1 Silencer for the new models.
  2. With Hyperspace becoming a thing I think those few who stick with Imperials are going to start to really like Del Meeko a lot more.
  3. Thanks, that explains it. So what I thought were differences in rank or posting were the equivalent of the light grey and blue grey Ties!
  4. So I always thought that the Imperial officers in the drab/tan (depending on color settings) uniforms were fleet and the black shirts were commandos, kind of like in Dark Forces but maybe I'm wrong: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_military_uniforms Heck, even RotS has a whole bridge crew wearing a more neutral grey, so I guess they're interchangeable? ,FFG have the same mini painted in green and black in different previews, but it would be nice to get some sculpt variants if that's the sum total of officers we'll get. Is the suspiciously fleet-trooper-like helmeted commando in the Specialist pack all we're likely to get of those uniforms? I'd kind of imagined the latter running around in units. Pilot figures would be cool but they'd be hard to imagine running around a battlefield. Would something like a figure for a downed pilot mini paired with some sort of extraction objective be the sort of thing that could be included in a competitive game or would it imbalance things? Speaking of which, you also have ATAT drivers:
  5. How much does the spouse (I presume) actually know about the items involved? If little, it could be pretty simple.
  6. I'm not allowed to have fun until the Feast of Alvis.
  7. Only had a couple games but they've gone reasonably well with this. Sure it needs some tuning but I've had to take initiative vs another Poe and it's been fine. So far I've been using Ello to flank and the predictability of Poe and Tubbs going together hasn't been a problem, and swarming him up to 6 helps keep him relevant and messes with target priority just a bit. Both of those matches the other player tried to convince me to swap Ello for Nien, but the ability to turn around easily with those tallon-rolls really helped me chase things down. Curious what people think. Poe Dameron — T-70 X-Wing 68 Swarm Tactics 3 R4 Astromech 2 Integrated S-Foils 0 Black One 2 Hardpoint: Torpedo 0 Proton Torpedoes 9 Ship Total: 84 Half Points: 42 Threshold: 4 Ello Asty — T-70 X-Wing 56 Heroic 1 Integrated S-Foils 0 Hardpoint: Torpedo 0 Proton Torpedoes 9 Ship Total: 66 Half Points: 33 Threshold: 4 Jaycris Tubbs — T-70 X-Wing 50 Integrated S-Foils 0 Ship Total: 50 Half Points: 25 Threshold: 4
  8. I just switched it around in my head. The bid is so that I can use my own objectives. So my basic worry is whether one ISD II can kill enough ships, since the Interdictor will get in there, but isn't going to be doing as much shooting, though the capacitors will help.
  9. Thanks this helps a lot! I'd be going to one near San Francisco. Anyway, does one list seem better? With X-wing as my main game, I'm a little afraid of loading up too much on upgrades over getting more ships on the board. If I went for Gozantis, am I taking Comms Net to just pass a couple more concentrate fire tokens to Thrawn? That seems like it's doing less than a ship that can still shoot with a few dice. And just what counts as a small fighter screen? I've got one of everything, doubles of a few ships, and can scare up second flotilla if need be. So maybe go to Imperial 2 with XI7 and drop a Tie to keep the bid? Name: Untitled Fleet Faction: Imperial Commander: Grand Admiral Thrawn Assault: Station Assault Defense: Contested Outpost Navigation: Salvage Run Imperial II (120) • Grand Admiral Thrawn (32) • Taskmaster Grint (5) • Gunnery Team (7) • XI7 Turbolasers (6) • Avenger (5) = 175 Points Interdictor Suppression Refit (90) • G7-X Grav Well Projector (2) • Grav Shift Reroute (2) = 94 Points Gozanti Cruisers (23) • Comms Net (2) • Suppressor (4) = 29 Points Gozanti Cruisers (23) • Comms Net (2) = 25 Points Squadrons: • Howlrunner (16) • Lambda Shuttle (15) • 3 x TIE Fighter Squadron (24) • Black Squadron (9) = 64 Points Total Points: 387 For Rebels, in the one game I did manage to scare up, Hera letting the A-wings get Rogue helped me keep the fighters away from my ships. Similarly, two GR-75s to just pass tokens then and maybe take a generic YT to add another counter to my A-wings? For this one I'm assuming I'll just be First Player on the other fellow's objectives, but I guess I could drop one GR-75 for a crazy bid? Name: Untitled Fleet Faction: Rebel Commander: Admiral Ackbar Assault: Advanced Gunnery Defense: Contested Outpost Navigation: Dangerous Territory MC80 Assault Cruiser (114) • Admiral Ackbar (38) • Strategic Adviser (4) • Engine Techs (8) • Electronic Countermeasures (7) • Ion Cannon Batteries (5) • XI7 Turbolasers (6) • Defiance (5) = 187 Points MC75 Armored Cruiser (104) • Chart Officer (2) • Gunnery Team (7) • Quad Laser Turrets (5) • Leading Shots (4) • Aspiration (3) = 125 Points GR-75 Medium Transports (18) • Comms Net (2) • Bright Hope (2) = 22 Points GR-75 Medium Transports (18) • Comms Net (2) = 20 Points Squadrons: • Shara Bey (17) • Tycho Celchu (16) • YT-1300 (13) = 46 Points Total Points: 400
  10. Hi all. I've had a hard time finding people to play this game with but found out there's a regional near me (less than 5 hours) in January. I probably shouldn't fly anything too finicky but like Star Destroyers and the big Mon Cals. If I can at least give a couple people a run for their money I'll be happy. So I have two ideas here, that depend on some other questions being answered. First, this one would basically let me reshape the field a bit so I could distract from my own lack of a plan by messing with the other guy's. But, how does grav-shift reroute work with objectives? Can I move a station too? Would this be enough of a bid? Name: Heavy Lifters Faction: Imperial Commander: Grand Admiral Thrawn Assault: Station Assault Defense: Fighter Ambush Navigation: ISD Cymoon 1 Refit (112) • Grand Admiral Thrawn (32) • Gunnery Team (7) • Avenger (5) = 156 Points Interdictor Suppression Refit (90) • G7-X Grav Well Projector (2) • Grav Shift Reroute (2) • Overload Pulse (8) = 102 Points Quasar Fire I (54) • Flight Commander (3) • Stronghold (5) = 62 Points Squadrons: • Howlrunner (16) • Lambda Shuttle (15) • 4 x TIE Fighter Squadron (32) • Black Squadron (9) = 72 Points Total Points: 392 The second fleet is just trying to capitalize on Ackbar with 3 elite squadrons whose goal is just to pin down any bombers that might catch me. Ackbar swings around while the MC75 goes in a little more directly. Name: Untitled Fleet Faction: Rebel Commander: Admiral Ackbar Assault: Defense: Navigation: MC80 Command Cruiser (106) • Admiral Ackbar (38) • SW-7 Ion Batteries (5) = 149 Points MC75 Armored Cruiser (104) • Chart Officer (2) • Gunnery Team (7) • Leading Shots (4) • Aspiration (3) = 120 Points MC30c Scout Frigate (69) = 69 Points Squadrons: • Hera Syndulla (28) • Shara Bey (17) • Tycho Celchu (16) = 61 Points Total Points: 399 Do any of these have potential? Thanks!
  11. I'm liking Daredevil + BB8 and Black One if I can afford it.
  12. Formations are a lot of fun to fly, particular with a view to the moment they break. The turn or two in which you go from an orderly little box to an orchestrated chaos of strategic bumps and blocks is the best part of the game!
  13. Hi all! I haven't played since Sullust but found another person to play the Corellian Conflict with and am super excited. I kept mostly current with that hope and will be playing Rebels, which is new for me, since the other guy really is into Imperial. I don't want to meta-game or anything, all I know is that there are some ISDs and an Interdictor cruising out around Corellia, and both of us are more interested in thematic than ultra-competitive lists. So my thoughts were to have one big Ackbar list using Home One Command Cruiser, the Armored Mon Cal Aspiration, a rando mc-30, and Hera, Tycho, and Shara to briefly distract some fighters as the big guns try to leverage Ackbar to circle the enemy. I'll get my first game with that tomorrow. For the other list I kind of want to try to use the other ships I've bought but don't really know what to do with them, particularly the Pelta. I was thinking about using: MC-80 Battle Cruiser with Mon Karren and Raddus (though I guess he should be dead) and gunnery teams (which is on every one of my big MCs), A Pelta Command Ship with Adar Tallon, Boosted Comms, and Fighter Coordination Team GR-75 transport with Bright Hope and Bomber Command Holding in reserve to mess with a big ship: Hammerhead Torpedo Corvette with Garel's Honor, Cham Syndulla Then a mess of fighters to push around: Keyan Farlander, Ten Numb, Wedge, and 3 generic X-wings This all leaves me with 9 points. So is this or something like it viable? How are people using the Pelta and Hammerheads? I never ran any of those little-ship fleets back in the day, and took 2 VSDs and a Gladiator to Sullust so it's all kind of new to me. Thanks!
  14. Perhaps I'm wrong, hard to tell, but if this were a writing class I'd say to work on the tone. Seems like a lot of people are, fairly or unfairly, interpreting your comments in a similar way and so if you want them to be read differently maybe try a different strategy.
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