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    Battalia got a reaction from Engine25 in Bring Out the Big Guns! Wave 5 announcement   
    round as well as
    remove any red target locks
     
    ?
     
    But 3 focus and 1 evade token on Soontir with a stealth device? Bring on the pain! 
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    Battalia reacted to ziggy2000 in [Review] Cog 'O' Two X-wing templates   
    They fit over the movement template nubs on the small and large ship bases, to be used for marking a ship position when you need to remove it from a crowded board temporarily to make placing movement templates easier, or perhaps allow for easier placement of bombs and the like under existing ships.
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    Battalia reacted to KineticOperator in Another Day, Another Defender Mauling   
    I've been playing around with all 4 Defenders for the past week, and I have to say that they are absolute beasts on the table.  Equipped with Engine Upgrade and an HLC they murder pretty much everybody.  They are extraordinarily expensive, to be sure, but any less and they would be terribly OP.
     
    The Defender is easily the best Cannon ship in the game at the moment.  There isn't a turn where you aren't hitting somebody with your HLC/Ion, except for the 1 in 4 times when you are point blank and about to put 4 dice primaries into their face.  Other ships struggle to keep ships in front of them and/or at range, the Defender does not.
     
    The dial is amazing.  No really, it is.  Except for the 1 straight, it has EVERY other maneuver.  The white K-Turn is very, very useful, allowing you to substitute a 180 plus boost for short turns, when the 3 turn is too large.  The combination of K-Turn plus boost/barrel roll or K-Turn plus focus and hit with HLC against a stressed opponent is murderous.  The full suite of high-speed maneuvers plus boost/barrel-roll makes you very unpredictable, and lets you cover tons of ground.  The much maligned green selection is actually very useful, because it is hard to block everything from a 2 to a 5 straight, whereas it is relatively easy to put a single ship in a spot that would block 1, 2 straight and at least one of the 1 banks.
     
    Too many doubters here, basing their opinion on the way past ships are played.  If you treat your Defender like an Interceptor or TIE, you will be disappointed.  But if you get a little practice with them and start maneuvering them like Defenders, you will be as pleased as I am.
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    Battalia got a reaction from EmpireErik in Will Z-95 be the "Ender's little doctor" to the TIE swarm?   
    I don't see this becoming a valid tactic simply because we could already do it with an A-Wing and nobody does. Yea, tha A-wing would cost you 5 points more, but it is still essentially the same thing, and it wouldn't become completely useless once the munition is away like the Z95 will. 
     
    I don't think people understand how seriously lacking in longevity 4 HP with 2 evade is. You better have initiative or your headhunter is going to pop at 3 range.
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    Battalia got a reaction from ghaerdon2 in Will Z-95 be the "Ender's little doctor" to the TIE swarm?   
    I don't see this becoming a valid tactic simply because we could already do it with an A-Wing and nobody does. Yea, tha A-wing would cost you 5 points more, but it is still essentially the same thing, and it wouldn't become completely useless once the munition is away like the Z95 will. 
     
    I don't think people understand how seriously lacking in longevity 4 HP with 2 evade is. You better have initiative or your headhunter is going to pop at 3 range.
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    Battalia got a reaction from Solaufein in TIE Defenders: Winning the War of Attrition   
    I was trying to put some TIE/D builds on a squad builder just now and realized... No EPT's on the generics?! You are telling me the ship that was ONLY given to the best of the best of the empires pilots in the lore is only given to academy pilots and obsidian pilots who have only basic flight experience in the game?! What gives! Almost makes me throw them into the useless bin... So many new EPT's and combo's wasted... Makes me sad.
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    Battalia got a reaction from Rakky Wistol in TIE Defenders: Winning the War of Attrition   
    I was trying to put some TIE/D builds on a squad builder just now and realized... No EPT's on the generics?! You are telling me the ship that was ONLY given to the best of the best of the empires pilots in the lore is only given to academy pilots and obsidian pilots who have only basic flight experience in the game?! What gives! Almost makes me throw them into the useless bin... So many new EPT's and combo's wasted... Makes me sad.
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    Battalia got a reaction from drylndsurf in Defeating Dual Falcons with Imperials.   
    But if you tailor build a list to take on falcons, what are the odds it can be successfully used against other lists? 
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    Battalia got a reaction from Wookie Hunter in Worst Possible Sportsmanship   
    Heh, had a similar experience on a game of 40k. Opponant needed anything but 12 on 2D6. Of course he rolled 12, and picked up the two dice and threw them across the room, just BARELY missing another friends head (unintentional). He then continued his turn and game having never retrieved the dice.
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    Battalia got a reaction from Ribann in Worst Possible Sportsmanship   
    Heh, had a similar experience on a game of 40k. Opponant needed anything but 12 on 2D6. Of course he rolled 12, and picked up the two dice and threw them across the room, just BARELY missing another friends head (unintentional). He then continued his turn and game having never retrieved the dice.
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    Battalia reacted to blade_mercurial in Unofficial Imdaar List Thread   
    If ever there was an interceptor that could kick Han's ass.... The Baron is it.
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    Battalia got a reaction from Stinger07 in Star Wars Rogue Squadron Reference   
    This would have been much easier if you seen the actual book. Here is what it means:
     
    We faced 36 Tie Fighters (total). 6 (of them were) Tie Interceptors, 6 (of them were) Tie Bombers, and 24 (of them were) Starfighters (Tie Starfighters, or TIE/LN's)  (6+6+24=36)
     
    Tie Fighter seems to be a generic term for any TIE in Michael Stackpoles books, while a Starfighter is what most of us all know and love as a Tie Fighter.
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    Battalia got a reaction from IvlerIin in Star Wars Rogue Squadron Reference   
    This would have been much easier if you seen the actual book. Here is what it means:
     
    We faced 36 Tie Fighters (total). 6 (of them were) Tie Interceptors, 6 (of them were) Tie Bombers, and 24 (of them were) Starfighters (Tie Starfighters, or TIE/LN's)  (6+6+24=36)
     
    Tie Fighter seems to be a generic term for any TIE in Michael Stackpoles books, while a Starfighter is what most of us all know and love as a Tie Fighter.
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    Battalia got a reaction from Klutz in Star Wars Rogue Squadron Reference   
    Can nobody read my post? lol oh well, I tried =p
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    Battalia got a reaction from Sideslip in Star Wars Rogue Squadron Reference   
    Can nobody read my post? lol oh well, I tried =p
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    Battalia got a reaction from Aminar in Which pilots, so far, are women/female.   
    I hear quite a few people calling "Echo" a she... 
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    Battalia reacted to macar in Ohio Regional Battle Report (Recap)   
    Something I have been messing up lately (but what I did at the tournament) take the range 3 shot then burn in to range 1. Keep your evade/focus tokens for defense. Also if you can, slip carnor jax in behind the enemy negating focus for the first volley. It's very easy to do, a 5+boost bank then again can put you behind your enemy in two turns
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    Battalia reacted to t7thunders in I won the immdar event! ..and didnt even have to go   
    Thanks guys.
    The last time I seen my daughter, was June 18th 2012. She stood in the driveway and said "I love you dad, I'll see you next week"
    That day never came. People lied, I got put away, and her mother retaliated while I was gone. I couldn't even defend my self.
    Two years later she's now 13, and I'm told she can sing like a bird and wants to know if I saved her cars from forza 4
    So we can race again
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    Battalia got a reaction from oddeye in Experiement: How to repaint a Y-wing   
    Very good re-paint. It seemed from your blog that you were hoping for a more dirty look, why don't you try one of games workshops black or brown "washes" or a similar ink product and give it a very gentle once over? If you work it into the cracks and recesses it may achieve the look you were going for.
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    Battalia got a reaction from Jfitz1431 in Imperial IN/LN Squad List (feedback appreciated)   
    I love my squints and enjoy their playstyle immensly, but I was unable to fit Fel with 3 other interceptors all with PTL. So in a fit of semi-frustration I ripped Fel out and replaced him with 2 academy TIE's. I sat there for a moment and really couldn't find a reason not to try the list. 
     
    So here it is, let me know if I'm overlooking something or just being silly 
     
    Royal Guard Pilot TIE/IN - PTL       = 25
    Royal Guard Pilot TIE/IN - PTL       = 25
    Saber Squadron Pilot TIE/IN - PTL = 24
    Academy Pilot TIE/LN                     = 12
    Academy Pilot TIE/LN                     = 12
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    Total Squad Cost                           = 98   With nothing left to buy for 2 points I could upgrade to a black squadron or just leave it as is to help secure initiative choice. Before someone adds in why not upgrade the Saber to a Royal, I have no more royal guard cards and imperial aces is sold out in my area.   I'm thinking wolfpack the TIE/IN's together and let the Academy's play bait with defensive actions. As always, any input is appreciated, or perhaps someone got to this list before me and my search-fu has failed me and someone can point me in the direction of that thread I can shamelessly steal advice from 
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    Battalia reacted to InvestFDC in New Tantive IV preview article is up — last before it officially releases   
    I bet the nail salon takes up a full quarter of the Aloha deck...*ducks*
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    Battalia reacted to BojambaMcMamba in New Tantive IV preview article is up — last before it officially releases   
    Assuming my goal is to crash the Tantive into as many ships as possible, you better believe I'm taking an all female crew... *ducks*
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    Battalia got a reaction from InvestFDC in New Tantive IV preview article is up — last before it officially releases   
    to be fair, Sensor team MAY have a male alien in it... And Gunnery team appears to have two  "Team" usually means more than one person involved. But hey, Who doesn't want an all-female crewed blockade runner? 
     
    Would explain the accuracy penalties wouldn't it? *ducks*
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    Battalia got a reaction from LeoHowler in New Tantive IV preview article is up — last before it officially releases   
    to be fair, Sensor team MAY have a male alien in it... And Gunnery team appears to have two  "Team" usually means more than one person involved. But hey, Who doesn't want an all-female crewed blockade runner? 
     
    Would explain the accuracy penalties wouldn't it? *ducks*
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    Battalia got a reaction from oddeye in How many Z-95 are you going to buy?   
    Yea, the 2 evade means these things will get gunned down FAST. Yea, your shields may absorb a crit or two, but the sheer weight of fire will rip them apart more so than a tie swarm. 
     
    While not as economical the rebel swarm would be served best with A-Wing's with the chardaan refit. 15 for the A is > 12 for the TIE/LN but you should still be able to get about 6 in there. Maybe only 3-4 refits and some A's can take missiles, or names. This would nab you an extra shield over the tie swarm but would leave you numerically at a disadvantage. But 3 evade and 2 attack vs 3 evade and 2 attack would be a long drawn out battle =p
     
    As for the original question, 2 for me will probably be plenty. I still feel they are more like budget A's with a worse dial, so they would only work best as a points filler rather than an outflanking roll.
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