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    icestormganon got a reaction from DrunkTarkin in Rouge One best Star wars movie   
    I wouldn't call it the best, but I liked it a lot.  Not going to go into specifics to avoid spoilers, but the big thing was that character development needed a lot of work.  The majority of the characters in the main crew  we hardly know anything about even by the end of the movie.  Smallest gripe I had was James Earl Jones sounded too much like himself and not Vader, if that makes sense.  I know certain people have a problem with the CGI characters but I honestly thought they were well done for the most part.
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    icestormganon got a reaction from Corellian Corvette in Rouge One best Star wars movie   
    Without looking it up, can you remember the name of Donnie Yen's (Blind stick guy) friend?  The guy with the blaster hooked to his pack.  I can't.  Honestly don't remember Donnie Yen's character name.  Or the Imperial defector.  I can't really connect with them besides "Oh, Donnie Yen is awesome like usual!" and "That guys weapon is cool, look at him mow down troopers" and "Those goggles look just like plain shop goggles." I mean, I'm bad with names, but after ep. 7 I remembered all the main characters names.
     
    I liked Rogue one better than ep. 7, mind you.  They both have their ups and downs.
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    icestormganon reacted to Norsehound in Rouge One best Star wars movie   
    I loved it, second best star wars movie after a new hope. The original trillogy combined still does better than Rogue One by itself, but that's because the Trillogy takes the time to expand upon characters we didn't get that much of a chance to know in Rogue One. It was enough for me, but I know it wasn't enough for others.
     
    I want to go see it again! Just not sure when.
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    icestormganon reacted to Mikael Hasselstein in Wave 3 will be announced in April   
    "We are altering the deal. Pray we do not alter it any further."
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    icestormganon reacted to Reinholt in Wave 3 will be announced in April   
    The seat of your pants can't repel firepower of that magnitude?
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    icestormganon got a reaction from BlackSunSyn in Interview about new FFG policy. Yes, they're jacking up online prices.   
    Yes, because it was already difficult for me to afford both games in the first place. Also, if I order, I usually do it in a batch of $100 so I can get the free shipping, even though regular shipping is like $6. That $2.50 adds up. I still haven't got the last wave at this point and another wave is on the verge of coming out. Last point, I'm probably buying more than an a erase person because I buy extra of certain ships to cover for my friends.
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    icestormganon reacted to CaptainJaguarShark in Spoiler from new SW Comics   
    I think that was a different Gungan altogether.
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    icestormganon reacted to Ophion in New Canon. Ships, Pilots, Officers. *Spoilers*   
    Just read "Lost Stars" after reading this post the other day. Really enjoyed it. Doesn't go into the hardcore combat that all the events covered may have, but the characters and their perspectives were really good. It also does a great job demonstrating the true nature of the empire - its corruption and brutality.
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    icestormganon got a reaction from Ophion in New Canon. Ships, Pilots, Officers. *Spoilers*   
    With that other topic about the interdictor in Rebels, I thought now would be a good time to talk about other things new (And some old stuff) with the new canon.  So... I thought I would share a few characters I would like to see in the game.  Spoilers ahead from the new comics, books, what have you.  Continue at your own risk.
     
    I haven't read all the new works myself.  Some of the ones I have are kinda bad. I don't know about abilities... I'll leave that to those wiser in the game.  I'm hoping down the line they release new pilots and such for the current fighters.
     
    Shattered Empire:
     
    Shara Bey:  Awesome A-Wing pilot.  Took part in  the Battle of Endor and battles after.  Married to a spec forces solider named Kes Dameron (Possible ship officer?).  Mother of Poe Dameron in episode 7.
     
    Lost Stars:
     
    This has honestly been the best book out of the new canon so far, and it really surprised me.  
     
    Thane Kyrell: Trained as an Imperial officer, defects to the rebellion as an X-Wing pilot.  Took part in the Battles of Hoth, Endor, and Jakku.
     
    Ciena Ree: Extremely loyal Imperial Officer.  Can fly Tie/Lo and Tie/In, but is mostly a command officer.  Was in the Battles of Hoth, Endor, and Jakku.  At 25, she becomes one of the youngest Star Destroyer captains and takes over the Inflictor that goes down in the Battle of Jakku (The one we see the remains of in the trailer).  She tried to go down with the ship but Thane intervened.
     
    There's a ton of other characters who could make for decent officers.  I don't have my book on me at the moment, but there was an Imperial Officer with the last name something like Windrunner.  He was the flight commander of the Inflictor, and he was sort of fanactically crazy loyal to the Empire after they blew his planet up.  Really stood out to me.
     
     
    There's a ton more out there already.  Anything from the new stuff that you would all like to see?
     
     
     
     
     
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    icestormganon reacted to Ken-Obi in A friendly rules reminder...   
    The rebellion isn't concerned with your so called rules!  They're out there trying to restore freedom to the galaxy!
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    icestormganon reacted to Green Knight in A friendly rules reminder...   
    Why is the fun stuff always illegal!?
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    icestormganon reacted to Thraug in Sullust paints (ISD and Rogues & Villians)   
    Here are my quick paints of the ISD and a Rogues and Villans pack I won at Sullust. I paint my ships in different colors to easily identify them during play. The ISD has simple gray markings.
     
    Link to full library of pics:
    http://s11.photobucket.com/user/Thraug/library/Armada%20-%20Wave%202%20painted%20from%20Sullust
     
     

     

     
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    icestormganon reacted to PewPewPew in TRC's = long range alpha strike of doom?   
    I thought"Squid" was the approved racial slur for a Mon Calamari?
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    icestormganon reacted to ficklegreendice in TRC's = long range alpha strike of doom?   
    Scrimp sounds vaguely unappealing
     
    can't exactly put my finger on it, but it certain sounds like a xenophobic slur against a sci-fii species
     
     
    "**** mon cals. A load of the scrimp just moved into my sector and now the property values of GSDs are dropping. Tell me that's a coincidence."
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    icestormganon reacted to nathankc in X-Wing Browser Game / Android Game   
    It's probably not likely since I don't think they have the in-house ability to develop it or the ability to scale it properly - but the Disney Infinity model at least gives some precedence to the idea of physical items tied to a digital environment via unique codes. I do think they would be required to partner with a developer - and since it would then become, essentially a video game, it is then outside the scope of their license technically speaking (see the hassle they have with Imperial Assault and Hasbro)
     
    Also - welcome to the forums and search is your friend
     
    Edit: Cubanboy ninj'd me - but that's ok since USA and Cuba are friends now. I'll stow my missiles....
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    icestormganon got a reaction from Darkblade113 in Only FFG's playmats are legal for tournament use!   
    Nobody is forcing you.  Do you really plan to play in official tournies?  If not, go buy whatever mat you want.  If you are... you don't have to buy one.  It's bling.
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    icestormganon got a reaction from Darkblade113 in Only FFG's playmats are legal for tournament use!   
    Yes.  But at least both players would likely be familiar with it and could both take advantage of it, instead of just one player (The player who owns the potentially unique mat) using the advantage.
     
    Other companies do it for their games.  I don't see a problem with it.
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    icestormganon got a reaction from DarthBadger in Only FFG's playmats are legal for tournament use!   
    Nobody is forcing you.  Do you really plan to play in official tournies?  If not, go buy whatever mat you want.  If you are... you don't have to buy one.  It's bling.
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    icestormganon got a reaction from DarthBadger in Only FFG's playmats are legal for tournament use!   
    Yes.  But at least both players would likely be familiar with it and could both take advantage of it, instead of just one player (The player who owns the potentially unique mat) using the advantage.
     
    Other companies do it for their games.  I don't see a problem with it.
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    icestormganon reacted to Deathseed in Imperial Wolfpack, first battle.   
    So I made the following list a couple nights ago:
     
    Imperial Wolfpack
     
    1 • Victory I-class Star Destroyer - Victory-class Star Destroyer (73)     - Assault Concussion Missiles (7)
        • Total : 80

    2 • Gladiator II-class Star Destroyer - Gladiator-class Star Destroyer (62)     - Admiral Screed (26)    - Intel Officer (7)    - Engine Techs (8)    - Assault Concussion Missiles (7)    - Demolisher (10)
        • Total : 120

    3 • Gladiator II-class Star Destroyer - Gladiator-class Star Destroyer (62)     - Wulff Yularen (7)    - Sensor Team (5)    - Engine Techs (8)    - Expanded Launchers (13)    - Insidious (3)
        • Total : 98
     
    Total: 298
     
    Got a chance to use it last night against Mon Mothma leading two AFrogs and five X-Wing squadrons on a Superior Positions mission. I chose to go second. 300 point battle.
     
    Suffice to say, the results were bloody and surprising. I don't have all the results written down or memorized, but the highlights were as such:
     
    Early game both AFrogs moved up to take positions near the starbase in the center of the map, moving parallel but offset so that they could both bring their impressive broadsides (both using enhanced armaments) to bear. Insidious spearheaded the charge leading the Demolisher in a serial line to try to get in behind one or both of the frigates. The Insidious took a lot of fire and was quickly being overwhelmed by the frigate's impressive barrages. However, it was able to get several shots on the rear of Mothma's flagship doing substantial punishment with its expanded launchers, though most of it went to shields.
     
    However, that was exactly what I wanted as the Demolisher and the Vic1 were able to move into position on Mothma's flank and pour deadly firepower into a much weakened shield array, punching through with withering frontal barrages from the Vic1 and mixed front/side volleys from the Demolisher.
     
    The X-wings, meanwhile, had split up and started hunting weakened or downed shield zones on my ships, particularly the Insidious.
     
    By turn three both the Insidious and the rebel flagship had taken near fatal damage. The Insidious had threaded the needle between the frigates coming in perpendicular to them and Mothma's ship had moved ahead of the rebel line. The second frigate, at this point, was largely untouched, but both the Demolisher and Vic had taken minor hits to their hulls (the X-wings were doing a decent job at hitting vulnerable spots, though their shooting was inconsistent).
     
    Turn four: the Insidious, now staring down the barrels of the second frigate's broadside, fires its final volleys, hammering at the frigate's side arc and throwing a parting volley at the rear of Mothma's ship, finishing it off. As the flagship went up in an expanding ball of fire and death, the second AF issued a command to its squadrons and between its brutal broadsides and X-wing support, finished off the doomed Insidious.
     
    However, the Vic1 and demolisher were now in a position to pour still more brutal fire into the frigate's weakened side arc (thanks to the Indisious' efforts), and by turn five the rebel ship caved under devastating abuse from both ships.
     
    Turn six and all that was left was the X-wing squadrons, one of whom caved to combined fire from my star destroyers, and the rest managing to pour a bit more hull damage into the VSD. In the end I had a couple lightly chewed star destroyers, and a moment of silence for Wulff Yularen's brave sacrifice.
     
    I had three victory tokens at this point and had destroyed the rebel frigates in detail. We decided not to bother adding up the final score.
     
    Suffice to say, I was amazed at the brutality of this list. I had worried that I might not be able to bring all those black dice to bear, but engine techs makes that vastly easier, and a VSD moving speed 2 for most of the game makes for a deadly anvil to pound opposing ships against. Though by about turn four or five, I had slowed it down to a stately speed 1 (right about the time I had it in position to hammer away with its cruel forward arc on the second frigate).
     
    I think, for the points, ACM is generally better than the more expensive expanded launchers, though I certainly didn't mind the extra two dice as their presence on the Insidious had a lot to do with its bludgeoning the rebel flagship into submission. That said, ACM's ability to tear down multiple shields and tack in additional hits is far too impressive to ignore. I'm tempted to believe the card is cheaper than it should be.
     
    Screed/Engine Techs/Demolisher/ACM was every bit as deadly as some have said and his ability to work his wonders on my other black dice clad ships was lovely. The Insidious title is solid gold when you've got engine techs moving you into position (without that title, I'd have not been in range to finish Mothma off). The sensor techs and intel officer were marginally useful in this list as we were throwing so many dice that the rebels had to burn a lot of tokens fairly rapidly anyway. Wulff was handy, convenient, but optional in my appraisal. He managed to pull his trick a couple times as the Insidious moved into position.
     
    All in all, an educational engagement for both the Empire and the rebels, whom had some time to ponder their choices as they drifted away in their escape pods.
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    icestormganon reacted to Conandoodle in Do You Like   
    .. to move it, move it?
    I like to move it, move it.
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    icestormganon reacted to Gadge in Do You Like   
    Lesser known George Washington confession yeah?
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    icestormganon got a reaction from catachanninja in WAVE 7: Stat's people see or saw? Compile Thread   
    Aha, thanks.  I never use those ships and I guess I never noticed that before.
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    icestormganon got a reaction from LucCros in WAVE 7: Stat's people see or saw? Compile Thread   
    What are the red arrows on the base of K-Wing suppose to mean?
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    icestormganon got a reaction from Captain Lackwit in New announcement at Star Wars celebration?   
    Wouldn't it be awesome if they revealed the new x wing is one of the next releases? Like an ace pack set to release with all the new toys this summer.
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