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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to Piratical Moustache in I played a game of Armada, and you won't believe what happened! (clickbait)   
    Guilty as charged, I wished George Lucas went with his original plan to use Wookiees in ROTJ. Chewbacca leading a revolution against the Empire would have been excellent. 
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to ZaZ333 in About the production of FFG in China.   
    Hi.
    I'wll certainly not making friends by doing this, and this post will maybe disapear but being a fan of FFG works is also to be capable of asking the hard questions.
    To FFG : Do you have products that are beeing made in China ? Can you guarantee that none of yours products is made in terrible labor conditions, for example with the Uighurs minorities but also with other workforces in general ?
    There has been a video by John Oliver stating that more and more products made in China are beeing made by forced labour.
    I know how capitalism works (or the market if you like), and that FFG as all the others compagnies have to managed to product theirs references at a price that is competitive, but we're talking about human dignity and the compagny ethical choice. I think that all in all it is possible to have both.

    Thanks for your attention.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to Piratical Moustache in About the production of FFG in China.   
    In the long term this situation may change, I've read that India is trying to sway U.S. companies to leave China for their country. Not as ideal as domestic production but still an improvement in my eyes.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to flatpackhamster in About the production of FFG in China.   
    Without wishing to delve too far in to the politics of it all (although it is a political issue) I have always felt that it was a huge mistake for Obama and Cameron to cosy up to China in the delusion that they would become 'like us'.  Their naked abuse of the global trade system and their active takeovers of strategic industries through huge state subsidies (such as the steel and rare earth industries) was a problem long before the Guardian, New York Times and the other bien-pensants woke up to the Uighur problem and tried to frame the whole China issue in terms that it suits them to emote about.  And straying even further in to politics, I don't remember them givinng a fig when Apple moved its production to China and thousands of skilled jobs left the shores of the US, or when British Steel (as was) was forced out of business due to China dumping steel on the world markets at below production price and those skilled workers were made redundant.  But now they have a new minority to express solidarity with it's a hot topic.
    I think it's imperative that production of as much as possible  leaves China and returns to Europe and the US and I would tolerate paying a premium for this.  I already look out for products that aren't made in China and avoid buying Chinese wherever possible.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to Mad Cat in After seeing preview what will you be buying this holiday season?   
    One of each of the coming clone wars products apart from the dials pack.
    I have dozens of dials going spare and I can make my own pass tokens if the activation rules change (or just buy 4 more SSDs 😇). 
    My guess for the activation rules is to get a free pass token at the beginning of the game if you are out activated by 2 or more ships & SADviser. This would still let MSU fleets out activate and last/first opponents. 
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to Animewarsdude in July 31st armada livestream   
    Also worth noting that it was brought up they have no plans to release the Fleet Starter ships as stand alone expansions for now. 
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to Animewarsdude in July 31st armada livestream   
    Wave 2 tease

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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to Animewarsdude in July 31st armada livestream   
    Some of the upgrades in the upgrade pack will reformatted with the new style like Thrawn to be consistent with Munitions Resupply, basically the blue bar represents what you put on the card at the start of the game, the red bar being a cost to ready a card. The Upgrade pack ONLY comes with upgrade cards, multiple copies of some more popular cards, all cards will have their current errata and some will even get point readjustments. 

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    GrandAdmiralCrunch got a reaction from lunitic501 in July 31st armada livestream   
    Seconded. I'm also at work but would like to know what is going on.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to lunitic501 in July 31st armada livestream   
    Anyone watching it? Any more news about clone wars armada? At work so cant watch myself
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch got a reaction from thecactusman17 in In-Flight Report and Clone Wars Preview   
    The ship choices are perfect. The CW wave spoilers make a lot of sense. 
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch got a reaction from lunitic501 in In-Flight Report and Clone Wars Preview   
    I think we can count on them releasing those ships as stand alone expansions. Hopefully they will include any unique cards 
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to ianediger in In-Flight Report and Clone Wars Preview   
    The Acclimator is 7 hull, 4/2/2 on shields, and assuming both have the same stat line, is a 3 command, 3 squad, and unknown Engineering.
     
    The Consular is 4 hull, 2/2/1 on shields, stat line of 1 command, 1 squad, and 2 engineering.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to thecactusman17 in In-Flight Report and Clone Wars Preview   
    Looks like they aren't planning a separate release until after the starter set launch per the slides, don't think they mentioned individual ship sales during the presentation.

    I'm just disappointed that they aren't pushing the same outstanding value that X-Wing and Legion get with their starter sets (cheap for a few minis to start immediately, or expensive with a huge number of minis to get players invested). At least each one gives you a proper selection of ships to command. 
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to BiggsIRL in In-Flight Report and Clone Wars Preview   
    We got an animation, nobody else got an animation.
    Nobody else besides Star Wars gets to learn about their new stuff.
    We're the best.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch got a reaction from Thalomen in In-Flight Report and Clone Wars Preview   
    At the end of the announcement they put up as slide. $99 per starter. That's MSRP. Probably be around $70 at most online shops.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to BiggsIRL in In-Flight Report and Clone Wars Preview   
    Also, updated my blog post with more pictures.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to BiggsIRL in Clone Wars Pictures   
    http://www.steelstrategy.com/2020/07/clone-wars-pictures.html
    http://www.steelstrategy.com/2020/07/more-pictures.html
    http://www.steelstrategy.com/2020/07/friday-livestream-leaked-cards.html
     
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch got a reaction from Blail Blerg in Armada Changes - Speculation   
    My money is on them going the digital route like they did with X-Wing 2.0. Have digital cards that they can errata easily with points values.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to Revan Reborn in Armada Changes - Speculation   
    I think that would be smart because virtually every Armada player uses a digital app to build their fleets.
    However, the revealed CWA upgrade cards did have point values on the cards, so unless they've been changed, it appears that new cards will have points printed on the cards.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to Thrindal in Armada Changes - Speculation   
    So I don't think they are going the full digital route like X-Wing.  That received mixed reviews at best.  What I do think we might get is a living rules document like Legion has.  No more flipping between rules and FAQs, everything in one doc.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to Admiral Calkins in Most Thematic Commander, Squadron, or Unique Upgade   
    Time for a different, fun, and hopefully more positive topic.  We may have already threaded this before (and if we have, it's been a hot minute since we did it last), but in your opinion, what is the most thematic Commander, Squadron, or Unique upgrade in Armada and why?     I'll go with the Darth Vader Officer upgrade.  To me, nothing is more thematic than Vader choking out his own officers (particularly in The Empire Strikes Back) to improve the Imperial Navy.  Just love it.   Honorable Mention:  Admiral Konstantine.  I am currently a little more than halfway through Rebels; he is worthless in that series and he is worthless in Armada.  Well done, FFG.   Edit: Just watched the episode with the Battle of Atollon… Admiral Konstatine was worthless to the very end.
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch got a reaction from Madaghmire in GenCon 2020 Cancelled -- When will Clone Wars Armada be revealed now?   
    You know... I always come back to the Armada boards for the warmth and camaraderie.
    The Bat-$#!+ insanity is just icing on the cake.   
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    GrandAdmiralCrunch reacted to EBerling in GenCon Online   
    I don't need to use my imagination to conceive of a Gencon In-Flight Report where FFG does not drop long-expected Armada Release News... I can just use my actual memory for that!  😭
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