I was thinking of a fun way for people to get their T-65s and TIEs back on the table and came up with an X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter casual format where each player can put any pilot from their faction or from Scum & Villainy into the base model of an X-Wing or TIE. Here’s the rules:
X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
-100/6 base dogfight style
-Players may only use X-Wings or TIEs and must include 2 named pilots in their list.
-Players may use a pilot with their printed pilot skill, EPT slot, and ability from a different ship in their X-Wing or TIE. For example, Dash Rendar’s pilot ability to ignore obstacles and pilot skill (7) will be placed on the T-65 X-Wing’s base stats along with the addition of the EPT slot; Soontir Fel’s ability to assign a focus token when receiving a stress token and pilot skill (9) will be placed in the TIE Fighter’s base stats along with the addition of the EPT slot.
-A pilot’s squad points will be determined by the original squad points printed on their original cards, but will not exceed the highest squad points on a pilot already printed on an X-Wing or TIE Fighter. For example, Wedge Antilles’ squad points are the highest on a T-65 at 29 points. By placing Dash Rendar in the T-65, instead of costing 36 points, Dash will cost 29. By placing Jake Farrell in a T-65, he will cost 24 point so since his original printed value did not exceed Wedge’s printed value; Howlrunner’s printed squad points is the highest on a TIE Fighter at 18 points. By placing Soontir Fel in the TIE Fighter, he will cost 18 points instead of 27 points.
-A single pilot from the Scum and Villainy faction may be included in your list following the same rules above.
I’m not sure if this would be horribly broken or if someone has already tried this or not, but if you ever wanted to run Chiraneau in a TIE or Hera in an X-Wing, I think this might be a fun way to try something new. I’m sure someone can spam a 6-7 TIE Swarm and jam out wins, but hopefully putting Dash or Corran in an X-Wing can help even out the odds. Im going to try to see I feel I can get my game night crew on board with trying this out and I’ll post results if it ever happens!