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Gadge

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  1. As a soviophile i *love* that Hind even though normally i dont like 'real world' paint jobs on SW lore stuff , nice job.
  2. *this* is what the game is about for me!
  3. Looking for a good list myself having just bought one today For me though it has to be thematic. Four U wings feels as 'wierd' as four shuttles in a dogfight to me. its a transport/lander/gunship so i'd want to fly it with a fighter escort. A couple of B wings seems quite cool and wont be racing off ahead of it.
  4. Shame you're not local to me. We play in a large group of people who play for the story as much as the win. We love playing thematic stuff and you often see stuff in out games that is 'not meta' because its fun. I've flown t65s a lot lately, i also flew scyks before and post 'buff' To me the game is as much about creating a story as having a 'killer list' , without the lore its a maths exercise with bits of plastic.
  5. My only tip would be to play games with people who actually like you and are your mates Play socially with mates and you dont get hit with spam lists that are a boring or walkover game because they dont want to piss you off and they are more interested in a good game than the 'win' Honestly its why i dont play tournaments, we've tried things like TLT spam to see how they play (boring for all of us) but if you're not enjoying games because people you play against take dull and gimmicky lists then change who you play against.
  6. From memory Transport Pros: Cool xwing repaint Good xwing extra pilots Nice model Makes great 'rock replacement' scenery for games Cons: From memory the campaign requires *three* transports for the last mission so you cant play it through without loaning or proxying some others. Tantive Pros: C3p0 is interesting if you play the falcon More useful in epic (well it can shoot, the transport buffs but has no weapons) Excellent and really good fun campaign Nice model, makes good scenery too but you have to say its 'disabled' to explain it not shooting everything. Cons: Big and awkward to store No real use other than scenery outside epic play much more expensive
  7. Those rules are a really cool idea, i might try that!
  8. We use epic ships instead of asteroids all the time, as others have said it looks a lot better. I also use 3d asteroids on clear rods. They are mounted on a second set of asteroid templates. I put the first set underneath, if you have to land on one you just lift up the top 3d layer and place the ship on the flat template beneath. I cant see it being too hard to cut a piece of black card the size on an epic base (or use a spare base of the same size) to put under an epic ship being used as an obstacle if you ever had to move it to measure or do a manouvre.
  9. There is that but when you use stuff without any modification to it the sci fi falls down for me (in this case russian gorka suits.. very distinctive bit of kit tbh) Battlestar Galactica was terrible for this. All the space stuff was superlative but the away team/ground mission stuff just looked like people playing airsoft as it was all modern real world camo and unconverted modern weapons. In contrast , firefly was excellent for using hard to spot real stuff, putting it in a bodykit or out of normal context and fooling you.
  10. I dont think they are. If they are its so obscure i never notices it. I think they were a soft cap with the ribbing on and then a plastic 'doughnut' worn over it. TBH, rogue ones 'props' are substantially easier to spot than OT stuff. Like in the OT you really have to look to see that a concussion rifle is a lewis gun, that leia's blaster is a luger etc. In R1 they made hardly any effort to disguise the M4/M16 base of a lot of the rifles, its a really distinctive reciever. In contrast the rebel rifles in ROTJ were a blend of m4/m16 and german STG44 from wwii.. so pretty obscure. I'll have to check now
  11. Well that was interesting. Got to play as a U wing door gunner on the ground scarrif missions.. it is near impossible to see what you're shooting at so just strafe fight areas and hope for the best. Oddest of all though was on the approach mission i was selected to be the U wing, you have boost, shields and jammers but there are that many things trying to kill you as you approach the shield gate that i didnt have time to try first person view or even try and shoot anything, i spent most my 'life' as a u wing dodging like crazy edit: Krenic seems massively overpowered.. i've hosed him down repeatedly with heavy blaster fire then been one shotted with 'armour breaker'
  12. I think the problem is a small mod team and a lot of forums. when i asked Evan to set up painting and off topic as sub forum, i suggested the idea of 'player mods'.. namely long standing forum users with sensible attitudes and no warning points. They were not up for it. So you're right until mods start moving stuff we'll have stuff in the wrong places. (i didnt suggest myself as a player mod btw )
  13. thats what i mean, my initial thoughts were 'ah the obvious stand alone is EPIV' But while its obviously written to be a stand alone (hence the small plot inconsistency with later films) i think that depending on your age you might have a different view. As mentioned before, my friend Daryl has a 14 year old son who actually prefers the prequels. I think thats because they were the first films he saw. I don't think he'd rate A new hope or empire as being paticularly great.. personally i can't understand how he could do that but to him the republic era is the best.
  14. Jeez dude. It was a light hearted discussion. The reason for it being that while i think 'rogue one' is excellent and on a par with ESB (and therefore a bit better than ESB to me...) its probably only so good *because* of the prior knowledge from having watched them all. If i wanted to show someone *one* star wars movie it might well be 'a new hope' but I also think that ESB is a much better film technically than ANH and stylistically better than RotJ because it wasnt quite as 'broad brush' as jedi. I'm personally happy to completley forget the prequels ever existed , because i felt they were terrible and 'not star wars' when they came out but to people younger than me who saw them first they had no pre expectation of what Ep.I would be and loved them. So perhaps to those people EP.I is the best to see first and possibly to prequel fans the best 'stand alone' movie.
  15. This is well 'on topic' btw... although tbh no one seems to care as the game forum seems to have about ten threads on the movie at the moment.
  16. There used to be a convincing argument that the whole star wars saga is the memories of the two droids and the story is sort of what they remember or were told. In the same way that kurosawa's hidden fortress is really about the two guys caught up it all.
  17. You see having been stung *really* badly by the phantom menace in the 90s i deliberatley only watched one trailer for both TFA and R1 and went into both saying to myself.. 'its just an action movie... dont expect it to be 'empire' ' Which worked for TFA, i really enjoyed it saw it twice in the cinema. did the same for R1.. avoided ruining it for myself my over analysing it and theorising it before i actually saw it. (i do the same with xwing releases,... i avoid the previews and reveals and the stuff is so much more exciting when you actually get it). The result is you dont build it up to be anything special so its usually a good experience when you see it as it was meant to be seen.
  18. Yeah but you know what i mean.. Like Lando basically sells out the heros of the rebellion then changes his mind and by RotJ is a 'general'. Ditto Han Solo iirc. Its just a very top heavy command structure in the rebellion.
  19. I took something else from that speech. To me he wasn't trying to be inspiring. He was a man who had done terrible things who wanted to make sure that they meant something in the end. He didn't need to be inspiring, his band of commandos had already volunteered. This speech was an explanation. In this movie Cassian is many things (ruthless and pragmatic come to mind) but inspiring is not one of them. I really liked that about him. He wasn't the typical heroic type of rebel we have come to expect. He is the guy in the shadows who does what needs to be done, regardless of how distasteful it is. Which is why I especially liked his exchange with Jyn in the shuttle back to Yavin. Jyn: "You can't talk your way out of this!" Cassian: "I don't have to" I actually liked how Cassian was seen to be quite ruthless and it showed the rebellion to be capable of quite brutal acts and generally do the sort of 'asymetric warfare' that we in the UK and US usually associate with the 'bad guys' in our own world... like attacking troops transports, shooting at patrolling soldiers and then beating a retreat rather than sticking around for a 'stand up fight'.
  20. Well clearly I misheard that.. i'm pretty sure i wont be the only person who does.
  21. Yep, my guess is it was a product code that didnt make it through development and testing for some reason and is just a gap in the sequencing. For example it could be something like a license xwing laser pointer or dice tower that they were unhappy with and never put into production.
  22. You misunderstood that section of dialogue. The jedi, and the her, were two separate people. The her was the person who was getting the info to the jedi. It's obviously referring to Obi-Wan and Leia. Well they could have made it a bit clearer if loads of people were confused by that exchange. I thought they were talking about Obi Wan and then heard Bail refer to her and missed that they were talking about two different people.
  23. We've been discussing Rogue One a lot on here over the last few days. A few people, myself included, rank it as on a par with the best of the Original Trilogy but I got to thinking 'you sort of need to have seen all the films to 'get' a lot of the brilliance' So assuming someone knew *nothing* about star wars what do you think is the best film to show them. I personally think Empire Strikes Back is the 'best' star wars movie having seen them all (including the ewok movies). But would i show a total newcomer that? I'd probably show then either Episode 1 (even though i dislike it) or EPIV first... probably 'a new hope'. But i think that any of the OT could be viewed on its own merits with no prior knowledge of the star wars lore, ep1 certainly can.. not too sure about ii and iii but I wonder if someone seeing Rogue One without having seen anything else would be raving about it as much as us fanboys.
  24. I actually think R1 is perhaps the 2nd best movie.. the problem is it requires you to have seen all of them to feel that way. As a stand alone film I dont know if it would rock a newcomer to SW the way *any* of the OT would (they dont really require prior knowledge of a previous film to be good).. and dare i say it even Ep1.
  25. Im glad you noticed that too! I thought he was swinging his hips and far too 'fluid' for a man who is supposed to be 'more machine than man' by this point.
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