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  1. 34 minutes ago, LagJanson said:

    I need to watch this. The screen still leaves me the question... What was Brandon doing?!  I'm guessing Nathan ranged controlled well enough to deny harpoons?

    Will watch later to see what happened.

    Correct. Nathan used perfect range and arc control. 

    Nathan goes undefeated over three days of x wing, and confirms that everyone in California is just bad at X wing?


  2. Just now, Wiredin said:

    I love when others try to do jank... that's my wheel house! let me show you my latest creation

    Heff Tobber (24)
    Collision Detector (0)
    Renegade Refit (-2)
    Leia Organa (4)
    Sabine Wren (2)
    Cluster Mines (4)
    Anti-Pursuit Lasers (2)
    Ion Projector (2)
    Pivot Wing (0)

    Wedge Antilles (29)
    Veteran Instincts (1)
    Renegade Refit (-2)
    Flight-Assist Astromech (1)
    Integrated Astromech (0)
    Servomotor S-Foils (0)

    Luke Skywalker (28)
    Push the Limit (3)
    Renegade Refit (-2)
    R2-D2 (4)
    Engine Upgrade (4)
    Servomotor S-Foils (0)

    Total: 100

    View in Yet Another Squad Builder

     

    That's adorable


  3. Just now, Wiredin said:

    yea I'll be back out at KC next week. the last two weeks I was out there was very limited X-wing going on. I'm still running my X/ARC/HWK list, but I got a trip E-wing list in my bag right now. Bryson playing arcs? wtf?

    Of course, he called it "imperial jank", but was flying Inquisitor, Ryad, and Backdraft. His idea of jank is cute.


  4. Just now, Wiredin said:

    @Crit Happens have you seen the 1.5 thread? We should try and get a bunch of people together and take ideas from there. 1.0 is so...blah now

    It's actually been super fun at KC the last two weeks. We've all been flying pretty wholesome things. Even Bryson has been flying only arced ships! I'm flying nothing but TIE Phantoms, and loving life.

    But no, I haven't seen that thread yet...


  5. Wouldn't it be easier to get everyone to enter their squads into list juggler? Put out a post on all sites making the request, and things should get filled in pretty quickly. I just looked and saw there isn't a list juggler entry yet. 


  6. Sure, you can compare the wording on Dash and Nym pilot cards, but your comparison of bombs and obstacles is way off. 

    Bombs do a thing (detonate) when a certain event triggers them. The event is either the end of activation (seismic, proton, ion, thermal) or when a ship base or template overlaps them (cluster, prox, Conner). Why would you decide that Nym stops one of those event triggers, but not the other?

    Obstacles never do anything. Obstacles also don't ignore Dash. They just don't do anything about it.

    This is why people are insisting that bombs don't ignore Nym. 


  7. 2 minutes ago, AEIllingworth said:

    I’ll be there, hopefully I’ll remember my Twin Ports X-wing hat this time: flat brim with a sticker, on the beardy guy with a cardigan. 

     

    Cardigans sound dumb, but them or a tie clip really help out at events where they want you to wear a badge. 

    I can attest that cardigans are a rather functional piece of X-wing attire, mostly for the variable temperature control.

    Very cold? - On and buttoned. Bonus: you look amazing; 

    Slight chill? - On and unbuttoned;

    Comfortable, but maybe you want to hide some wicked pit stains? - Drape it over your shoulders like a cape;

    Warm, but don't have a chair to hang it on? - Tie it around your waste (preferably with a sweet power stance for maximum intimidation); 

    Things are getting a bit too real, and you need maximum range of motion to chase down Miranda in the end game? - Take that thing right off.


  8. 13 minutes ago, Brunas said:

    Hey, wave 14 is on the boat! Presale at worlds?

     

    Also more importantly, who all is going to be at worlds?  CKITBXWP thread meetup?

    I'll be at Worlds, playing on Wednesday, wearing a Blizzard Squadron shirt, and making it rain (err snow...) with snowflake target locks. Definitely down for a meetup, it would be great to put faces to usernames!


  9. Bossk with fearlessness, cluster missiles, Dengar crew, K4 Droid, Zuckuss, Glitterstim, chips. 

    Caps out at 10 damage, assuming you get a natural Crit on one of the rolls (chips only once). And this is reasonably likely with Dengar crew helping you out. 

    This was exactly what I used in the days of TIE defenders being everywhere. It feels really good to one-shot Vessery before he gets to shoot. 

    The best I ever did with it was one-shoting an IG-88, with an evade token, and Glitterstim active (before Zuckuss was nerfed).


  10. I'm loving it so far (5 games in). 

    It's best to split two core sets with someone else to get the biggest bang for your buck. It seems like this is going to be a good game for choosing a single faction. After the split of two cores, get a heavy, and you should be set until the next releases come out!


  11. I understand why Legion isn't having it's own tournament this year as it's still so new, and they still haven't even released the tournament rules yet. But I really expected there to be at least a side event to show off their new game. 

    I'll be at worlds, and would love to bring my legion stuff to get a couple games in, but am doubtful that they'll have any spare tables, let alone any terrain available. 

    Is anyone planning to bring legion to worlds?


  12. 27 minutes ago, HanScottFirst said:

    Thanks everyone! I'll probably pick one up. 

    For 215 squad points you can run it with just the 88 Twin Blaster. Seems it could be pretty effective. Though the long range mortar seems super fun, too.

    For me, the Mortar is auto-include. The early suppression makes life miserable for troopers trying to get to objectives AND stay alive.


  13. The AT-ST is amazingly fun! It also forces some really difficult decisions upon your opponent. Speeder bikes do as well though, but in a different way. I personally struggle a bit more to make the speeder bikes work because they are so fragile. With speeder bikes, the burden of execution is on me to play them well, and if I screw up, it's very easy for the opponent to capitalise. With the AT-ST, the burden of execution is on the opponent to have a plan to either defeat it, or play in such a way as to ignore it as best they can. 

    I hope that helps. I highly recommend picking one up, because it's such a force on the table. It won't find a place in every list for me, but I'll make sure to put it on the table as often as possible.


  14. 14 hours ago, Hawkstrike said:

    We just played a Breakthrough game that did go to points destroyed (with only two partial squads remaining on each side), hence the question.

    I wasn't at all denying that it could happen, just giving my personal experience so far. Break through is also the only objective that I haven't played yet. I can easily see how that ends in a tie. 

    I think that points of entire units destroyed is pretty good for a tie breaker though. I've seen enough times that 4+ troopers get wiped out in a single ranged attack behind heavy cover, so hunting down a single leader is very doable. Even if hiding behind a building, unless it's that last turn, you should be able to chase him down if necessary. 


  15. Long time lurker, once in a while poster...

    The trick is living in a place where there are no premier events ever. Canada's prairie provinces are so far from everything that our players never go to premier events. The only real competitive season is the two regionals that are in driving range. Our community is alive and well with some players who have been around since launch, and we see new players joining every month. We've had a few locals sell off their collections recently, but these are players that were never really consistent at coming out.

    I'm not saying that we don't fly competitive squads. We pretty regularly see all the meta squads to try them out, but quickly move on to the next thing once someone puts us in the dirt. There's a core group of about 12 - 20 of us that beat the **** out of each other twice a week, and don't take things too seriously. We have players that are good enough to put the meta squads into the dirt often enough that we don't have the same overall negative feelings about the game right now. 

    I've taken a step back from many of my regular podcast listens, and spending less time on this forum because I'm not having the same miserable experience that many of you guys are. It's too bad that the meta has gotten this bad in so many places. I'm still loving this game 4 years later, but I also recognize that it has changed quite a bit. I understand why these feelings are so common right now, and I hope that some changes are made that are significant enough to keep people around, and bring others back.

    Myself and a couple other locals are making the trip to Worlds, and are really excited for the challenge! I hope to see a bunch of you guys there, and have some beers (or pops for Chris). Keep an eye out for Blizzard Squadron. We'll be giving out swag like candy to our opponents, and whoever has a drink with us. We better order more... 


  16. I'm diving head first into the battle foam option. I figure in the long run, it's cheaper to rip off the band-aid now rather than getting a budget option now, and going to battle foam later anyways. 

    They have an imperial wave one set that I ordered. Lots of extra room for future troopers, and a special spot for the ATST, and speeder bikes. I may have to get the odd extra tray down the road, but I'm not too concerned with that.


  17. I've only played 2 full games as the empire so far. In both games, I've had 2 fewer units than my opponent, so two fewer activations. I have no experience with Armada, but I'm noticing a significant disadvantage in relation to the objectives with fewer activations.

    My opponent has had an easier time putting pressure on my troopers close to objectives with multiple ATRTs and the air speeder, which frees up his troopers to focus on objectives. 

    Maybe I'm just terrible at making good enough use out of Vader and the ATST, but I'm finding myself at a disadvantage so far with 2 fewer activations.

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