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    Hylian100 got a reaction from Parakitor in Imp vet is so much fun to play ....   
    Just tried out a full-on Imp Vets build for the first time in a tournament yesterday. Got my first ever top four, previously I've only come as high as 12th.
     
    My build was:
     
    Colonel Vessery
    -TIE/D
    -Tractor Beam
    -Veteran Instincts
     
    Tomax Bren
    -Crack Shot
    -TIE Shuttle
    -Tactician
     
    Countess Ryad 
    -TIE/x7
    -Twin Ion Engine mk. 2
    -Push the Limit
     
    Coming in at exactly 100 points.
    I was about to write off Tomax with the Tactician, he barely ever fired my first two games, and never got Tactician off. Then in the last two he was co-MVP with Ryad, managing to stack up stress in the right circumstances to prevent K-turns and actions let Ryad swoop in behind ships and clean up, and the Crack Shot on Tomax was insanely good, it's not every day you get someone who can hit at range 3 through an asteroid with an unmodified 2 dice. And the psychological threat of infinite Crack Shot definitely helps. 
    Ryad is inasnely fun to fly, and despite her being only PS5, the sheer action efficiency and repositioning with those K-turns somehow helped her be a proto-ace hunter. 
    Vessery really needs the Twin Ion Engine mk. 2 though, in one round I flew him off the board at full health because I couldn't quite shed the stress from his 1-turn. Not sure what I'd take out to give him that upgrade though, possibly Tactician. I wanted him shooting first with the Tractor Beam to set up Tomax (which definitely helped on many occasions, reduced agility + Crack shot = bye bye ship). Plus, when Tactician worked on Tomax, it worked. 
    Anyway, I'm very pleased with Veterans, it takes two of my favourite TIE variants from the fluff and makes them even more fun to fly. 
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    Hylian100 got a reaction from Cactus in Imp vet is so much fun to play ....   
    Just tried out a full-on Imp Vets build for the first time in a tournament yesterday. Got my first ever top four, previously I've only come as high as 12th.
     
    My build was:
     
    Colonel Vessery
    -TIE/D
    -Tractor Beam
    -Veteran Instincts
     
    Tomax Bren
    -Crack Shot
    -TIE Shuttle
    -Tactician
     
    Countess Ryad 
    -TIE/x7
    -Twin Ion Engine mk. 2
    -Push the Limit
     
    Coming in at exactly 100 points.
    I was about to write off Tomax with the Tactician, he barely ever fired my first two games, and never got Tactician off. Then in the last two he was co-MVP with Ryad, managing to stack up stress in the right circumstances to prevent K-turns and actions let Ryad swoop in behind ships and clean up, and the Crack Shot on Tomax was insanely good, it's not every day you get someone who can hit at range 3 through an asteroid with an unmodified 2 dice. And the psychological threat of infinite Crack Shot definitely helps. 
    Ryad is inasnely fun to fly, and despite her being only PS5, the sheer action efficiency and repositioning with those K-turns somehow helped her be a proto-ace hunter. 
    Vessery really needs the Twin Ion Engine mk. 2 though, in one round I flew him off the board at full health because I couldn't quite shed the stress from his 1-turn. Not sure what I'd take out to give him that upgrade though, possibly Tactician. I wanted him shooting first with the Tractor Beam to set up Tomax (which definitely helped on many occasions, reduced agility + Crack shot = bye bye ship). Plus, when Tactician worked on Tomax, it worked. 
    Anyway, I'm very pleased with Veterans, it takes two of my favourite TIE variants from the fluff and makes them even more fun to fly. 
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    Hylian100 reacted to ficklegreendice in Terrible Evade Dice Support Group   
    "you have any idea what they're talking about, son?"
    "no **** clue, ma"
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    Hylian100 reacted to FTS Gecko in Why did it take so long for this FAQ?   
    They would probably have kept the "XG1 Assault Gunboat" name as well.
    And armed it with Assault Cannons and Assault Missiles, and given you the Hyperspace Assault bonus if you fielded the Assault Formation which came as an an exclusive extra with the £60 "Assault Gunboat" supplement.
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    Hylian100 reacted to Wilhelm Screamer in New Wave VIII FAQ with Timing Chart(and lots of timing ruling revisions)   
    I'm going to miss going full macross missile massacre with redline.  The changes to how Cluster missiles and FCS interact hurts my soul.
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    Hylian100 reacted to Ashley in Imperial Veterans Trip Ds, fly my red prettys   
    So with my Imperial Veterans freshly ripped open, I decided I would throw together a list comprising all defenders and try my luck at a local store event.
    I have tried flying three Defenders in the past( Deltas with Ions) I love these guys but they just we're not as terrifying as they should be. Fast forward two years add a flashy red paint job( red ones go faster) and some snazzy titles and we may have something special.
    There are ton of different options to be had here but I was limited to what cards I had( only one Juke) and I was pushed for time.
    So I decided on the following
    Col. Vessery
    Tractor Beam
    Adaptability
    Tie D
    Glaive Squadron
    X7
    Glaive Squadron
    X7
    100. Points
    So with my heart full of optimism and dreams of glory I headed off to crush all before me. It was a small event, only 12 players but I will highlight my three battles as best as I can remember.
    Game One:
    Nick. 7 tie crack swarm
    This was not the usual crackswarm it was Howlrunner, 3 blackcracks and 3 Academy's, Nick clustered his Ties on his left and I started all my Defenders on my right, my initial plan was to zoom two Defenders up the side and try and engage the swarm from behind while they tried to concentrate on one Glaive. Turn 2 and my plan went out of the window, with a sudden whoop of bloodlust I 3 turned all the Tri-wing terrors into the teeth of the swarm.
    What follows could only be described as a Cluster F**k fur ball of epic proportions, Red defenders slamming into ties, Vessery ramming into Cracks( that's what she said) and Howlrunner deciding that they didn't need her special ability and she would just hang about at the edges of the map. After some god awful positioning from both of us and some epic green dice rolling after 50 minutes nothing was dead, at one point I had Howlrunner with no tokens at range 1 of Vessery and a Glaive..........no damage.
    I killed my first Tie at 60 mins and then went on to nail two others before time, I had lost no ships so I had won my first game.
    To be fair to Nick he was only just starting to practice with his swarm so I believe I got away with a lot more then I should have.
    What had impressed me was the durability of the Glaives, with X7 even when crashing headlong into nearly everything else on the board they kept on picking up those Evades, backed up by 3 agility, those 2 dice attacks just didn't have the punch.
    Game 2:
    Lewis: Palp Aces
    Buoyed by my early victory I was flush with optimism and renewed joy for my lovely Trip Ds, ah crap Palp Aces.......
    Lewis was running Palpatine on shuttle with baffle, Vader with ATC Predator and EU and the Inquisitor with the usual load-out.
    The shuttle went down first and I place all my Ds opposite him, Vader and the Inquisitor went off to his left, they would try and pincer me while I went for the shuttle, well that's okay cos my plan was to Joust that white mother of the face of the board.
    First thing the shuttle did was a hard left 2 and then baffle to swallow the stress, looks like Palp was hitching up the black skirts and running like a big girl Sith. It was pedal to the metal time and all my Ds dialled in 5 straights, the two Aces headed towards my flank.
    Turn 2 and old Palps went 3 forwards, I gunned after him but the Aces had shots this time on Vessery, I wasn't worried 3 agility with a focus and 6 health, what could go wrong?
    What the hell Col, why are you on one hull, that was some pretty bad rolling son.
    At this point I decided to 4 K all the Ds, I turned to face the aces, the Glaives picked up the usual tokens and I prepared to lose Vessery, what happened next can only be described as the complete opposite to my previous round and a one Hull ship survived against the inquisitor and two Dark lords. Now it was time for the Ds to unleash fury..............but first a small interlude.......
    Several weeks ago I attended the Yavin Open and I decided I would take Rex and 5 Academy's( I know, I know) I had tractor beam on Rex but no D title, all the accepted wisdom said this was pointless but no in my head I had all these crazy shenanigans I would pull off and cackle like a tactical maniacal genius.
    Well in reality I fired the **** thing twice in 6 games and those two times it did exactly nothing, the crazy shenanigans did not happen, I did not get to cackle or hold my pinkie finger to the corner of my mouth until today......
    So Vader had arc dodged out of a Glaive arc but Vess still had a shot" initiate Tractor Beam" Dr Evil shrilled in my mind. The beam hit knocked down his agilty, he was barrel rolled into the path of a Glaive and was blown away by Vess and the Red menace.... Oh joy unbound, shenanigans completed, tractor beam I love thee, then Vessey died in a horrible Palp blessed fireball.
    So I was down to two Glaives vs the Inquisitor and Palp, what follows can only be described as a master class in flying the Tie Advanced Prototype X1, my only chance was when I tried a surprise hard 1 (ooh matron) to try and block him but he scraped by with mm to spare, his wings scoring lines in my sexy red bodywork. That was my last chance and stressed defenders do not turn so well( ie not at all)
    I had one chance at the end of the game, I had the shuttle at range one, it was on three health and my target-locked and focused defender could only manage two damage, cue third Palp blessed fireball and that was all she wrote.
    Great game and once again the Glaives sticking power had been amazing. These guys were starting to grow on me like a lovely scarlet fungus, like that one I had when went swimming in the canal but that's another story.
    Game 3
    Lethal Rebel and fat Han: Garry
    Wow Han Solo, the inter web had told me he was extinct but no here he was, loaded up to all his levels of old obesity but even his carriage was dwarfed by the Gigantor that was the Lothal rebel. Two ships loaded with crew and upgrades vs my sleek ripped predators.
    I lined up all three Ds and jousted straight at the Lothal, it was pretty hideous, I ignored Han and the Evades kept me healthy and Vesserys ability plus the Glaives primary soon started to wear down the big ship. After a few turns it was down to three health, this is where the Tie D title kicked in again, on turn 4 I was able to tractor beam Han( just the Agilty reduction) and fire my primary at the Lothal killing it off, the two Glaives then had shots at Hans reduced agilty.
    It was now three Ds against Han and when I scored two criticals and they were both Direct Damage I knew the dice gods were with me, I finished off Han and had not lost a ship.
    After the game Garry described it like a pack of piranhas ripping his ship to shreds, a very apt description and I think his list played right into my strengths.
    So at the end of the day I had finished second and I was more then satisfied with the ships performance, lots of people seeing them for the first time we're taken aback by their durability and killing power, they are super Jousters and if you try to take them on at this game, you will lose.
    They still suffer from the old Defender weakness so do not think you can outfly aces but I only scratched the surface of what can be created with this expansion, what about PTL countess, Glaives with Juke Twin ion engine and the Inquisitor, new options for Brath, Ion cannons with the D title, Marek Steele in a defender, a defender with Palp..... I can't wait to try out all these new options.
    Take it from me, a long time( suffering mostly) Defender fan the future is bright the future is red.
    "Initiate the TRACTOR BEAM"
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    Hylian100 reacted to THEMANONTHEM00N in Imp Vets, Asmodee and Brexit. FFG makes big mistake.   
    alternatively, the plastic spaceships dont control the economy or w/e you wrote after the first paragraph i stopped reading
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    Hylian100 got a reaction from mazz0 in Decision time for the United Kingdom tomorrow.   
    In a similar boat, I voted to remain in the UK in the Scottish referendum. The one key point that could convince me of another Scottish referendum would be exactly what's happened today, with Scotland voting to stay in the EU against the majority of UK voters. So I'd more than likely vote the opposite way if such a thing were to take place.
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    Hylian100 reacted to Karhedron in local vs non-local LGS rant.   
    I don't automatically think of an LGS as being physically the closest store. Any bricks-and-mortar store that it close enough for you to get to qualifies.
    Sounds like your local is taking you for granted. If you don't feel valued as customer, you are well within your rights to take your business to an establishment that treats you better. Just because one store is technically your LGS doesn't entitle it to your automatic and unquestioning loyalty.
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    Hylian100 got a reaction from HamsterExAstris in No news since 18 May.   
    We still have Heroes of the Resistance spoilers before we should get any more wave 9 articles, so assuming the 6-week delay is true, we should be getting an article on that soon.
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    Hylian100 reacted to ficklegreendice in Wave 9 is this genuine?   
    I too am worried about the ARC
     
    it's so **** sexy it makes every other ship look like a stale white bread in comparison
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    Hylian100 reacted to Darkcloak in Competetive vs. Casual: Why the Clash   
    Well actually...
     
    It's perfectly normal to get miffed when you blow an easy move or flub a critical dice roll.  What?  We're supposed to have some kind of filter so that other people don't get offended?  Yeah, okay. 
     
    I hate this brush that competitive players get painted with, as if every one of them is a big bawling man child who nerd-rages at the first sign of calamity.  That's not true any more than the notion that casuals are all hug-lovers.
     
    Here is a suggestion; stop looking for the stereotype and look for the person.  You know, maybe buddy guy is mad that he lost at X-Wing because he had a rough day.  Maybe that person is going through some emotional stress and their stress relief turned into more stress?  Maybe the guy flying Trench Run really just wants to make friends because he doesn't have any?  If you judge a person by how they play a game, or by how they react to success and failure, then what makes you so much better that you can pass that judgement? 
     
    Really, all this should boil down to one thing.  Games are a way for people to come together to share common interests and they provide a stage for social interaction. Interaction of this kind allows us to test our compatibility with others and can form the basis of friendships, if we so choose.  There is no line in the sand.  I mean, come on guys, it's literally tiddly-winks here.  Just because you're incompatible with someone socially doesn't mean anything.  It certainly doesn't make them any more or less than anyone else.
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    Hylian100 reacted to xanderf in TIE Striker speculation   
    Huh, I heard the original dish shape was non-euclidean.  'course, back then, the ship was named the Millennium Fhtagn, so a new dish for the new name seemed appropriate...
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    Hylian100 reacted to pickirk01 in What kind of ability would you give a 0 point astromech?   
    Rebels is the faction
    Rebal Alliance and Resistance are subfactions.
    So 'X-Wing only, Rebel Alliance only' would restrict an upgrade to the X-Wing unofficially known in the game as a T-65 while keeping it legal for all Rebel squads.
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    Hylian100 reacted to Comradebot in Darth Maul confirmed?   
    Honestly, Maul was a pretty crappy part of a pretty crappy film.  There's stuff I like in Phantom Menace, but Darth Maul isn't part of it.  He's just a guy that looks kinda scary, utters a couple lines, then promptly gets cut in half.
     
     
    Since then, though, he's been 100% uphill in my book.  Heck, even has an insane, gibbering spider-bot he was more compelling than in Menace.  From there he's just gone on to be an engaging character that I was really happy to see pop back up in Rebels.
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    Hylian100 reacted to DiggityDug in Darth Maul confirmed?   
    (and he would have gotten away with it too, if it wernt for you pesky kids!)
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    Hylian100 reacted to DiggityDug in Darth Maul confirmed?   
    NO, this CLEARLY says "Old Man Withers". Now Scooby Doo is in Xwing.
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    Hylian100 reacted to NeverBetTheFett in Biggs Corran and Wes win Utah   
    Wow. FFG needs to nerf the T-65. 
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    Hylian100 reacted to WingedSpider in Biggs Corran and Wes win Utah   
    Good shot Janson!
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    Hylian100 reacted to xanderf in Are the ships getting too obscure?   
    Ummm...how can the first wave since, what, wave *3*, that is all drawn ENTIRELY from ships seen on-screen being seen as "obscure"??
     
    I mean, every ship in wave 9 was seen in a Star Wars movie or TV show - nothing here is 'expanded universe' at all, for once.
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    Hylian100 reacted to Vorpal Sword in Are the ships getting too obscure?   
    Two of the ships in Wave 9 got screen time in major theatrical releases labeled "Star Wars."
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    Hylian100 reacted to slowreflex in Close-Ups of Wave 9 from Yavin   
    Some additional pics taken with Matt's phone, not quite as detailed as they are further away and through glass, but shows some different angles:
     



     
    Credit to Sam Whitaker for the first 3 photos and James King for the first TIE photo and Matthew Hardy for the phone photos.
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    Hylian100 reacted to Keiththegamergeek in Wave 9 - What We know   
    Time for everyone who said they would quit the game if a prequel ship was introduced to do so, lol.
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    Hylian100 reacted to Vorpal Sword in Wave 9 - What We know   
    I'm sure FFG will genuinely miss all four of the customers they lose due to the ARC-170's inclusion in the next wave.
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    Hylian100 reacted to SmartCookie in Wave 9 Revealed!   
    Link to the reveal article from FFG: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/6/2/stay-in-attack-formation/
    Images from the reveal at the UK expo:





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