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  1. thestag

    The SSD?

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    Terrain for Armada?

    Make what bold?
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    Terrain for Armada?

    For the record, it's Kile II. In case anyone is searching and having trouble.
  4. This. For my group it expanded in such a manner because we would play through the campaigns as they were being released (more or less). I would not just apply this to enemies, but to everything in each campaign box. Once we finished TS I made a spreadsheet and listed all the items that come in each wave and then we used as much from that wave as possible. So for RtH, the heroes were Loku, MHD and Verena, and then they choose to add Jyn into the mix as well. We used a RtH Imperial class, agendas and side missions (plus other to fill in the gaps, but leaning toward decks and cards that haven't been seen yet). We've been doing that and it's worked really well as to give everyone a taste of the different options and play styles available.
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    Alert All Commands! New article!

    I'm on the opposite side of this. I'm trying to figure out if I should buy 5 SSDs. I could field 5 command prototypes with 1200 points...
  6. There's an option on pg. 14 of the RRG for playing with no objectives: The largest issue with this is there's potential for last/first shenanigans. That could be remedied by not allowing the last activated ship in round x to be the first activated ship in round x+1 (unless it is the only ship available). Unlimited rounds could also simplify the rules above for when rounds exceed 6. I'm not tracking... If you make commanders optional for garrisons, then it's just that, an option. Most commanders get better with more ships, so if a 200pt garrison is only a single tricked out ISDII and a couple squadrons, then let it be. But as that garrison grows, a commander can always be added later. It would be foolish to not have a commander once a fleet is large enough.
  7. Less than a month ago, I took my eyes of my range ruler for a few seconds and next thing I know, my 1 year old daughter wants to play Armada. Too bad for she was using the range ruler like the maneuver tool. So I purchased these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DWSYJR6/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DMUGM24 They look good and work great. The price is a little steep, but I'm satisfied with the quality. I left 5-star reviews for both items. And the measurements are all spot on, or at least close enough based on the image that @Darth Sanguis posted above.
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    Can't take the outer rim from me...

    According to the official page, MSRP is $64.95.
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    Targeting : Yellow dot controversy

    I have a copy of this printed out and give it to new players. It's been very helpful in explaining the system.
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    Just how it is here.

    Uh oh. You mentioned it. I liked the direction this thread was going in, and I genuinely liked your post. But this thread will be locked before it hits page 3. (I agree with everything you said in that post. All of it)
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    Just how it is here.

    I must respectfully disagree with you. I've specifically avoided Legion because of the size they went with. When I first head about Legion I was fully on-board. The description made me think it was a 6mm game that would be something closer to Armada in space. Imperial Assault already fills the 28mm niche. I'm confused that they didn't make it fully compatible with IA. Some people say that it's a for sales and marketing to make them just miss the mark. I say that they should have made the 2 completely interchangeable. The cost of failure goes down since you have so many people already invested, and you can effectively expand two games at the same time. But with so many other options in this scale (that play better IMO), why would I go with Legion? Sure there is an opportunity for Epic Play down the road, but I want to field AT-ATs by the dozen while they mow down scores of rebel troops. Legion will never afford me that opportunity. All FFG has done with Legion was to re-invent the wheel, a wheel we didn't ask for or need. But I'm genuinely glad that there are people out there enjoying it. I just can't see myself being one.
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    Best Star Wars Quote for playing Armada?

    Just before I roll 5 red die and I need 4 damage and 1 accuracy: "Never tell me the odds!"
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    Best Star Wars Quote for playing Armada?

    "Do it!" And when they look like they're going to do something else: "Do it!" Repeat until they succumb to your will, then laugh maniacally.
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    Happy Friday SSD is one day closer

    I showed it to my wife and her response was: "Only if I get to fly it first".
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