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    Nebs are great!

    They’re the cheapest source of double flak blue dice for Rebels...useful in the right list, but also very situational. Nevertheless i have found an escort Salvation to be very useful in my Sato lists.
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    Sato Aces

    I’m not sure about the YT-1300’s in this list. If you add in HIE’s then you’re going to want to get your fighters way out front quickly, in order to Sato at long range. Which is going to leave your 1300’s out of the fight until possibly too late. I’d switch them out for something faster, X-wings or A-wings. HWKs always pair well with Sato!
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    Solo Discussion Thread [SPOILERS!]

    While I agree with everything else you said, I must take issue with Mr. Bettany's portrayal of Stephen Maturin in Master and Commander. He does a rather poor job of playing a short, dark, ugly, peevish curmudgeon of Irish/Catalan descent. Now, it really wasn't his fault - he was miscast, and the script criminally underutilized the role....but there you go. ;) I too saw the movie last night, and like most went in with low expectations but was pleasantly surprised. I accepted the plot holes in return for its fleshing out vignettes of life in the Empire - the trench warfare, the seedy underworld...all quite nice and resonant for me. I was hoping for more spaceships, but I guess you can't have everything!
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    Assault Frigate Mark II

    This has all been said before, but one of the reasons I don’t like the design aesthetics is that single puny engine bell. You expect me to believe that will push that ship to speed 3? I think not. So I added a few thrusters. I can at least believe speed 3 is attainable now. But I still prefer using Mel’s AF Mk 1 model in casual games... https://imgur.com/gallery/zMCyHmE
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    Assault Frigate Mark II

    I took almost this exact build, but with an “a” version, and got 5th at Portland regionals. Missed out on 4th by a few MoV... But with Sato it provides solid, reliable double arc firepower, a good number of shields and hull, at a decent cost. Fill the rest of the fleet with other threats, and you’ve got a viable list that will handle almost anything it meets - with skill and practice, of course.
  6. Makes me nostalgic. Thanks for the great write up. See you all next year!
  7. Wookiepedia lists the Neb B at 300m and the Dreadnaught at 600m. In addition the lengths might be similar but that Dreanaught’s gotta out-mass that skinny Neb by several times. All of which is to say I think it’s perfect as a medium ship. I love Broba’s ideas, but I might make its Nav chart 0-1-1 at speed 3, just to give it a more lumbering feel. Also, do we know if they were more broadsidey or front arc-y?
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    For tournament players

    1. I go to have fun playing Armada, hanging out with cool cats discussing the game we love, and generally having a good time. 2. Nah, participation is the main goal for me. That said, physical prizes do tend to make people more enthusiastic - but it doesn't have to be just product for the winners. The local 40k charity tournaments here in Vancouver (which have been huge successes) tend to give away fun prizes for crazy achievements, raffle off the product prizes, and the winners are happy with trophies. 3. Very likely especially if in driving distance (which Spokane would be!). Would drive down Friday and hope to be done by mid-day Sunday to get back home before the kids go to bed. I'd vote for 5 rounds of Swiss as well, so not a lot of time for side events. Actually, the side events I'd want to see are dinner, drinks, and maybe some random board gaming or such in the late evening. 4. I'm easy. $50-$75, though with the higher end I'd like to see more swag. T-shirts are always a good souvenir to go home with, and everyone loves goody bags filled with stuff! I'm away this summer until mid Sept. so if you could schedule this for after that'd be greeeeeaaaaat.
  9. Yeah, mass Y-wings (with Toryn Farr support, of course) are still very effective for me. It's just so many hull points for the enemy to chew through! I suppose it it helps that I never used Yavaris or Gallant Haven in those fleets...
  10. There’s an active group that meets Thursday evenings in Lynnwood, I believe. At Around the Table, home of Armada Jim! https://m.facebook.com/groups/1714566868775578
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    Mustache Report - Worlds Day 1a

    Thanks for the reporting Biggs and all, and good luck tomorrow!
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    Snowballing Sato

    I agree with part of what Tiberius says. And listen to Ginkapo - he knows what he's talking about. Tiberius asks the key question - why are you taking Sato? Generally you take him to either A) increase the reliability & damage output of your dice, via rerolls (which means black dice + Ordnance Experts), or B) Increasing the chance of crit effects. Usually this means black dice, but with the release of HIE's you have a very strong blue dice option. An example of the latter is an MC30 with OE + ordnance upgrade of your choice. An example of the former is an AF2 with Paragon and OE - no crit effects there, but the potential for lots of rerollable black dice, as long as you get the double arc. Go with Ginkapo's fighter squadron advice. Commander Sato does nothing if all your fighters are dead. And remember to bring Toryn Farr.
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    Gladiators and early wave ships

    I have been having decent success with a Sato AF/Paragon/Ord Experts/QBT build. This was back in November, but it reliably punched above its weight as long as I was able to double arc. Which really isn't that hard to do if you have Nav commands queued up...
  14. Dear FFG - please please yes give me weapons teams on my Nebulons. Especially Salvation. Now where did my ordnance experts go...? - Commander Sato
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    I Just Bought Armada

    Ah, then I just missed meeting you when I had to bail on the tourney at the last minute. Have you joined the local FB group? I recommend sticking around here - the forum regulars are a good bunch. I’ve been a bit scarce recently has life has been busy but the FAQ has made me set aside some time!