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    knott06 got a reaction from Grim Knight in And reintroducing to Star Wars cannon, the character practically made for this game   
    Grand Admiral Thrawn!
     

     
    As soon as I saw this game was released, I hoped they would include him. Now if they do make an expansion he seems like a no brainer:  the Star Wars galaxy's greatest strategist for the greatest Star Wars strategy game of all time, right?
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    knott06 got a reaction from Arttemis in THRAWN!!!!   
    How do you square that with the fact that Kylo Ren is so similar to Jacen Solo? I'd be surprised if JJ/Kathleen even knew who Mara Jade was. Certainly Lucas wasn't her biggest fan, but his opinion doesn't matter much these days.
     
    Anyway, if you check out the very positive reaction to Thrawn coming back on social media, plus the fact that pretty much every internet story about the new Rebels Season Three trailer leads with Thrawn's return as the highlight, I think this was a great move by Disney. They made a lot of people who invested a lot of time, energy, and money into the old stories that seemed so casually thrown away very happy. My hats off to Dave Filoni for his judicious inclusion of the better elements of the EU into Clone Wars and Rebels. This is really no different from what Marvel does when they reuse old plot lines (Civil War)/popular characters (Quicksilver) from the comics. The casual fans who never read a comic book enjoy them just as much as the hard core fans who are delighted to see their favorite characters make the big screen.
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    knott06 got a reaction from Arttemis in THRAWN!!!!   
    I'm kind of surprised they didn't have Thrawn as part of the Intedictor expansion. Making Star Wars called this a long time ago, and I figured they'd wait to reveal the last commander card until after Thrawn was official again.
     
    Regardless, this is a really great gesture for EU fans. The canon reset threw out the good with the bad, I'm glad they are fixing that and recognizing the novel fans who kept things going in between the movies.
     
    Thrawn is a natural for this game but also for Star Wars Rebellion too, I think.
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    knott06 got a reaction from DUR in THRAWN!!!!   
    How do you square that with the fact that Kylo Ren is so similar to Jacen Solo? I'd be surprised if JJ/Kathleen even knew who Mara Jade was. Certainly Lucas wasn't her biggest fan, but his opinion doesn't matter much these days.
     
    Anyway, if you check out the very positive reaction to Thrawn coming back on social media, plus the fact that pretty much every internet story about the new Rebels Season Three trailer leads with Thrawn's return as the highlight, I think this was a great move by Disney. They made a lot of people who invested a lot of time, energy, and money into the old stories that seemed so casually thrown away very happy. My hats off to Dave Filoni for his judicious inclusion of the better elements of the EU into Clone Wars and Rebels. This is really no different from what Marvel does when they reuse old plot lines (Civil War)/popular characters (Quicksilver) from the comics. The casual fans who never read a comic book enjoy them just as much as the hard core fans who are delighted to see their favorite characters make the big screen.
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    knott06 got a reaction from coastcityo in THRAWN!!!!   
    I'm kind of surprised they didn't have Thrawn as part of the Intedictor expansion. Making Star Wars called this a long time ago, and I figured they'd wait to reveal the last commander card until after Thrawn was official again.
     
    Regardless, this is a really great gesture for EU fans. The canon reset threw out the good with the bad, I'm glad they are fixing that and recognizing the novel fans who kept things going in between the movies.
     
    Thrawn is a natural for this game but also for Star Wars Rebellion too, I think.
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    knott06 got a reaction from thestag in Is FFG planning on making rules to integrate Armada into Rebellion...? (please?)   
    There are some really cool epic campaign rules being thrown around on the Armada boards. If nothing else you could use the map as a basis for a campaign that would be decided by Armada battles over the course of a tournament, a few nights of gaming, etc.
     
    But we really need is a MMORPG war game with fighters and capital ships. That would be pretty neat. One can only hope that Disney/Lucasarts at least creates a new Xwing/Tie Fighter game.
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    knott06 got a reaction from MarthWMaster in Thank god they changed its name   
    I think for the OP and other EU fans it's just a matter of "don't fix it if it ain't broken" more than anything else. Lots of time (and money) were invested in the old universe. It's the least Lucasfilm can do to leave alone basic things like names of planets.
     
    Now with that being said, the name was altered in the Clone Wars cartoons. Compared to all of the other now canon material that has come out, Dave Filoni, the Clone Wars and to a lesser extent Rebels have shown a lot more respect for the old EU than Marvel/Del Rey/JJ. That's kind of ironic considering how many EU fans were mad at Filoni for messing with the Mandalorian stories by Karen Traviss.
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    knott06 got a reaction from Lyraeus in Which preview are you eager for?   
    Can't wait to learn more about Grand Admiral Ackbar's flagship! I hope they save the Mc-80 preview for a bit though, because it will be hard for the Raider and Mc-30 to hold up.
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    knott06 got a reaction from Commander Kahlain in Super Star Destroyer discussion thread   
    Blame the canon reset. Nobody, maybe not even FFG, knows how long most of the ships are anymore or which fighter type/capital ship class appeared before the other. Too bad "if ain't broke don't fix it" isn't part of the new Story Group's MO.
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    knott06 reacted to Funk Fu master in Super Star Destroyer discussion thread   
    They killed any chance of an SSD by not honouring what HOME ONE should be and instead made her a vanilla MC80
    Had they made her the proper 3.4km flagship version that old girl should be, there would have been a chance to make an opposing SSD
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    knott06 reacted to Darth Lupine in Help me beat my wife!   
    I'm just envious of the guys that can get their wives to play. Mine just looks at me strangely every time I bust out the minis....
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    knott06 reacted to Madaghmire in Corellian Command Ship   
    I guess the new cannon is throwing A-Wings as a creation of Jan Dodonna post Yavin right out the window. Which I don't mind, but then why didn't they have any at Yavin...
     
    Back to the thread, isn't the tantive 4 with raymus already a correllian command ship?
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    knott06 reacted to CptShrike in Not technically Armada but...   
    At the start of the Co-op video, when that ISD absolutely obliterates the Corvette? That's what I keep imagining will happen when Wave 2 hits.
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    knott06 reacted to Xmage in Wave 1 Paint Quality.   
    **** it, I could have had free lunch.
    While I've seen some exceptions on xwing models (really dark decimator, or smudges on slave 1 canopies) generally we've come to expect high quality from those models. Armada has a paint quality issue pretty much across the board.
    The problem with the preview articles not matching the final result is that in the past the preview articles DID match the final result.
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    knott06 reacted to Moonface in Wave 1 Paint Quality.   
    I contacted FFG Customer Service last week about the paint issue.  They stated that the paint for the figure is on par with all the others that they have seen and that it is within tolerance.     I do hope that someone in their QA department is taking note, and that producing within tolerance, as opposed to producing to the highest quality possible, does not become a trend.
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    knott06 reacted to TheVillageIdiot in I really love SW-Armada, I really do. But….   
    The idea of the campaign would be to have a 'battle generator', whereby the fleets are not necessarily matched in points and scenarios are mixed in. Added advantage is that the result of battles would have implications further on in the campaign. This would also have repercussions in how you are playing
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    knott06 reacted to Darthfish in I really love SW-Armada, I really do. But….   
    Darkness, pain, and chaos.  With the destruction of the death star and the death of the emporer, the whole galaxy seemed to lose it's rudder. Some in the rebellion believed this would usher in a new area of prosperity and peace, a restoration of the old republic.  If such was to be the prize, it was proving to be an elusive one.  Once the empire found it's footing again, they pursued the rebels with an almost maniacal zeal, determined to punish them and reassert their authority.  While the fall of the Emporer did not result in an immediate deathblow to the empire, the rebellion gained a great deal of support in many systems, more money, more personell, more resources and manufacturing capacity were big gains achieved by the rebellion.  Some planets dared to openly align themselves with the fledgling "new republic" -  an entity that existed more as an idea than a reality at this point.  This created new problems for a rebellion which was trying to transform itself into a government.  Previously, their 2 main objectives had been to avoid imperial forces and attack targets of opportunity when possible.  They had operated more like guerillas in space than a true regular military force.  Now that they had systems openly supporting them, they were forced to allocate forces to defend those systems, and this also had begun to force them into more direct confrontations with imperial forces.  In addition to being outgunned, there were few rebel commanders who could take command of a sizeable fleet and suceed against the empire.  It felt as if the whole galaxy was watching, analyzing every skirmish.  The rebellion was desperate to keep the momentum going, and they needed to demonstrate that their new fledgling government could provide security to it's members.  On the imperial side, there was dissaray at first, but there was still a chain of command to follow, and individual admirals were not overly concerned about actions at the senate level.  fleet commanders were given areas of space to secure, and there was less oversight from above.  Their mandate was to reassert imperial might, impose order, but prosecute rebel assets and sympathizers to the fullest possible extent. 
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    knott06 reacted to Takeda in I really love SW-Armada, I really do. But….   
    Screw the six turns, already played a couple of 600 points. Best way to spend six hours!!!! I don't plan on stoping the creep either, 20 star destroyers in the table is my goal.What worth doing is worth over doing ... Moderation is for cowards
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    knott06 reacted to Deathseed in Soontir/Vader   
    Heh, my most recent list is the Int/Soontir/Vader/Advanced blob with flight controllers and extended hangars on my star destroyers.
     
    Turns those Advanced into X-wings...and makes Vader even more terrifying. Five dice interceptors too (cackle).
     
    Oh and Tarkin, of course, for those lovely squadron command tokens.
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    knott06 got a reaction from Jochmann in Wave 1 Paint Quality.   
    I wish the Assaul Frigate I saw at an LGS in Richmond looked that good. The one they had colors that looked really washed out and that were nothing like the promo. Instead of staying "in the lines" the paint was all over the model and splotchy. Maybe that store just got a bad batch, but I passed on buying anything there because the corvettes and neb-b's weren't much better either.
     
    I know that some people say a little bit of paint will fix the issue or we're lucky that they're painted at all, but I for one am glad that others noticed this issue. The only way to fix the problem is for FFG customers to tell them they need to do a better job. Given what I have of their LCG game and Xwing, they clearly can do better and will probably be grateful for feedback that will help them improve up to their usual excellent standards.
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    knott06 got a reaction from Norym in Really want to see Rebel Transports soon   
    I could see FFG releasing transports at the same time as an interdictor cruiser. Maybe they both could be part of special convey scenarios/objectives devised just for those ships. The rebel has to take out the interdictor in order to jump to hyperspace, while the Imperial tries to protect their interdictor so they can take out as many transports as possible.
     
    Such a specialized scenario might get old after a while, but I could see a convoy/interdiction objectives being used to make up part of a "campaign" or "epic play" feature in Armada that some posters in other threads are hoping for.
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    knott06 got a reaction from EdSales in Really want to see Rebel Transports soon   
    I could see FFG releasing transports at the same time as an interdictor cruiser. Maybe they both could be part of special convey scenarios/objectives devised just for those ships. The rebel has to take out the interdictor in order to jump to hyperspace, while the Imperial tries to protect their interdictor so they can take out as many transports as possible.
     
    Such a specialized scenario might get old after a while, but I could see a convoy/interdiction objectives being used to make up part of a "campaign" or "epic play" feature in Armada that some posters in other threads are hoping for.
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    knott06 got a reaction from Wetaas in Really want to see Rebel Transports soon   
    I could see FFG releasing transports at the same time as an interdictor cruiser. Maybe they both could be part of special convey scenarios/objectives devised just for those ships. The rebel has to take out the interdictor in order to jump to hyperspace, while the Imperial tries to protect their interdictor so they can take out as many transports as possible.
     
    Such a specialized scenario might get old after a while, but I could see a convoy/interdiction objectives being used to make up part of a "campaign" or "epic play" feature in Armada that some posters in other threads are hoping for.
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    knott06 got a reaction from Conundrum Eternal in New Star Destroyer in EP 7 Trailer   
    New Star Destroyer, at least the front of it anyway, looks to me a bit like a cross between the ISD and the Gladiator.
     
    Interesting how the villain is wearing a mask very similar to Darth Revan from KOTOR. I guess they are using the EU for some of their inspiration? Just wish a certain blue-skinned Grand Admiral had been there somewhere. Oh well, maybe they'll squeeze him into one of the upcoming "road to force awakens" books that is supposed to explain the thirty years between ROTJ and Episode 7.
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    knott06 got a reaction from TrikkStar in New Star Destroyer in EP 7 Trailer   
    New Star Destroyer, at least the front of it anyway, looks to me a bit like a cross between the ISD and the Gladiator.
     
    Interesting how the villain is wearing a mask very similar to Darth Revan from KOTOR. I guess they are using the EU for some of their inspiration? Just wish a certain blue-skinned Grand Admiral had been there somewhere. Oh well, maybe they'll squeeze him into one of the upcoming "road to force awakens" books that is supposed to explain the thirty years between ROTJ and Episode 7.
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