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    Hexdot got a reaction from Tubb in The biggest problem with 2.0.... is 1.0.   
    I do not need your condolences. My money, my models. I own 15 Huge Ships. No Epic 2.0. So no new 2.0 at all.
     
    Play as you want. Keep your condolences out of my table. Thanks a lot.
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    Hexdot reacted to weisguy119 in I finally finished writing my blog article for my Epic/Cinematic Play asteroid base scenario, The Battle of the PAW Installation   
    https://fridaynightxwing.wordpress.com/2018/12/18/the-battle-of-the-paw-installation-prototype-assessment-way-station-an-x-wing-miniatures-epic-cinematic-play-asteroid-base-scenario/
    It’s a long read but I hope some of you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoyed designing it!  Just about anything you could want to know about the scenario is in the article - inspirations, custom cards and dials, galleries galore, sources for materials used, etc.
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    Hexdot got a reaction from pickirk01 in Epic 2019, hit the road, jack   
    Happy 2019. Perhaps some people remembers my little smiling head.
    First of all, glad to read about new expacs and game modes. We choose to not update to 2.0, and continue playing our monthly Team Play Cinematic Show. 
    Many people around us sold their Huge Ships, so now we can field hordes of this kind of ships. Now I own 5 GR 75s and 4 C ROCS. One GR 75 customized with Quad Laser Turrets, and one C ROC as a "Kaiser's Pirate Raider" with pop up heavy guns. 
    Added a few new 2.0 named pilots to our beloved games. And continue evolving the game, adding new options. AAA turrets, SAM sites and bomb runs are fun as ****.
    We continue combining X Wing and Legion, but slowly...we want MORE legión stuff. 
    Breaking my head against a wall trying to write clear and fun rules to add "3D" action. Diving... Climbing... Not easy. Realism vs Playability.
     
    Love this game. 
     
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Gilarius in Epic 2019, hit the road, jack   
    Happy 2019. Perhaps some people remembers my little smiling head.
    First of all, glad to read about new expacs and game modes. We choose to not update to 2.0, and continue playing our monthly Team Play Cinematic Show. 
    Many people around us sold their Huge Ships, so now we can field hordes of this kind of ships. Now I own 5 GR 75s and 4 C ROCS. One GR 75 customized with Quad Laser Turrets, and one C ROC as a "Kaiser's Pirate Raider" with pop up heavy guns. 
    Added a few new 2.0 named pilots to our beloved games. And continue evolving the game, adding new options. AAA turrets, SAM sites and bomb runs are fun as ****.
    We continue combining X Wing and Legion, but slowly...we want MORE legión stuff. 
    Breaking my head against a wall trying to write clear and fun rules to add "3D" action. Diving... Climbing... Not easy. Realism vs Playability.
     
    Love this game. 
     
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Darth Meanie in Epic 2019, hit the road, jack   
    Happy 2019. Perhaps some people remembers my little smiling head.
    First of all, glad to read about new expacs and game modes. We choose to not update to 2.0, and continue playing our monthly Team Play Cinematic Show. 
    Many people around us sold their Huge Ships, so now we can field hordes of this kind of ships. Now I own 5 GR 75s and 4 C ROCS. One GR 75 customized with Quad Laser Turrets, and one C ROC as a "Kaiser's Pirate Raider" with pop up heavy guns. 
    Added a few new 2.0 named pilots to our beloved games. And continue evolving the game, adding new options. AAA turrets, SAM sites and bomb runs are fun as ****.
    We continue combining X Wing and Legion, but slowly...we want MORE legión stuff. 
    Breaking my head against a wall trying to write clear and fun rules to add "3D" action. Diving... Climbing... Not easy. Realism vs Playability.
     
    Love this game. 
     
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Bullox in Epic 2019, hit the road, jack   
    Happy 2019. Perhaps some people remembers my little smiling head.
    First of all, glad to read about new expacs and game modes. We choose to not update to 2.0, and continue playing our monthly Team Play Cinematic Show. 
    Many people around us sold their Huge Ships, so now we can field hordes of this kind of ships. Now I own 5 GR 75s and 4 C ROCS. One GR 75 customized with Quad Laser Turrets, and one C ROC as a "Kaiser's Pirate Raider" with pop up heavy guns. 
    Added a few new 2.0 named pilots to our beloved games. And continue evolving the game, adding new options. AAA turrets, SAM sites and bomb runs are fun as ****.
    We continue combining X Wing and Legion, but slowly...we want MORE legión stuff. 
    Breaking my head against a wall trying to write clear and fun rules to add "3D" action. Diving... Climbing... Not easy. Realism vs Playability.
     
    Love this game. 
     
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Arma Quattro in Is the Star Destroyer Really TOO BIG for Epic?   
    Unfortunately...too big. But Nebulon B is perfect playing 3x6. Please please pleaaaaase...
    Here is my money. I want to give you 300 $, FFG
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    Hexdot got a reaction from RedLeader23 in Building a Battle of Scarif Scenario   
    Near Orbit battle... Armada
    Low level combat... X Wing
    Plus Imp Assault fight to activate the comunications.
     
    Pew pew pew!!!!!
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    Hexdot reacted to weisguy119 in Custom Arquitens mechanics   
    This Imgur album explains how my Arquitens works.  To keep it from dominating the mat space, it’s elevated high enough to allow all of FFG’s Huge ship models to pass underneath.  The “Bridge Token” is only placed on the mat for targeting and firing purposes.  Otherwise, the footprint of the ship is just that of 3 large ship bases.  It’s the same concept as my Nebulon-B.  I didn’t want the ship to sweep the mat with carnage every time it moved so this is the system I came up with:
    https://imgur.com/a/4gg9alc

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    Hexdot got a reaction from Marinealver in What should I keep from V1   
    Epic stuff.. 
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Gilarius in What should I keep from V1   
    Epic stuff.. 
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    Hexdot got a reaction from BlodVargarna in More and more interested in Epic X Wing + Legion combined games   
    First of all, please forgive my bad english. One old injury is "active" today, and I wrote under the combined effects of no sleep, pain plus pain killers.   Legion. In our opinion non tier Star Wars game. But interesting Epic Play "DLC"   Last game... Imperial quick reaction strike squadron raiding a Black Sun enclave.    Imperial... 4 Lambda loaded with Stormtrooper units (infantry + bikes). One VT 49 "Electronic Warfare" ship provided extra defence to the non agile shuttles. No Action available to the VT 49, but Shuttles Rng 0-2 Agi +1.    Two Named Interceptot pilots plus a bunch oh Tie Fighters "no face swarm, 8 ships, escorted the invasion wave.   Black Sun's defenced were ground based, plus of course ships.   Ground defenses: one long range missile launcher site , "Concussion misiles" Rng 2-5 capable to TL up to range 5 (only TL actiom available). One "Quad Laser Battery", maximun energy available each turn but no Actions available.   Space Forces.    One Scum Epic ship upgunned (hardpoints +1, cargo slots- 1). Bosk's Y-666. M3 interceptors and K Fighters.   Imperial Forces stronger by a wide margin, but victory conditions quite difficult to achieve. Lambdas are quite easy targets, but VT's EW Pods were supposed to be a key factor.   One Lambda reached the Landing Zone unharmed. One with only a scratch (one face down damage card). One badly damaged (two face down damage cards plus "Injuried pilot" Crit. The stormtrooper squad unharmed, but Bike KO. the last exploded when 2 K Fighters fired simultaneously Cluster Misiles and rolled 12 hits.    The VT 49 was the primary target. Lived long enought to protect the Lambdas and their troops. Black Sun's SAMs finished her.    Empire players achieved, by a thin margin, a Minor Victory. A "Draw" due to stormtroopers KIA, but the Tie Swarm hit hard the K fighters, and Scum's green dices were doomed.    After dinner played "Legion", surviving Imp units vs (ejem) Scum mercenaries...in Rebel outfits. Bad Imperial deployment, bad moves and bad luck. So the "garden" element of the game was short and nasty. Not because "Legion" is flawed, sometimes one side plays bad and rolls bad.    Give this combo a try. Now we only play X Wing every 4 weeks but this is a new world.       
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Niinivaara in More and more interested in Epic X Wing + Legion combined games   
    First of all, please forgive my bad english. One old injury is "active" today, and I wrote under the combined effects of no sleep, pain plus pain killers.   Legion. In our opinion non tier Star Wars game. But interesting Epic Play "DLC"   Last game... Imperial quick reaction strike squadron raiding a Black Sun enclave.    Imperial... 4 Lambda loaded with Stormtrooper units (infantry + bikes). One VT 49 "Electronic Warfare" ship provided extra defence to the non agile shuttles. No Action available to the VT 49, but Shuttles Rng 0-2 Agi +1.    Two Named Interceptot pilots plus a bunch oh Tie Fighters "no face swarm, 8 ships, escorted the invasion wave.   Black Sun's defenced were ground based, plus of course ships.   Ground defenses: one long range missile launcher site , "Concussion misiles" Rng 2-5 capable to TL up to range 5 (only TL actiom available). One "Quad Laser Battery", maximun energy available each turn but no Actions available.   Space Forces.    One Scum Epic ship upgunned (hardpoints +1, cargo slots- 1). Bosk's Y-666. M3 interceptors and K Fighters.   Imperial Forces stronger by a wide margin, but victory conditions quite difficult to achieve. Lambdas are quite easy targets, but VT's EW Pods were supposed to be a key factor.   One Lambda reached the Landing Zone unharmed. One with only a scratch (one face down damage card). One badly damaged (two face down damage cards plus "Injuried pilot" Crit. The stormtrooper squad unharmed, but Bike KO. the last exploded when 2 K Fighters fired simultaneously Cluster Misiles and rolled 12 hits.    The VT 49 was the primary target. Lived long enought to protect the Lambdas and their troops. Black Sun's SAMs finished her.    Empire players achieved, by a thin margin, a Minor Victory. A "Draw" due to stormtroopers KIA, but the Tie Swarm hit hard the K fighters, and Scum's green dices were doomed.    After dinner played "Legion", surviving Imp units vs (ejem) Scum mercenaries...in Rebel outfits. Bad Imperial deployment, bad moves and bad luck. So the "garden" element of the game was short and nasty. Not because "Legion" is flawed, sometimes one side plays bad and rolls bad.    Give this combo a try. Now we only play X Wing every 4 weeks but this is a new world.       
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Bullox in More and more interested in Epic X Wing + Legion combined games   
    First of all, please forgive my bad english. One old injury is "active" today, and I wrote under the combined effects of no sleep, pain plus pain killers.   Legion. In our opinion non tier Star Wars game. But interesting Epic Play "DLC"   Last game... Imperial quick reaction strike squadron raiding a Black Sun enclave.    Imperial... 4 Lambda loaded with Stormtrooper units (infantry + bikes). One VT 49 "Electronic Warfare" ship provided extra defence to the non agile shuttles. No Action available to the VT 49, but Shuttles Rng 0-2 Agi +1.    Two Named Interceptot pilots plus a bunch oh Tie Fighters "no face swarm, 8 ships, escorted the invasion wave.   Black Sun's defenced were ground based, plus of course ships.   Ground defenses: one long range missile launcher site , "Concussion misiles" Rng 2-5 capable to TL up to range 5 (only TL actiom available). One "Quad Laser Battery", maximun energy available each turn but no Actions available.   Space Forces.    One Scum Epic ship upgunned (hardpoints +1, cargo slots- 1). Bosk's Y-666. M3 interceptors and K Fighters.   Imperial Forces stronger by a wide margin, but victory conditions quite difficult to achieve. Lambdas are quite easy targets, but VT's EW Pods were supposed to be a key factor.   One Lambda reached the Landing Zone unharmed. One with only a scratch (one face down damage card). One badly damaged (two face down damage cards plus "Injuried pilot" Crit. The stormtrooper squad unharmed, but Bike KO. the last exploded when 2 K Fighters fired simultaneously Cluster Misiles and rolled 12 hits.    The VT 49 was the primary target. Lived long enought to protect the Lambdas and their troops. Black Sun's SAMs finished her.    Empire players achieved, by a thin margin, a Minor Victory. A "Draw" due to stormtroopers KIA, but the Tie Swarm hit hard the K fighters, and Scum's green dices were doomed.    After dinner played "Legion", surviving Imp units vs (ejem) Scum mercenaries...in Rebel outfits. Bad Imperial deployment, bad moves and bad luck. So the "garden" element of the game was short and nasty. Not because "Legion" is flawed, sometimes one side plays bad and rolls bad.    Give this combo a try. Now we only play X Wing every 4 weeks but this is a new world.       
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    Hexdot got a reaction from RedLeader23 in More and more interested in Epic X Wing + Legion combined games   
    First of all, please forgive my bad english. One old injury is "active" today, and I wrote under the combined effects of no sleep, pain plus pain killers.   Legion. In our opinion non tier Star Wars game. But interesting Epic Play "DLC"   Last game... Imperial quick reaction strike squadron raiding a Black Sun enclave.    Imperial... 4 Lambda loaded with Stormtrooper units (infantry + bikes). One VT 49 "Electronic Warfare" ship provided extra defence to the non agile shuttles. No Action available to the VT 49, but Shuttles Rng 0-2 Agi +1.    Two Named Interceptot pilots plus a bunch oh Tie Fighters "no face swarm, 8 ships, escorted the invasion wave.   Black Sun's defenced were ground based, plus of course ships.   Ground defenses: one long range missile launcher site , "Concussion misiles" Rng 2-5 capable to TL up to range 5 (only TL actiom available). One "Quad Laser Battery", maximun energy available each turn but no Actions available.   Space Forces.    One Scum Epic ship upgunned (hardpoints +1, cargo slots- 1). Bosk's Y-666. M3 interceptors and K Fighters.   Imperial Forces stronger by a wide margin, but victory conditions quite difficult to achieve. Lambdas are quite easy targets, but VT's EW Pods were supposed to be a key factor.   One Lambda reached the Landing Zone unharmed. One with only a scratch (one face down damage card). One badly damaged (two face down damage cards plus "Injuried pilot" Crit. The stormtrooper squad unharmed, but Bike KO. the last exploded when 2 K Fighters fired simultaneously Cluster Misiles and rolled 12 hits.    The VT 49 was the primary target. Lived long enought to protect the Lambdas and their troops. Black Sun's SAMs finished her.    Empire players achieved, by a thin margin, a Minor Victory. A "Draw" due to stormtroopers KIA, but the Tie Swarm hit hard the K fighters, and Scum's green dices were doomed.    After dinner played "Legion", surviving Imp units vs (ejem) Scum mercenaries...in Rebel outfits. Bad Imperial deployment, bad moves and bad luck. So the "garden" element of the game was short and nasty. Not because "Legion" is flawed, sometimes one side plays bad and rolls bad.    Give this combo a try. Now we only play X Wing every 4 weeks but this is a new world.       
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    Hexdot reacted to Cubanboy in Happy Friday don’t stress ;/)   
    Hello Friends of the Internet,
    this time tomorrow I should be relocated out of my house do to storm stuff.
    There is a lot going on in X-Wing and a lot of unhappiness with the App, let’s try our best to be kind and understanding, things always have a way of working themselves out. 
     
    Happy 2.0 launch day see you all on the other side of the weekend ?
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    Hexdot reacted to FTS Gecko in Caravan of Courage is objectively a better film than The Last Jedi   
    As interesting as @SabineKey's "hard facts and figures" are, comparing the two films directly like that is hardly an impartial method of objectively comparing the two films.  There is a near thirty-five year gap between the two.  The Last Jedi is and has been subjected to much more detailed numerical analysis then the Caravan of Courage, and that information is more widely available in the public domain.  If you want to compare facts and figures, then the "fact" is that there is a much wider prevalence of material for The Last Jedi than there is for the Caravan of Courage.
    Similarly, as mentioned elsewhere, comparing the technological achievements of The Last Jedi to those of the Caravan of Courage is a pretty fruitless exercise; saying The Last Jedi is a better film based on it's technical merits is roughly equivalent to saying The Meg is a better film than Jaws.  One could quite easily argue that the number of awards that The Last Jedi was nominated for and won is more representative of a seismic shifts in the awards business over the past thirty five years than it is of the film's actual quality; there's quite simply far more awards (and awards categories) in the modern era than there were when the Caravan of Courage was released.  And while it's definitely interesting to note that the 10,000 or so user reviews for Caravan of Courage roughly keep pace with the 200,000 or so user reviews of The Last Jedi (average user rating of 2.9 out of 5 for both), Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic weren't around when the Caravan of Courage was released so it can hardly be used as an objective method for comparison.
    My basis for stating that the Caravan of Courage is a better film than The Last Jedi is actually very straightforward.  The Caravan of Courage is a stand alone and entirely self-contained film.  You can go into it with zero knowledge of the Star Wars films and follow the story, relate to characters and enjoy the ride (or not) without having to delve any deeper into the universe.  It knows it's audience (children) and it's clearly developed with that audience in mind.  It's a simple and easily relatable story - of lost children trying to reunite with their parents - Babes in the Wood, Hansel and Gretel - this is a fable that has stood the test of time.  And while it's being told in the Star Wars universe, it doesn't directly impact the Star Wars universe.  Other than helping portray the Ewoks as a capable and brave species, the characters and events of the Star Wars films are otherwise unaffected by it's presence.
    The Last Jedi, on the other hand, does not stand alone.  It assumes understanding of the characters and events of the Star Wars franchise (and especially the previous film), without which it can easily become confusing.  It does not tell a simple, straightforward story or a particularly relatable one, and it doesn't appear to know it's audience and has proven to be incredibly divisive as a result.
    To put is simply, neither are particularly good movies, however compare the two in a vacuum and the simplicity of the story, clarity of direction and self-contained nature of Caravan of Courage makes it objectively a better movie overall than The Last Jedi.
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Darth Meanie in Are players in your gaming club staying with 1.0?   
    In the last months I only play X Wing with my usual playmates. Being scenarios prepared by a referee there are no problems of abuse. the collection we have is very considerable, we like the system very much and since I have 15 epic ships, we have not seen enough elements in favor of the change, for the time being.
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    Hexdot reacted to weisguy119 in I got a great deal on a Night Caller kitbash!   
    I inquired about a commission from the creator, White Metal Games, and they instead contacted the original buyer who was interested in selling.  I plan to design a custom scenario where this will be a cloaking Night Caller/Vorknkx hybrid pocket carrier under the command of Admiral Zaarin.  I already have an Arquitens for Thrawn, so this will be my alternate universe version of the TIE Fighter video game.

     
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Thrawn1995 in My own Lancer-class Imperial anti-starfighter frigate   
    Impressive. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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    Hexdot reacted to weisguy119 in I wrote a detailed blog article about my 3-part Battle of Scarif custom scenario for Friday Night X-wing   
    Enjoy!
    https://fridaynightxwing.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/the-battle-of-scarif-in-x-wing-miniatures-scale-a-3-part-scenario/
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    Hexdot got a reaction from Gilarius in Where Are We?   
    On the run. Summer Time... more free time to play Double Epic . 
    I did not purchase Legion, but one of my fellows did. Combined game... Planetary Assault, Imps invades desertic planet. Ships near the Battle Zone can skip their Combat Phase and strafe or bomb. 
    On one table 600 pts Epic play. On the other, 2 Legion Core Sets. We are veeery green playing Legion so quite time consuming. But interesting.
    Imperial players focused on whipping out the Rebel's flagship, CR 90 "Heavy Versión" ("Combat Refit", extra Hull and Shield, Aditional Hardpoint Slot to mount modified Quad Laser, point defence rng 1)
    Bomber Y Wings dropped accurate Proton Bombs. Hit hard the stormtroppers and "killed" Vader.
     
    Love Star Wars. Cheers.
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    Hexdot got a reaction from rymlyre in One more kiss dear...   
    After the (not easy) decision to not convert to 2.0 because no Epic 2.0 during 2018, I think I am not able to Adapt & Improve much longer. I love X Wing 1.X, our beloved minis game, and I hope we will continue playing Double Epic team play, cinematic and scenario based, for many years. 
     
    We continue playing ASL, HASL, Fighting Wings, old Avalon Hill Wargames, etc.
     
    My sincere gratitude to those of you who inspired our games. Many are bygone forum members. Others are on active duty. 
     
    Odanan, your custom cards are simply...awesome.
     
    Cubanboy, your weekly smile is pure gold.
     
    Thanks a lot, folks. Precise flying. Probably will continue reading the forum, but our way of enjoying this superb game is... divergent. 
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