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  1. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Answer: Two. Though to clarify... Reading a whole list of newly released cards is bad too... Is that one then?
  2. LagJanson

    Was there a Battletech miniatures game at Gencon?

    Bah. I'm a Periphery Rat anyway. Outworlds Alliance fighter jockey... Or was until the Ravens came.
  3. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    2.0 is weird... We've become hardwired to see the nuclear battle 1.0 became and are now forced to go back to fighting with sticks and stones...
  4. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I just made this same argument in the Scyk thread. A single HLC might be cumbersome since your opponent is going to be dodging it... Multiple and your opponent is going to either get hit hard or sacrifice a lot of positioning.
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    Scyk Situation - What to load?

    Not like you don't still have the popgun, which with the way 2.0 is geared is enough to trickle damage through. What's with the negativity and min-max tourney attitude? Don't worry, I'm not expecting Scyks to be burning up the meta here, so don't get me wrong. I'm just thinking a couple of HLCs are going to make life much more interesting than a single one. After all that, you still need to balance a list with them too.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    And I'll agree this has been a pet peeve of mine as well. The ARC dial is just insulting to the newer (in universe) Rebel fighters. I'm not saying the B-Wing should have the WORST dial. The Y-Wing got a big upgrade on it's dial - doubling the blue maneuvers over the old green. It's still poor, but it's much improved. The B-Wing got those moderate to useless 1 talon rolls... I'm counting very few cases where that's going to be tactically great. At least the X-Wing got a notable improvement to it's dial as well.
  7. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I'd actually be annoyed if all dials were GOOD. The B-Wing should have a slower, bad dial... but of course should have the point range to balance it's abilities... I want ships to feel different beyond moving one green die over to the red column... viability would be nice of course. Personal opinion of course... Honestly... As much as I'm a Rebel flyer, the HWK is the only ship that I want to throw on the map to see what the changes did to it, what role is it going to play... As somebody who preferred pushing fighters around, I'm feeling like the non-synergistic X-Wings and Y-Wings lists are back to being priced out. I've of course not done the math to find out whether or not this is baseless instinct. It could just be that power down from 1.0 to 2.0, but those Imperial fighters just look so wonderful as individuals, where as the Rebels seem a step behind.
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    Was there a Battletech miniatures game at Gencon?

    Worth quoting because you're not wrong. There's a reason it's one of the most recognizable 'mechs. Definitely one of my favorites as well. I've known a few people to purchase the metal mini of these just because... I've got a custom job myself that was setup for some event a decade ago or so. Clearly an Inner Sphere pilot...
  9. LagJanson

    Scyk Situation - What to load?

    Also consider it is only four points and when you bring multiples the chances you will even accidentally land that arc increase. HLC may not be the easy path to victory it once was but it's hardly a bad choice. Heck, even if you force your opponent to barrel roll out of the arc, now they likely don't have a green token. Seems ok to me!
  10. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    http://xwing-miniatures-second-edition.wikia.com/wiki/TIE_Advanced_x1 Edit: I do not vouch for the content or accuracy of the information you find... Edit 2: Better link - http://xwing-miniatures-second-edition.wikia.com/wiki/TIE_Advanced_x1_Expansion_Pack
  11. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Zertik is legal. TIE Fighter TIE Advanced TIE Reaper.... until we hear otherwise?
  12. LagJanson

    Happy Friday - What is in your weekly Kit?

    My weekly kit is in a state of flux, and has been for much of the summer. There hasn't really been a stable list that I've flown as I had checked out on 1.0 and was spending more time setting up HotAC scenarios, or dragging in scenery for scenarios or something. Now that I've got a conversion kit for 2.0, I've been throwing all sorts of random, weird ships together that I had abandoned years ago. I had to dig out my TIE Punisher last night. TIE PUNISHER PEOPLE! It hasn't seen the light of day since it was still relatively new. Anyway, with all these things I want to try out I'm once again not feeling like I've got much stability. My latest Rebel mess is very similar to this in appearance, anyway... Instead of an X-Wing I grabbed a HWK. Offense seems to be the way to go in 2.0 and I want to try the HWK and U-Wing next. 198 points so far but it's still being tweaked until next time I can find an opponent. Dutch w/ R3 Astro, Proton Torps, Crackshot and Proton Bombs Rebel Scout w/ Jyn Erso.... (uncertain on the crew...) Arvel w/ Intimidation and Proton Rockets Bodhi Rook w/ Crackshot, Saw and Pivot wing
  13. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    We could see some very different scores in the future... Not sure I like it, but... Well, we have it
  14. LagJanson

    Scyk Situation - What to load?

    I'm thinking either ion cannons (you're likely only landing 1 damage at range anyway) or homing missiles... but if you're going Scyk spam... find room for Drea...
  15. LagJanson

    Was there a Battletech miniatures game at Gencon?

    I assumed Classic Battletech, but you're correct that there's been some spin offs and new box sets. Classic Battletech really hasn't changed much, but the new cores are generally a good buy for the quantity of minis and they change things up on the contents with each release.
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