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  1. On 10/13/2020 at 2:11 PM, Mcpolle said:

    Hi guys, and gals, 

    I have yet to play this year, not a great surprise, but have a big Rebel collection, and have just purchased the Starhawk, looks great.

    I am looking for some inspiration, for what's good with it, I have been looking on You tube, and thought I would pop in here, and ask people what they thought of it.

    Soooo, what do people recommend?? 

    Thx in advance.

    The biggest problem for the Starhawk is simply getting people to fight it, especially if it's a tough Agate Starhawk. At only speed 2, it can't really use positioning or an aggressive tempo to force a fight. It needs things to come at it and to shoot it so that it can maximize that Salvo firepower. And for the investment, you NEED your opponent taking that Salvo damage, otherwise the Starhawk is simply not capable of putting out enough firepower to be cost effective. If you have other combat ships that give up significant points, it allows your opponent to ignore the Starhawk.  I've done it more times than I can count at this point. I had one game where I was literally taking obstructed shots through the Starhawk to hit the other small ships in my opponent's list. I won that game by a nice comfortable 8-3 margin. You need lists that force your opponent to either shoot the Starhawk, or don't take a shot at all. That's why the overall most competitive Starhawk archetype is known as "Hawk134." That means a Starhawk, maximum squadrons, and no meaty ships outside of the Starhawk that can bleed points. Here's the most successful version I've seen to date, used by @Aresius to win the last Vassal World Cup:

    GR-75 Medium Transports (18 points)
    -  Bright Hope  ( 2  points)
    -  Ahsoka Tano  ( 2  points)
    -  Bomber Command Center  ( 8  points)
    = 30 total ship cost

    [ flagship ] Starhawk-class Battleship Mark I (140 points)
    -  Kyrsta Agate (com)  ( 20  points)
    -  Concord  ( 12  points)
    -  Strategic Adviser  ( 4  points)
    -  Bail Organa  ( 7  points)
    -  Ruthless Strategists  ( 4  points)
    -  Flag Bridge  ( 0  points)
    -  Linked Turbolaser Towers  ( 7  points)
    -  Leading Shots  ( 4  points)
    -  Entrapment Formation!  ( 5  points)
    -  Magnite Crystal Tractor Beam Array  ( 10  points)
    = 213 total ship cost

    GR-75 Medium Transports (18 points)
    -  Leia Organa (off)  ( 3  points)
    -  Comms Net  ( 2  points)
    = 23 total ship cost

    2 X-Wing Squadrons ( 26 points)
    1 Hera Syndulla ( 28 points)
    1 Y-Wing Squadron ( 10 points)
    1 Jan Ors ( 19 points)
    1 Scurrg H-6 Bomber ( 16 points)
    1 Gold Squadron ( 12 points)
    1 Lando Calrissian ( 23 points)
    = 134 total squadron cost

  2. 7 hours ago, Mcpolle said:

    Are there any Armada podcasts anymore, or have they all stopped??


    Unfortunately, Steel Strat is a little behind. We had our last podcast eaten by the gremlins in the Skype code, so we're trying to muster the willpower to 1) record some of the same material for a second time and 2) stop playing SW: Squadrons together long enough to do said recording.

  3. 8 hours ago, Triangular said:

    I don't like it. It doesn't matter. End.

    We've tried to kill this thread with that exact sentiment more times than I care to count. Odds are our local troll will post something useless (again) and continue to call us sheeple because reasons.

  4. 1 hour ago, Garrett17 said:

    See my last post.

    All reaction. No responsibility. 100% predictable. 0% class.

    Seriously, what is it with some people that makes them so afraid to walk back a simple mistake?


    You could try "Sorry, maybe that was a bit harsh."

    Sass aside, honestly I AM actually trying to do you a favour here.

    Don't mind him. He's already been banned once. His advice is also useless, so there's really no reason to read anything he writes. Just do yourself a favor and put him on ignore.

  5. 10 minutes ago, geek19 said:

    Sheep! He called us sheep! We got a Bingo! Baaaaaa baaaa baaaaaa!

    Baaaaa baaaaaaa!

    I'll take the word over people that actually work in the industry over some random person on the internet who is way too in love with the word "sheep." Going from three card sizes to one saves them money. But hey, what do FFG employees know about their own products? I'm sure they just want to randomly antagonize their own fans for no reason instead.

    Do I like the change? Nope, I've said so in plenty of places? Do I care to say anything more about this? Nope. It's a waste of my time to even talk about it for this long. Now please go get yourself banned again @Revan Reborn

  6. This thread is STILL GOING?! Goodness people, it's a simple cost saving measure. Oh no, cards are bigger! The world is ending! Seriously, find something actually useful to care about. Seeing as most game companies not named Games Workshop routinely struggle, I think saving some production cost is forgivable. I for one would rather have games than, you know...not. I'll never have sympathy for customers of luxury game. It is the whitest of entitlement. I will care about their employees being abused all day long, which I very much hold against Asmodee after the lay offs. Where was this outrage over the lay offs? But card size? Really? Get over it.

  7. 3 hours ago, RapidReload said:

    This is a rational train of thought that I appreciate and many others have also stated in the previous thread.

    "New threat: pass tokens." is a simplification that, at the very least, aimed at being sarcastic - this I do not much appreciate.

    I love children (...no, not like that -.-), but they can be quite mean.

    His point is really just that you should wait and see the whole rule. This raid thread is an example of just how silly it is to make any kind of conclusions from partially revealed rules. In this thread, people predicted the raid mechanic would ruin the game. Instead, it turned out FFG was very reluctant to make such a mechanic very powerful, and we ended up with something that was just fine. Hardly the game killer predicted here. 

    In the other thread, you said: 


    I think Bail/SA/Pryce and my assumed pass token mechanic are drastic changes that allowed and potentially will allow for more problems to sprout up than they solved.

    While you are hardly being the hyperbolic alarmist seen in this thread, you are making large conclusions based on very little overall information. It's not hard to see the similarities.

  8. After having so much fun with the GENCON live show, we at Steel Strategy thought up a new idea to try out. Here's our first video of what will hopefully become recurring content. Introducing Mystery Fleet Theater! The goal is rather than make you sit through 2+ hours for a battle report video, we speed up the game video and provide quick commentary. Our hope is that it provides more quickly and easily digestible battle reports you can enjoy on your lunch break. The first video clocks in at only 20 minutes Enjoy!


  9. A few of us have contacted FFG directly about this very story. We were told they were aware of the story and had passed it up the corporate chain. Unfortunately, the folks available to take these types of questions are not the people who can answer them. My understanding is there have been more than a few people asking, so I hope we'll get an answer.

  10. On 7/22/2020 at 4:07 PM, bkcammack said:

    Has there ever been a wave that didn’t have some rules changes? 

    Wave 2-Contain, Rogue

    Wave 3-Fleet support and flotillas

    Wave 4- experimental retrofits

    Wave 5-Relay, Cloak, Fleet Commands

    Wave 6- Boarding Parties

    Wave 7- Assault

    SSD- Too much to discuss here

    Wave 8- “Extreme Range” and ignition attacks. 

    I don’t know if the new rules will be minor things like above or if they will be a major overhaul. I think it will probably mostly be a few new mechanics, and not affect existing ships too much 

    While true, what's interesting is that the Legion and X-Wing steams do not mention rules despite the fact they follow kind of the same pattern of "new wave, new rules."

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