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  1. Ironlord

    Lando’s Falcon

    It might even be "more fluffy" to use the Resistance Falcon model in a Rebel list in some circumstances - specifically, Jakku-era scenarios. Or the Rebel Falcon in Scum lists for scenarios set between Solo and ANH.
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    Putting a Face to the Name: Pilots (Update: Wave 3 Republic)

    A case could be made that the newcanon is almost as bad. In Legends, Han was descended from a pretender to a throne. In newcanon he is rumoured to be descended from a prince: Newcanon http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Han_Solo Sometime after he became famous, it would be rumored by an Snivvian bounty hunter that Han was actually a descendant of the Prince-Admiral Jonashe Solo, a member of the ancient Corellian royalty. Legends http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Korol_Solo Korol Solo was a man of Corellian descent who lived on Duro during the decades before the Clone Wars, and who was sometimes identified as great-grandfather to Han Solo. Korol claimed to be the great-great-great-great-grandson of Corellia's king, Berethron e Solo, and thus the legitimate heir to the Corellian throne, but he was executed by public hanging—although not before he had fathered at least one son, the notorious pirate Dalla the Black, sometimes cited as Han Solo's grandfather.
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    The RZ-2 A-Wing

    Fair enough - I thought at the time, that the Wiki was quoting from the official FAQ rather than creating its own.
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    The RZ-2 A-Wing

    According to the FAQ, it doesn't, apparently: http://xwing-miniatures-second-edition.wikia.com/wiki/Arc FAQ Q: Can ships that only use or attacks use effects that require the ship to perform a attack? (i.e. Fearless, Outmaneuver) A: No. Note the differences between the requirement of Fearless: “While you perform a primary attack…” and Punishing One: “While you perform a primary attack, if the defender is in your …”
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    XG-1 "Star Wing" Assault Gunboat Thread

    A goddess from Mesopotamian mythology. D&D modified the concept into being a goddess of chromatic dragons, with 5 heads, one for each colour of dragon: red, blue, white, black, green. Looks like this:
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    Is there a miniature quality drop coming with 2.0?

    Yup. You can argue that the person who gave FFG that 9.6m length should have disregarded "canon" in favour of "props" (though even those arguments can be questioned, as here) : but you can't argue that the miniature itself isn't very close to the "canon figure". Interestingly, the 2.0 A-wing is much more "off" Miniature length: 35mm x 270 = 9.45m Canon length: 7.68m (The Last Jedi Incredible Cross Sections) Approx error 23%.
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    Is the Star Destroyer Really TOO BIG for Epic?

    The 1.0 A-Wing was sized to the official figure almost exactly. But the official figure doesn't quite match some of the props (though it does match the Rebels A-Wing scenes). 1/270 scale 1.0 A-Wing Official length: 9.6m. Model length 36mm. At 1/270 scale, scales up to 9.72m. Almost bang on. If anything, it's the 2.0 A-Wing that's more severely oversized, since the official length is 7.68m. 2.0 A-Wing Official length: 7.68m. Model length 35mm. At 1/270 scale, scales up to 9.45m. Rather more off.
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    Is the Star Destroyer Really TOO BIG for Epic?

    In the series, I think we see a TIE Advanced v1 connect to a Gozanti. in the last episode I think the TIE Defender though, doesn't really have a good way to link up, because above its top hatch, is its third wing pylon. I was focusing more on what's mechanically possible than what's legal.
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    Those with the new kits - did FFG screw us over again?

    Same here. My collection is much larger - but 2 Core Sets, 2 each of Rebel, Scum, and Imperial kits (and 1 each of Resistance and First Order) means I can field at least half-decent spam lists of almost anything. For me, the conversion kits fit well with the size of my collection - it's hard to find any cases where I have more models than can comfortably fill out a 200 pt "spam list" and not enough dials/ship cards.
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    Wanna begin with x wing but only friendly

    In the Legendsverse at least, Boba (who has done the occasional job for Jabba since the Clone Wars) dislikes Han somewhat even before ANH. He does warn Han that Greedo's after him though, and tells him that Jabba's sent Greedo after him just as a hint to pay up "If Jabba really wanted you dead, you know who he'd hire."
  11. If you're going for First Order, a Force Awakens core set is worth keeping since you've got two TIE/fo's. Which are pretty good in 2.0. Add in a First Order Conversion kit, and you can now field those two TIE/fos without buying any more TIE/fo kits. You do need the 2.0 core set to properly play 2.0 (I think the Damage deck was changed). 1 TFA core set and 1 2.0 core set, means you've got extra asteroids, so you have more choice about which asteroids to use, and you've got extra dice (you really need more than just one core-set's worth of dice), and you've got extra templates (so if you accidentally break one, you've still got a spare). I'm told Slave One is pretty good - but it's not available to the Empire any more - so you'd need Scum & Villainy ships for it to go with.
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    Happy Friday - Just played First Order !

    With 4 red dice, he's decent for attack in his own right, and at 67 pts, he's managed to be much less than half the cost of the force. I'm guessing that he target-locked every time, to make use of the Fire Control system, and the TIEs all stayed close enough to benefit from eyeball rerolls.
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    Is the Mining Guild TIE worth it?

    Taking apart their old dials, photocopying a Mining Guild TIE dial on thin paper, gluing it to the old dial and putting the dial back together, could work.
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    Is the Mining Guild TIE worth it?

    I could see, in extremely casual games, someone buying one or two Mining Guild TIEs and photocopying cards to cover the rest of their Mining Guild TIE fleet.
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    Is the Mining Guild TIE worth it?

    Indeed. You can't even repaint the top sides of the dials - since the Mining Guild Tie's dial's maneuvers available are different.