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    Ironlord got a reaction from OgRib in A quick question for those that have their SSDs...   
    I think the actual prop (image from Star Wars Technical Commentaries) also has some degree of asymmetry, so it might be that they're replicating the original prop's traits:
     

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    Ironlord got a reaction from Wraithdt in A quick question for those that have their SSDs...   
    I think the actual prop (image from Star Wars Technical Commentaries) also has some degree of asymmetry, so it might be that they're replicating the original prop's traits:
     

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    Ironlord got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in A quick question for those that have their SSDs...   
    I think the actual prop (image from Star Wars Technical Commentaries) also has some degree of asymmetry, so it might be that they're replicating the original prop's traits:
     

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    Ironlord got a reaction from Digitalfiends in A quick question for those that have their SSDs...   
    I think the actual prop (image from Star Wars Technical Commentaries) also has some degree of asymmetry, so it might be that they're replicating the original prop's traits:
     

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    Ironlord got a reaction from D.Erasmus in A quick question for those that have their SSDs...   
    I think the actual prop (image from Star Wars Technical Commentaries) also has some degree of asymmetry, so it might be that they're replicating the original prop's traits:
     

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    Ironlord got a reaction from Norell in A quick question for those that have their SSDs...   
    I think the actual prop (image from Star Wars Technical Commentaries) also has some degree of asymmetry, so it might be that they're replicating the original prop's traits:
     

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    Ironlord got a reaction from LostFleet in A quick question for those that have their SSDs...   
    Interestingly, the conning tower is proportionally bigger than on the "real Executor" prop.
     
    Real Executor prop: 277cm, tower with 4.2cm: ratio 65.95
     
    This Executor: 62.4cm, tower width 1.4cm: ratio 44.57.
     
    Presumably this was because tower details would become unacceptably blurred if they made the tower any smaller.
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    Ironlord got a reaction from The Jabbawookie in A quick question for those that have their SSDs...   
    I think the actual prop (image from Star Wars Technical Commentaries) also has some degree of asymmetry, so it might be that they're replicating the original prop's traits:
     

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    Ironlord got a reaction from CaptainJaguarShark in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    That's not always going to be a practical possibility.
     
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    Ironlord got a reaction from CaptainJaguarShark in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    The idea is that escort duty is more than just flying. If pirates attack the ship, the escorts will need to defend it.
    The handmaidens aren't just decoys. They're bodyguards. And this bodyguarding can include bodyguarding a ship that's under attack. With the queen needing to be able to do what the handmaidens do, when she happens to be in "handmaiden disguise".
    It can come in handy if one is captured.
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    Ironlord reacted to Hiemfire in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    And put an immediate bullseye on her ship? Normally VIPs flee. For the ruse to work consistently Padme has to engage along side the defending ships. The moment she runs the attackers know who to focus on.
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    Ironlord got a reaction from Hiemfire in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    The idea is that escort duty is more than just flying. If pirates attack the ship, the escorts will need to defend it.
    The handmaidens aren't just decoys. They're bodyguards. And this bodyguarding can include bodyguarding a ship that's under attack. With the queen needing to be able to do what the handmaidens do, when she happens to be in "handmaiden disguise".
    It can come in handy if one is captured.
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    Ironlord reacted to Rakaydos in Tie Defender Re-Design: Its Time   
    In the second Thrawn book, Darth vader flies an original defender. In the last scene, he tells thrawn that he will support the Defender project if he makes certian improvements.
    The book is set between the season with regular defenders and the season with defender elites. Do the math.
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    Ironlord reacted to Captain Lackwit in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    Whoa, wasn't necessarily calling you such, but there are more extreme folks who I would- you're fine, sorry my dude!

    Also hold on, she had R2, it was Ahsoka who didn't have one.
     
    Some recent material has revealed Padme and the handmaidens were actually pretty well conditioned.
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    Ironlord reacted to Hiemfire in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    Had to be since the smoke and mirror game they played to keep her alive required all parts of it to be capable in each of the roles.
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    Ironlord got a reaction from nitrobenz in What is the scale for the prequel factions?   
    The original size was based on the movie props - the X-Wing, Y-Wing, and TIE fighter props were assumed to be to the same scale.
    A 56 cm long X-Wing model being 13.4m, would mean that a 38cm long TIE fighter model would be 9.09m (pretty close to the Databank's 8.99m figure).
    But according to Curtis Saxton, the movie props are not to scale with one another
     
    http://www.theforce.net/swtc/exhibit/scale.html
     
    the X-wings and Y-wings are 1/24 scale, but the TIE Fighters are 1/16 scale.
     
    This is probably the part of the reason why Rogue One shrunk the TIE fighter from 8.99m to 7.2m - because the change to 8.99m was a mistake.
    The most recent source - the Haynes TIE Fighter Owner's Workshop Manual, that came out this month - has rescaled lots of the other TIE ships (presumably using the TIE fighter's front viewport as the common reference point).
    So- the TIE Interceptor is now 7.7m long, Vader's TIE Advanced x1 is now 5.8m long, and so forth.
     
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    Ironlord got a reaction from RogueLeader42 in 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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    Ironlord got a reaction from ScummyRebel in 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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    Ironlord got a reaction from Arma Quattro in 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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    Ironlord got a reaction from Marinealver in 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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    Ironlord got a reaction from Dereksson in 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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    Ironlord reacted to Hiemfire in The RZ-2 A-Wing   
    What is on the wiki is a direct quote of what is in the FAQ section of the Rules Reference...
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    Ironlord got a reaction from Bucknife in 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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    Ironlord got a reaction from Bucknife in 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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    Ironlord got a reaction from GreenDragoon in 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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