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  1. Ezra (Sheathipede), R3A2, Tactician, Snap Shot. Hmm...
  2. I've been watching Fair Ship Rebels go down hard locally to massive bombing. I would expect a bomb build to make the top. Nym struggles with TLTs. I'd expect a Y-Miranda-Y or a Y-Nym-Y to win.
  3. Store Championship this past weekend, unusual top 8. Champion: Iain Hamp with 4 Bombers, unguided rockets, LW frames, 3 had seismic + Wampa Runner Up: Julian Horvath: Standard 4 ship rebel Biggs build. (Only rebel in the cut - we had a LOT of Biggs builds with poor records) 3/4th Another bomber build: TLT aggressor, 3 bombers with LW and Unguided, Wampa 3 Scurgg build with deadeye and missiles. The rest of the top 8 was Imperial Aces Decimator + Quickdraw Dengar/Nym Nym, Torkul, Genesis Red No Mindlinks, no Fenn Rau.
  4. About my third or fourth date with a girl, she told me she had wanted to be an artist when she was younger and enjoyed painting. I asked her if she ever painted miniatures, she said no. I showed her some of my Warhammer figures. She made suggestions on how to paint them. We had several very nice dates painting "dudes" together (her word for my miniatures). I'd go out to play games with my friends or in her words, "The nerd herd." 20 years later, we don't paint anymore, and I play X-Wing instead of Warhammer. She never took up gaming, but she still calls my friends my nerd herd and wishes me luck when I go out of state for a tournament. Been married to her since 99. I never needed her to play, but she understands that I enjoy it. That's really what matters. Whether it is Yoga, or X-Wing, or romantic movies; if they are the right person, they will be okay with what you like. If they don't, then they weren't. As for my co-workers, my fellow staff and students ask me how I did at out of state tournaments. Be yourself. No one else can be that.
  5. I will be trying this out tonight. Will change the seismic to thermal for personal preference and swap the pulse ray shield for the gyro turret and get back to you. Great job, I love this list.
  6. You forgot, "But, Biggs..." LOL.. no you didn't. Missed it.
  7. Imperial Outpost Games in Phoenix is Aug 5th
  8. I enjoy Ryad and her versatility, but PS5 PTL Ryad loses to a lot of ships despite her green K-Turns. I've enjoyed Ryad with Adaptability or VI as she doesn't need PTL to complete wreck mirror-Ryads. That said, I also really enjoy Vessery and Stele a lot more than Ryad. I've had great luck with Vessery, Stele, OL or Vessery, Stele, Inquisitor.
  9. With respect, easily the first list. The second list is very squishy without the Emperor to back up the interceptors. Inquisitor and VI Vessery go together so well it is ridiculous. Almost any other ship can be put with those two and be very effective. I wouldn't pick Soontir as that ship without the Emperor and with BMST now a thing.
  10. I thought it would allow for a normal attack and then not let you attack for the rest of the round. Instead you get one attack, at range one only, with only two dice, that you can't modify. Thanks for nothing. I'll stick with crackshot. nevermind
  11. My first question I ask is always, "Do I know exactly why I chose this upgrade/pilot?" I find over-upgrading with no reason is a big issue. My second question is, "What will I do against..." and I make a plan (tournament play) for the 'big' lists of the day. Right now, Dengaroo, scout/bus, palp aces, defenders.
  12. I love the HWK. Palob makes a great support ship by himself. That said, without the TLT's the HWK lacks some of the killing power. A TLT hwk with feedback array is quite a fun support ship (2 nice shots at r2 and r3 or punish the ace that arc dodged.
  13. Part of the problem as I see it, is the two lists are not the same at all. Jump masters cry to crack swarms. A 6 tie Howl led crack swarm will reliably kill one scout before it shoots and the 3 green dice give you a chance of surviving the return volley. It isn't that much work to burn a second one down, and then your remaining ties dual with a 2 attack die ship. Dengaroo is different, it reliably smokes one tie and countermeasures denies you that first engagement turn burn down. Plus Dengar fires first. He reliably kills Howlrunner and one other tie before you get your first, umm, crack at him. I like defenders, bro bots, or other hard hitting, fast moving ships for Dengaroo. Anything that can prevent Manaroo from escaping (and she is tricky) while avoiding some of Dengar's damage and surviving is a good play.
  14. 1. 4x black squad with cs 2. Howl + academy 3. 2x black squad w cs 4. OL w stealth comm juke
  15. I agree. The main difference is a ps1 Z-95 with feedback has to get into, and stay into Range 1 for combat. BMST gets to act before the ace moves. Way easier. 360 degrees of use makes it even easier than a bomb. That said, if it was more than 1 point, I wouldn't see it as all that useful, but for 1 point it is a nice addition to an illicit list. I'm looking forward to Asajj with tactician. This is so far off from reality. Having already used BMST a few times I can safely say that it is on par with Feedback Array (and you do see it in top levels of play, btw). It becomes even better than feedback because it is a point cheaper AND deals damage directly to hull (bypassing shields) allowing it to threaten even the likes of Dash Rendar. It absolutely will not be relagated to 'the junk card box'. If nothing else, it is definitely auto-include on Ventress (and she is without a doubt a top tier ship, possibly the best thing coming in Wave 9). So that alone will guarantee BMST sees regular use even at the highest competitive levels. And I think you will see it on other ships as well thanks to how cheap it is.
  16. Without a doubt, my favorite ship to fly is the HWK-290. I do not mean this as a joke.
  17. I believe this was the timing sequence 'clarification'.
  18. Except, everyone plays Imperials, and the shuttle is viable because of its cost-dial ratio. The rebels are much harder to play and the YTs are in trouble.
  19. Did you see the results from the Russian Nationals this year? 2 B-Wings, Horton in a Y-Wing and a Z-95 was 7th place. That person is my hero. But, much this. I disliked triple scouts immediately, but mostly because I've been running rebel control and it wrecked it. I hate Dengaroo even more. I have been playing palp aces, and I don't feel palp is at all unbalanced but he's really good. Really good. I have been playing a lot of defenders of late (as I find they can beat Dengaroo and I hate that list). But, soon new ships will hit, the meta will shift, and we get to see if BMST punches palp aces like I think it will. If so, it'll be a totally new meta shift yet again. Enjoy the ride. I'm grateful, I change what I play from wave to wave. It would get pretty stale otherwise.
  20. I don't listen to the podcasts but have heard all those terms across the country. Doesn't mean you have to know the net lists to play well, but they are fairly common. If you don't know, ask. Most of us love talking X-wing or we wouldn't be on the forums I have not once heard any of these terms at my FLGS; and we've a few of the country's top-tier players. Don't assume area-specific terms are universal. This is a good point. If these terms are not familiar to you or used by the players in your neck of the woods, then learn terms from your area and use those.
  21. Also... Iain Hamp of Phoenix squadron did these videos/seminars to help our guys, lots of great information for getting better.
  22. Wow, where the heck are you playing? I'm in Phoenix Squadron, and we have a large group of super great X-Wing players, but the group is also very open to new guys. Casual nights across several stores. Does your area have a Facebook group? I'd recommend finding other newer guys to play with and not just the uber competitive 5-6 guys. I play a lot of X-Wing and I am very competitive, but I will always have time to talk to or play with a new guy if they are there and needing a game when I am. I find most of my games through our Facebook group. A quick post about when I want to play usually finds someone who wants to join me at whatever stores I'm available to go to. I'd hope your area is the same, especially if the tourney scene is as competitive as it is. Find someone who learns the way you do (I like to talk after the game to analyze different moves - and if I'm actually preparing for a major tournament, during a match I will pause to discuss what we were thinking move-wise). It is a great game, and I have encountered way less of the power-gamer types that you describe than I ever did when I was doing Warhammer. Good luck... and I hope you find your enjoyment in the game. Daniel
  23. I've used her on a TLT HWK in a list that also contained the stresshog. Mostly, because it was funny to K-Turn a stresshog. That said, it was never worth the 4 points, it was merely funny.
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