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  1. I'm interested, this is a good idea and if you can pull it off as outlined you will have no lack of market
  2. nope. card reads "as if" you spent a token. Clearly stating you did not have an actual token!
  3. Indeed, sometimes people build lists that thrive in second. Lists that bring objectives that guarantee a bunch of points thanks to strategic keyword etc. Any honest, seasoned Armada tournament veteran will tell you, sometimes the luck of the draw is as important as your list.
  4. I third that opinion. Amazon Canada Prime day sale = Weird old guy down the streets garage sale.
  5. Amazingly, not everyone plays exactly the same! I run them at speed 1 as anvils. Usually with spinals and often Nav Nav CF CF CF CF. I threaten with things like a rhymerball, an ISD or Demo. Amazingly, people tend to think "oh I'll just go through that vic" and usually eat 4 reds 4 blacks and possibly at least 1 double arc. I will sometimes start the Vic at speed 2, bank first nav slow down and position with second nav and then its 5 reds at anything that doesn't come at me and reds and blacks at anything that does. Obviously that can change and thats why I bank a nav in case I need to speed up but thats rare. Look at a frrekin range ruler and tell me the difference between blue and black range is worth all those points instead of learning how to deploy and fly? I took 4th in a recent store champs with 2 spinal vics, a demo and 2 raiders and a goz no squads. Would have done better but I ran into a really good player with Reikaan Aceholes.
  6. Which is fine. Which also means it has limited value. The question is originally "is it worth it" Sure you can use it to survive an alpha but consider where this means your squadrons even are. If they stay in stronghold range they aren't doing anything, and if you wait and encroach so that you can in turn alpha out from under the bubble, your Quasar is now likely in a precarious position on the board. Keeping all this in mind, it might take a particularly specific build to leverage this title well. Perhaps combined with relay and the Vector title on a goz? Or perhaps flanked by Vics? I don't know.
  7. Can you double post this so I can like it twice?
  8. Don't disagree with this one bit! Instantly will replace Spinals on my standard (and much loved) Vic builds, and it's cheaper!
  9. Uh, keeping your squadrons relevant and in the protective envelope of Gallant haven is much easier and more viable because its on a combat ship the whole thing people have issue with isn't keeping the squadrons in range, it's keeping the squadrons in range while keeping the **** quasar ALIVE.
  10. I'm not sure Quads will have the impact we think they do in big v big combat. I'm especially leery of them on a pickle. These things only fire if you are going slower than your target, not same speed, slower. This means that if you want to guarantee that long-range hurtage you have to go speed 1 and assume your opponent will not do the same (no guarantee of that at all) and going speed 1 makes an already easy to front-bump MC80 even more predictable. Vics I already run at speed 1, very rarely at speed 2 and always with a nav token, but that means any big ships at speed one dodge the quad and also you never catch up to them. I think Quads look like a "big handful of dice all the time" upgrade on paper but in practice it will likely find maximum value in off-arcs as flanker hate.
  11. Ok, now pretend Gallant haven goes on a Neb-B... Assault Frigates have a completely different combat profile than a squishy carrier.
  12. Yeah I've said it before and I'll say it again. Maxing on 1 type of squadron, be it defenders or ties, is not where Sloanes sweet spot will be. I see her pushing Defenders, Phantoms and regular ties, plus a couple of aces. Even Rhymer or standard bombers, stripping tokens is fine but if you are just plinking after that and/or your hammer ship is otherwise occupied you need your squads to do work. I see shooting at a flagship with an alpha of expendable ties as an opening gambit followed up by actual bombers with a bomber command backing them up. Ruthless strategist on a red AS die Quasar may even mean YV 666 can make an appearance. it really just opens up the whole game.
  13. LuLz! Who says the carrier is a Quasar? it can be 3 VSDs with disposable capacitors and quads. Sure, bring them flotillas over!
  14. He's wonderful, but so expensive! And such a hate target!
  15. Some of what you are concerned about is why she is so great for the meta! Over-use/abuse of aces in either reeikan lists or "super friends" lists has really neutered the possibility space in building lists and now knowing that a relatively modest investment in an inexpensive mixed-use squadron complement under Sloane can significantly reduce the value of aces will shift the meta-efficiency of aces down and open things up for variety. I foresee using a couple of defenders plus Ties plus Interceptors and a tie advanced or 2 would be a good Sloane complement. It would also be a good idea to have a serious ship based threat Eg a Demolisher or a Devastator
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