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  1. Wait, I know where I've seen this before.....
  2. I didn't realise they were anti semitic, but that would definitely make them monsters! 😁
  3. For most pilots, yes, this could be interesting. However, Vader would break this quite badly. He could move, take a lock, spend a force to barrel roll and then spend a force to focus. This would then replenish him back up to three force tokens...... 😎
  4. I think he has a place in some lists. Especially in Chewbacca + Pods lists.
  5. I think the other thing to consider here is that on top of the change to Finn's defence, it will greatly impact his offense. Given that he's Initiative 2, Finn is often shooting after taking a shot or two. This means he will already be strained before taking his shot. He can of course add an eyeball to his attack, but two strain is basically a death sentence. 43pt Finn (Perceptive Co-Pilot, Pattern Analyzer, Heroic) would frequently k-turn and having the strain around his neck severely limits his dial. I think the change was necessary as he was exceptionally good, but this also pretty much removes him from most lists.
  6. I have a league game tonight, where you get bonus points for fielding a Heavy Laser Cannon and Resistance get a bonus point for including Lulo. I did have a list with Cova (with Leia), Lulo, Finn and Bastian (HLC), but the Finn nerf has me considering the below instead. I still think Finn is good, but 43 pt Finn is going to give you some real hard choices around when to take the Strain or to let a hit or two go through. I'd thought about the below: Cova Nell (38) Heroic (1) Pattern Analyzer (5) R4 Astromech (2) Ship total: 46 Half Points: 23 Threshold: 4 L'ulo L'ampar (43) Heroic (1) Crack Shot (1) Ship total: 45 Half Points: 23 Threshold: 2 Lieutenant Bastian (48) Integrated S-Foils (0) Heavy Laser Cannon (4) Ship total: 52 Half Points: 26 Threshold: 4 Jessika Pava (51) BB Astromech (3) Integrated S-Foils (0) Ship total: 54 Half Points: 27 Threshold: 4 Total: 197 View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0: https://raithos.github.io/?f=Resistance&d=v8ZsZ200Z351X172W206WWWWW5WY239X172W116WWY254XWW175WWW10Y296X196WW175WWW&sn=Week 3&obs= Without the HLC restriction it would open up a few more points, either for a Tactical Officer on Cova or some Bastian M9-G8 shenanigans.
  7. Elbastido

    Latts served Frost

    @Dalli - Did any of yours or Timo's games make it onto a stream? I'd be interested to see the list in action if possible?
  8. Yeah, none of the games were easy. I was particularly wary from reading your thoughts on how tough it is to face High Initiative, double reposition aces! RND1 - Initially I wanted Vynder off the table first. Diamond Boron missiles are not something I wanted shot at me multiple times. However, Simon moved him in a way I wasn't expecting so I missed him in the initial engagement. I guess I got a little too enthusiastic and over shot where the fight was going to be. This meant I ended up chasing down Vader into a corner and blocked him. This allowed Jess, Snap and Finn to kill him in a round. I then got the shuttle and finally Vynder, with Vynder accounting for Snap and Jess. RND2 - I hate Republic lists, my RND3 opponent Julian is a good friend of mine and we had traveled up together and I've had plenty of practice against his list (never beaten it though...). Generally in this matchup the Torrents set up to joust, so getting rid of them was my first priority whilst hopefully keeping the Jedi quiet until later. This worked really well and I deleted both torrents while still keeping my four ships on the table. The Jedi then went after Finn who had to disengage due to asteroids. While Finn died to their concentrated fire over two turns, it allowed the T-70s to kill Mace. I then tried to block Obi Wan as best I could while keeping up pressure. Sometimes this worked (I managed to block a 5K and a number of 1 turns) and I finally managed to bring him down, despite him regenning two shields. RND3 - I'd never beaten Julian's Republic list before Saturday ( I don't feel too bad about this, he's won a number of Hyperspace trials in the UK, along with making cuts everywhere. He's part of the UK XTC team and is at German Nationals this week), so it wasn't a game I particularly wanted, but I tried to do the same as the game against Alex. Again, I killed both Torrents in the joust for no loss which got me ahead. After that I got some blocks on Anakin which were key in bringing him down, then Obi Wan. RND 4 - I really messed up my target priority on this. On the initial joust I should have gone for Vader, but went for Fel as I was convinced that Vader would run and Fel would engage. But it was the opposite and I went behing in the damage race. After that my dice went a little cold, but I did get the Reaper, even if it hung around a turn longer than it should have. I did still land a couple of blocks on Vader, but couldn't push any damage through before I died.
  9. I just wanted to say that I found your thread about the list, along with the blog posts utterly inspiring (along with @RStan's musings too), so much so that I decided to give the list a go at our club night last week. I lost the first game against a Fenn, Teroch, Kavil list - in which I got diced hard, but there was only a half health Fenn left at the end - and a significant win versus a Rebel BBYYA list. There was a casual tournament up the road in Aldershot (UK) on the Saturday so brought the list to see how it would fare. There were 16 players, but the standard was exceptionally high - I ended up playing 4 players who all had Worlds invites and I went 3-1 on the day. I played against: RND 1 - Simon Tournay (186th Squadron) - Imperials - Vader with Afterburners and Passive Sensors, Vynder with Diamond Boron Missiles, Advanced Proton Torpedoes, Title and Jendon carrying Palpatine. Won 200-124. RND 2 - Alex Birt (186th Squadron) - Republic - Obi Wan with 7B and R2, Mace with Sense, 7B and R2 along with two Gold Squadron Torrents. Won 160-152. RND 3 - Julian Hood (186th / Blue Squadron) - Republic - Anakin with 7B and R2, Obi Wan with Sense and CLT along with two Gold Squadron Torrents. Won 200-76. RND 4 - Dom Flannegan (Firestorm Squadron) - Imperials - Vader with FCS and Afterburners, Fel with Predator, Scarif Base Pilot with Palp and a Shield Upgrade - Lost 200-56 (this was streamed here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLQ8PnpBEEo&t=677s ) This was my first time on stream and felt pretty nervous and I made a few mistakes that really cost me. Overall it was a really fun list to play with and I'll be playing with it a whole lot more in the coming months I think.
  10. Elbastido

    Fireball Is Fun

    It can have an astromech though by the looks of it, so an R4 would be pretty much stapled to it maybe?
  11. Twice. Once worked well, the second time Fenn rolled 2 hits, 3 crits..... 😢 It's only 3 points and it works very nicely with Rose. I'm not sure if I'd switch it out for anything.
  12. You could try: Poe Dameron — T-70 X-Wing 68 Heroic 1 R4 Astromech 2 Black One 2 Hardpoint: Torpedo 0 Proton Torpedoes 9 Ship Total: 82 Half Points: 41 Threshold: 4 Rey — Scavenged YT-1300 Light Freighter 80 Freelance Slicer 3 Rose Tico 9 Finn 10 Shield Upgrade 4 Rey's Millenium Falcon 5 Ship Total: 111 Half Points: 56 Threshold: 6 I used it last night and it was a lot of fun to fly.
  13. This is true, but at least with the Biohexacrypt Codes you can coordinate from the other side of the battlefield if you like.
  14. I had something similar: Petty Officer Thanisson - Advanced Sensors, Captain Phasma Quickdraw - Special Forces Gunner, Fanatical Muse - Trick Shot Null - Squad Leader, Biohexacrypt Codes Total - 199 pts Quite looking forward to trying this out. :-)
  15. Elbastido

    Upsilon - Why?

    I think the expansion is already in the conversion kit, but was added at the last minute. Some Upsilon pilots are in a separate bag (alongside some Silencer pilots and the Biohexacrypt Codes upgrade) and these were probably from the planned expansion. There's a few missing skus from the release schedule that would support this theory and they would be the Resistance Bomber, the Silencer and the Upsilon Shuttle. If there is a configuration card planned it could be a long way off.
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