What's everybody's take on 5 Strikers?
I've flown this:
“Pure Sabacc” + Trick Shot + Adaptive Ailerons + Lightweight Frame (24)
4x Imperial Trainee + Adaptive Ailerons + Lightweight Frame (19)
It was fun, but I'm thinking about this (99 points, because it doesn't go to 100):
“Pure Sabacc” + Swarm Leader + Adaptive Ailerons + Lightweight Frame (27)
4x Imperial Trainee + Adaptive Ailerons + Twin Ion Engine Mk. II (18)
I've flown them in loose formation, with Pure Sabbac a bit behind for protection. Are they better if flown in traditional swarm formations or loose formations, in the experience of those who've flown them for more than one game?
I've had great success with using Countdown as a blocker-mini-ace kind of ship. Its speed and maneuverability coupled with its higher survivability make it very good for both.
I've flown 4 x trainees with Aa and LF plus Countdown with a shield upgrade about 4 times now. It's best to fly in a loose formation and just to make sure that most guns are on target in my opinion. The weight of fire is staggering and even tokened up defenders will get hit when 5 3 dice attacks come their way