Since the Wave 9 reveal, I've been puzzling over potential builds, and I've come up with something that seems like it could be a lot of fun:
Manaroo (27): Attani Mindlink (1), K4 Security Droid (3), Unhinged Astromech (1), Ion Projector (2)
Fenn Rau (28): Push the Limit (3), Concord Dawn Protector (1), Autothrusters (2)
Palog Godalhi (20): Attani Mindlink (1), Twin Laser Turret (6), 4-Lom (1), Glitterstim (2)
The theme here is action manipulation. Manaroo and Attani Mindlink allow Fenn and Palob to go into almost every combat phase with target locks and at least one focus token each. Fenn in particular should be able to use both PTL actions to reposition while gaining both focus and target lock. Palob screws up enemy actions and deals consistent damage, Manaroo flies all over the place and messes with enemy formations, and Fenn provides the upfront muscle. There's a lot of synergy on paper and the squad shouldn't necessarily fall apart if any one of the pieces is taken out, even Manaroo.
The problem here is that I've never flown any of the above ships. I don't have much experience with the acute asymmetry that characterizes many S&V lists (JM 15k notwithstanding), so maybe I'm missing something huge. I might be putting too many points into Palob, who'll likely go down quickly. Of course, I'll likely replace him with another Fang Fighter once more pilots are revealed (I love me my interceptors). Manaroo's built like a half-assed Bumpmaster: her PS is too high to move before most generics, I'm using K4 Security Droid instead of Intelligence Agent for the sake of action economy, and I'm leaving out Feedback Array to make sure that she can execute green maneuvers every turn.
Okay, it sounds like I'm trying to talk myself out of this list, but my point is that I could use some outside opinions. Maybe there's a better way to kit Manaroo. Maybe there's a better third ship than Palob (I'm pretty set on Manaroo + Fenn + something). Thoughts and advice from you experienced S&V pilots would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Typed out the list