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  1. Yes, Rebels got hit by the balance hammer. This is a good thing. All the rebel ships are still playable, they simply aren't better than other factions' equivalent ships any more. A lot of tournament players have abandoned Rebels, just as a lot of them abandoned Scum earlier. This is also a good thing - at least for FFG, as more movement between factions means they sell more stuff. Republic, CIS, Resistance, and even FO are being used more.
  2. List building can be harder: when lots of pilots/ships are equally decent, why take one over another? Eg, for a while, you could pick any 4 rebel pilots and do well if you practice that list. Slightly harder now, fortunately. Same with many upgrades. When they are balanced, you can choose any. But few leap out and say 'build a list around me'. This makes coming up with a theme or idea for a list harder, however it is far better than in 1st ed where 90% of the options led to you losing!
  3. Sunny Bounder (30) Ion Cannon (5) Ship total: 35 Half Points: 18 Threshold: 2 Cartel Spacer (28) Ion Cannon (5) Ship total: 33 Half Points: 17 Threshold: 2 Cartel Spacer (28) Ion Cannon (5) Ship total: 33 Half Points: 17 Threshold: 2 Captain Seevor (30) Ship total: 30 Half Points: 15 Threshold: 2 Palob Godalhi (40) Elusive (3) Engine Upgrade (2) Stealth Device (6) Moldy Crow (18) Ship total: 69 Half Points: 35 Threshold: 3 Total: 200 View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0: https://raithos.github.io/?f=Scum and Villainy&d=v8ZsZ200Z138XW11Y139XW11Y139XW11Y247XWY112X119WWWW107W166W156&sn=Unnamed Squadron&obs= You can swap Sunny for a 3rd cartel spacer and add eg Crack Shot to Seevor. I originally had Palob, Sunny, and Torani Kulda in the list, but left the Kimogila's dial at home. Fortunately, I had 2 extra scyks with me and they added up to exactly the same cost. Better list too.
  4. I've tried Capt Seevor, 3 Ion Scyks, and a fully loaded Palob. Great fun and completely wrecked my opponents' ace lists in both games I tried it in. Lost one Scyk. Killed off Soontir, Duchess, a Sabre, and a Lambda; followed by Anakin, Mace, and Ahsoka. A friend has tried 4 gunboats. He lost every practice game and then every tournament game: 8 games in a row. They were bad.
  5. I have 2 copies of the CC rulebook. I'm in the UK, so postage might be high? But ask FFG first - free (and not battered) is better!
  6. The HSTs being run from September onwards now say in their blurb about prizes that winners get tickets to 2020 World Champs.
  7. It's 'Rule Brittania' and a bit of a jingoistic rant about being supremely powerful and able to overwhelm everyone else with military force... ...set to a jaunty tune.
  8. I've been playing X-Wing for the last 3 years. The new policy is simply that they promise to include every upgrade card in some sort of pack/expansion so a player who only plays one faction doesn't have to buy any ships from a different faction (there are 7 in x-wing now). There can be delays in the cards being available, but they have stuck to this policy and almost all the cards are being released somewhere. In 1st ed, there were some ships that were only bought to get copies of a particular card. Emperor Palpatine was the classic example, being only available in the Raider expansion - the most expensive release for either version of x-wing so far. (It had other essential upgrades in it too.) Edit: I only started playing Armada 3 months or so ago; I've found pretty much every expansion, some in multiples (I have 2 ISDs and 1 Chimaera for example) for about 50% of full price by using Facebook second hand buying and selling groups. (Which is also how and why I have far too many x-wing ships...) Located in the UK.
  9. I watched it, along with quite a few others - it's why I decided to ask the question - you'd said in it that ships measure to and from hull zones, but hadn't explained that this did not include the plastic bases - coming from x-wing, attack ranges are measured from the plastic base, but are still called 'firing arcs'. So I wanted explicit confirmation. Very helpful videos you've made, as I'm sure you already know!
  10. Thank you. Consistency would make it easier to learn! (X-wing is also inconsistent, but only when concerning nubs on bases and tokens.)
  11. When I measure range to and from a ship, do I include the plastic bases? Squadron attacks explicitly state that you measure from base to base, but ship attacks say 'hull zone'.
  12. Gilarius

    Selling prizes

    I give away my spare alt art cards, and various tokens if I don't like them or need them. (Those very small metal focus and evades looked nice, but were too fiddly to pick up easily.) I haven't won any (2nd!?) sets of valuable prizes to make selling them an option for me! I do know a player who really struggles to get enough disposable cash to be able to attend many tournaments so he sells every prize he wins to recoup travel costs and entry fees. He also can't afford to buy many new ships. He tries to break even on x-wing, but I don't think he manages to do so.
  13. Has anyone already suggested that the double dials device has 2 sets of dials for each quantity because it's generic to all the huge ships? You set the right hand side set of dials to the maximum allowed value for that ship, whilst the left hand side ones show the current values? Maybe. And maybe not, but it makes sense to me.
  14. Chopper Astromech plus Elusive (on Porkins) says 'Hello there!'
  15. Archery quivers. Plastic, extendable, tubes. Also sold as artists' tubes for posters (but costing twice as much). 2 FFG mats fit in the 'standard' size, more in the fatter size.
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