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    Triangular reacted to mhd in Belay That Order: Ship Types and Star Wars Exceptions   
    Nah, I think he was focused on WW2 bomber missions, specifically the movie Dam Busters. Someone did a nice side by side comparison of ANH, and there are some similarities.
     
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    Triangular got a reaction from Muelmuel in An "additional" Liberator theory   
    That would be a really great title card, that grant's you ... an additional title!
    Your ship's too cheap? How about the title-giving-title-card for only 5 pts this week?
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    Triangular got a reaction from Norell in An "additional" Liberator theory   
    What we know so far from the new CR90 title card "Liberator" is the following text pieces:
    "You gain 1 additional (...) in your (upgrade bar)"
    "You cannot (...) if you have (...)."

    My first thought was the "additional" icon could be a Fleet Command icon, because the Liberator was successor of Phoenix Home. But today I took a look at the yet existing title card, that grants a Fleet Command:

    Chimaera grants a Fleet Command icon without "additional", because there is none at an ISD (and it's forbidden if you already have 1).
    And then I remembered the Phoenix Home title card:

    Phoenix Home grants an "additional" Officer icon, because there already is 1.
    For that I think, that the "additional" upgrade at "Liberator" must be: Officer, Support, Defensive Retrofit, Ion, or Laser. Most likely a second Officer slot.
    The second sentence at Liberator card: "You cannot (...) if you have (...)." resembles very much the second sentence of Chimaera card. "You cannot equip this card if you have a icon in your upgrade bar." This sentence would only make any sense, if it refers to a Laser or Ion Upgrade, because that's the only difference between A and B variants' upgrade bars. And for that it appears to be unlikely that it gains a second Laser or Ion, I would think.
    So, what's you guess? Does the Liberator grant a second Officer, Support, or Defensive upgrade slot for CR90 A or CR90 B? Or am I totally wrong?
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    Triangular got a reaction from eliteone in An "additional" Liberator theory   
    Not quite. I think @OgRib is quite right with his guess, that it will be a title for CR90B variant, which needs some love. But I don't think it will bring a second Ion slot. Could be an additional Officer or Support Team as well. Even a second Defensive Retrofit.  My guess is Officer slot, because it resembles Phoenix Home title. But a second Support Team would be great. You could equip the ship with Engine Techs AND Auxilliary Shield Team. But I don't believe in that.
    So I suggest it reads:
    You gain 1 additional Officer icon in your upgrade bar.  You cannot equip this card if you have a turbolaser icon in your upgrade bar.
     
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    Triangular got a reaction from mcworrell in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    Armada just has the best wiki of all games! Better than anything a company could afford.
    Take a look at: https://starwars-armada.fandom.com/wiki/Contain 
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    Triangular got a reaction from LTD in An "additional" Liberator theory   
    Dodonna's Pride won't work together with Liberator if the additional slot isn't a second title? 😋
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    Triangular got a reaction from Rimsen in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    You don't look up stuff at wikipedia? That's not "official", but a very good way to start a research, isn't it?
    All entries in the Armada wiki are direct quotations of rulebooks or FAQ. If you find something here, you know what you have to look for. And if you're smart you just rely on the info as long as nobody doubts it.
    A master rulebook would be fine. But as it is we have to work with the things we got.
    (Another way would be that FFG pays me for my work at the wiki, what would make if official, I guess. 😄)
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    Triangular got a reaction from Rimsen in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    In my eyes a wiki is the better way to organise the knowledge for a miniatures game.
    Let's talk about Legion. (I don't know X-wing.) It's a game that has got nearly two new units a month and with every new unit a whole new set of keywords and rules. It has a "living" rulebook. That means they don't print the RRG, but let you download it. "Living" means they made 4-5 versions since February 2018; roundabout 1 update every 4 months. Still the rulebook is always way behind the new stuff. Even after the release of units there often is no official wording for new rules and keywords.
    And even if the rules are up to date, to look things up in the pdf is clumsy. Text is in 2 columns, so you have to go up and down, when reading a page. Searching is a mess (and no auto-conclude). Links are only at the end of an entry or at the end of the pdf. New rules are in another color, which is fine, when it comes out, but not so much useful after 3 month using it. Searching is horrible. Entries are often awfully redundant.
    A solid structured wiki is easier to use. You have a really good possibility to search for cards or rules. Links are in the text, so you can just click at something you want to know more about. Every card or rule or expansion is categorized, so you can get an overview over the according items quite easily. Searching is easy, you see suggestions after typing three letters.
    I don't know why anyone in the 21st century would prefer a dpf over a wiki?
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    Triangular reacted to xero989 in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    The wiki even though not official cites where it gets the rulings so you can just look it up yourself. I have done this with multiple things as long as it sources where it gets the information from an official source there should no problem because if the wiki is quetioned you go straight to the source material that it cites and then it becomes unquestionable, with page numbers and everything its quite nice to look up a rule when you can't remember where that rule was located. 
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    Triangular got a reaction from LTD in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    You don't look up stuff at wikipedia? That's not "official", but a very good way to start a research, isn't it?
    All entries in the Armada wiki are direct quotations of rulebooks or FAQ. If you find something here, you know what you have to look for. And if you're smart you just rely on the info as long as nobody doubts it.
    A master rulebook would be fine. But as it is we have to work with the things we got.
    (Another way would be that FFG pays me for my work at the wiki, what would make if official, I guess. 😄)
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    Triangular got a reaction from LTD in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    In my eyes a wiki is the better way to organise the knowledge for a miniatures game.
    Let's talk about Legion. (I don't know X-wing.) It's a game that has got nearly two new units a month and with every new unit a whole new set of keywords and rules. It has a "living" rulebook. That means they don't print the RRG, but let you download it. "Living" means they made 4-5 versions since February 2018; roundabout 1 update every 4 months. Still the rulebook is always way behind the new stuff. Even after the release of units there often is no official wording for new rules and keywords.
    And even if the rules are up to date, to look things up in the pdf is clumsy. Text is in 2 columns, so you have to go up and down, when reading a page. Searching is a mess (and no auto-conclude). Links are only at the end of an entry or at the end of the pdf. New rules are in another color, which is fine, when it comes out, but not so much useful after 3 month using it. Searching is horrible. Entries are often awfully redundant.
    A solid structured wiki is easier to use. You have a really good possibility to search for cards or rules. Links are in the text, so you can just click at something you want to know more about. Every card or rule or expansion is categorized, so you can get an overview over the according items quite easily. Searching is easy, you see suggestions after typing three letters.
    I don't know why anyone in the 21st century would prefer a dpf over a wiki?
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    Triangular got a reaction from benskywalker in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    You don't look up stuff at wikipedia? That's not "official", but a very good way to start a research, isn't it?
    All entries in the Armada wiki are direct quotations of rulebooks or FAQ. If you find something here, you know what you have to look for. And if you're smart you just rely on the info as long as nobody doubts it.
    A master rulebook would be fine. But as it is we have to work with the things we got.
    (Another way would be that FFG pays me for my work at the wiki, what would make if official, I guess. 😄)
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    Triangular reacted to flatpackhamster in I'm weary of losing to Ackbar and I'd like some suggestions   
    We played our next game today. 
    I turned up with my ISD I, GSDI, GSDI, Raider I and 8 squadrons - 4 T/I, 1 T/A, Zertik Strom, Mauler Mithel and Dengar.
    He brought an Sato, an MC80 Battle Cruiser (Endeavour), an AF-B, a Pelta and some transports and 10 squadrons - Luke, Wedge, Ten Numb, 3 B-Wings and 4 X-Wings.
     
    The obstacles were all grouped near each other on one half of the board.
     
    He set up first since I had chosen Superior Positions.  What a difference that makes.  He had his MC 80 and AF next to each other with AF on his left flank, the transports on the other side of the MC80, the Pelta on his right flank. 
     
    I set up directly opposite him and picked speed 2 for my ships.  I peeled Demolisher and the Raider out to his right flank and about half the fighters went after them.  The other half stayed on my ISD and Insidious.  I kept my fighters just out of flak and engagement range and dangled them menacingly.
     
    On Turn 2 Insidious was engaged by the AF at long range and I took it up to speed 3 to get in close.  He turned his AF to try to get its side arcs to bear and it brought Insidious in to range of both the AF and MC80.    After they had both shot it was on 4 damage cards.  He committed his squadrons in two groups, half to attack the Demolisher and Raider and the other half to attack the ISD and Insidious.
     
    On Turn 3 I got very lucky.  I had an engineering dial and token for Insidious and spent my points to repair and recover a shield.  Both his AF and MC80 attacked it but he rolled terribly (2 damage, 2 crit, 2 accuracies from 9 dice on the MC80).  Insidious survived, put 4 black dice in to the AF, 4 more from the OTHER side in to the MC80.  Now I engaged my fighters, splitting them in to two groups and tying up all his bombers and engaging everything.  Then I moved my ISD - increased speed to 3 and smashed it in to the front of the MC80.  
     
    The AF was by now moving too far out of the battle to be useful, and on both flanks my fighters kept his busy so he couldn't engage my ships with them. 

    On turn 5 he conceded after his MC80 had exploded.
     
     
    I've decided I really like superior positions.
     
     
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    Triangular reacted to thestag in That was the fastest boat I've ever seen.   
    You can try, but it's a closed group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sandiegoarmada/permalink/2299099586991576/
    Here's the pic from the post:

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    Triangular reacted to Bertie Wooster in • Harrow and the fleet command   
    Oh wait, never mind. I thought the icon looked an Ordnance slot icon, bit I just looked at the Ordnance slot icon again and the missle is facing the other way. 
    Hopefully it does add support team somehow. I agree with Triangular though that it looks kind of like Phoenix Home.
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    Triangular reacted to Tayloraj100 in An "additional" Liberator theory   
    Maybe it lets you have an additional title. Congratulations, you can be Liberator AND Dodonna’s Pride! 🤪
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    Triangular got a reaction from benskywalker in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    In my eyes a wiki is the better way to organise the knowledge for a miniatures game.
    Let's talk about Legion. (I don't know X-wing.) It's a game that has got nearly two new units a month and with every new unit a whole new set of keywords and rules. It has a "living" rulebook. That means they don't print the RRG, but let you download it. "Living" means they made 4-5 versions since February 2018; roundabout 1 update every 4 months. Still the rulebook is always way behind the new stuff. Even after the release of units there often is no official wording for new rules and keywords.
    And even if the rules are up to date, to look things up in the pdf is clumsy. Text is in 2 columns, so you have to go up and down, when reading a page. Searching is a mess (and no auto-conclude). Links are only at the end of an entry or at the end of the pdf. New rules are in another color, which is fine, when it comes out, but not so much useful after 3 month using it. Searching is horrible. Entries are often awfully redundant.
    A solid structured wiki is easier to use. You have a really good possibility to search for cards or rules. Links are in the text, so you can just click at something you want to know more about. Every card or rule or expansion is categorized, so you can get an overview over the according items quite easily. Searching is easy, you see suggestions after typing three letters.
    I don't know why anyone in the 21st century would prefer a dpf over a wiki?
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    Triangular got a reaction from LordCola in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    In my eyes a wiki is the better way to organise the knowledge for a miniatures game.
    Let's talk about Legion. (I don't know X-wing.) It's a game that has got nearly two new units a month and with every new unit a whole new set of keywords and rules. It has a "living" rulebook. That means they don't print the RRG, but let you download it. "Living" means they made 4-5 versions since February 2018; roundabout 1 update every 4 months. Still the rulebook is always way behind the new stuff. Even after the release of units there often is no official wording for new rules and keywords.
    And even if the rules are up to date, to look things up in the pdf is clumsy. Text is in 2 columns, so you have to go up and down, when reading a page. Searching is a mess (and no auto-conclude). Links are only at the end of an entry or at the end of the pdf. New rules are in another color, which is fine, when it comes out, but not so much useful after 3 month using it. Searching is horrible. Entries are often awfully redundant.
    A solid structured wiki is easier to use. You have a really good possibility to search for cards or rules. Links are in the text, so you can just click at something you want to know more about. Every card or rule or expansion is categorized, so you can get an overview over the according items quite easily. Searching is easy, you see suggestions after typing three letters.
    I don't know why anyone in the 21st century would prefer a dpf over a wiki?
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    Triangular got a reaction from X Wing Nut in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    Armada just has the best wiki of all games! Better than anything a company could afford.
    Take a look at: https://starwars-armada.fandom.com/wiki/Contain 
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    Triangular reacted to Drasnighta in Obi-wan Super deflect?   
    But if it doesn't - its correct?
     
    I do find the idea of Obi-Wan lightsabre swatting a proton bomb back at Leia quite entertaining visually
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    Triangular got a reaction from Darth Veggie in Why doesn't Armada have a living rulebook?   
    Armada just has the best wiki of all games! Better than anything a company could afford.
    Take a look at: https://starwars-armada.fandom.com/wiki/Contain 
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    Triangular reacted to LordCola in An "additional" Liberator theory   
    So at first I was very confused why the CR90 is getting a new title. The ship is amazing and very frequently used. With the other 3 ships that are getting titles in RitR almost everybody agrees that they need a little help, so getting a title to buff them makes sense. But why the CR90. Well because the CR90 B is just like the other 3 ships. A very underrepresented ship that could use a buff. So how do you buff the CR90 B without buffing the A variant. You make it so that you can't equip this card if you already have a Turbolaser upgrade slot. So my guess is that the "You cannot (...) if you have (...)." refers to the Turbolaser slot.
     
     
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    Triangular got a reaction from Muelmuel in An "additional" Liberator theory   
    What we know so far from the new CR90 title card "Liberator" is the following text pieces:
    "You gain 1 additional (...) in your (upgrade bar)"
    "You cannot (...) if you have (...)."

    My first thought was the "additional" icon could be a Fleet Command icon, because the Liberator was successor of Phoenix Home. But today I took a look at the yet existing title card, that grants a Fleet Command:

    Chimaera grants a Fleet Command icon without "additional", because there is none at an ISD (and it's forbidden if you already have 1).
    And then I remembered the Phoenix Home title card:

    Phoenix Home grants an "additional" Officer icon, because there already is 1.
    For that I think, that the "additional" upgrade at "Liberator" must be: Officer, Support, Defensive Retrofit, Ion, or Laser. Most likely a second Officer slot.
    The second sentence at Liberator card: "You cannot (...) if you have (...)." resembles very much the second sentence of Chimaera card. "You cannot equip this card if you have a icon in your upgrade bar." This sentence would only make any sense, if it refers to a Laser or Ion Upgrade, because that's the only difference between A and B variants' upgrade bars. And for that it appears to be unlikely that it gains a second Laser or Ion, I would think.
    So, what's you guess? Does the Liberator grant a second Officer, Support, or Defensive upgrade slot for CR90 A or CR90 B? Or am I totally wrong?
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    Triangular got a reaction from Onidsen in An "additional" Liberator theory   
    What we know so far from the new CR90 title card "Liberator" is the following text pieces:
    "You gain 1 additional (...) in your (upgrade bar)"
    "You cannot (...) if you have (...)."

    My first thought was the "additional" icon could be a Fleet Command icon, because the Liberator was successor of Phoenix Home. But today I took a look at the yet existing title card, that grants a Fleet Command:

    Chimaera grants a Fleet Command icon without "additional", because there is none at an ISD (and it's forbidden if you already have 1).
    And then I remembered the Phoenix Home title card:

    Phoenix Home grants an "additional" Officer icon, because there already is 1.
    For that I think, that the "additional" upgrade at "Liberator" must be: Officer, Support, Defensive Retrofit, Ion, or Laser. Most likely a second Officer slot.
    The second sentence at Liberator card: "You cannot (...) if you have (...)." resembles very much the second sentence of Chimaera card. "You cannot equip this card if you have a icon in your upgrade bar." This sentence would only make any sense, if it refers to a Laser or Ion Upgrade, because that's the only difference between A and B variants' upgrade bars. And for that it appears to be unlikely that it gains a second Laser or Ion, I would think.
    So, what's you guess? Does the Liberator grant a second Officer, Support, or Defensive upgrade slot for CR90 A or CR90 B? Or am I totally wrong?
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    Triangular got a reaction from Akhrin in An "additional" Liberator theory   
    What we know so far from the new CR90 title card "Liberator" is the following text pieces:
    "You gain 1 additional (...) in your (upgrade bar)"
    "You cannot (...) if you have (...)."

    My first thought was the "additional" icon could be a Fleet Command icon, because the Liberator was successor of Phoenix Home. But today I took a look at the yet existing title card, that grants a Fleet Command:

    Chimaera grants a Fleet Command icon without "additional", because there is none at an ISD (and it's forbidden if you already have 1).
    And then I remembered the Phoenix Home title card:

    Phoenix Home grants an "additional" Officer icon, because there already is 1.
    For that I think, that the "additional" upgrade at "Liberator" must be: Officer, Support, Defensive Retrofit, Ion, or Laser. Most likely a second Officer slot.
    The second sentence at Liberator card: "You cannot (...) if you have (...)." resembles very much the second sentence of Chimaera card. "You cannot equip this card if you have a icon in your upgrade bar." This sentence would only make any sense, if it refers to a Laser or Ion Upgrade, because that's the only difference between A and B variants' upgrade bars. And for that it appears to be unlikely that it gains a second Laser or Ion, I would think.
    So, what's you guess? Does the Liberator grant a second Officer, Support, or Defensive upgrade slot for CR90 A or CR90 B? Or am I totally wrong?
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