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  1. Part of the problem is this thread. There is NO WAY that we'd get IA stuff every Friday. So it inherently is setting us up for disappointment:) Assuming we get a box wave and a blister wave each year AND assuming that they get separate announcements AND assuming that each announcement gets an "announcing, campaign preview, skirmish preview and, now available artice, we might expect 8 articles a year. Plus a couple about strategy or maybe a designer's notes article so we'll put that up to 10. If we get an app "announcement" and "now available" that's 12. I'm not counting organized play articles which aren't specifically about new IA product (i.e. Worlds announcements etc). So basically at least 40 weeks out of 52 (~80% of weeks) you can expect no news for IA. Not only that but those articles are probably going to be clustered in either the spring or fall.
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    Airbrushing equipment and advice

    Awesome, thanks very much! I've found a number of youtube videos that have been pretty helpful. I've also watched Sarastro's Blood Rage Snow Giant episode which covers priming, zenithal highlights and some basics of airbrushing but it lacks some of the practical considerations that you covered nicely. Some others have also recommended a moisture-trap. I've found one that isn't too expensive and serves as both a water-trap and regulator allow for a little more fine manipulation of the pressure. For paints, I was also looking at the Vallejo primers (as you suggest) and probably the Vallejo Game Air paints, very similar to your Model Air. Based on a friends recommendation, I'm going to use my shop compressor rather than buy a cheap desktop version. I think the desktop style can work but you need a reasonably good one from what I hear. Thanks again!
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    Imperial Assault Big Trade thread

    OK, not super enticing but: What I have: 9 core-set stormtroopers (2 regular groups one elite). They were the first mini's I painted. Not terrible but not very good either. Happy to share pics. What I want: 9 core-set stormtroopers unpainted. Not a wonderful deal, but good for someone who doesn't like to paint and just wants some OK painted troopers. Of course, I plan to paint the new ones since my skills have improved after 140 figures or so.
  4. Thank you sir!!! This is how we played it. It makes me feel better about our outcome. The answer to question A was more critical since this would apply to a number of scenarios (beyond just the specific case).
  5. In Moment of Fate there are Sarlacc tentacles represented by mission tokens. Periodically, the tentacles are given an activation by the app. The activation instructions read: 1) Double action (with "attack" designation): Each rebel in this tentacles space... 2) Double action (with "attack" designation): Defeat each... 3) Single action: Move 1 space toward the closest figure without a tentacle in it's space. My first question is: A) If the first two instructions are skipped, should the last instruction be resolved twice? The LotA app rulebook reads: After the figure skips or resolves the last instruction on the list, it's activation ends and the next figure in that group activates. So based on this I would think that after the tentacle moves one space it is done with it's activation. But why have only a single arrow? There are no other single action options for the tentacle. Also in the rulebook appendix it reads: Action options presented in the app with the action arrow are not considered special actions, and are not limited to once per activation unless otherwise indicated. So based on this I suppose the tentacle could resolve this action twice when reached if needed. My second question is: B) Will a tentacle move into a space with a Rebel or Imperial figure? Note: The special instructions read that it won't move into a space already containing a tentacle. I think this one is more clear cut and the answer should be: yes it will.
  6. I love the FFG art of Ewoks. Including the picture in the new article. They’re more wild bear looking. I could handle a RotJ remaster where they beef up the Ewoks a bit with some cgi. Wouldn’t be surprised to see them in IA
  7. I’m thinking about getting an airbrush for priming my minis (Similar to Sarastro’s method). I was thinking about buying a 50$ airbrush kit online that comes with a small benchtop compressor if it’s adequate and quieter at night than my shop compressor. My question’s are: 1) are the cheap kits any good? 2) should I dilute the primer and paints? 3) how should it be cleaned in between colors and before storage? Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Drokkatta- shrapnel rounds: how does this work?

    That's cool, good suggestions. It does give this more versatility than I was thinking. Thanks!
  9. I just have a basic question about Shrapnel rounds. How does this work in campaign? The way I read it is: 1. You perform an attack on a target. 2. If there is a figure that is not adjacent to the target, but but within 2 spaces of the target, you can exhaust the card to forgo the blast damage on all other figures adjacent to the target (if any are present) and instead put one figures worth of blast damage on a non-adjacent figure (i.e. within 2 spaces). Is this right? Is is just covering those situations where the single figure you'd like to blast is not adjacent to the target? Thanks-
  10. I would argue that Death Troopers are R1 content, but yeah I totally agree that IA is very R1 (or vice versa). I remember the first time I saw the movie in the theatre and Cassian delivers his line: "We've all done terrible things on behalf of the rebellion, spies, saboteurs, assassins...". Anyways between the line and the group of rebels in the background it struck me as very IA.
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    What should the next campaign use?

    That makes sense. I would hope that the app would have some sort of feedback mechanism to keep things fun. After all, we all probably do that when we play the Imperial player. We just received a good amount of fame in our last mission. Joshua is probably going to step things up for us now.
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    What should the next campaign use?

    I didn't know Fame impacted difficulty. Does difficulty increase as fame increases?
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    What should the next campaign use?

    I'm hoping for HotE to be the next app release. It the only big box that I haven't played though yet. They announced the app around the same time as HotE and so I've been playing app only campaigns ever since. I guess I've just enjoyed playing a hero rather than the evil empire. Likewise, I'm excited to see the HotE app so I can get into that one. Second choice would be an entirely new box that comes app supported. Hoth was fun though. Actually, they have all been fun. The nice thing about the app is that they will have the ability to redesign some mechanics to allow some of the older stuff to work better to some extent, at least for the imperial figures. Though bad hero's seem like they will just stay bad hero's. Sorry Biv.
  14. There's enough stuff in R1 to build a box and some blisters I suppose but how would you do this without just rehashing the movie? It would have to be before or concurrent with R1. The tough thing there is how do you bring these various factions together in a story that is complimentary with the movie but not conflicting with. Ie. Jyn and Cassian hadn't met before R1, presumable Cassian hasn't been to Jedha and hasn't met Baze and Chirrut etc. Also, what generic figures does R1 bring: Shore troopers, Death Troopers (already released), Partisans... Maybe they could do a Jedha campaign that could invlove Saw Gerrera and his Partisans, Baze, Chirrut and the Guardians of the Whills, Imperials of course (maybe a new tank?) plus the new IA heroes. In this case they could even introduce Jyn, Cassain and K2 in the late campaign as they do stuff that might have occurred off-screen just before the city is lost. Side thought, how about a two pack of Imperial Security Droids (similar to K2) and provide a card that allows one to be used alternatively as K2S0? i.e. the box would have both an imperial card and a rebel card.
  15. I'm really interested to see what is next. Some things I've been thinking about: 1) Heart of the Empire app (Return of the Flight of the Empire's Heart). Sure we still need one for Hoth and all the little boxes, but I'd really like one for HotE. 2) Any box expansion (Rogue One, Madalorian themed, Some sort of heist theme, anything really) 3) A Sequel era core set (app driven at release).
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