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  1. Sorry, not used to the Harrow title, and missed that.
  2. Would the VSD be left behind? I guess you want to go fast (speed 3) with Kuat and GSD to get most use out of black dice, but going speed 3 leaves the VSD behind to the tender mercies of any squadrons you face. If you have all your ships at speed 2 to stay with VSD, you don’t get the black dice early. Just my 2p worth. I have a list with a Kuat, 2x GSD (Demo and Insidious), 2 Gozantis and no squadrons. The sole plan is fly fast, get in quick, Hammer stuff with lots of black dice! I considered VSDs but their speed was the draw back.
  3. I played the game on Monday, 400 points. I used Empire (its what I always play), but took ISD2, Gozanti, Arq, 134 points of fighters. Not so much that I thought I would cripple or destroy it, but more that I want to get a LOT better at using squadrons. I have to say that despite losing, I enjoyed the game immensely. Personally I didn't feel that the SSD was overpowered. Its powerful, as it should be, but is also felt balanced IMHO. The SSD win was a narrow one - He destroyed my Gozanti and some of my fighters, I destroyed his gozanti and all 6 squadrons of tie fighters he took. However as mine were more expensive, he got the win. he also went first. The Gozanti he only destroyed by being able to fire his front arc, and use multiple shenanigans to get it. It was only on the last re-roll he had that he got an accuracy. I did manage to get the SSD down to 8 hull at one point, but couldn't quite get the rest to cripple it. There have been times in other game systems where something new and powerful is introduced that I have struggled to deal with it. However here I don't feel that. Apart from the fact I'm still learning how to use squadrons effectively (in this game I jumped them forward too early and lost some to the ties before eventually getting them in return), I made a deployment mistake with the arq - This was out of the game for a few turns and its 3 reds with TRC would have helped eat both shields and defence tokens. Hoping that soon I will join the illustrious ranks of those who have destroyed an SSD!! ;-)
  4. I think I’ve been playing it wrong. Thank you!
  5. A friend has just received his SSD, and we're playing on Monday. 400 points - What to take? Imperials or Rebels. Big and tanky or MSU or squadrons?
  6. Isn't DCaps only applicable on the first shot? So the second shot from front arc at a different target doesn't benefit from blue dice at long range
  7. @Mad Cat how’s this? ISD2, Arq, Goz, Squadrons Author: Reddog Faction: Galactic Empire Points: 400/400 Commander: Admiral Sloane Assault Objective: Targeting Beacons Defense Objective: Fire Lanes Navigation Objective: Dangerous Territory [ flagship ] Imperial II-Class Star Destroyer (120 points) - Admiral Sloane ( 24 points) - Avenger ( 5 points) - Captain Brunson ( 5 points) - Gunnery Team ( 7 points) - Electronic Countermeasures ( 7 points) = 168 total ship cost Arquitens-class Light Cruiser (54 points) - Captain Needa ( 2 points) - Turbolaser Reroute Circuits ( 7 points) = 63 total ship cost Gozanti-class Cruisers (23 points) - Expanded Hangar Bay ( 5 points) - Slicer Tools ( 7 points) = 35 total ship cost 1 Ciena Ree ( 17 points) 1 Colonel Jendon ( 20 points) 1 Dengar ( 20 points) 1 Howlrunner ( 16 points) 1 Maarek Stele ( 21 points) 1 Saber Squadron ( 12 points) 1 Valen Rudor ( 13 points) 1 Lambda-class Shuttle ( 15 points) = 134 total squadron cost
  8. Ok gents, thanks for the suggestions. revised list as follows Sloane, Cymoon, Minister Tua, Intensify Firepower, Gunnery Team, Expanded Hanger Bay, ECM Arquitens, Brunson, ECM Gozanti, Hondo, Slicer Tools, Expanded Hanger Bay. squadrons as above. The hanger bays will let me control all squadrons. ECM on the arquitens is expensive. Worth it? Slicer tools? My thinking being that as I will need to keep the Gozanti close to the action, ST might be useful to mess up plans. Thoughts?
  9. @Akhrin that may be it - I'm accessing via a work system (lunch time of course!) and there have been some issues with it on other sites. I'll check at home. Thanks for that - I'd forgotten about that problem.
  10. I did all the first bits (fleet name etc) and hit Process button, but now cant locate the lists. When I click on my name I can see headings for "Total Lists", "Rebel Lists" and "Empire Lists". No lists appear beneath them. The cursor changes from an arrow to a pointing finger, when I move over them, but clicking doesn't raise the lists either.
  11. @Tokra Thanks. Usually have Brunson, and yes, she will likely be better than Needa, although squeezing her in might be an issue. Ill see what I can do. Unless I can get a game at home, possible rather than probable, it will be at least three weeks before I can try this. But try it I will!
  12. @Tokra hoping this is a bit better?: Sloane, Cymoon, Avenger, Minister Tua, ECM - 150 points Gozanti, Boosted Comms - 27 points Gozanti, Comms Net - 25 points Arquitens, Cpt Needa, TRC - 63 points (I guess Needa is not absolutely necessary, but a second evade can only be good?) Squadrons - Ciena Ree, Col Jendon, Dengar, Howlrunner, Maarek Steele, Sabre Squadron, Valen Rudor, Lambda shuttle - 134 points. 399 points total I did consider a GSD1, with Ord Experts and Ex Racks, at 63 points, too, but not sure this would be as effective as the arq, if I can keep it at long range. Plus I don't feel it fits with the rest of the fleet for some reason. I hope there is a degree of synergy between Sloane, Avenger title and the use of Maarek twice per turn (where possible) to use up defence tokens. The arq can then chip in with some damage from the TRC. Sounds great in theory, but does that match reality?
  13. I've registered for this recently, and only made a couple of fleets with it, but have found that they don't appear to have saved. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Can anyone give me a little help please? Thanks in advance.
  14. Played my first game using a lot of squadrons last night against my son. My list was: Admiral Sloane VSD1, Cpt Brunson, Boosted Comms, Ex racks VSD1, Boosted Comms, Ex racks Interdictor Interdictor title Projections experts Targeting Scramblers G7-X Grav Well Projector Squadrons: Maarek Steele, Col Jendon, Ciena Ree, Lambda shuttle, 2 x Tie fighter squadrons, Howlrunner 400 points. My son had: General Dodonna MC80 Command Cruiser, Boosted Comms, ECM, Fighter Coordination Team, SW7 Ion Batteries, Raymus Antilles Pelta Command Ship, Boosted Comms, Fighter Coordination team, Flight Commander, All Fighters Follow Me! GR75, Bomber Command, Boosted Comms , Lando GR75, Comms Net Squadrons: Shara Bey, Jan Ors, Rogue Squadron, 2 x B-Wing, Y-Wing, Scurrg Bomber He won roll off, chose first player and my Targeting Beacons objective. Highlights / lowlights depending on your point of view were the non-flagship VSD being destroyed before it could get to shoot with black dice, Maarek and Jendon are great! Lucky bombing rolls (especially with BCC re-rolls) really hurt (see VSD destruction above!), Shara Bey is b.tch, but then my lad thinks the same of Ciena. Last two bombing dice of the game killed the flagship VSD exactly. At the end, I'd got the MC80 and a squadron or two, but lost both the VSDs and a number of my squadrons. It was a rebel win by 74 points. If either VSD had survived, a draw/narrow Imperial win would have occurred. For first time using a lot of squadrons, I’m ok with the result, but definitely need to practice using them. Really enjoyed getting back to Armada (having not played it for a few weeks) and also enjoyed playing it using something completely different.
  15. @Tokra Thanks for the suggestions. I played against me rebel playing son last night. He also took a lot of squadrons (119 points). We had the same points and he won the roll off. He chose first player. If only I'd read your post before playing the game, as you r comment about the black dice was spot on. I was using two VSD1s and an interdictor. One VSD succumbed to bombers before being able to use the black dice, while the other was only able to use them once. Back to the drawing board again, but enjoying the learning experience.
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