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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Kani Kantai in Any Europeeps/Britpeeps get an SSD yet or a dispatch notice?   
    UK release date is 1 August.
    At least one UK store has sent out notifications to those who have ordered it, but they've gone with 2 August for some reason, and were just confirming the release date, not shipping. Others have updated to the 1 August release date.
    I don't know if any UK store actually has them yet; I hope they'll start arriving this week. I've just emailed the place I pre-ordered from to see if they have any updates etc..
    I'm pretty sure Ireland gets its stuff through Asmodee UK as well, so they should be 1 August. Not sure what's going on with the rest of Europe given that they're not getting their own language SSDs, so I don't know of the local distributors are even managing their own releases.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from The Jabbawookie in Lots of questions on Ship movement; overlapping, obstacles and objectives   
    This is about the timings of ram damage, obstacle overlapping effects, Damaged Controls and Ruptured Engine, and Navigational Hazards and Dangerous Territory.
    Apologies if some of these are obvious or have been answered already.
    Question 1: Assuming a ship stacks several of them in one activation, in which order do the following effects get resolved?
    Ram damage, Damaged Controls from ramming, Damaged Controls from overlapping an obstacle, Removing an Objective Token to gain a Victory Token from Dangerous Territory Normal damage from overlapping an obstacle, Repairing a damage card from overlapping the station, Ruptured Engine damage. Question 2: For Navigational Hazards, does the damage have to be dealt by the obstacle, or does any damage dealt while carrying out the maneuver count (e.g. ram damage, Damaged Controls, Ruptured Engine). Does it matter if the Damaged Controls damage is dealt due to overlapping the obstacle?
    Question 3: For Navigational Hazards, if a ship would end their maneuver on an obstacle and take a damage, but would be destroyed by ramming (or Damaged Controls from ramming), does the opposing player gain a Victory Token?
    Question 4: For Dangerous Territory, if a ship would end their maneuver on an obstacle with an Objective Token, but would be destroyed by ramming (or Damaged Controls from ramming), can they still remove the Objective Token to gain a Victory Token by choosing to resolve the objective's Special Rule before resolving the ram or Damaged Controls effects?
    Question 5: If a ship with one hull remaining, with Damaged Controls, were to overlap a friendly ship, could they choose to take the Damaged Controls damage first, be destroyed, and then not have to deal a damage card to the other ship?
    Question 6: If a ship would be destroyed by ramming, and would overlap squadrons, do those squadrons still get to be moved and replaced before the overlapping ship is destroyed?
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    Relevant rules:
    Damage
    Destroyed Ships And Squadrons
    Effects Use and Timing
    Obstacles
    Overlapping
    Ship Movement
    Damage Cards
    Objectives
    Relevant FAQs:
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    My thoughts:
    Question 1: I think 2-4 happen at the same time (so giving player choice), based on the FAQ statments that they happen during the "Move Ship" setp. I think 1 (ram damage) should happen before then, but don't have a reason why other than "it seems sensible." I'd be ok with it happening at the same time as 2-4. I can also see an argument for it having to happen after 2-4, given the "then" in the wording (suggesting that it happens after the ship is placed and has finished its move).
    5-6 should happen at the same time (and the Rules Reference confirms you can resolve in either order), and I think 7 must happen at the same time as well, as it is also an "after" effect. The obstacle effects are listed as "after" effects in the rule section on Obstacles, but that isn't made clear in the rules section on Overlapping - however the FAQ on overlapping stations after ramming supports the "after" timing, not a "when" timing.
    Question 2: I think not RAW, but yes RAI. But I'd lean more towards "yes" due to their being an implied "because of the obstacle's effect" in there. Even if it is a Damaged Controls card, that's still being dealt by the damage card, not by the obstacle (some potential for interesting timing here if the obstacle is the station).
    Question 3: I think not. The ship is destroyed immediately on ramming, and immediately removed from the play area. It never gets to the "after execting a maneuver" stage, so never suffers the damage from the obstacle. With Damaged Controls that may be different if that card is dealt during the Move Ship step (even before the ram damage?), and counts for Navigational Hazards (based on Question 2).
    Question 4: Yes; as all those things happen during the Move Ship step, the player gets to choose the order of resolving them. Even if it doesn't make that much sense thematically to deal with "overlapping obstacle" stuff before "ramming ship" stuff.
    Question 5: No clue, see Question 1.
    Question 6: Yes, because the ram damage is dealt after finishing the physical moving, so the ship still ends up overlapping the squadrons.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in Super Star Destroyer discussion thread   
    I wonder if those are based on the original SSD design. I wouldn't put it past the ILM modellers to have added in some silly things underneath.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from benskywalker in Getting frustrated by lack of progress/updates on the SSD   
    They talked about it at Celebration as part of their general Armada stuff. The tl;dr is that it turned out to be a lot more complicated to mass produce than they thought. It's a really big, complicated and intricate model, and it sounds like that caught them off guard.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Flengin in That was the fastest boat I've ever seen.   
    FFG are saying on Twitter they have a few SSDs to sell - hopefully someone will get a picture of the full new rules, and/or confirm what cards it comes with. Shouldn't be anything too surprising, but would be nice to know for sure.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Rimsen in That was the fastest boat I've ever seen.   
    I'd have loved it if in Solo they'd shown them doing the Kessel Run in the Falcon, and it turned out the Kessel Run was a standard route around 11.5 parsecs long.
    That scene is so much better if you view it as Han trying to scam a couple of backwater farmers, Luke buying it all, and Kenobi completely out-witting Han by playing on his obvious desperation and greed.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Ardaedhel in Squadron line of sight to ship rules?   
    If you want to be really precise about this you need to draw two lines. One from the centre peg to the closest point on the defending hull. Then find where that line crosses the edge of the squadron base (the plastic). Then draw a second line from that point to the yellow dot - that is your Line of Sight line.
    In theory you should never use the centre peg for anything. In practice it can be helpful for finding where the Line of Sight point is.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Mad Cat in That was the fastest boat I've ever seen.   
    FFG are saying on Twitter they have a few SSDs to sell - hopefully someone will get a picture of the full new rules, and/or confirm what cards it comes with. Shouldn't be anything too surprising, but would be nice to know for sure.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Zamalekite in That was the fastest boat I've ever seen.   
    I'd have loved it if in Solo they'd shown them doing the Kessel Run in the Falcon, and it turned out the Kessel Run was a standard route around 11.5 parsecs long.
    That scene is so much better if you view it as Han trying to scam a couple of backwater farmers, Luke buying it all, and Kenobi completely out-witting Han by playing on his obvious desperation and greed.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from DarthVerkir in SSD Release date: 2 August. Also available at Gencon   
    Just confirmed on the stream. SSD will be available in stores 2 August, and for early purchase at Gencon.
    RitR not expected until late August (based on when the preview articles are scheduled).
    Two new ships will be revealed at GenCon during the In Flight Report.
    Good luck to those going to the German Grand Championship on 15 August, let us know how many SSDs turn up.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Weyoun42 in SSD Release date: 2 August. Also available at Gencon   
    Just confirmed on the stream. SSD will be available in stores 2 August, and for early purchase at Gencon.
    RitR not expected until late August (based on when the preview articles are scheduled).
    Two new ships will be revealed at GenCon during the In Flight Report.
    Good luck to those going to the German Grand Championship on 15 August, let us know how many SSDs turn up.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Panzerninja in SSD Release date: 2 August. Also available at Gencon   
    Just confirmed on the stream. SSD will be available in stores 2 August, and for early purchase at Gencon.
    RitR not expected until late August (based on when the preview articles are scheduled).
    Two new ships will be revealed at GenCon during the In Flight Report.
    Good luck to those going to the German Grand Championship on 15 August, let us know how many SSDs turn up.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from The Jabbawookie in SSD Release date: 2 August. Also available at Gencon   
    Just confirmed on the stream. SSD will be available in stores 2 August, and for early purchase at Gencon.
    RitR not expected until late August (based on when the preview articles are scheduled).
    Two new ships will be revealed at GenCon during the In Flight Report.
    Good luck to those going to the German Grand Championship on 15 August, let us know how many SSDs turn up.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from LostFleet in IT. IS. ON. THE. BOAT!!   
    More likely they waited until they were absolutely sure it was safely on the boat and going to arrive on time before changing it.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in IT. IS. ON. THE. BOAT!!   
    More likely they waited until they were absolutely sure it was safely on the boat and going to arrive on time before changing it.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in SSD Release date: 2 August. Also available at Gencon   
    That's what they said on the stream. In stores on 2 August, or at GenCon.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from mcworrell in SSD Release date: 2 August. Also available at Gencon   
    Just confirmed on the stream. SSD will be available in stores 2 August, and for early purchase at Gencon.
    RitR not expected until late August (based on when the preview articles are scheduled).
    Two new ships will be revealed at GenCon during the In Flight Report.
    Good luck to those going to the German Grand Championship on 15 August, let us know how many SSDs turn up.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in SSD Release date: 2 August. Also available at Gencon   
    Just confirmed on the stream. SSD will be available in stores 2 August, and for early purchase at Gencon.
    RitR not expected until late August (based on when the preview articles are scheduled).
    Two new ships will be revealed at GenCon during the In Flight Report.
    Good luck to those going to the German Grand Championship on 15 August, let us know how many SSDs turn up.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Qualitypunk in SSD Release date: 2 August. Also available at Gencon   
    Just confirmed on the stream. SSD will be available in stores 2 August, and for early purchase at Gencon.
    RitR not expected until late August (based on when the preview articles are scheduled).
    Two new ships will be revealed at GenCon during the In Flight Report.
    Good luck to those going to the German Grand Championship on 15 August, let us know how many SSDs turn up.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from AdmiralOldOwlz in SSD Release date: 2 August. Also available at Gencon   
    Just confirmed on the stream. SSD will be available in stores 2 August, and for early purchase at Gencon.
    RitR not expected until late August (based on when the preview articles are scheduled).
    Two new ships will be revealed at GenCon during the In Flight Report.
    Good luck to those going to the German Grand Championship on 15 August, let us know how many SSDs turn up.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from dominosfleet in Article Predictions. Mostly General Discussion. But there's definately some Predictions scattered throughout.   
    Spoilt Rogues and Villains

    Purrgil move around depending on the objective. If you overlap them you take damage equal to your speed.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Mogrok in List of Nats so far   
    They've missed off the UK Grand Championships, presumably because they've already happened.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from mcworrell in Happy Saturday??????   
    I'd like to see a preview of the next normal expansions (at least the ships), and some clue as to what format The Clone Wars stuff will be taking; new Core Set, individual expansions, cross-faction ships with a conversion kit, that sort of thing. I think just Clone Wars stuff could work if they go with cross-faction ships, if each of the early ships also works for one of the old factions.
    Plus hopefully an article next week filling in the RitR stuff (to go with the Stream) and hopefully (At the Stream) an update on where the SSD is.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in I see good news today... indirectly   
    The X-Wing Huge should be a lot simpler to sort out as there's nothing new there, other than the shield/energy dials. They should know how long it will take to produce, and should be fairly confident in their production system.
    I wonder if we can read anything into the Raider being delayed? When they announced X-Wing 2-Huge they teased all three ships, yet are only doing two for now - and the Raider was the most expensive (and, I think, largest) of the old lot. Perhaps they're using the same production line for the Raider and SSD, and the Raider is being delayed while they finish off the SSD?
    As you said, switching from X-Wing to the SSD then back to X-Wing wouldn't make much sense, but they started on the SSD; so your way would involve switching from the SSD to X-Wing then back to the SSD. The more sensible option might be to be working on the SSD, switch part of to over to X-Wing (CROC and CR90) while finishing off the SSD with the rest, then when the SSD is done change the rest over.
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    Grumbleduke got a reaction from Formynder4 in Getting frustrated by lack of progress/updates on the SSD   
    They talked about it at Celebration as part of their general Armada stuff. The tl;dr is that it turned out to be a lot more complicated to mass produce than they thought. It's a really big, complicated and intricate model, and it sounds like that caught them off guard.
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