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  1. Yeah. To me TLJ works best if it was a bookend to the new trilogy, either the 1st or 3rd one. If the 1st, it's setting up the rest of the trilogy for a different feeling Star Wars, and for the people who want all the fan service and things that feel like the "old" Star Wars, they had the spinoff Star Wars stories like Rogue One and Solo. As a finale, TLJ could have cemented it's themes on letting the past die and that a nobody can still save the galaxy. Instead, we get movies where each one tries to "fix" whatever happened before it. Instead of getting setups and payoffs, it feels more like damage control.
  2. Feels like they just went through ILM's archives and re-used whatever ship models they already had on hand.
  3. All I wanted from this Disney trilogy was an epic space battle. Man.....
  4. Whoa minimum 140 points. But also I cannot wait to use this with Raddus. 😁
  5. I think it's just a combination of the looks and the stats. The AF is a jack-of-all-trades ship, that doesn't really do anything particularly remarkable. The most remarkable thing about it is the way it looks.
  6. Yeah, the recent Star Wars movie with the epic-scale battle isn't going to be underrated on an Armada forum lol. Anyways, I get criticisms about the 1st act of Rogue One, it definitely feels disjointed (particularly Saw Gerrera), and VFX tech still isn't quite good enough to pull CGI Tarkin out of the uncanny valley, but I love the rest of the movie. The Battle of Scariff has my favorite blocking and cinematography of any of the space battles in the Star Wars movie franchise. I also like that Rogue One (if briefly) touched on the darker side of the Rebel Alliance (Cassian murdering his informant) and I hope they explore that more in the Cassian Andor Disney+ series.
  7. This is awesome! I'm relatively new to the miniatures hobby (don't have to worry about terrain in Armada) and having to build a bunch of terrain felt a little daunting. Already got a Tarkin Tent and a couple arid buildings made. Definitely going to follow this thread for updates.
  8. I feel like TLJ makes more sense as an Episode 7 film that is trying to distance itself from the previous George Lucas films, not as the 2nd movie in a new Disney Trilogy. Some key setups in TFA just to be tossed aside. Clearly Rian Johnson was only interested in Rey and Kylo and the Force, but was obligated give Finn and Poe something to do because of TFA. Makes me feel even more so that Disney has no idea if they want this new trilogy to be a sequel or a reboot.
  9. I'd say my issue with TFA is that Disney couldn't decide if it wanted a sequel or a reboot, and then ended up trying to find something in the middle. Thus in the end we get a bunch of new characters like it's a sequel, but those new characters lose screen time and development because Disney also wants the nostalgia with the old actors. That's before considering the obvious main plot rehashes. I'd say TFA was a technically competently made movie, but clearly made with lots of input from execs. I was super hyped up for the movie after my first viewing. However, TFA was unlike any other movie experience for me in that in my 2nd and 3rd viewings in the theater I could feel that nostalgia shine wearing off and the disappointment creeping in. On the flipside, I absolutely LOVE Rogue One. Yes, I think the 1st Act and particularly Saw Guerrera feels like something that was once a big part of the story in old drafts that was later cut, but Rogue One had the balance of fan service and new things that spoke to me way more than TFA did. I can still vividly recall my excitement in the theater when Darth Vader appeared in that hallway. Plus, I think Gareth Edwards is much better than JJ Abrams at compositing interesting shots for the camera. I can and do re-watch the Battle of Scariff more times than I care to admit. About loving Star Wars again, just know that being Star Wars fan does not mean you have to unquestioningly love everything Star Wars related that comes out. Personally, if TFA was what sparked this new Star Wars interest and allows for things like Star Wars Armada and new video games (please oh please give me a reboot of X-Wing vs Tie-Fighter) then even just for that I'd say it was worth it.
  10. The new Battlefront II DLC reveals the actual daughter and debunks it.
  11. It's Rian Johnson, not JJ Abrams, so I am hopeful. But then that also reminds me JJ Abrams is back for Episode 9, ugh.
  12. I'll be there! Picked up Armada over the summer, this will be my first tournament, got that excitedly nervous feeling going.
  13. Hi all! I got into Armada over the past summer and looking to get into the Armada tournament scene. I've only got a handful of games under my belt but I've tried to soak up as much 2nd hand experience as possible lurking the forums here and on Youtube and whatnot. Anyways, I've been thinking about taking this list to my first tournament and I'd appreciate any feedback. Mothma Shrimps Faction: Rebel Alliance Points: 394/400 Commander: Mon Mothma Assault Objective: Blockade Run Defense Objective: Hyperspace Assault Navigation Objective: Salvage Run [ flagship ] CR90 Corvette A (44 points) - Mon Mothma ( 30 points) - Jainas Light ( 2 points) - Turbolaser Reroute Circuits ( 7 points) = 83 total ship cost MC30c Torpedo Frigate (63 points) - Admonition ( 8 points) - Lando Calrissian ( 4 points) - Ordnance Experts ( 4 points) - H9 Turbolasers ( 8 points) - Assault Proton Torpedoes ( 5 points) = 92 total ship cost MC30c Torpedo Frigate (63 points) - Foresight ( 8 points) - Skilled First Officer ( 1 points) - Ordnance Experts ( 4 points) - H9 Turbolasers ( 8 points) - External Racks ( 3 points) = 87 total ship cost GR-75 Medium Transports (18 points) - Bright Hope ( 2 points) - Toryn Farr ( 7 points) = 27 total ship cost GR-75 Medium Transports (18 points) - Comms Net ( 2 points) = 20 total ship cost 2 A-Wing Squadrons ( 22 points) 1 Shara Bey ( 17 points) 1 Tycho Celchu ( 16 points) 2 VCX-100 Freighters ( 30 points)
  14. Nah, it will be a reveal in Episode 9 because you gotta copy OT plot structure whenever possible.
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