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Philn64

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    Philn64 reacted to TheBigLev in Armada in Nova Scotia   
    Yah it was definitely awesome. The Empire carried the day, but ultimately we were all honing our skills and refining our basic tactics and strategies. Need moar.
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    Philn64 got a reaction from ManInTheBox in Armada in Nova Scotia   
    I’ve been doing some investigating for locations in Halifax. I went to the board game cafe in Bedford and called Games People play. The guy at the BGC said there’s not really any people who play armada there, but he said that there’s a good scene at the BGC downtown. I’ll contact them to see. The guy a Games People play said there are some regular players there and that they would maybe run an event soon so to check their FB page. Weekend nights are probably the best for me, but we can definitely organize stuff. I just have to wait to get my stuff at Christmas haha
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    Philn64 reacted to TheBigLev in Armada in Nova Scotia   
    If you want to play some games with things you don't yet have, I happen to have 2-3+ of everything except the Quasar Fire and Home One.
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    Philn64 reacted to Rye113 in Armada in Nova Scotia   
    I could also lend some gear for a game until you get your set, but I don't have nearly that much. If you guys wanted to we could just set up a game night some weekend in the near future here. We could do like 3 games and just rotate, have one person as a judge between game or whatever. Something along those lines. 
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    Philn64 got a reaction from TheBigLev in Armada in Nova Scotia   
    I’ve been doing some investigating for locations in Halifax. I went to the board game cafe in Bedford and called Games People play. The guy at the BGC said there’s not really any people who play armada there, but he said that there’s a good scene at the BGC downtown. I’ll contact them to see. The guy a Games People play said there are some regular players there and that they would maybe run an event soon so to check their FB page. Weekend nights are probably the best for me, but we can definitely organize stuff. I just have to wait to get my stuff at Christmas haha
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    Philn64 reacted to Snipafist in Total noob here   
    I want to thank @Ardaedhel for the recommendation (also on behalf of @geek19 too) and let @Philn64 know that there's a lot on the blog, so take your time and cruise through the indices (upper right section) at your own pace. The links Ard gave are a good starting place, though.
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    Philn64 got a reaction from Npmartian in Total noob here   
    Hi, I am getting the core set for Christmas and I am a total noob at this. Is there a guide for new players anywhere for standard builds/strategies? I want to get a couple more ships, but not break the bank as I’m not sure how often I’ll get to play since there doesn’t seem to be a huge community where I live. Thanks!
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    Philn64 got a reaction from Helias de Nappo in Total noob here   
    Hi, I am getting the core set for Christmas and I am a total noob at this. Is there a guide for new players anywhere for standard builds/strategies? I want to get a couple more ships, but not break the bank as I’m not sure how often I’ll get to play since there doesn’t seem to be a huge community where I live. Thanks!
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    Philn64 got a reaction from Crabbok in Total noob here   
    Hi, I am getting the core set for Christmas and I am a total noob at this. Is there a guide for new players anywhere for standard builds/strategies? I want to get a couple more ships, but not break the bank as I’m not sure how often I’ll get to play since there doesn’t seem to be a huge community where I live. Thanks!
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    Philn64 got a reaction from Captain Warden in Total noob here   
    Hi, I am getting the core set for Christmas and I am a total noob at this. Is there a guide for new players anywhere for standard builds/strategies? I want to get a couple more ships, but not break the bank as I’m not sure how often I’ll get to play since there doesn’t seem to be a huge community where I live. Thanks!
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    Philn64 reacted to Coldhands in Total noob here   
    You'll find a lot of wisdom here as a starting point: http://www.steelstrategy.com/p/blog-page.html
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    Philn64 got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in Total noob here   
    Thanks guys, a lot of info here. I’ll check out youtube and those links. Not sure what play style I like better or which faction, I’ll have to play both at first, so I’ll probably get one squad pack and one medium ship for each and go from there. Thanks again!
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    Philn64 reacted to Ardaedhel in Total noob here   
    A few links that might help get you started:
    http://cannotgetyourshipout.blogspot.com/p/welcomewhere-to-start.html
    http://cannotgetyourshipout.blogspot.com/2017/03/building-imperial-fleet-on-cheap-250.html
    http://cannotgetyourshipout.blogspot.com/2017/03/building-fleet-for-cheap-2-rebel.html
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    Philn64 reacted to Geressen in Total noob here   
    yeah if you want to go imperials definetly get an Imperial Star Destroyer.
     
     
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    Philn64 reacted to RobertK in Total noob here   
    The greatest challenge early on is getting enough ships to build a 400 point fleet. If you are using only the core set, the amount of fleet points to build to will be 180 points for each side. The core set by itself is fun for a game or three, but there isn't enough variety there by itself. You're going to want to expand your collection. The goal early on should be to have enough ships and upgrades to get to 400-point fleets. How you reach that goal depends on a few things...
    1) Are you the sole supplier of ships? This means you would have to provide enough ships to build TWO 400-point fleets. If you and someone else are both collecting to be able to play one another, then  you only have to get enough ships to build one 400-point fleet. So that's an important consideration. If you're providing ships for both fleets, try to keep the number of ships for each faction equal as you start collecting.
    2) What ships should you get? It is easy to get caught in the trap of trying to get ships that are strong and competitive. My advice is not to worry about that. Pretty much every ship is viable, and they all contain upgrade cards that are great. My only advice would be to NOT double up on expansions as you start out. You may want to have 2 MC30s eventually, but when you're building your collection you probably want to have multiple admirals to choose from. So...go for ships that you think looks cool and try to get a variety when you're just starting out.
    One of the first things I would get (for EITHER faction) are the squadron packs. They greatly increase the variety of squadrons you'll have and they are inexpensive. Along with that, I would see about getting a big ship if possible. They are worth a lot of fleet points, so having a big ship in your fleet lets you get to 400 points more easily.
    That's would I'd suggest if you're just starting out. Best of luck!
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    Philn64 reacted to ktflory in Total noob here   
    Play with the starter for at least two games. Watch at least 3 hours of games on youtube.

    Imperial: ISD, Gladiator, squad pack.

    Rebel: Nebulon B, Home one, Squads.
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    Philn64 reacted to Geressen in Total noob here   
    I would say you should start familiarizing you with your options, personally I always build my fleet lists with fab's fleet generator because I am too lazy to keep track of how many I have of anything ( and unlike some people on here I do not own multiples of everything) 
    i'll just toss this here: http://armada.fabpsb.net/gindex.php
    the core set/wave 1 fleet point max was 180 I believe, currently most lists are at 400 
    As others have stated the real question is where you want to go with it, how much you want to spend etc there are many great ships and upgrades and while you get a nebulon a CR90 and a victory class in the core set the expansions which contain the same do have some upgrades and titles you cannot get elsewhere.
    the star wars armada wiki can give you great pointers in what expansions are in which waves and what is in them http://starwars-armada.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Armada_Wiki
    there are also some great vids on youtube you can watch.
     
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    Philn64 reacted to Noosh in Total noob here   
    It's always hard to tell people things like this, without a little extra knowledge.
    I can safely say that if you play straight out of the starter. Don't get too disheartened the ships in the starter are imho the best to learn how to play. Yes the nebulon and the cr90 crumple like tin cans under fire, but they teach the importance of manuvering. Likewise the victory teaches the essentials of commands and the fundamentals of big ships. Also fighters! 
    But what to buy next to build 400pts lists gonna need a little more input.
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    Philn64 reacted to GiledPallaeon in Total noob here   
    Yeah, like @Nooshimplied, almost any playstyle can be optimized enough to be workable. What are your tastes? Angry space triangles (my favorite)? Ackbar slashes? Wave after wave of squadrons?
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    Philn64 got a reaction from GhostofNobodyInParticular in Total noob here   
    Hi, I am getting the core set for Christmas and I am a total noob at this. Is there a guide for new players anywhere for standard builds/strategies? I want to get a couple more ships, but not break the bank as I’m not sure how often I’ll get to play since there doesn’t seem to be a huge community where I live. Thanks!
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    Philn64 got a reaction from Geressen in Total noob here   
    Hi, I am getting the core set for Christmas and I am a total noob at this. Is there a guide for new players anywhere for standard builds/strategies? I want to get a couple more ships, but not break the bank as I’m not sure how often I’ll get to play since there doesn’t seem to be a huge community where I live. Thanks!
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    Philn64 got a reaction from Noosh in Total noob here   
    Hi, I am getting the core set for Christmas and I am a total noob at this. Is there a guide for new players anywhere for standard builds/strategies? I want to get a couple more ships, but not break the bank as I’m not sure how often I’ll get to play since there doesn’t seem to be a huge community where I live. Thanks!
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