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Admiral Calkins

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  1. Admiral Calkins

    The SSD?

    All this made me think of is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. "We apologise again for the fault in the Super Star Destroyer release date. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked."
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    Terrain for Armada?

    Thanks! I ordered them from Combatzone Scenery. Just had to prime and paint them, which was surprisingly easy. https://combatzone-scenery.co.uk/epages/e25b18fb-c32b-422a-8493-a8baeb0f1a17.mobile/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/e25b18fb-c32b-422a-8493-a8baeb0f1a17/Products/AR002
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    Terrain for Armada?

    Here are some asteroid fields that I just finished. I already like using the space station that I got from Shapeways (Thanks @LinoB!) in my demos and these will add to that. I'll posts the debris fields once I finish them.
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    Commander cost.

    Suddenly the Interdictor title (with Brunson and Targeting Scramblers) got even better
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    Armada: Where to go from here?

    These sound like excellent ideas... for a homebrew campaign. Because the main point of the game (certain objectives withstanding) is about placing ships on the field and going pew pew at each other).
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    How many bases do I need to pack?

    Here is another option. When I show up to game at my FLGS, I always bring two complete fleets (one Empire and one Rebel) and give a friend or new player the choice of what fleet to play. Unless your friend gives you their list beforehand so you can pack the stuff for their list, this option keeps you from carrying around (sometimes a lot of) excess game pieces. This has worked really well for casual gaming and for getting new players into the game.
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    New factions

    Definitely something worthy of looking into for a homebrew, narrative campaign. Not sure if it was on this thread or another, but someone mentioned having a "pirate" faction that could only be used in the Task Force format (200 points). This seems more thematically appropriate, but not sure why they would put ships in the game that people couldn't use in 400-point tournaments. Not sure. Maybe just a card-only expansion that included "Pirate" Commanders (Hondo Commander card!), Officers, and ship titles for ships already in the game. Just a thought.
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    New factions

    I don’t think numbers are the issue though. First, I consider myself a big SW fan, yet of the ships you listed, I have only heard of the Dreadnought). So you have a name recognition / identification issue there. Second, I can see people having an issue (thematically) with pirates being able to go toe-to-toe with the Empire, which is why a Scum faction seems more suited to X-Wing.
  9. At what point should this thread by moved to Off-Topic?
  10. How can you want more content if you’ve never even played a 400-point game? Go out, buy Wave 7, play a few 400-point games, and then come back and post (or don’t).
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    New factions

    While I think we can have a serious discussion about Clone Wars and Sequel Trilogy factions, I don’t think that the Yuuzhan Vong or a Pirate faction will be good for the game. Seeing Yuuzhan Vong ships on the table may excite some fans of the EU, but will make the game look and feel less like Star Wars to people like myself. Same issue with a Pirate faction, where most of the ships are still unrecognizable to a fairly hard-core Star Wars fan. And I definitely don’t think adding those factions will get people into the game that aren’t already playing.
  12. Congrats for never having to do that again... I am not so lucky...
  13. Have the SSD overlap rules been released yet? While these are valid concerns, if not, it may be prudent to wait until the SSD is released before we jump to conclusions about how everything is broken.
  14. Except that two of the four SSD variants CAN be used in regular games...
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    Just how it is here.

    I must have missed this quality reply initially and wish I had been able to respond to it earlier. I enjoyed and agree with the fourth paragraph, because life certainly happens and definitely takes precedent over plastic spaceships. My issue (and the reason for my statement) was that the OP stated that "we went from 15 registered regulars to me" in 2018 and that "everyone was pissed and frustrated at constant lack of product due to reprints and or none at all and said 'I am out.'" Unless the OP is just using hyperbole, that takes away most of the logical (and completely understandable) reasons that you mentioned. But even with reprints though, unless it was the Imperial Light Cruiser, Imperial/Rebel Squadron Pack I, or the Imperial Light Carrier (the latter, only if you didn't want to look very hard), I had no issue finding product at the normal FLGS prices.
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