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    Woorloog got a reaction from eMeM in Pop Quiz: Who says "X-wing"?   
    People always forget what EP1 says. It is very clear about Midichlorians communicating the will of the Force, not being the Force.
    They explain Force Sensitivity, not the Force.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from ClassicalMoser in Wave 5 announcement   
    There's Krennic's Delta-class shuttle from Rogue One. Figure we'll see that eventually, as a "replacement" for the Upsilon as a heavy shuttle, with Lambda being "light" shuttle.
     
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Captain Lackwit in The EPIC Survey Thread   
    No, no, no, no(?), N/A.
    I'm assuming "Epic missions" and "Epic" are separate things here?
    Simply boils down to budget. For a single huge ship, i can get multiple smaller ships i'll use far more often.  And i'm not really a fan of any of the existing huge ships.
    Epic mode is another matter, i'm doubtful how practical it is though. Might work in local store, but almost certainly can't play at home (for lack of space).
     
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    Woorloog got a reaction from impspy in A wasted opportunity   
    Old canon had repulsor droids, new canon doesn't seem to have mention of type so it might as well be a normal astromech. Regardless, retrofit.. sure, possible.
    I do strongly question the idea of cross-faction V-wing though, no matter whether it has droid slot or not. Largely because the game has only 4 cross-faction ships (TIE/LN, Headhunter, Y-wing, ARC-170 [5, if you count Sheathipede and assume it probably gets added to CIS at some point]), and i strongly suspect that is so because of three of those were basically grandfathered into the game. The TIE/LN for the Rebels works just about because it is in Rebels and had distinct paintjob, but were things done from scratch today, i'd say the Y-wing would be Rebel exclusive and the Headhunter probably a Scum ship, and the ARC-170 would be Republic only.
    Further, some cross-factions ships were left out, with not even cross-faction pilots, makes me think that cross-faction ships are avoided where possible. Admittedly it is possible for later upgrade packs to reintroduce some (eg Imperial Boba Fett) but i'm doubtful retroactive cross-faction pilots will happen, figure new pilots for existing factions is more likely (Vult Skerris for the Empire in the TIE Interceptor or TIE Defender, or even Vader in the TIE Defender).
    And singling V-wing as a sole Republic-Empire cross faction ship is also a bit weird. For one, the Empire has similar ships already: TIE/LN and TIE/IN, and possibly others, depending what kind of stats the V-wing gets. Secondly, the Empire used everything the Republic had really, so why not make all of them cross-faction? That the V-wing appears in ROTS only after the Empire has been declared, as someone noted, isn't much of a reason, since the ship must've been around before that (it wouldn't magically appear within days the film spans). Vader used Eta-2 Actis for a long while too, would that be Republic-Empire cross-faction ship too? 

    And Empire not having new stuff to buy is not a good argument either. As noted elsewhere, there's bunch of canon stuff the Empire can get: AT Hauler, Krennic's Shuttle, TIE/rb; and far more old canon options than anyone can probably bother to remember. (I admit that anything not having appeared in a while is annoying...)
    And this reminds me of a far more plausible cross-faction ship, if there's to be cross-faction ships that aren't special cases like Sabine's TIE: the LAAT/le that appears in both The Clone Wars and Rebels, in hands of the Republic and Empire. It gets more screentime total for either faction alone than the V-wing (i'm assuming it is space-capable).
    Note: I don't count the YT-1300 as cross-faction ship since it has three distinct (well, more or less) variants with different gameplay. The V-wing's change would be far smaller, if there'd be any.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Wiredin in Snap Shot   
    Won't work with Crackshot as that's primary weapon only.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from ArcHammer in Amusing typo on an Amazon X-Wing listing   
    Looks like there are other typos and weirdness as well. Why capitalized "Cloud"? Lower case Delta-7 Aethersprite. I wonder if the text was scanned from something and no one did proofreading.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Ccwebb in Pop Quiz: Who says "X-wing"?   
    People always forget what EP1 says. It is very clear about Midichlorians communicating the will of the Force, not being the Force.
    They explain Force Sensitivity, not the Force.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from kris40k in Inert Fat Han   
    Mega chonk Han?
    Wait, is Han becoming Jabba? Can we call this build Jabba-Han?
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    Woorloog got a reaction from DexterV in Tie Avenger, please...   
    I really want TIE Avenger for X-wing. Would probably get 2 or 3 at least.
    There is no excuse for not having TIE Avenger in X-wing now that the TIE Silencer is First Order exclusive.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Greebwahn in Palp "aces"   
    I never got to play with Palpatine in 1.0 (since, you know, the guy was only available in a huge ship). Now, Palps doesn't work like he used to... but i still want to try him out.
    Currently thinking something like this:
    Omicron Group Pilot (43)    
        Emperor Palpatine (11)    
        
    Ship total: 54  Half Points: 27  Threshold: 5    
        
    Maarek Stele (46)    
        Marksmanship (1)    
        Fire-Control System (2)    
        Proton Rockets (7)    
        
    Ship total: 56  Half Points: 28  Threshold: 3    
        
    Soontir Fel (52)    
        Predator (2)    
        
    Ship total: 54  Half Points: 27  Threshold: 2    
        
    "Scourge" Skutu (32)    
        Predator (2)    
        
    Ship total: 34  Half Points: 17  Threshold: 2    
        
        
    Total: 198    
        
    View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0
    Thoughts?
    I wonder if it might be smart to trade Skutu for a blocker TIE and slap extra upgrades for Soontir and Maarek (eg ABs for both)?
    Didn't use Vader or Grand Inquisitor because they're expensive, plus i'm skeptical if either one would benefit much from Palps supporting them. Obviously they might be able to save a Force occasionally, which is useful, but is it worth having Palps in the list?
    I do have this "Force Aces" idea as well, but it feels somehow lacking and flawed.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Hiemfire in How many 2nd edition factions are you playing?   
    Interesting, 3 or 4 factions leading, followed by all 7.
    Too few results yet to really extrapolate but i was suspecting that this might be the case. Probably should share the poll more widely to get more answers.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from AllWingsStandyingBy in Pop Quiz: Who says "X-wing"?   
    People always forget what EP1 says. It is very clear about Midichlorians communicating the will of the Force, not being the Force.
    They explain Force Sensitivity, not the Force.
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    Woorloog reacted to gjnido in Inert Fat Han   
    Jabba the Han
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Captain Lackwit in Inert Fat Han   
    Mega chonk Han?
    Wait, is Han becoming Jabba? Can we call this build Jabba-Han?
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Old Sarge in The EPIC Survey Thread   
    No, no, no, no(?), N/A.
    I'm assuming "Epic missions" and "Epic" are separate things here?
    Simply boils down to budget. For a single huge ship, i can get multiple smaller ships i'll use far more often.  And i'm not really a fan of any of the existing huge ships.
    Epic mode is another matter, i'm doubtful how practical it is though. Might work in local store, but almost certainly can't play at home (for lack of space).
     
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    Woorloog reacted to Hiemfire in Pop Quiz: Who says "X-wing"?   
    Yes.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Hippie Moosen in Who has a list of all the CIS and Repub ships?   
    For X-wing, potential ships:
    Republic:
    -Clone Z-95 Headhunter (larger than normal Headhunter, has torpedoes)
    -Alpha-3 Nimbus V-wing
    -Eta-2 Actis light interceptor
    -LAAT/i or LAAT Space Gunship
    -LAAT/le (light gunship, from TCW and Rebels, could be shared with the Empire)
    -Theta-class shuttle (Senators, high ranking officers)
    -Eta-class shuttle (Jedi)
    -Nu-class shuttle (Clones)
    -G9 Rigger-class light freighter, Twilight (could be shared between Republic and Scum, though it seems the Separatists made use of the class as well)
    -Havoc Marauder (From the cut TCW episode/arc, The Bad Batch, though it will be part of season 7)
    -T-6 shuttle (Jedi, i see this as unlikely though)
    -CloakShape Fighter (if old EU content will be used, this was used by the Jedi, could be shared with Scum, actually exists in new canon though name only so far)
    Separatists:
    -Rogue-class starfighter, also known as MagnaGuard fighter (in old EU, had variant/predecessor named Porax-38)
    -Droid tri-fighter
    -Umbaran starfighter
    -HMP droid gunship (technically airspeeder... but such a perfect counterpart for LAAT that it would be a shame not to have it, also repulsors work in space as seen in LAAT so...)
    -Ginivex-class fanblade (Asajj Ventress' ship)
    -Sheathipede-class shuttle
    -Maxillipede-class shuttle
    -Punworcca 116-class sloop (Dooku's yacht, though somewhat unlikely given its lack of clear role and the solar sail being too large for this game)
    -Mankvim-814 light interceptor (seen briefly in RotS apparently?)
    Other/mixed faction:
    -Jango Fett's Slave 1 (Scum, with Jango available to Separatists?) ???
    -Sheathipede Type B (extended Sheathipede, don't think we'll see this one but listing anyway)
    Both factions have at least 7 probable ships, which would add up to total of at least 12 ships per prequel faction, contrast to the Empire's current 14 (Rebels and Scum have more). If old expanded universe is mined, then there's few more, especially the CIS would could use "Sabaoth fighter" for example.
     
    Since i'm listing stuff, i might as well list other factions as well:
    Empire:
    -TIE/rb Brute (or Heavy TIE or "Infiltrator", Solo)
    -Delta-class shuttle (Krennic's shuttle, could be functional replacement for the Upsilon-class as "heavy " shuttle, Rogue One)
    -AT-hauler (AT-ST dropship, Solo)
    -TIE/ad Avenger (shameless promotion, would fill in the void left by the TIE Silencer, Legends EU)
    -Endless amount of options from old EU, Gamma-class assault shuttles anyone?
    Rebels:
    -drawing a blank here unless we start drawing on Legends, T-wings anyone?
    Scum:
    -Sooo many options, too many from old canon, can't really think of anything in new canon
    Resistance:
    -T-85 X-wing from Resistance series
    -Resistance Y-wing as seen in one poster
    First Order:
    -Xi-class light shuttle (TLJ)
    -TIE Echelon (Disney park thing)
    -New triangular-wing TIE seen in a poster
    -New TIE from the TRoS trailer
    -Vonreg's TIE from Resistance series
    -FO TIE Bomber, seen in Resistance poster (take TIE Bomber, turn the wings inside out and paint the ship black and white)
     
    😵
    So many things...
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Odanan in Wave VI Predictions   
    There's a Resistance poster (for season 2, i think) around with what seem to be FO TIE Bombers (take TIE Bomber, turn the wings inside out, paint black and white). But i reckon it might take a while for the ship appear as a miniature.
    Otherwise, there's Xi-class light shuttle, Vonreg's TIE, two different TIE designs from TRoS (one seen in a poster, one in trailer).
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    Woorloog got a reaction from eMeM in BTL-B Y-Wing discussion   
    So i am, it seems. Didn't read your post too accurately...
    As for the Naboo fighter droid... it is actually R2-A6.
    Someone found a bigger image sometime ago and added a lot of details to the wiki, including that the droid's R2-A6:
    https://xwing-miniatures-second-edition.fandom.com/wiki/Naboo_Royal_N-1_Starfighter_Expansion_Pack
    https://www.argfx.at/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SWZ40_NabooRoyalStarfighter_Overview_01_AlternativeVersion-1.jpg
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Hiemfire in BTL-B Y-Wing discussion   
    So i am, it seems. Didn't read your post too accurately...
    As for the Naboo fighter droid... it is actually R2-A6.
    Someone found a bigger image sometime ago and added a lot of details to the wiki, including that the droid's R2-A6:
    https://xwing-miniatures-second-edition.fandom.com/wiki/Naboo_Royal_N-1_Starfighter_Expansion_Pack
    https://www.argfx.at/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SWZ40_NabooRoyalStarfighter_Overview_01_AlternativeVersion-1.jpg
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    Woorloog got a reaction from SabineKey in Snap Shot   
    Won't work with Crackshot as that's primary weapon only.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Tlfj200 in Snap Shot   
    Won't work with Crackshot as that's primary weapon only.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from madmc326 in Wave 5 announcement   
    Well, i'm assuming the ship has gunner slot by default, and so C-3PO would go there naturally. But then again, the new system would allow for R2-D2 to be a special pilot without astromech slot (since that's where Artoo piloted the ship) and C-3PO goes into a crew slot, unique to R2-D2 piloted Y-wing.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from ForceSensitive in Wave 5 announcement   
    Well, i'm assuming the ship has gunner slot by default, and so C-3PO would go there naturally. But then again, the new system would allow for R2-D2 to be a special pilot without astromech slot (since that's where Artoo piloted the ship) and C-3PO goes into a crew slot, unique to R2-D2 piloted Y-wing.
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    Woorloog got a reaction from Platinum_V in Wave 5 announcement   
    No its not, both standard TIE/fo and TIE/sf is seen in the films. The differences aren't major but they are there, as one sees clearly in the miniatures.
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