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    Gerontius got a reaction from ManateeX in IA on a limited budget   
    I posted a similar-ish question a while ago if you're interested:
     
    If you want skirmish lists that are up to the current power level of competitive play, it takes quite a few expansions (in my understanding). But if you just want a handful of lists that are well balanced against each other, I would recommend starting with just the core set, and then picking up the occasional blister pack to add variety as needed. Probably stick to the earlier released figures, because there is a noticeable power creep. I've still only played a handful of skirmish games, but the Hired Guns, Boba Fett, and Echo Base Troopers packs seemed to fill in important gaps in the core set.
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    Gerontius got a reaction from Herr Style in IA on a limited budget   
    I posted a similar-ish question a while ago if you're interested:
     
    If you want skirmish lists that are up to the current power level of competitive play, it takes quite a few expansions (in my understanding). But if you just want a handful of lists that are well balanced against each other, I would recommend starting with just the core set, and then picking up the occasional blister pack to add variety as needed. Probably stick to the earlier released figures, because there is a noticeable power creep. I've still only played a handful of skirmish games, but the Hired Guns, Boba Fett, and Echo Base Troopers packs seemed to fill in important gaps in the core set.
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    Gerontius got a reaction from GuillotineTE in My attempt at painting IA   
    Something about the eyes just works so well! Great job.
    Could I ask how you went about the leather straps?
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    Gerontius reacted to Utforskarn in My attempt at painting IA   
    Thank you! I’m very happy with the eyes so I’m glad you like them. 
    And the easy answer to your question is that I followed sorastros tutorial and watching that will probably explain the process better than I ever can. 
    But I will try  after basecoloring I painted small scratchmarks and lines very carefully with a lighter color. Then one layer of seraphim sepia wash. And then more small scratches and lines with an even lighter tone. Then another layer of wash. And finally a couple more small, thin lines in the lightest tone. 
    Hope my explanation helps, but it’s all explained by @Sorastro a lot better in his video. 
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    Gerontius got a reaction from Utforskarn in My attempt at painting IA   
    Something about the eyes just works so well! Great job.
    Could I ask how you went about the leather straps?
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    Gerontius got a reaction from GuillotineTE in Imperial Assault Tiers, Anyone?   
    I've played a handful of skirmish games with only core + Boba + a few other things. He seems to me to have a niche, partly because it's so hard to fill a scum list, but also because he's an exceptional combination of tanky + mobile. In the modern meta I'm sure he needs a buff, but if the game was broken into tiers like OP describes he could see use.
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    Gerontius got a reaction from subtrendy2 in Imperial Assault Space combat (photos)   
    Have you ever heard of the board game "Space Alert"? It's very similar to what you've described, with players running around inside the ship hitting different buttons, with a timer on their decisions. It is quite hectic :)
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    Gerontius reacted to Spidey NZ in Imperial Assault Space combat (photos)   
    yeah, I have played it, it was one of the deciding rule changes made to this space combat system that i suggested, based off space alert, and space team
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    Gerontius got a reaction from Spidey NZ in Imperial Assault Space combat (photos)   
    Have you ever heard of the board game "Space Alert"? It's very similar to what you've described, with players running around inside the ship hitting different buttons, with a timer on their decisions. It is quite hectic :)
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    Gerontius reacted to Spidey NZ in Imperial Assault Space combat (photos)   
    its quite fun having the heroes go first, so you can plan  a cool maneuver and then fire. i think having the hero turn on a timer would be hectic and throw some extra fun into the mix. 'quick, power up shields' 'turn the ship so i can fire the guns.' 'dont turn until the guns are charged.'  'fire'
    the only balance needed to be tested is how many TIES at what level is effective.  i will try implement this in my next campaign.
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    Gerontius got a reaction from 54NCH32 in It's FRIDAY!!!!! Who will we see spoiled today??   
    I just thought I'd pipe up as a counter example to your last statement there- there are many different types of Star Wars / IA fans, and I have no idea what piece of Star Wars media made 4-LOM/Zuckuss so popular. But you may be right about the first part, because by the sounds of things there are people who would buy 4-LOM/Zuckuss even if they don't play IA.
     
    Personally, I rather like that gungans idea...
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    Gerontius got a reaction from angelman2 in It's FRIDAY!!!!! Who will we see spoiled today??   
    I just thought I'd pipe up as a counter example to your last statement there- there are many different types of Star Wars / IA fans, and I have no idea what piece of Star Wars media made 4-LOM/Zuckuss so popular. But you may be right about the first part, because by the sounds of things there are people who would buy 4-LOM/Zuckuss even if they don't play IA.
     
    Personally, I rather like that gungans idea...
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    Gerontius reacted to ricope in Home brewing a replacement deck for SUBVERSIVE TACTICS   
    Let's get the balls rollin...
    Drew some inspirations from existing classes and units

     
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    Gerontius got a reaction from a1bert in Home brewing a replacement deck for SUBVERSIVE TACTICS   
    Is there already an Imperial class deck that removes hero strain? Kind of in keeping with what a1bert said, I think it's more interesting to give the Imperial bonuses against heroes that use lots of abilities, instead of just adding strain. If the Imperial has to remove strain to use those bonuses, it could result in an interesting push-pull of both sides having to decide when to optimally use their abilities. I'm imagining something like: "once per activation, you may remove 1 strain from a hero in your line of sight to gain one movement point", or "remove 3 strain to perform an extra attack". But that might be really hard to balance.
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    Gerontius got a reaction from thinkbomb in Home brewing a replacement deck for SUBVERSIVE TACTICS   
    Is there already an Imperial class deck that removes hero strain? Kind of in keeping with what a1bert said, I think it's more interesting to give the Imperial bonuses against heroes that use lots of abilities, instead of just adding strain. If the Imperial has to remove strain to use those bonuses, it could result in an interesting push-pull of both sides having to decide when to optimally use their abilities. I'm imagining something like: "once per activation, you may remove 1 strain from a hero in your line of sight to gain one movement point", or "remove 3 strain to perform an extra attack". But that might be really hard to balance.
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    Gerontius got a reaction from Bitterman in Home brewing a replacement deck for SUBVERSIVE TACTICS   
    Is there already an Imperial class deck that removes hero strain? Kind of in keeping with what a1bert said, I think it's more interesting to give the Imperial bonuses against heroes that use lots of abilities, instead of just adding strain. If the Imperial has to remove strain to use those bonuses, it could result in an interesting push-pull of both sides having to decide when to optimally use their abilities. I'm imagining something like: "once per activation, you may remove 1 strain from a hero in your line of sight to gain one movement point", or "remove 3 strain to perform an extra attack". But that might be really hard to balance.
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    Gerontius reacted to Fourtytwo in How balanced is the core set for casual skirmish play?   
    It depends on how evenly you manage to distribute the contents inside of the box, but I guess it's not particularly well balanced. But the boxes are all stackable and mine have never fallen over, so I urge you to buy some expansions.
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