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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from Caimheul1313 in How tall is the AAT and Saber tank?   
    45 degree angles actually give you a lot of leeway with terrain, for example I've had my saber sit on barricades before and be at less than a 45 degree angle. Area terrain is a good solution depending on the type and what rules you give it. I've got some with based fish tank plants on my game table, though I play it as light cover that is open terrain for all units. A cheat sheet that spells out exactly what each piece of terrain does is a really good idea.
    That being said I agree with @Cruzer that vehicles have enough trouble in this game amd don't need terrain specifically built against them as well.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from twincast in How tall is the AAT and Saber tank?   
    45 degree angles actually give you a lot of leeway with terrain, for example I've had my saber sit on barricades before and be at less than a 45 degree angle. Area terrain is a good solution depending on the type and what rules you give it. I've got some with based fish tank plants on my game table, though I play it as light cover that is open terrain for all units. A cheat sheet that spells out exactly what each piece of terrain does is a really good idea.
    That being said I agree with @Cruzer that vehicles have enough trouble in this game amd don't need terrain specifically built against them as well.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from XR8rGREAT in How tall is the AAT and Saber tank?   
    45 degree angles actually give you a lot of leeway with terrain, for example I've had my saber sit on barricades before and be at less than a 45 degree angle. Area terrain is a good solution depending on the type and what rules you give it. I've got some with based fish tank plants on my game table, though I play it as light cover that is open terrain for all units. A cheat sheet that spells out exactly what each piece of terrain does is a really good idea.
    That being said I agree with @Cruzer that vehicles have enough trouble in this game amd don't need terrain specifically built against them as well.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from twincast in So, the next Star Wars animated series has been announced....   
    Or maby it worked perfectly, but they were off on a mission and either didn't get the message at all or got it and there weren't any jedi around so they just carried on with their mission.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from lunitic501 in So, the next Star Wars animated series has been announced....   
    Or maby it worked perfectly, but they were off on a mission and either didn't get the message at all or got it and there weren't any jedi around so they just carried on with their mission.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from Cruzer in How tall is the AAT and Saber tank?   
    45 degree angles actually give you a lot of leeway with terrain, for example I've had my saber sit on barricades before and be at less than a 45 degree angle. Area terrain is a good solution depending on the type and what rules you give it. I've got some with based fish tank plants on my game table, though I play it as light cover that is open terrain for all units. A cheat sheet that spells out exactly what each piece of terrain does is a really good idea.
    That being said I agree with @Cruzer that vehicles have enough trouble in this game amd don't need terrain specifically built against them as well.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from arnoldrew in How tall is the AAT and Saber tank?   
    45 degree angles actually give you a lot of leeway with terrain, for example I've had my saber sit on barricades before and be at less than a 45 degree angle. Area terrain is a good solution depending on the type and what rules you give it. I've got some with based fish tank plants on my game table, though I play it as light cover that is open terrain for all units. A cheat sheet that spells out exactly what each piece of terrain does is a really good idea.
    That being said I agree with @Cruzer that vehicles have enough trouble in this game amd don't need terrain specifically built against them as well.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from twincast in New Animated Series: The Bad Batch   
    Really liked their story arc in the clone wars, can't wait for this.
    More importantly though, how much longer will it be until they are added to legion?
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from ScummyRebel in Legion Clone Wars -Stock Levels   
    I'd be ok with capping strike teams at 1, but I don't play meta lists.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from costi in Can we talk about Iden?   
    I think you're looking at this the wrong way. Iden puts out two less, and worse dice, than a unit of death troopers with dlt and weapon upgrades. And she costs 12 points more with gun and droid.  Her command cards are good, but except for tatical strike they only benifit her. She's appropriately costed, I'd say you've made a good argument that boba is a little over costed.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from krebeck in Tanks Tank Tanks   
    The republic tank is a lot of fun. I held out getting republic until it came out and I always use it. Then again, I'm also the guy who almost always takes an occupier with my empire, and the times I don't it's because I'm using my at-st instead.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in Tanks Tank Tanks   
    The republic tank is a lot of fun. I held out getting republic until it came out and I always use it. Then again, I'm also the guy who almost always takes an occupier with my empire, and the times I don't it's because I'm using my at-st instead.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from Lochlan in Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun’s Legion Off Topic But Very Much Star Wars Thread   
    On the other hand, Bigg's is a fully trained fighter pilot, who knows what is required to fly a T-65B X-wing. Since he and Luke knew each other very well growing up, and is willing to vouch for Lukes ability to fly an X-wing, that's actually pretty compelling evidence that Luke really is a skilled pilot.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from ScummyRebel in Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun’s Legion Off Topic But Very Much Star Wars Thread   
    On the other hand, Bigg's is a fully trained fighter pilot, who knows what is required to fly a T-65B X-wing. Since he and Luke knew each other very well growing up, and is willing to vouch for Lukes ability to fly an X-wing, that's actually pretty compelling evidence that Luke really is a skilled pilot.
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    KarlVonCarstein reacted to Yodhrin in Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun’s Legion Off Topic But Very Much Star Wars Thread   
    You'll have to forgive me but this is an entire crock of the mucky stuff. Luke is a force prodigy who spent years flying an actual craft, and you're dismissing the T-16 as "a speeder" when what it is by modern standards is a fighter jet, and one that shares a control schema with the X-Wing as well. Luke gets shoved into the cockpit of a military starfighter and manages to survive the Battle of Yavin by the skin of his teeth - he almost cooks himself when strafing, he gets his **** pulled out of the fire by Wedge(twice), his old buddy gets killed protecting him, and he only survives to make the fateful final shot because Han swoops in to save the day at the last moment. Further, the way in which he's "instrumental to the alliance victory" is his use of the Force, not his piloting skill.
    "Luke is more of a mary sue than Rey" is disingenuous, revisionist nonsense.
    As to the standard issue defences of Rey, as per they rely on mischaracterising and distorting the criticisms to make deflecting them easier. The criticism of Rey is not that she's a perfect pilot, it's that nothing we're shown during the film indicates she has any piloting experience at all, and as such the idea that she can just jump from riding a speederbike to doing loop-de-loops in a sophisticated spacecraft - and doing so solo in a craft designed to be flown with a copilot no less - is ridiculous. Which it is. Now, people will inevitably point to the supplementary prose that pushes the idea she taught herself how to fly using a flight simulator; putting aside the issues with that idea and just accepting the conclusion for the sake of argument, putting screen-relevant character information in supplementary prose that 99% of the audience are never going to know exists, let alone actually read, is awful storytelling, and using it as a club to beat cinemagoers who quite rightly formed their opinions of the characters based on what they saw in the cinema just swings us right back around to disingenuous territory. When someone watches ANH, the audience are told Luke is a competent pilot on three occasions before he gets anywhere near actually flying something, which doesn't even happen until the final act of the movie. That(and the actual reality of Luke's experience during the Battle of Yavin) is why audiences are prepared to accept Luke as a decent pilot, but often take issue with Rey in this regard, not sexism.
    The criticism of Rey's technical still is not that she has technical skill as you imply, it's that she's presented as having more technical skill with a specific ship than the person who owned that ship for decades and carried out extensive custom modifications to it, despite there being no on screen indication that she'd ever even seen a YT-1300 - let alone the highly customised Millennium Falcon - before the Jakku escape sequence. And logically there's little reason she would have, given the wreckage on Jakku that supports the scavver community there is of a battle between the Empire and New Republic, ie between military vessels, and having the Falcon be there at all is already a huge contrivance nevermind there being more YTs - civilian freighters - lying about.
    There is nothing inherently wrong with the idea of Rey as a character, but the execution of Rey on-screen, the version of that character that most audiences saw, is pretty Sue-ish. As to the backlash against the character generally, I'd say that it was only as strong as it was exactly because some people are determined to see a sexist boogeyman behind every criticism of a poorly executed character that happens to be female. The initial wave of reactions didn't seem to me to have any higher a proportion of actual-sexism than any other such scenario(ie, not actually all that much at all, proportionally speaking), but the vitriol certainly did ramp up after the response to that reaction by Lucasfilm's marketing team and the Blue Check Brigade was to label any and all criticism of Rey as being the work of vile sexist knuckledragging neckbearded incel misogytrogs and so entirely invalid.
    It's almost as if people don't appreciate it when those who can't address their actual points instead drag up a relative handful of disagreeable people who came to a superficially similar conclusion for entirely different reasons, and charge them with guilt by association, safely dismissed out of hand...
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from DFocke in Tanks Tank Tanks   
    The republic tank is a lot of fun. I held out getting republic until it came out and I always use it. Then again, I'm also the guy who almost always takes an occupier with my empire, and the times I don't it's because I'm using my at-st instead.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from ScummyRebel in Tanks Tank Tanks   
    The republic tank is a lot of fun. I held out getting republic until it came out and I always use it. Then again, I'm also the guy who almost always takes an occupier with my empire, and the times I don't it's because I'm using my at-st instead.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from Caimheul1313 in Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun’s Legion Off Topic But Very Much Star Wars Thread   
    I think you're on to something here. As bad as the PT is, it dosen't take away from the OT. I think what has really gotten the PT greater acceptance is the clone wars. Even though the movies were mediocre at best, the clone wars was able to go back and clean up a good deal of the mess they made. To this day when someone mentions the PT error my first thoughts are of the clone wars, not the PT itself.
    I'll leave aside the views of the film making quality of the ST, but the fact that it retconned the parts of the EU that I really liked already baised me against it before the movies came out. Then I saw them and they teeated the OT cast exactly as you said. I would be quite happy if Disney decided to being the EU back and make the ST legends, but I don't see it happening. I agree that they'll most likely just ignore what they created and focus on other era's of star wars that are popular, aka making them money.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from RyantheFett in In flight report   
    No problem. I thought that was the unit you were referring to, just wanted to be sure. If I'm remembering correctly Senate commandos almost exclusively used DC-15s, that could be a really fun republic sf unit.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from Caimheul1313 in Padme Article   
    Yes, what makes tauntauns so good is their action economy and speed. Dewbacks don't have the speed to really use their action economy, and I think this change would push them in the right direction.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from RyantheFett in Padme Article   
    Couldn't agree with this more the weapons should be free. I'd also like to see spur changed to affect all move actions, which would benifit op vader as well.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from lunitic501 in Padme Article   
    Yes, what makes tauntauns so good is their action economy and speed. Dewbacks don't have the speed to really use their action economy, and I think this change would push them in the right direction.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in May release?   
    Same here, I want you to be wrong about September but I don't think you will be. Covid has done nothing to help ffgs already significant supply chain issues.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from Caimheul1313 in Vital Assets Bomb Assembly   
    I've been wondering about this as well. I've thought about magnatizing them but the bomb cart seems a little thin to drill theough and hold magnets securely. Would have been nice if ffg had imcluded the extra 4 bombs the bomb cart requires. I guess that second vital assets box I bought will end up not being a mistake after all.
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    KarlVonCarstein got a reaction from Caimheul1313 in How many Vital Assets does one need?   
    I did misread that, apologies.
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