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No citation, but I thought that FFG does not have license to prequel ships.

I keep hearing that, but have never seen anything that backs it up.

It doesn't actually make sense, why would the Star Wars license only include the OT movies? FFG said they wanted to stick to OT stuff, but the idea that the license only covers one set of movies just doesn't make sense logically.

Especially when you consider that they've included things that were see in Eps 1-3.

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No citation, but I thought that FFG does not have license to prequel ships.

I keep hearing that, but have never seen anything that backs it up.It doesn't actually make sense, why would the Star Wars license only include the OT movies? FFG said they wanted to stick to OT stuff, but the idea that the license only covers one set of movies just doesn't make sense logically.Especially when you consider that they've included things that were see in Eps 1-3.

Did they definitely say they want to stick to OT ships? They've done EU ships.

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Honestly, there was a thread like this recently, and you should find it if you look for it... we really don't need another.

As for prequel stuff.. word is, this is a game about the rebellion era, so no prequel ships should be used.. I heard that was an FFG comment...

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I hope it isn't prequal ships... I really want my Outrider. :P

I'd be surprised if we see any new EU models after the non-canon announcement.

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Honestly, there was a thread like this recently, and you should find it if you look for it... we really don't need another.As for prequel stuff.. word is, this is a game about the rebellion era, so no prequel ships should be used.. I heard that was an FFG comment...

Starting new threads is more fun!

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Did they definitely say they want to stick to OT ships? They've done EU ships.

Well more to the point they said they wanted to stick to "rebellion era" type ships. Which would include things like the Z-95, YT-2400, even the Tie Defender and Phantom. the E-Wing is pushing it a bit but looks enough like a rebellion era ship to cut it.

I don't remember where they said that, but it was in reference to them doing Prequel ships.

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My speculation:

Assault Gunboat

Virago (built-in 1 K-turn)

Outrider

R-41 Starchaser(?)

Imperial Epic Ships (Storm Commando Escort Carrier + TIE Hunter, Stormtrooper transport + TIE Advanced)

New "aces" boxes: Mainstays of the Fleet

Imperial: TIE Fighter and TIE Bomber

Rebel: 2x Y-wing

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Disney's done its best to bury the prequels. Prequel ships likely aren't happening and prequel factions would be majorly outmatched in the meta if they did. New ships'll be Rebel/NR or Imperial.
 

They've released five EU ships so far, the TIE defender, the Z-95, the HWK, the TIE phantom and the E-wing. All of these are EU mainstays except for the Phantom, which got made probably because they liked the cloaking mechanic and it's a thing of beauty. I think we have to remember that when speculating: we're after well-defined staples of EU here, those are the biggest probabilities.

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I hope it isn't prequal ships... I really want my Outrider. :P

I'd be surprised if we see any new EU models after the non-canon announcement.

That logic makes the YT-2400 an even better bet, actually, since the most recent edition of the OT includes an Outrider cameo--meaning it's canon even under the new rules.

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Outrider is g-canon. It's visible in one of the reedited films, but I can't remember if its episode 1 or 4. 4 I think.

Edit: yep, episode 4, special edition.

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I think we should all keep a close eye on Episode 7.  FFG would be smart to release things that try and ride that marketing wave.

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who said its NOT canon? i mean seriously just because Lucas/Disney say something?? Cannon is what we the collective fans believe...   just saying i want it ALL prequels postquels and what ever else turns up...  however at the risk of mixing threads and going OT. I DON'T want ships that are hugely out of scale just because they are "Iconic" i like the fact the FFG has tried to keep things IN scale.. its one of the things i didn't like about attack wing and the old star fleet battles...

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Imperial aces 2 with death star and super star destroyer. Which makes me thing a regular star destroyer in on the way also.

That's stupid.

They'll be between waves, like the Tantive and Transport.

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Outsider did show up in the redone episode 4, as did the imperial landing craft, can't remember the name, but it would be an interesting addition.

Beyond that, there isn't much for rebels, though there are dozens of options for the imperials.

I think some of the main starfighters (naboo, jedi, arc-170,v-19, v-wing) would be interesting and mostly competitive. Though I think most would end p with only 2 attack dice...

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Honestly, there was a thread like this recently, and you should find it if you look for it... we really don't need another.

 

Yes we do

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I think we should all keep a close eye on Episode 7.  FFG would be smart to release things that try and ride that marketing wave.

 

^^^^

 

You'd be crazy to believe they won't hop on that gift horse. 

 

There WILL be ships released from the new movie in this game. You heard it here first. 

 

Feel free to quote this post when the news hits FFG's site :P

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Oh! The new ship from star wars rebels, the ghost, would be a cool ship along with that new TIE fighter used by the main bad guy.

Both would be interesting additions also.

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who said its NOT cannon? i mean seriously just because Lucas/Disney say something?? Cannon is what we the collective fans believe...

 

No, that's headcanon. Official canon is what LFL says. And that's what FFG sources from.

 

 

that new TIE fighter used by the main bad guy.

Looks like a stylised x1. Speaking of ships that need an Aces rerelease...

My bets are on Outrider and Skipray.

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I hope it isn't prequal ships... I really want my Outrider. :P

 

 

Good Lord, Aminar and I actually agree on something.

 

See, there's been a lot of talk of "iconic" Star Wars ships.  The X-Wing is synonymous with the franchise.  The TIE Fighter.  The Millennium Falcon.  Slave-1.  The Star Destroyer.  In fact, pretty much every piece of technology shown in the Original Trilogy has that instantly-recognisable look and feel.

 

Other than the Naboo Fighter, I cannot for the life of me name a single starfighter from the prequel trilogy.  Or large ship for that matter. Or capital ship.  IIRC, over the course of the prequel trilogy, the vehicles slowly started to develop into and look more like the iconic vessels we knew and loved from the Original Trilogy, but can I actually name any of them?

 

....no, not really.

 

But yes, I hope the recent announcements regarding the canon status of the Extended Universe don't hamper FFG's plans.  I'd love to see the Outrider, Assault Gunboats, Skipray Blastboats, Muurian Transports, Pursuer-Class Enforcement Ships... the Wild Karrde...

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