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If you could give the new guy one piece of advice .. what would it be?

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Whether you win or lose, ask your opponent if you can swap lists and replay the game. This helps you become a well rounded pilot by learning what makes the other side tic. If Know what your enemy wants to do by putting yourself in his position you can gain valuable intel that can help you succeed. This also helps when you or your buddy are trying to pick apart the local meta by establishing what makes certain squads weak.

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Whether you win or lose, ask your opponent if you can swap lists and replay the game. This helps you become a well rounded pilot by learning what makes the other side tic. If Know what your enemy wants to do by putting yourself in his position you can gain valuable intel that can help you succeed. This also helps when you or your buddy are trying to pick apart the local meta by establishing what makes certain squads weak.

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Don't let a game full of bad rolls discourage you. Unfortunately, I have a hard time getting my brother to play anymore since he had a few games with very unfortunate rolls and doesn't like that randomness. As somebody else mentioned, you really don't have control over this; all you can do is maximize your probability of rolling well by using actions and positioning yourself well.

 

Also, play lists that don't necessarily follow the tournament meta (I have had success with a 3 Y-wing list) and have a ton of fun!

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Crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of the women.

Seriously though, one trick I learned early on playing this game, when setting a ship's dial, point the open wedge of the dial in the same direction as the ship is pointing. It'll help keep your ships from flying into things or off the board.

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if you see an expansion pack you don't have.. BUY IT!!!! unless you like scouring ebay and searching around for Y wings..ect... however things have gotten better in that regard, i would rather just get it when the getting is good  AND cheap...

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Oh and before you start building your own storage container price how much EVERYTHING is first. then compare it to something from battle foam...I did that and found battle foam to be the cheaper and waaaay better alternative, but do your own cost benefit analysis... 

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My one piece of advice would be, get more advice. One piece won't cut it.

 

After that, I would probably give you two pieces.

 

Two starter boxes are a great investment. You will still want a Tie Figter expansion (for Howlrunner) and the X Wing (for Wedge!) but honestly, two X's and 4 TIEs gives you a great starting point that is easy to play 50 point games. Adding a single expansion to each side could easily get you to 100 points. Also, the extra dice are handy.

 

Consider storage options! First, I have seen what happened when you slam the breaks and your pieces are all in a cardboard box. It is tragic. Second tokens and cards... there are lots. The boxes they come in are ok for a while, but look into KR, Battlefoam or just a good tackle or hobby box. It will save you a lot of pain down the road.

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Ok, everyone hit all the best advice. The flying obstacle courses, the looking at storage solutions, the swapping lists, the experimentation, the having fun. There isn't a lot more I can add for truly basic advice.

 

Well, one bit of advice. Never trust a man that flies more than one shuttle. The Lambda is terribly hard craft to fly well and the first time you fly one you will probably hate it. It's dial is terrible and it will rapidly turn into wasted points. Many players would walk away from the albino space cow after one outing, writing it off.

 

When you are ready to give it a try (it can be super fun, but it has the highest skill requirement of any ship in the game), read the following:

 

http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/98438-flight-school-lambda-101/

http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/98558-flight-school-lambda-102-outflying-an-x-wing/

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