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Tactician and Decoy

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The only problem with decoy is that you're exposing the high PS pilot to getting killed before he shoots. Of course you'll want to use decoy when the high PS can't get shot at. 

 

True but someone like Luke or a defensive build on someone else doesn't really have to worry about that too much.

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I just thought of why Range 2 only, it prevents range one stress adding and preventing huge ships from using the tactician as a crew

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I just thought of why Range 2 only, it prevents ... huge ships from using the tactician as a crew

OK, why does it do that?

Edited by Forgottenlore

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I just thought of why Range 2 only, it prevents ... huge ships from using the tactician as a crew

OK, why does it do that?

I assume because a tactician would be plotting firing solutions in an ideal range band. 3 is more of a long shot, and range 1 is when a pilot's reflexes and instincts will be the deciding factor.

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I just thought of why Range 2 only, it prevents ... huge ships from using the tactician as a crew

OK, why does it do that?

I assume because a tactician would be plotting firing solutions in an ideal range band. 3 is more of a long shot, and range 1 is when a pilot's reflexes and instincts will be the deciding factor.

 

But why does tactician only working at range 2 prevent him from being taken as crew on huge ships?

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It doesn't prevent him, but it does limit his effectiveness in the one huge ship to have guns so far. The corvette has a min range of 3 on its main guns. The tactician can function with the quad lasers, but that is it, so far.

 

It is a good point, the tactician would be.... scary on a huge ship firing 5ish times a turn.

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Whisper (Tactician, VI, FCS, ACD)

 

Decloak

Move

Shoot

Target Lock

Apply Stress

Get Focus

Re-Cloak

 

...And flip the bird, we are Imperials after all.

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It doesn't prevent him, but it does limit his effectiveness in the one huge ship to have guns so far. The corvette has a min range of 3 on its main guns. The tactician can function with the quad lasers, but that is it, so far.

 

It is a good point, the tactician would be.... scary on a huge ship firing 5ish times a turn.

 That was mostly my thinking because while not technically banning huge ships from using them it means most fighters will be too close for it to be fully utilized compared to the primary weapons

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The thing I like about Tactician is it requires your enemy to make a choice, each one of them bad:

  1. They can stay at range 3 of you, where you will get an extra defense die.
  2. They can stay at range 2, where you will stress them when you shoot.
  3. They can stay at range 1, where you'll get an extra attack die against them.

Not too shabby for a 2 point card.

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Tactician is fairly interesting on a HWK with no turret - as tactician doesn't have to hit to trigger.... it gives you a stress attack - no damage, but not terrible...    Give the HWK an ion cannon and then you get yourself into giving stress and ion tokens at the same time.

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Decoy, as noted, is a larger bubble than swarm tactics. That alone makes it worthwhile.

 

Also, the fact that it can be put on the lower PS pilot, 'pulling' in the pilot skill, rather than on the higher PS pilot (who might well want another ability instead) to 'push' it.

 

Lastly, swapping the ability may help depending on who the higher PS pilot is. As noted, someone like Maarek Stele likes the option to fire after someone's cleared shields for him. Equally, a pilot with Opportunist likes to fire after his wingman, forcing you to spend evade/focus tokens against that shot and opening yourself up to his extra attack die shot.

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Tactician with Cluster Missiles could also be a fun combo :)

 

Is there any ships that allow you 2 crew slots and a missile slot? If so, that could lead to 3 stress in a single attack:

- First cluster missile attack.

- Second cluster missile attack.

- If the second attack misses, another attack from a gunner.

 

I'm guessing you could also combine this with a Munitions Failsafe, for even more fun and games...

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Tactician with Cluster Missiles could also be a fun combo :)

 

Is there any ships that allow you 2 crew slots and a missile slot? If so, that could lead to 3 stress in a single attack:

- First cluster missile attack.

- Second cluster missile attack.

- If the second attack misses, another attack from a gunner.

 

I'm guessing you could also combine this with a Munitions Failsafe, for even more fun and games...

 

Named Falcons, but most people consider the roflstompy enough that missiles aren't usually a great option.

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So Chewie with Tactician x 2 and Cluster Missiles will dish out 4 stress tokens with the missile attack and 2 normally when in arc (range 2)?! Interesting.

Edited by McBain
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Wedge, opportunist

Luke, veteran instincts

Wes, decoy

Assorted astromechs

Wes always shoots first, and if he's gone, Luke still shoots before Wedge

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2 omicrons EU, 2 tacticians each

Whisper ACD, Decoy, FCS

=98

 

EDIT had two EPT's

Drop Decoy and FCS. Add Ion Cannons to the Lambdas. Fire at Range 2 for 2 stress and an Ion to whatever you attack. Then Whisper can chew on their tail with impunity.

 

That's a nasty build for the shuttle that I'll try for sure! Maybe go for the gunner instead. First shot with the Ion Cannon to give a stress and a ion token. If it miss, you have the consolation of giving a second stress token and maybe giving more damage. That will force your opponent to think twice about using their token on the first shot instead of just taking the damage and let it go. 

 

OGP+Ion Cannon+Tactician+Gunner+Engine Upgrade=35pts (Gunner is optionnal)

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Both cards are pretty nice for the cost, and I'm sure we'll find very good uses for them.

 

BTW, I'm no longer sure that I have enough stress tokens on my collection to keep playing this game without using proxies...

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Soo uh, Kath Scarlet, with Rebel Captive, Title + Flechette Torpedoes and Tactician = rage generator?

 

Firespray only has one Crew seat.  Gonna have to pick between Rebel Captive or Tactician.

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