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Yeah well, it's at least ONE die that you may reroll.

Imagine a 4 die blank while shooting a proton torp... 

Now imagine an Italian guy that weighs about 195 lbs.

An angry Italian guy, I might add. 😠

May I change my forum tag to 'ficklereddice' ? 😡

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3 minutes ago, Arma Quattro said:

Yeah well, it's at least ONE die that you may reroll.

Imagine a 4 die blank while shooting a proton torp... 

Now imagine an Italian guy that weighs about 195 lbs.

An angry Italian guy, I might add. 😠

May I change my forum tag to 'ficklereddice' ? 😡

We've all been there!

At UK nationals, I was flying XXUU (because I bought Saw's Partisans on a 2 for 1 offer the day before).

Magva Yarro with Saw crew.  Range 1 of a Decimator that had already been de-shielded.

Four blanks.  Reroll with Nag's target lock; three blanks, one hit.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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4 hours ago, FTS Gecko said:

We've all been there!

At UK nationals, I was flying XXUU (because I bought Saw's Partisans on a 2 for 1 offer the day before).

Magva Yarro with Saw crew.  Range 1 of a Decimator that had already been de-shielded.

Four blanks.  Reroll with Nag's target lock; three blanks, one hit.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

You have been dealt swift punishment for bringing such rebel scum ships. 😆😆😆

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Sooo........any viable Gunboat builds in 2.0? 

I've had some trouble making SLAM fun and successful on my K-Wings. 

Was wondering if y'all have fared any better...

Missing SLAM bombs. :(

Yes, I was a weaponized SLAM 1.0 monster. 

Edited by Bucknife

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Hey all!

I just thought I'd stop by to approve of all these recent posts and wish each and every one of you all a Safe and Happy 2019!

Here's waiting for GUNBOAT 2.0.

Here's also waiting for GUNBOAT SQUADRONS in Armada! :D:D:D

Glory to Our Five Winged Saviour!

😀😀😀

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1 hour ago, Alpha Xg1 said:

Hey all!

I just thought I'd stop by to approve of all these recent posts and wish each and every one of you all a Safe and Happy 2019!

Here's waiting for GUNBOAT 2.0.

Here's also waiting for GUNBOAT SQUADRONS in Armada! :D:D:D

Glory to Our Five Winged Saviour!

😀😀😀

Here is waiting for a glimpse of the (glorious) Gunboat in Cassian or Mandalorian series.

Pablo Hidalgo, can you do this for us?

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On 12/28/2018 at 5:20 PM, Bucknife said:

Sooo........any viable Gunboat builds in 2.0? 

I've had some trouble making SLAM fun and successful on my K-Wings. 

Was wondering if y'all have fared any better...

Missing SLAM bombs. :(

Yes, I was a weaponized SLAM 1.0 monster. 

Theres a few good ones.  Aslam Vynder with Proton Torps and FCS is pretty good.  Even the generics are good with Aslam and FCS.  Its just hard not to pour a bunch of points into them.  Keeping them light seems to be the way to go.

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The one time I played Gunboats in 2.0 was just Nus with Tractor Beam as a control element in a swarm. It wasn't great but it was fun. I've seen people playing with Proton Torpedoes and those look good (they're basically Harpoon Missiles now!) 

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Hi all!

In other news!

https://www.starwars.com/news/announcing-marvel-alphabet-squadron-crossover

Shadow Wing! OMG...will our beloved Five Winged Angel make its canon appearance???

Ohh and...Gunboats for Armada!!!!! 😀😀😀

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14 hours ago, Hand of Vecna said:

Anyone else crossing their fingers for some Gunboat love on the 28th? Seems likely that Protons might go up a bit!

Not really... I don't see how they are going to get any better on the 28th. Their most viable build is torps and like you say if they go up then there just isn't really anything good for them to use anymore.

I have hardly flown gunboats in 2.0.. and its killing me :(:(:(

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A ship that has as main feature firing ordnance, cannons, and now using systems. It suffers a bit in the current situation of most systems, cannons and ordnance have been removed or heavily nerfed.
It needs better cannons and/or missiles, or abilities (titles, pilots, systems) that interact better with those. Linked Battery should come back as a system, and require a cannon to be equipped. It would benefit not only the gunboats, but other ships like B-wings.

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I just like gunboat generic pilots... but as they are low PS then they are really going to struggle getting target locks, plus these guys dont have much in the way of action economy.... 

 

Anyways I used to run them mostly with cannons, all of which are rubbish now so blugh..

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1 hour ago, JJ48 said:

Anyone else like to pair Os-1 with Nu, and Xg-1 with Rho?  Not for gameplay reasons, but just because Rho is more of a gunboat name, while Nu is more of a missile boat name.

Ah.  We have another traditionalist in our midst 

Welcome.

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Rho 4

(39) Major Vynder
(12) Proton Torpedoes
(0) Os-1 Arsenal Loadout
(2) Fire-Control System
(3) Advanced SLAM
Points 56

(35) Rho Squadron Pilot
(6) Adv. Proton Torpedoes
(0) Xg-1 Assault Configuration
(5) Ion Cannon
(2) Fire-Control System
Points 48

(35) Rho Squadron Pilot
(6) Adv. Proton Torpedoes
(0) Xg-1 Assault Configuration
(5) Ion Cannon
(2) Fire-Control System
Points 48

(35) Rho Squadron Pilot
(6) Adv. Proton Torpedoes
(0) Xg-1 Assault Configuration
(5) Ion Cannon
(2) Fire-Control System
Points 48

Total points: 200

 

Thank you, new points! I love them!

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1 hour ago, urbanyeti said:

Rho 4

(39) Major Vynder
(12) Proton Torpedoes
(0) Os-1 Arsenal Loadout
(2) Fire-Control System
(3) Advanced SLAM
Points 56

(35) Rho Squadron Pilot
(6) Adv. Proton Torpedoes
(0) Xg-1 Assault Configuration
(5) Ion Cannon
(2) Fire-Control System
Points 48

(35) Rho Squadron Pilot
(6) Adv. Proton Torpedoes
(0) Xg-1 Assault Configuration
(5) Ion Cannon
(2) Fire-Control System
Points 48

(35) Rho Squadron Pilot
(6) Adv. Proton Torpedoes
(0) Xg-1 Assault Configuration
(5) Ion Cannon
(2) Fire-Control System
Points 48

Total points: 200

 

Thank you, new points! I love them!

thats quite nice!

If the Rho's went down to Nu's, that'd be 6 points saved for an Adv Proton torp for Vynder ...

 

Edited by Hos

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