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Yeah and we have a ship from Episode VII seen for a few seconds at a distance.

Feels weird.

 

A ship that we know virtually nothing about other than it done got blowed up and we instantly forgot about it VERSUS a ship that a large group of X-Wing players have very, very fond memories of playing. 

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FFG has actually had the Gunboat ready for a long time.  They've just been waiting for this thread to have more pages than the main forum (currently 786).  So all we have to do is just speed up this conversation.

 

 

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me.  We need to get JBR7 in here with all his crazy pics to take up moar space.

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Gah, SirOrrin, could you not?  Please?

eh.. sorry.  :huh:

Just saying can we not quote that garbage post from JBR7, it's not exactly pleasant. No reason to give it any more exposure than it deserves - please edit JBR7's quote out of your post when you get the chance!

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A rebel TIE? Really?

"Rebels in TIEs" happened a few times in EU comics.

 

Early EU - the Teezel arc of Marvel Star Wars:

 

http://starwars.wiki...ams_in_the_Void

 

Late EU - the Darklighter arc of Star Wars: Empire

 

http://starwars.wiki...lighter,_Part_3

 

http://starwars.wiki...dron_(Imperial)

There were also examples of Star Destroyers continuing to use the TIEs that were on board when Rebels/New Republic captured them.

 

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-Wing:_Solo_Command

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-Wing:_Starfighters_of_Adumar

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Allegiance_(Imperial_I-class)

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Contender_Squadron

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Skylight_Squadron

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Just because the Allies captured Tiger tanks doesn't mean we should give it to them in WWII games.

I may have to rock this as a quote sig. Probably because I can't use my beer-holder havoc launcher from the bolter and chainsword here.

Sabine's paintballed junker, or Bigg's TIE, were special use craft. You didn't see TIE's in the Republic's Fleet unless they were auxilary craft in systems not considered as a symbol of the Empire. (Adumar)

I understand the need for more Rebel and scum craft, but they can try to buff originally distinct roles or release other craft. More importantly, they can try to get Disney to come up with something original instead of that Rebels/TFA garbage.

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I'm not getting overly frustrated by Wave 10.  It's just clearly not for me; that's fine.

 

The Upsilon-class shuttle was an obvious and inevitable release.  Kylo Ren/Captain Phasma crew and pilot cards are overdue, and it gives players who are only interested in fielding ships from The Force Awakens (yeah, there's plenty out there) a fully-fleshed out faction to enjoy.  TIE/fo's, TIE/sf's and the Upsilon-class Shuttle will make for a pretty cool First Order themed list.

 

I won't be buying it myself, though.  I have plenty of Imperial forces, but I'm an X-Wing traditionalist, I haven't bought in to the First Order ships.

 

Sabine's TIE as well... OK, it's an odd fit, but it's cute, unique pilots only, and it's going to really appeal to all those people who love the Rebels TV series.  And again, alongside the Ghost and the Attack shuttle it means you'll be able to field a decent squad based entirely on the Rebels heroes.  I'm not thrilled by it, but it makes sense.

 

Personally, I've never watched Rebels (never had the chance), so Sabine's TIE, along with the Ghost, doesn't really appeal to me.  And like Xerandar, I'm not down with running what is obviously Imperial ship ( H ) in a Rebel squadron.

 

The Quadjumper just blows my mind.  A ship that had a blink-or-you'll-miss-it cameo in the Force Awakens, notable only for immediately blowing up after being hit by a TIE/fo?  I'm having a hard time with it.  It'snot even as though there'll be any other Force Awakens Scum & Villany ships, so it doesn't even round out a sub-faction like the Upsilon does for the First Order or Sabine's TIE does for the Rebels crew.  It's out there on it's own.  Totally bizarre.

 

But, like I said, the Wave's clearly not for me; that's fine, now I know how much I need to budget for on X-Wing purchases up to Q2 next year.  Simples!

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Probably because I think TFA is a joke, and nothing from that lineup inspires me. This is just getting on the boat, but ultimately they've run out of useful ships and original ideas and upgrades.

Well, maybe they'll add the gunboat in another wave or two.

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The Inquisitor Tie, the Tie SF, and Upsilon Shuttle were inevitabe, but it's merely unfortunate that it took 3 waves to clear the Imperial canon backlog. Then wave 11 has the Tie Striker, leaving nothing for imperial wave 12 until Ep8 comes out, which wont be part of the main wave. They can delay matters with the Sentinal landing craft, at which point Ep8 movie gets to show off new craft, and the Han Solo movie will show off his smuggler backround. Which means any imperials it shows will be customs craft. Which, in my mind, will be the last, best chance for a Gunboat recanonization.

 

Wave 14-16 baby!

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