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Also, I call it already, Scum will get the 6th Tie fighter repaint in the game : the TIE Pac-man.

What a time to be alive!

At least it wouldn't be another Mary-Sue large ship...

Petition to ban Mary-Sue, broken and DOA from forums.

Also petition to ban petitions from forums.

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

 

Exactly..

I (somehow) really liked Sabines Tie in Rebels, and wanted to paint a Tie like it.

But having it actually in game as a rebel Tie-fighter is just really weird. And you can even fly 4.. :huh:

I would've preferred if they had made the ship itself unique, but of course that would be telling people "you absolutely should never buy a second copy" and obviously FFG won't do that.

With all pilots with special skills and unique, and the unique title, it pretty much is a unique ship.

But you can still field up to 4 Rebel TIEs. Thus giving anybody who wants to do that a reason to buy a second copy of Sabine's TIE.

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The problem with the Sentinel is how would its role differ from the Lambda? The Upsilon already covers the "stronger but more expensive shuttle" niche.

Sentinel is more of a landing craft and looks way too much like the Lambda. The Theta class shuttle from RotS would be a better candidate for a third big wing shuttle, and one that harmonizes with Palpy since it was his exclusive ride.

Wouldn't want any similarity in a game with TIE ln, fo, and sf.

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The problem with the Sentinel is how would its role differ from the Lambda? The Upsilon already covers the "stronger but more expensive shuttle" niche.

Sentinel is more of a landing craft and looks way too much like the Lambda. The Theta class shuttle from RotS would be a better candidate for a third big wing shuttle, and one that harmonizes with Palpy since it was his exclusive ride.

Wouldn't want any similarity in a game with TIE ln, fo, and sf.

Of course not!

Actually, would the sentinel be a huge ship?

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Hey kids, buy the original core plus two Sabine TIEs and you get 5 rebel ships with no leftovers!

"the rivers and seas boiled, the dead rose from their graves; X-Wings and TIE Fighters flying together... mass hysteria!"

Flying together is one thing, but Biggs would actually be PROTECTING the TIES

If that doesn't blow some minds I don't know what will

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The problem with the Sentinel is how would its role differ from the Lambda? The Upsilon already covers the "stronger but more expensive shuttle" niche.

Sentinel is more of a landing craft and looks way too much like the Lambda. The Theta class shuttle from RotS would be a better candidate for a third big wing shuttle, and one that harmonizes with Palpy since it was his exclusive ride.

Wouldn't want any similarity in a game with TIE ln, fo, and sf.

Of course not!

Actually, would the sentinel be a huge ship?

It might be as big as the Goanti, I'd have to check, the lengths. But I remember it only being slightly bigger than the Lambda. If anything I might use my old model/toy of the Sentinel as an Upsilon.

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Any wave, any box, any time.

ATR Epic release with two GUNNY

Heroes of the Empire set with GUN, TRN and Avenger

GUN, MIS, TRN and Avenger released as all Imperial wave

GUNBOAT AS A 15 BUCK BLISTER AT ANY TIME

Any of these would be perfect.

I forgot to add the Tourette's like symptoms to my case report. I'll have to keep this in mind for the next time.

 

What's a TRN anyhow?

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Any wave, any box, any time.

ATR Epic release with two GUNNY

Heroes of the Empire set with GUN, TRN and Avenger

GUN, MIS, TRN and Avenger released as all Imperial wave

GUNBOAT AS A 15 BUCK BLISTER AT ANY TIME

Any of these would be perfect.

I forgot to add the Tourette's like symptoms to my case report. I'll have to keep this in mind for the next time.

 

What's a TRN anyhow?

TRN was the on screen abbreviation for the Stormtrooper Transport DX-7. All ships in the X-wing/TIE Fighter series had these abbreviations, like GUN for the Alpha class xg-1 Starwing Assault Gunboat and MIS for the xm-1 Missile Boat. And yes they were in all caps.

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I don't think it's unreasonable for ships from the X-Wing series of PC games to be available in the X-Wing Miniatures Game that is based on them.

 

Based on them?  Inspired by, maybe (if that's what the game developers have said), but it's an absolutely entirely different thing, I'm not sure how it can be based on it.  It has basically nothing in common, other than the fact it features some of the same ships.

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Guys, maybe a three ship wave is a fake out because they can't spoil rebels. Remember, the rebels are currently up in the ship count because the ghost expansion included the attack shuttle. This wave could balance that and be closer to the standard four ship wave.

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Based on them?  Inspired by, maybe...

 

You're right, inspired is definitely the better choice of word.

 

My point still stands.   :P

 

FFG have taken a LOT of inspiration from the good old 90's PC games (or their modern equivalents).  I can't blame them, nostalgia for these games is huge.  DOOM is just the latest example.

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We need a new PC release for the flight sim series (PC joystick at first, maybe a port to consoles) with the Gunboat, all the classics, and TIE/in (tie into) the new stuff somehow.  A story arc like TIE fighters where ships are upgrading like the T65 to the T70 and the gunboat into the ???? (batwing/TIEsf).

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Played X-wing Alliance last night and shot down some gunboats.

 

Then this morning my Lambda shuttle finally arrived. It really could use a couple of gunboat escorts in the display case...

 

 

Wait until you fly escort for Luke and Dash in a Y-wing.  Gets mighty frustrating having to bail them out.  Ohh, and make sure you install the XWA mod upgrading the graphics. 

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