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Oh my! As a long time lurker and very occasionally contributor to these forums its about time i posted on a thread i've been reading for years.....

So.. its happened...its almost here and it actually looks pretty good from what little i`'ve seen so far (seems my plan to eventually purchase 5 strikers is now on indefinite hold).

Superb timing as not long ago a friend of mine (quite a bit younger than me) decided as a birthday present to buy me a few games from GOG... these turned out to be all the dark forces games (i`'d only played the first) and ALL the x-wing ones that i'd been boring him to tears with my anecdotes about for years.

Currently about halfway through alliance atm but despite all the funky tie experimentals and such, nothing elicits more dread than  the little red message "2 new gunboats at...."

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing.....

I'm certain this mostly happened because of the dedicated, nay, fanatical effort put into supporting the finest of imperial craft by members of this forum... I salute you all!

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Odanan said:

And this?

ffg_SWC34_249-3.png

Oh hot dang I never knew about that one. Only downside is that it's the same art as from the RPG; I'm super excited for all the new art featuring Gunboats that's due with the X-Wing expansion. I want a poster print of the XG-1 title art very badly.

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4 hours ago, DariusAPB said:

So for Imperials what is left that anyone actually wants?

Can't say whether there's a demand for it or not but there is one glaring omission: a bone fide original film ship that even featured in Rebels.

 

The Sentinel class shuttle.

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Major Vynder (26)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Flechette Cannon (2)
Veteran Instincts (1)
Linked Batteries (2)
Advanced SLAM (2)

Sienar Specialist (17)
Ion Cannon Turret (5)

Sienar Specialist (17)
Ion Cannon Turret (5)

Sienar Specialist (17)
Ion Cannon Turret (5)

Total: 100

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Running around with a lot of control.

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1 minute ago, Xerandar said:

Can't say whether there's a demand for it or not but there is one glaring omission: a bone fide original film ship that even featured in Rebels.

 

The Sentinel class shuttle.

Really, for a Xwing remake, the sentinal should replace the Dx transport. I think it was a poly problem back in the day.

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19 minutes ago, Rakaydos said:

Major Vynder (26)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Flechette Cannon (2)
Veteran Instincts (1)
Linked Batteries (2)
Advanced SLAM (2)

Sienar Specialist (17)
Ion Cannon Turret (5)

Sienar Specialist (17)
Ion Cannon Turret (5)

Sienar Specialist (17)
Ion Cannon Turret (5)

Total: 100

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Running around with a lot of control.

What about a Tractor Beam instead of the VI?

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1 minute ago, Odanan said:

What about a Tractor Beam instead of the VI?

Already has Flechette and Batteries. I like the stress/ion combo but 99/100 and TBeam could certainly work. Nothing worse than Tractoring someone onto a rock that they have to 1-straight onto again next turn.

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1 minute ago, Tsiegtiez said:

Already has Flechette and Batteries. I like the stress/ion combo but 99/100 and TBeam could certainly work. Nothing worse than Tractoring someone onto a rock that they have to 1-straight onto again next turn.

Oh, indeed! Batteries take a cannon slot. 

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You want control?

If Nu costs 20 (and can hope for a 19), here it is:

Nu Squadron Pilot (20)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Tractor Beam (1)
Linked Batteries (2)

Nu Squadron Pilot (20)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Ion Cannon (3)
Linked Batteries (2)

Nu Squadron Pilot (20)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Flechette Cannon (2)
Linked Batteries (2)

Nu Squadron Pilot (20)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Flechette Cannon (2)
Linked Batteries (2)

Or 2 Tractors + 2 Ions.

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1 minute ago, Odanan said:

You want control?

If Nu costs 20 (and can hope for a 19), here it is:

Nu Squadron Pilot (20)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Tractor Beam (1)
Linked Batteries (2)

Nu Squadron Pilot (20)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Ion Cannon (3)
Linked Batteries (2)

Nu Squadron Pilot (20)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Flechette Cannon (2)
Linked Batteries (2)

Nu Squadron Pilot (20)
XG1 Assault Configuration (1)
Flechette Cannon (2)
Linked Batteries (2)

Or 2 Tractors + 2 Ions.

What does the single ion and tractor beam do to Dengar, RAC, or Rey?

I prefer more ion than flechette because if the ion misses and the flechette hits, they do any green maneuver and boost/barrel roll. But if the ion hits and the flechette misses, they will be within 1-2 actions of a 1 straight, which is easier to hit with a followup shot.

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1 minute ago, Tsiegtiez said:

Oh heck if the Nu pilot is 19, then a Nu with XG-1, Mangler Cannon, and Linked Batteries could very well be 25 points. Four of those things are gonna joust like crazy.

Pretty sure "predator in cannon slot" isnt going to be just 1 point.

I do think that, instead of Limited, it's "Small ship or Imperial only"

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9 minutes ago, Rakaydos said:

Pretty sure "predator in cannon slot" isnt going to be just 1 point.

I do think that, instead of Limited, it's "Small ship or Imperial only"

I'm being optimistic.

It's clearly "Small ship-" something something, but what else could carry two cannons? I think you have a point, there's no need for it to be Limited. I guess you could take two and have two rerolls on the Gunboat's 2ATK Primary but...why on earth would you do that lol

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2 hours ago, Xerandar said:

Can't say whether there's a demand for it or not but there is one glaring omission: a bone fide *Special Edition*film ship that even featured in Rebels.

 

The Sentinel class shuttle.

 

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