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Does Anyone Else Enjoy Naming Their Builds?

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I figured I might as well start a silly thread, since a quick search didn't turn up much. Mostly, I was curious if anyone else on here enjoys naming their X-Wing builds, whether it's something serious, silly, or punny (heck, two outta three ain't bad). I'm sure a lot of us have heard of Biggs Walks the Dags/Dogs, so let's hear what else you've got.

 

EDIT: Can't believe I forgot the obligatory "Han Shoots First."

 

To start things off, I'll list a couple of my builds:

 

Team Trench Run: Biggs, Luke, Wedge. These guys were my first tourney list, and I'm sure a lot of you have flown this trio, too, though I'm curious if anyone has any particularly amusing names for it.

 

Team Xbox: Wedge, Blue Squadron Pilot, Jan. So named because that's what it kinda sounds like when you try to say "X, B, Hawk," really fast.

 

Team Xbox 360: Wes, Ibby+HLC+Opportunist, Jan. This is the second incarnation of the above list. I'm really enjoying this list, though I can't say the same for my opponents. Someone on the receiving end of it gave it the moniker "Doom-Cannon," which amuses me on a personal level...

 

Team Xbox One: Wes+Swarm Tactics, Ibby+HLC+Opp, Roark. The third iteration of the two lists directly above. I've run this team a few times, and while shooting first is nice, it gets a bit hairy when Wes and Ibby get separated. Right now, I'm sticking with Team Xbox 360 (just like in real life, as far as Microsoft consoles are concerned).

 

2EZ: Corran, Etahn, Bandit Squad Pilot, Bandit Squad Pilot. I'm looking to fly this a few times once, I get my hands on Wave 4 (which should be sometime in the next 48 hours).

 

Wes Shoots First: Wes + VI, Wedge+Opp, Biggs. I think this one is fairly self-explanatory, though I have yet to actually run it.

 

Wes Really Shoots First: Wes, Wedge+Opp, Roark. See above comment...

 

Well, what about you guys? Also, feel free to include any upgrades/combos that are relevant, as I did above.

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It's an amusing pastime, but I typically keep them to myself to avoid seeming egotistical. Unless the name is particularly funny.

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I find most of the names people come up with rather lame attempts at humor, but I suppose they have to be called something. If this weren't a family game I would probably throw my hat into the lame humor ring with a sleezy sexual pun/ derogitory remark/not very politcally correct joke.

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I find most of the names people come up with rather lame attempts at humor, but I suppose they have to be called something. If this weren't a family game I would probably throw my hat into the lame humor ring with a sleezy sexual pun/ derogitory remark/not very politcally correct joke.

I actually came up with one along the "not very politically correct/ downright creepy" vein.

 

2x Dagger + Adv Sen

2x GSP + Chardraan + A-wing title + Opportunist + Predator

 

I call them the Chris Hansen All-Stars

Edited by Audio Weasel

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Now I'm really curious...

 

EDIT: Re: Aminar, that is.

For reference.

Dexters lab

Omicron with Vader (Doom Shuttle)

Omicron with Advanced Sensors and Engine Upgrade.(Zoom Shuttle)

4 Academy ties.

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I find most of the names people come up with rather lame attempts at humor, but I suppose they have to be called something. If this weren't a family game I would probably throw my hat into the lame humor ring with a sleezy sexual pun/ derogitory remark/not very politcally correct joke.

I actually came up with one along the "not very politically correct/ downright creepy" vein.

 

2x Dagger + Adv Sen

2x GSP + Chardraan + A-wing title + Opportunist + Predator

 

I call them the Chris Hansen All-Stars

Thats Chris Haaaannnnson.

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I often spend ages thinking of a squad name even though no-one but myself usually sees it. A few of my squad names:

 

Aces High (pilots from Imp Aces)

Apocalypse (a 4 ship build - named after 4 infamous horsemen...)

Crash & Burn (epic list using the transport to, well, crash into ships and burn them)

Phantom Menace (a no-brainer, even if the film sucked)

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I often spend ages thinking of a squad name even though no-one but myself usually sees it. A few of my squad names:

 

Aces High (pilots from Imp Aces)

Apocalypse (a 4 ship build - named after 4 infamous horsemen...)

Crash & Burn (epic list using the transport to, well, crash into ships and burn them)

Phantom Menace (a no-brainer, even if the film sucked)

I prefer The Phantom Agony.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=6imsU7r0KdiqyAShyoIw&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Diy5XTIFcKU8&cd=13&ved=0CKIBELcCMAw&usg=AFQjCNFapvIRf2q3XY2_Gh9tvJgKFAcTGQ&sig2=irlu9HRW9mi9s2u_tOBOyA

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I like coming up with silly names, some include:

"Release the Cracken"

"Tyrannosaurus Rexler"

"BB Gun" (double B-wing list)

"Hello is it Maarek you're looking for?"

"Garven and Hobbie sing the Blues" (Garven & Hobbie w/ 2x Blues)

"Kir-k it up a notch" (Giving Kir Kanos extra actions)

"Cluster F@#!" (Cluster missile bombers)

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I Name all my squadrons... My favorite: Super Chewie's *******- Chewbacca, falcon title, gunner, Nien Numb, Push it to limited & 2 blue b-wing with fire control system

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I name pretty much all mine, just because VS requires a name ;) So some are clever like Jan, Wedge and some other X's, I call Jan and the Boys. Others are just descriptive, like Green Squad.

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I name pretty much all mine, just because VS requires a name ;) So some are clever like Jan, Wedge and some other X's, I call Jan and the Boys. Others are just descriptive, like Green Squad.

I also use VS' Squad Builder, and it is at least fractionally responsible for some of this...

 

That fraction being 1/100th.

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Ya i do that too.. omg yes i doooo... im doomed..

 

Anyhow..

 

I got stuff like:

 

The 3 Actioneers (Darth Soontir Turr all with PTL so they can actually perform 3 actions)

Dark Night for Soonti & Turr (Dark Curse, Night Beast and of course Soontir and Turr)

The Opportunists (a squad build around Cranor and Opportunist, includes Dark Curse)

 

ya and then some...

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I've come up with some fun names to satisfy Voidstate Squadron Builder's insatiable need for squadron names.

 

Bloody Stressful

Red Sq. Pilot w/ Flechette Torpedoes

Red Sq. Pilot w/ Flechette Torpedoes

Red Sq. Pilot w/ Flechette Torpedoes

Gold Sq. Pilot w/ R3-A2 and Ion Cannon Turret

 

Jonus Goes Heavy Metal

Captain Jonus w/ Expert Handling and Shield Upgrade

Omicron Group Pilot w/ Heavy Laser Cannon

Omicron Group Pilot w/ Heavy Laser Cannon

Backstabber

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Suicide Squad

Star Wars Episode Blah

Darth Vaders Tea party

Ten shoots first

Snikt!

Glory Hounds

Starsky and Hutch

The Red Baron

Super Bomber Man

Mr Bombastic

The 'Bar Steward' Squad

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Squadrons? I've started to name specific ship builds!

Wasps - Like B's but a nastier sting.

(Ion/Stress B Wings post Aces)

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I tend to name my squadrons after the scenario I imagine is happening:

Fel's Trap: Doomshuttle + Soontir Fel + Bounty Hunter (obviously Soontir Fel and Darth Vader and a Bounty Hunter were laying a trap to lure in the rebels with Vader as bait.

Hero Hunter's: a wave 1 list of mine with Vader+swarm tactics with a mini-swarm. Vader is going out to have some fun.

Trainees in Trouble: My original name for an Acadamy Pilot Tie swarm before I knew Tie Swarms were a thing, typically with a single named "training instructor". My thought was they were out practicing and got ambushed.

Smuggler's Run: Falcon with some Y-Wings, later with an HWK as well. Just a smuggler group trying to get past customs.

Han's Hunters: Boba Fett or a Firespray with tie escorts who have been assigned to help him capture Han Solo.

Royal Escort: Doom shuttle  with tie or interceptor escorts.

 

We're big fans of having stories behind our battles at our house.

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I find it annoying when people name builds. Two reasons for this:

 

1) If you don't know what that build is then when people talk about it using just the build name, you don't have a clue what they're talking about.

2) Most of the names are rubbish.

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Haters gotta hate lol.

Every once and a while I enjoy a good Squad name.

At Regionals I flew "My name is Jonus"

Jonus and 3 Scymitars with a load of goodies. It was hilarious and I was singing Weezer the whole time.

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I do this all the time, most of them are kinda lame though...

"Horn Dags" - Corran Horn & 2 Daggers

"No Disintegrations!" - Vader & Boba Fett (& yes, I know this list would never compete)

"Random Imperial List #63" - exactly what it sounds like; I have a lot more time for writing weird lists than for actual games...

And then of course there's things like Bloody Daggers (Red Squadrons & Dagger Squadrons), Poison Daggers (Green Squadrons & Dagger Squadrons), Bluebacca, etc... but I can't take credit for those...

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I absolutely despise naming builds or using the names of builds. The names people come up with are usually some sort of pun but otherwise offer little information as to what the build actually is.

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