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Is there an official list of the ships that will be included in Age of Rebellion's Core Rule Book? I know that the Beta version list is available, but I am wondering if the final version will have additional ships.

 

If anyone can answer, I would appreciate it!

 

 

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Is there an official list of the ships that will be included in Age of Rebellion's Core Rule Book? I know that the Beta version list is available, but I am wondering if the final version will have additional ships.

 

If anyone can answer, I would appreciate it!

 

To my knowledge, no such list exists yet, but a full list should be available by Wednesday or Thursday.

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Yeah there is a long, long list of Legends ships I hope get converted to the FFG system. It will be interesting to see if any make it into the AOR Core book.

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Table of Contents:

 

Chapter I: Playing The Game
Chapter II: Character Creation
Chapter III: Skills
Chapter IV: Talents
Chapter V: Gear and Equipment
Chapter VI: Conflict and Combat
Chapter VII: Starships and Vehicles
Chapter VIII: The Force
Chapter IX: The Game Master
Chapter X: The Galaxy
Chapter XI: The Rebellion
Chapter XII: Adversaries
Chapter XIII: Perlemian Haul

 

List of ships:

 

Speeders:
Storm IV Cloud Car
Alliance T-47 Airspeeder
74-Z Speeder Bike

Walkers:
All Terrain Armored Transport
All Terrain Scout Transport

Starfighters and Shuttles:

RA-1 "A-Wing" Light Interceptor
T-65B "X-Wing" Multi-Role Starfighter
BTL-A4/BTL-S3 "Y-Wing" Attack Starfighter
A/SF-01 "B-Wing" Heavy Fast Attack Starfighter
TIE/LN Starfighter
TIE/IN Interceptor
TIE/D "Defender" Multi-Role Starfighter
TIE/SA Tactical Bomber
Lambda-Class T-4A Long Range Shuttle
Sentinel-Class Landing Ship

Gunships:
Vigil-Class Corvette
CR90 Corvette
YV-929 Armed Transport

Cruisers:
Consular-Class Light Assault Cruiser
Gozanti-Class Armed Transport
Lancer-Class Frigate
EF76 Nebulon-B Frigate
Dreadnaught-Class Heavy Cruiser
Vindicator-Class Heavy Cruiser
Interdictor-Class Heavy Cruiser

Battleships:
Imperial I-Class Star Destroyer
Praetor II-Class Star Battlecruiser
Victory-Class Star Destroyer
MC80 Liberty Type Star Cruiser

 

Edit: Typos.

Edited by Yoshiyahu
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The Vigil is interesting, I imagine sooner or later my group will get on hands on one of those in some campaign, I'm very surprised that neither model of Alliance Assault Frigate made it in since the Dreadnaught did. I'm also disappointed that neither the Strike class nor the Carrack class Cruisers made it in. And while I was hoping for the Neb-B2, MC30C, MC40A, and Victory-II Star Destroyers to appear here I'm not shocked that they didn't. I just hope thy do appear in later books. I'm surprised there are so few rebel capships though. Of the 14 models listed for Gunships, Cruisers, and Battleships only half of them appear to be classes likely to see widespread Alliance use IMO, and a few of those are iffy or would be used by both sides..

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As a note, the Victory in the book is identified as a Victory II. However, it is very slow (Speed 1) and mounts the Concussion Missile Launchers traditionally associated with the Victory I.

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I'm also hoping to see an expansion of capital ships in future supplements. Specifically, I'd like to see Imperial II Star Destroyers and MC90 Star Cruisers. I was disappointed by the lack of a few ships, like the Carrack Cruiser, and I was surprised by the absence of the GR75 Medium Transport, given its prominence in some of the art. I also would have preferred to have been given stats for the Alpha-Class Xg-1 Star Wing (Assault Gunboat) instead of the version of the TIE Defender that was presented in the book.

 

That said, I understand the limited amount of page space available, and I'm pretty excited for a lot of the ships that were included to see actual play.

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So in the AoR Core Rulebook we see the YV-929 Armed Transport, which is almost the same as the YV-929 Light Freighter from Dangerous Covenants. The sole exception seems to be that the Armed Transport has Sensor Range: Medium while the Light freighter has Sensor Range: Short. Both cost the same and have no other differences. Intentional change or error?

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So in the AoR Core Rulebook we see the YV-929 Armed Transport, which is almost the same as the YV-929 Light Freighter from Dangerous Covenants. The sole exception seems to be that the Armed Transport has Sensor Range: Medium while the Light freighter has Sensor Range: Short. Both cost the same and have no other differences. Intentional change or error?

 Interesting. The beta had it at Medium as well. I'm more interested why they changed the classification.

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Yeah I'm excited to see them as well, and I'm pretty sure an Imp-II is coming, and hopefully the ship which the stats indicate is a Vic-I but is named a Vic-II are a sign that they plan to include the Vic-II in a later book and someone got which one was in this book mixed up rather than a typo 

 

I'm surprised there wasn't a GR-75 but given that it already appear in EOE, and that there's IMO a good chance of it appearing in Assault on Arda I based on what we know of that adventure's events, and they probably saw no need to print the stats again. Also they were likely running short on space.

 

As for the MC90 I wouldn't expect to see it in an AOR Product. Unless they change the BG it didn't appear until five or six years after the Battle of Endor. Maybe it will show up in the sequel trilogy, and an ST sourcebook though.

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As for the MC90 I wouldn't expect to see it in an AOR Product. Unless they change the BG it didn't appear until five or six years after the Battle of Endor. Maybe it will show up in the sequel trilogy, and an ST sourcebook though.

 

Whoops! You're right. I mixed up the MC90 Defiance from Dark Empire with the MC80 Defiance from X-Wing Alliance. The type of craft I hope to see in Age of Rebellion is a Home One type MC80, (not an MC90) not to be confused with the Liberty type MC80 that was presented in the book. My mistake. Thanks for catching it!

 

Edit: Typos.

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Yeah there really aren't that many Mon Calamari capital ship models established in this era other than MC80 variants. The only ones I can think of that I know of which are active in this period are the MC30Cs, MC40As and the array of MC80 variants, though WEG implied there was a Mon Cal Corvette I would love to see. There was what appeared to be a ShaShore variant on the cover of one recent Rebellion era comic book but IMO its likely that the ShaShores are a successor type to the MC30Cs, an MC30D or MC30E, or a new type linked to the MC30C like the MC90s and MC80s are given the ShaShore's weaponry, and what we know of the MC30C's weapon systems. (Both are Mon Calamari designed frigate classes which use Proton Torpedoes as their heavy weapons backed up by Turbolasers, and Lasers.) 

 

And I would be shocked if Home One didn't show up sooner or later.

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I bet home one will be in the pilot splatbook. when we get it.

 

 

I don't know I can think of tons of capital ships I would put in the pilot book before Home One. Escort Carriers, the various models of Bulk Cruiser carrier conversions the Alliance used, possibly a CR90 carrier conversion, maybe even the Venator or Secutor class Star Destroyers but I'm certain that Home One will show up sooner or later.

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I would think that capitol ships are more likely in the Commander book (where Commodore is found) than in the Ace book (where Pilot is found).

 

True but based on what we've seen so far there have been mixes of non-capships and capships  in all of the EOE career books, and IMO if they stick to that trend in AOR carriers are more likely to be in the Pilot book than any other type.of capship.

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I don't suppose that gozanti has the imperial refit option.

 

Not specifically, no. What it says is:

 

Some have even been converted to carry one or two starfighters in modified cargo bays, more as a piracy deterrent than as offensive weapons, but effective nonetheless. More than one Imperial Customs patrol has been surprised by a Gozanti-class transport, a fact that has gained the alliance the use of more than one of the Empire's vessels.

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I can't believe I missed this at first but am I the only one who noticed that the non-Starfighter ships in the book are classified using the abbreviated form of the Anaxes classification system from the Essential Guide to Warfare?

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I don't see the Edge rule that allows large ships mounting anti-starfighter weaponry to fire those weapons as if the vessel is one Silhouette smaller. Has this rule been abandoned in favor of the new firing actions available to Silhouette 5+ ships?

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I can't believe I missed this at first but am I the only one who noticed that the non-Starfighter ships in the book are classified using the abbreviated form of the Anaxes classification system from the Essential Guide to Warfare?

 

It's specifically pointed out in a side-bar that the ships are classified using the Anaxes War College system. Which, if I understand correctly, is somewhat controversial among real-world ship enthusiasts, yes? One of these days, someone is going to have to explain that whole situation to me.

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I can't believe I missed this at first but am I the only one who noticed that the non-Starfighter ships in the book are classified using the abbreviated form of the Anaxes classification system from the Essential Guide to Warfare?

 

It's specifically pointed out in a side-bar that the ships are classified using the Anaxes War College system. Which, if I understand correctly, is somewhat controversial among real-world ship enthusiasts, yes? One of these days, someone is going to have to explain that whole situation to me.

 

I found it interesting that they opt with Shuttles and Starfighters. No mention of Patrol Boats, and no separate mention of freighters/transports (one shows up in gunships and one in cruisers).

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Did anybody else notice the Sensor Range given for the Escape Pod (Medium) and Lifeboat (Long) from the GM Screen? I find it really weird that an escape pod has better sensors than something like a Lambda shuttle.

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I can't believe I missed this at first but am I the only one who noticed that the non-Starfighter ships in the book are classified using the abbreviated form of the Anaxes classification system from the Essential Guide to Warfare?

 

It's specifically pointed out in a side-bar that the ships are classified using the Anaxes War College system. Which, if I understand correctly, is somewhat controversial among real-world ship enthusiasts, yes? One of these days, someone is going to have to explain that whole situation to me.

 

I know I got the book today but saw the list here yesterday and somehow missed that. I'm not sure what the problem many people have with the system is. There are two forms of it. The long form is basically a modified version of the old WEG system with some, IMO, badly needed extra classes.

 

In the WEG system warships 100 to 200 meters were Corvettes, 200 to 400 meters were frigates, and anything longer than 400 meters was considered a Cruiser. In the long form of the Anaxes system ships 400 meters and longer are divided into Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers, Star Destroyers, Battlecruisers, and Dreadnoughts. Though under both systems there are many ships whose official class name mislabels them. Victories are large heavy cruisers rather than small Star Destroyers for example, and every Assault Frigate or Star Frigate class I've ever seen has been a cruiser under WEG and a Heavy Cruiser under the Anaxes system.

 

The Essential Guide to Warfare, where both forms of the Anaxes system first appear, explained that the WEG system was the main classification system used between the Rusan Reformation and the Clone Wars era but with the increase in larger warships leading up to the Clone Wars, or possibly in the early days of the war, it was decided to redo the classification system so that there were warship classes larger than Cruisers to accommodate the growing number of larger vessel models in service rather than grouping a 450 meter long ship and a 1200 meter long ship together.

 

The short form , meant to be used in combat, which the AOR Corebook uses groups warships heavier than fighters into 3 types. Corvettes and armed Transports are classed as gunships. Frigates, Cruisers and some Heavy Cruisers are classed as Cruisers, while more powerful Heavy Cruisers, like the Victories, and anything larger are classed as Battleships.

 

 

 

 

I can't believe I missed this at first but am I the only one who noticed that the non-Starfighter ships in the book are classified using the abbreviated form of the Anaxes classification system from the Essential Guide to Warfare?

 

It's specifically pointed out in a side-bar that the ships are classified using the Anaxes War College system. Which, if I understand correctly, is somewhat controversial among real-world ship enthusiasts, yes? One of these days, someone is going to have to explain that whole situation to me.

 

I found it interesting that they opt with Shuttles and Starfighters. No mention of Patrol Boats, and no separate mention of freighters/transports (one shows up in gunships and one in cruisers).

 

 

Well under the short form of the Anaxes system most armed transports and freighters would be classed as gunships. I have no clue why the Gozanti-Class Armed Transport was made a Cruiser unless someone saw or heard it referred to as a Gozanti Cruiser, and thought that meant they were cruisers under the classification system. I'm pretty sure that's what happened with the Consular-class cruiser, which is a corvette in the long form, and a gunship in the short unless they boosted its size and weaponry. I'll look that up in the morning.

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