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Earning Your Wings! A Guide For Understanding Movment.

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Wow, very insightful! This will help a lot! Perhaps I can break my curse of always landing Soontir on an asteroid EVERY match?

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That's really cool. Any chance of doing this for large bases?

I'll work on the pics for the large bases. The sight lines remain the same whether you flying a small or large ship. The distance for the turns and banks are as such

1 turn = 0 ship bases, it's actually a slight negative as the ship base will overlap a bite

2 turn = .75 ship bases

3 turn = 1.75 ship bases

1 bank = .75 ship bases

2 bank = 1.75 ship bases

3 bank = 2.75 ship bases

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Thanks so much for this post.

 

Once again the laser level is one of the best purchases made for the game lol

 

EDIT: with the banks (the trick with the nubs) I'm curious to see if that works also for the large ships

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I had not noticed that relationship before. I had a different method for eyeballing. Seems about as effective, but not as easily explained as this. Good job mate.

Yeah, there is definitely many ways to go about this. I've found this to be the easiest way to teach newer and veterans alike. The real trick is seeing 2-3 moves ahead and planing on getting there.

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Great thread, did something similar (nowhere near as thorough) for some mates a while back, even glued up my spare cardboard templates for them to play with. Improved there game massively.

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Very good guide/tutorial! Though I was quite good at eyeballing movement already. All those years guessing ranges in Warhammer certainly has payed off.

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Just out of curiosity what part of the guide was the most helpful or which part was new to you. I have other tips and tricks and this info will help me decide what to write up next.

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For me it was seeing how the firing arc basically gave you a clue as to where the ship would end up. It'll take some practice to correctly gauge the distances, but this was a very helpful visual aid.

I always end up overestimating distances.

For example: I was flying the defender toward the edge of the board (thanks ion cannon!) with a y-wing behind me. I wanted to 4k turn, but feared my ship base would be dangerously close to the edge, so I hard turned. For fun I decided to measure before I moved and discovered I probably could have 6 or 7k turned and been fine. I can usually maneuver through the asteroids pretty well as far as turns go, but I have a harder time with the distances.

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Just out of curiosity what part of the guide was the most helpful or which part was new to you. I have other tips and tricks and this info will help me decide what to write up next.

 

I liked how you explained the banks and used the laser ruler.  With banks I've always just guessed.  How you explained it is very precise, and intuitive.

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Great guide.

 

But I have question. Where to purchase in Europe this great laser? 

http://www.amazon.de/LINIENLASER-650NM-5MW-90%C2%B0-70105025/dp/B005LGULI4/ref=pd_sim_ce_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0YDZV951HAQ3GM43PPDM

This one?

 

In Switzerland, it's available here (which is where I got mine):

 

http://www.conrad.ch/ce/de/product/817954/Lasermodul-Linie-Rot-5-mW-Laserfuchs-LFL650-5-4515x6860?ref=searchDetail

 

It depends on where in Europe you live I guess. The one you linked is amazon.de, thus probably available in Germany.

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Great guide.

 

But I have question. Where to purchase in Europe this great laser? 

http://www.amazon.de/LINIENLASER-650NM-5MW-90°-70105025/dp/B005LGULI4/ref=pd_sim_ce_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0YDZV951HAQ3GM43PPDM

This one?

I spent ages trying to find that one but couldn't, I ended up getting a cheap one out of desperation from eBay for £1.99 delivered which I now prefer anyway as it can be set flat on the table and projects the line perfectly with no need for shakey hands and isn't much bigger than that one

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Great guide.

 

But I have question. Where to purchase in Europe this great laser? http://www.amazon.de/LINIENLASER-650NM-5MW-90°-70105025/dp/B005LGULI4/ref=pd_sim_ce_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0YDZV951HAQ3GM43PPDM

This one?

I spent ages trying to find that one but couldn't, I ended up getting a cheap one out of desperation from eBay for £1.99 delivered which I now prefer anyway as it can be set flat on the table and projects the line perfectly with no need for shakey hands and isn't much bigger than that one

There are many on amazon. I got a little chuckle out of cheap as the one I'm using only cost $5 from Harbor Freight here in the U.S.. I've looked through thier web site but can't find it there, it must only be sold in stores.

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Part 2: Large ship bases

A Large ship base is the distance of two small bases.

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It's I'm important to know that when a large base ship moves it gains an extra small ship base over the small ship, due to the size of the base. So in order for a large ship and a small ship to fly together the small hip has to fly 1 speed faster than the large.

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The sight line for the turns is the exact same as the small ship. Use the firing arc as a guide to where the large ship will go. You will notice it points a little further away from the templates for the large bases. This is fine as it points more to the center of the base for where it will end up.

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The distance the ship will travel on turns is less than the small ships due to the larger base size. In fact the large ship base rotates on it's leading corner as it more or less pivets on it. The distance for the turns are:

1 turn = 0 ship bases

2 turn = .75 ship bases

3 turn = 1.75 ship bases

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For the banks of a large ship we will still use the sight line we did for the small ship bases. The nubs will give you a good indication for where the large ship will go.

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Once again the distance is less then the small ship base due to the size diffrence. Here are the distances the ship will travel while banking.

1 bank = .75 ship bases

2 bank = 1.75 ship bases

3 bank = 2.75 ship bases

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Have fun flying your YT-1300, Firesprays and Shuttle astroid free.

Part 3: The Barrel Roll - http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/110115-earning-your-wings-a-guide-for-understanding-movment/?p=1146610

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