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Is there any chance that there maybe a snow speeder added to the game officially? I have seen some offered online but they arent the official piece for game play or tournaments.

Thanks for your time and help.

Mike

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Speeders don't work in space so I really doubt they'll ever turn up in x-wing.

They did adapt a few to work in space but they were useless so they didn't bother with them.

Its a shame as of all ships in SW the snow speeder is my favourite. ( a-wing a close second )

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We've had this discussion several times before. Some people seem to think that FFG intends for us to imagine that these dogfights all take place in space, and they may be right.

 

There's evidence (in Empire Strikes Back) that starfighters can operate just fine in atmosphere, however.

 

The question is whether FFG will introduce low-altitude ships. We don't know the answer to that.

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It's an atmospheric vehicle and X-wing's a space combat game, so I doubt it. If they were going to to use it I reckon they would have already, it being more movie ship than the B-wing.

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We've had this discussion several times before. Some people seem to think that FFG intends for us to imagine that these dogfights all take place in space, and they may be right.

 

There's evidence (in Empire Strikes Back) that starfighters can operate just fine in atmosphere, however.

 

The question is whether FFG will introduce low-altitude ships. We don't know the answer to that.

 

I officially endorse the comment above.  :D

 

One thing that kills me about this forum is the number of players who make absolute statements as to what FFG will or will not do ... as if they are part of the design team, in board meetings, etc.  Unless you work for FFG, and only then if you are at a decision making position, there is not one of you that can make any claim as to what they will or will not do.

 

To be honest, although I don't think it would be a good fit for many reasons, I would LOVE to see FFG release a Star Destroyer for this game just to put the ***** slap down on any number of people who definitively stated, not once but multiple multiple times, that it would never happen.

 

Sometimes people really need a minor tweak to their know-it-all egos ... assuming of course that many of you aren't already getting that at home due to being married ...  :P

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I would LOVE to see a capital ship scale version of this game, but at 1:5000 scale?  That makes the ISD 32cm long.  Even the humble CR90 corvette would be 3cm long.  Maybe 1:6000 so the corvette is 1 inch long and the ISD is "only" 26cm long.

 

Please FFG, make a cap-ship scale game happen!!!

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Those tibana gas mines and clouds are perfect! I love that picture, one look and you just know it has to be Bespin.

 

All the starfighters in star wars are just as good in an atmosphere, it made very little difference to their performance thanks to the near magical repuslorlift tech. The T-47 was just a speeder modified for combat use. The rebels didn't have an unending supply of equipment like the Empire. It saved them from having to adapt their starfighters to operate long term in the extreme enviroment of Hoth.  

 

I would love to see FFG take up were wizards of the coast left off and make a star wars miniature ground combat game. Especially if they would make all those various hover tanks and the Juggernaught from the old WEG RPG books.

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I would LOVE to see a capital ship scale version of this game, but at 1:5000 scale?  That makes the ISD 32cm long.  Even the humble CR90 corvette would be 3cm long.  Maybe 1:6000 so the corvette is 1 inch long and the ISD is "only" 26cm long.

 

Please FFG, make a cap-ship scale game happen!!!

I just want to say I'm impressed by how fluently you jump between measurement systems.

I would love to see speeders, you'd also open the v wing from rogue squadron.

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All the starfighters in star wars are just as good in an atmosphere, it made very little difference to their performance thanks to the near magical repuslorlift tech.

If that were true, then why even bother with speeders. They should have just flown x-wings in the battle of Hoth. 4 laser cannons, shields, and proton torpedoes! Seems like they could have taken down AT-ATs a whole lot easier if Rouge squadron flew their x-wings.

Even though the starfighters have repuslorlifts and can fly in atmosphere, I've always imagined they would fly like lumber-wagons until they got into space. Ever watch the space shuttle when it is flying in atmosphere? Tell me that thing could dogfight like a F-16, lol.

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In one of the X-wing novels Rogue Squadron flies their X-wings against AT-ATs. The AT-ATs didn't stand a chance, especially once the Rogues brought out the proton torpedoes.

But the Snowspeeders made a great fight scene. ;)

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Starfighters are of more value to the rebels than a speeder, they had to evacuate Echo base as quickly as possible and save what they could. They weren't going to waste their precious few X-Wings in an attempt to hold off the ground assault with all those Star Destroyers in orbit, they would of lost everything then if the transports didn't have an escort. 

 

The space shuttle is hardly comparable to the tech of a civilization that has had faster than light space travel for over 25,000 years.

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I like pretty much snow speeder us well,  and Im dreaming to have groung battles in this system, with AT-AT At-ST bikes, troops, etc, but I think the main problem will be the scale. Using X wing scale the ground vehicles will be very small, even the AT-ATs and speeder. I would prefer a "Special Edition Wave" adapted to proper scale, like AT-ATs sizes close to Rebel Transport size, etc,

...and if this happens I will have to talk seriously with my bank account executive.

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All the starfighters in star wars are just as good in an atmosphere, it made very little difference to their performance thanks to the near magical repuslorlift tech.

If that were true, then why even bother with speeders. They should have just flown x-wings in the battle of Hoth. 4 laser cannons, shields, and proton torpedoes! Seems like they could have taken down AT-ATs a whole lot easier if Rouge squadron flew their x-wings.

 

 

It's because they're movies, not history. The Star Wars movies (and everything else) is full of ideas that look or sound cool but don't make any sense militarily.

 

But how about this: Maybe there weren't that many X-Wings stationed at Echo Base on Hoth. Maybe they were always intended to be escorts for the inevitable escape operation and too valuable to risk using during the ground assault.

 

How many TIE fighters does a Star Destroyer carry? A lot, yeah. So why did the Empire only send down a couple of them to Bespin to try to intercept the Millennium Falcon when it was fleeing? Because movie.

 

But in all fairness, the X-Wing rulebook does mention that the game is about tactical combat in space. That doesn't prevent FFG from expanding the game to include ground and atmospheric vehicles, however. I just wouldn't bet on it happening any time soon.

Edited by DagobahDave

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Starfighters are of more value to the rebels than a speeder, they had to evacuate Echo base as quickly as possible and save what they could. They weren't going to waste their precious few X-Wings in an attempt to hold off the ground assault with all those Star Destroyers in orbit, they would of lost everything then if the transports didn't have an escort. 

 

The space shuttle is hardly comparable to the tech of a civilization that has had faster than light space travel for over 25,000 years.

 

But then Rogue Squadron had to all land their snowspeeders and climb in to their X-Wings that were just sitting on the ground waiting for them to fly the last escorts out...

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What snow speeders totally work in space. Saw it in the 2nd family guy star wars special. Get Dack as the pilot for it then you can also cry out "Time to get some Dack" right befor it gets swatted like a bug on a windshield.

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Sometimes people really need a minor tweak to their know-it-all egos ... assuming of course that many of you aren't already getting that at home due to being married ...  :P

 

Dude,....

 

Why'd you have to take it there?

 

 

Ahhhh ... you know ... misery loves company ...  :D

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