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What Is Your Favorite Ship?

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Favorite Imperial ship is the TIE Interceptor, and has been for over a decade. I like the look, kind of like a jagged dagger from the side, and high firepower/maneuverability is my default battle tactic for most anything.

 

Which makes my favorite Rebel ship (and favorite overall) an odd choice: The Y-Wing. It's not terribly fast, but it is tanky, and I still love the look.

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Will sound like black sheep, but HWK. I love synergy way too much to care how awfull its dial is, and its best synergy ship out there. And after scum version comes out I can play it in totaly diferent faction too, so 1000 bonus points

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The TIE Interceptor is what made me realize I had to play this game; I love how fast it is and the damage it can dish out. It's stylish, sleek, and sexy and seems (probably illusory) to live and die depending on my skill, rather than just dice luck. Fel is, obviously, my favorite EU character and the ship shows everything I love about the game.

For the rebels, it's probably the hyper-mobile B-Wing. A close range knife-fighter that can flip around and engage anybody from any angle, I love how it can dance and still take a hit. Farlander will soon be featured in many of my rebel squads.

We need a special shout out to the elite X-Wing pilots as well. They're all lovely (especially Wes), but the ship doesn't quite stand out at anything on its own. I never regret playing one, but they don't have the same visceral fun as the rest for me.

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I'm shocked at the responses here, and not in a bad way. 

 

I guess my forum trolling sees only a handful of really oft used ships, and thought those would be everyone's favorite, but I see here all of the more unique vessels, most of which rarely see the light of tournament play. This makes me very happy.

 

As I am madly in love with my TIE Defender, and have formally adopted Vessery into my family (he gets along well with the dogs, but always goes after them when they are Locked up in their kennels. Weird....). 

 

I really need to try the Jonus and Defender list, and have some shapeways Defenders to use for test matches, as I've only purchased the one Defender. At 30 points base, and 38 for Vessery (needs that Outmaneuver, com'mon), I don't see fitting more than 1 into many lists. 

 

Right now my favorite is:

 

Vessery 38

Outmaneuver

+teddy bear 

 

White Space Antelope 26 (a real steal too....)

Rebel Captive

FCS

 

Bounty Hunter 36

Recon Specialist

 

 

It's got a lot of health, and all 3 ships can dish it. I just went against a Fat Han list and did very well, using the White Bison to shoot on the initial pass and get the free lock, then run right into Han and block him for 2 turns while Vessery got 3 shots into the rear. I need work on the Firespray though, as I have no idea where he was going.....did both large ships out of my two corners facing towards the center, and Vessery put into 6th gear (well, 5th? No EU), and went right up the edge before turning inward and zipping straight at Han's bum. Never used the White K Turn oddly....was able to stay in his 6 the whole time. 

 

I was able to keep most ships out of Han's escort's (Jan Ors with Ion turret) range. 

 

I had a limping Bison with 1 hull (got a crit that caused the 'anytime you red move, roll the die to see if stuff blows up'. On the Bison, that was really bad. Without EU I had zero chance of turning around), and the BH with 1 shield missing, and Vessery with 2 hull left from bearing down on Han. 

 

So, Defender has a special place in my heart fo shore. 

 

I have to commend BaronFel though, as the Interceptor holds a close second. I'm getting into the next tournament just for the Soontir card. Gotta have it. 

 

As Rebels go, I love to hate the B Wing. With Aces coming out, I'm anxious to try out some different named pilot lists. 

 

I just started toying around with the E Wing, and see the synergy of Etahn Abaht, but Corran is such a monster...how could you not take him? I love the heavy Corran PtL builds. PtL is my all time favorite skill.

 

Watching Farlander PtL, then spend the stress as focus has me in conniptions. Or the Adv senor action, then k turn and spend the Stress....I bet he could back and forth Joust with the Defender like a champ. 

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A-Wing. In addition to having my second favorite pilot (Tycho) (Wedge is first), I just love flying it. Yes, it's a stinger, not a puncher, but there's just so much glee to the way you can zip and swerve. E-Wings are close, and I do enjoy the solid reliability of an X-Wing. I have lately come to enjoy the pig-trough toughness of the Y-Wing, but in terms of what I like to fly, I always want an A-Wing in my list.

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