Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
gundamv

Is Imperial Aces still worth getting?

Recommended Posts

I am wondering whether I should get Imperial Aces.

 

I already have a TIE Interceptor (regular) and don't use it much.  Not really a big fan of arc-dodging, and in any event, I have Soontir Fel and the TIE Phantom if I want to do that.  I also already have Push the Limit from A-Wing expansion.

 

I don't have Hull Upgrade, Opportunist, or Targeting Computer.  I understand those are Imperial Aces exclusives.  Whether they will remain exclusive, I don't know.

 

I am not big on the fluff.  No idea who Carnor Jax is or what his significance is.

 

Given that, should I still get Imperial Aces?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 Interceptors with PTL and Hull Upgrade. Plus Targeting computer which is only good for imperials. It is a perfect build your own Tie Interceptor kit with parts that can be used for other imperial ships. Hmm Black Squadron +PTL + Engine Upgrade?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had fun with this list lately:

Carnor Jax

Howlrunner + swarm tactics

3x Alpha squadron pilot

The idea was to create an Interceptor swarm. :)

It may not be creme de la creme, but it sure is fun. After initial joust you switch to flank mode easily with those who survive.

I also had a variant with carnor jax tankified with shield upgrade and hull upgrade with a royal guard title.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also plan to get 1 of each expansion. So in that context I would say yes. However if your time and budget are limited then stick to what you want to play. Imp Aces is great but there is nothing in there that is "must have" unless you already enjoy your TIE Interceptors.

Edited by Rividius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh yeah. In my own enthusiasm I kinda missed the point of your question.

You don't "need" it. It has no upgrade cards (yet) that are absolutely considered auto-include. It has no pilots that are absolutely necessary for interceptors. And if you are not a fan of arc-dodging it probably won't give you the same enjoyment for your preferred playstyle.

But if you want to try something different and aren't pressed for budget... ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes so you can fly this

 

Soontir Fel (27)
Push the Limit (3)

Carnor Jax (26)
Push the Limit (3)

"Echo" (30)
Veteran Instincts (1)
Fire-Control System (2)
Recon Specialist (3)
Advanced Cloaking Device (4)

Total: 99

View in Yet Another Squad Builder

 

Lost to this list yesterday in a tournament we were the top 2 Jax stoping the ability to focus in nasty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd bet there is a good chance to see all upgrades again in future releases, so if you dont like the ships, there is always the option to wait...

That said, at least two interceptors should be in everyones storage case!

Edited by Nickl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The short answer is yes - eventually

 

whether you decide to buy it right now is a little more complicated and subjective.

 

what's in your collection so far?

 

what are you looking for in your collection?  - Swarms of sameys or lots of different ships ?

 

are you mainly an imperial player?

 

what is the stock availability like for alternative expansions where you live?

 

 

For example if you aren't sold on squints, are mainly an imperial player, you're looking to add a little more variety, you don't have a Firespray, and your LGS has one - then buy a Firespray. If you'd like 2 small ships rather than one big one, get a Defender and a TIE Advanced

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only because we've had ImpAces so long we've forgotten what was in it. Prior to Wave 6 a lot of the basic upgrades were in there: it was an Imperial source of PTL back then which was otherwise an A-wing exclusive and Hull Upgrade isn't getting another release until the Scyk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Short answer

Yes

Longer

Yeeeesssssssssssss

Longest

Yes, Royal Guard is worth the cost of the box and I think it's the best non-Uni pilot. The cost for the Royal guard 22 it has a PS 6 and the box comes with 2 of the cards. The model alt art work on the Intercepter is amazing and really does a red Barron feel to the sea of blue/gray. I really like slapping a Predator on mine or working a straight ps 6 list with them. Also match 2 guards with 2 basic shuttles and it's a lot to deal with.

You will fall in love with the Intercepter if held to close.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...