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Could the Gladiator-class Star Destroyer be the imperial huge ship?

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They just announced the 1st wave of expansions to armada, including the Gladiator-Class. While it is 500 meters long compared to the 150 of the CR-90, one would expect FFG would try to introduce the obscure ship that is close enough to the scale of X-wing to be added to the epic format in Armada, to make it more recognizable when make a model that costs around a hundred bucks. 500 meters sounds too large to make sense without really stretching the scale, but I can't imagine they will make an expensive model of a ship without see if people have enough interest in it to buy even a smaller one first.
http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=5190

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Nope, I'm betting, other than the Corvette, which was already out, they won't be mixing too much / cross-pollinating Armada and X-Wing. Meaning, if you want to fly a Nebulon-B, you are destined for Armada. Why give you the option to fly it in another game and let you opt out of the other game. 

 

The more I watch Rebels, the more I think the Gozanti (or whatever that thing is called) makes sense as the Imperial huge. It sure gets a lot of screen time and the ability to drop 4 TIEs into an engagement make it interesting from an Epic points perspective

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Egads ; they do look like that the Game that should nott be named is starting off to a fireball start...Those ships make me want to dump my X-wing and start all over...Yet I am still holding out for an Imperial Epic ship...

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As I've said to people before, my money's on the Imperial Escort Carrier from Rogue Squadron 3. Reasons being:

1.it's a similar size to the CR90

2. It fills a similar role (though in the Empire's case, more Escort and system patrol than blockade running)

3. Being a carrier (though a light one) it could well have some interesting mechanics related to that.

4. There's already at least one named crewmember it would be required to hae (namely Sarkli)

5. They've certainly gone for ships featured in Star Wars videogames up til now with their Expanded Universe additions.

6.It looks frakking badass. Just look at it: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_escort_carrier_%28storm_commando%29

 

I would very well love an FFG model of that ship, and would certainly endeavour to use it when it's not looking glorious on my shelf.

 

I know I'm gonna be wrong though, for most of those points the Gozanti's probably more likely, though not as sharklike.

 

Also, Lackwit, that's not a V-Wing, that's the hull of his B-wing, specidfically the middle section, since it's in its landing configuration in the hangar.

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I want something wedge shaped. It needs to look like an imperial ship. They want to make the gozanti, thats fine, but if that's all we get, I am going to feel let down by the whole epic thing.

FWIW, who says you cannot love both Armada and Xwing? I don't know that I am in for both, but i surely would not begrudge someone loving both of them. I may have to get me a nebulon B though. anyone make good balanced rules for that thing?

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