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I'm just curious as to how other people approach making their squads for an epic game. Do you just take 3 regular 100 pt builds and fly them together, take one or two 100 pt squads and give them better pilots and upgrades, or something else? 

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Well what faction are you playing and are you taking a huge ship. Also is this team or dogfight?

 

If taking the CR-90 or the Raider then be sure to take Han Solo or Vader <crew> as you will need them because attack dice on huge ship suck (no focus tokens). 

 

If playing Scum then go for 4 IG-2000 and play all 4 IG-88s with title.

 

Or just throw as many ships as you can for 300 points keeping in mind the restrictions for same models 8 model team 12 model dogfight or half that number for large ship.

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Well what faction are you playing and are you taking a huge ship. Also is this team or dogfight?

 

If taking the CR-90 or the Raider then be sure to take Han Solo or Vader <crew> as you will need them because attack dice on huge ship suck (no focus tokens). 

 

If playing Scum then go for 4 IG-2000 and play all 4 IG-88s with title.

 

Or just throw as many ships as you can for 300 points keeping in mind the restrictions for same models 8 model team 12 model dogfight or half that number for large ship.

I plan on playing the Rebels, not taking a huge ship, and it's a dogfight.

Although the idea of 4 IG-2000s with titles is interesting. I only have 2, but maybe I should get two more and try them out someday.

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I think about the things I want to accomplish.   If my strategy is based around a strong alpha strike, I create two waves.  If my plan is centered around endurance, I build a synergistic squad that is durable.

 

One think I like to do regardless is to keep groups in the same PS.  It is much easier to fly that way in large lists.

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Well what faction are you playing and are you taking a huge ship. Also is this team or dogfight?

 

If taking the CR-90 or the Raider then be sure to take Han Solo or Vader <crew> as you will need them because attack dice on huge ship suck (no focus tokens). 

 

If playing Scum then go for 4 IG-2000 and play all 4 IG-88s with title.

 

Or just throw as many ships as you can for 300 points keeping in mind the restrictions for same models 8 model team 12 model dogfight or half that number for large ship.

I plan on playing the Rebels, not taking a huge ship, and it's a dogfight.

Although the idea of 4 IG-2000s with titles is interesting. I only have 2, but maybe I should get two more and try them out someday.

 

4 Iggies is absolute MAYHEM in Epic

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last epic GNK i played in someone took 10x blue squadron B-Wings with HLC's... :o  that's A LOT of dice (and shields)...

 

i didn't play against it (luckily) but i think it won the tourney...

 

Me? I agree with stone37 - i like to have an overall plan for my list as a whole (and therefore an idea of how i want to try to accomplish it), I'm a fan of synergy and theme running through a list no matter what format i play...

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I'm preparing for a team epic game this weekend, which is just a little different, list building wise (I think). Part of our team is centered around a strong ordnance based alpha strike. This part can (hopefully) double as anti-capital ship, or a good series of hits against large ships. The second part is fighter cover for the bomber group. Hopefully they can keep them safe enough to get their ordinance off.

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