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What new scum ships do you hope to see in Wave 9 onwards?

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Everyone's been taking about the Scyk and other scum ships they think need fixing... What about new stuff? Wave 8 is probably gonna be out around the end of Jan / beginning of Feb and a new wave of previes is possibly going to be out.

 

TFA brought us no new Scum ships (with guns anyway), so lets head back to the cartoons and legends to see what can pop up.

 

From The Clone Wars/Rebels cartoons we have:

  • Kom'rk/Gauntlet fighter: This ship spans all three current eras of Star Wars. It was first used by the Mandolorian Deathwatch Faction in the PT Era; Galus Vez raced Hera in his Gauntlet which he named the Splendor in the OT Era, and Bazine Netal claimed Delphi Kloda's Sparrowhawk after killing him in the ST Era. This ship is cumbersome due to its huge wings to make into a 1/270 model on a large base - but it could be done, I think.
  • Banshee / Shadow Caster: Asajj Ventress's bounty hunting ship after quitting the CIS, and bounty hunter Ketsu Onyo's ship share the same yet to be named class. I'm expecting this to pop up sooner or later.
  • Personal Luxury Yacht 3000: Used by the pirate Hondo Ohnaka, smooth operator Lando Calrissan, smuggler/jedi Mara Jade, among others, this ship has a good chance of showing up but whether it'll be a scum ship is not a certainty.
  • SS-54 assault ship: Bounty hunter / mercenary Sugi's personal ride - only one owner is known but considering how FFG made ships like the Kihraxz and the TIE Phantom which had no known users - might be possible.
  • Sarisa-class gunship: A gunship used primarily by the Pyke Syndicate - really little info about this. Not likely.

Iconic scummy ships from Legends:

  • CloakShape fighter: Weak, slow but tough fighter long obsolete even during the Clone Wars. Super customizable, able to replace and incorporate entire systems to keep it up to date. Is an ideal scum ship for systems and tech upgrades.
  • Drexl-class starfighter: little info about this craft but it can have an astromech.
  • G1-M4-C Dunelizard fighter: A very similar ship to the M3-A Scyk - can be considered a medium fighter version. Can carry additional crew or an astromech.
  • GAT Blastboat: Powerful turret equipped gunboat.
  • HH-87 Starhopper: A Clone Wars era Hutt ship. Weak firepower, decent agility, tough. Still use during the OT era.
  • Ixiyen-class fast attack craft: A ship that borders between small and large (similar size to the Aggressor). Fast and well armed for a ship it's size.
  • M12-L "Kimogila" Multi-role Starfighter: Hutt ship that inherits a lot of design cues of the M3-A Scyk. Tons of forward firepower.
  • M22-T "Krayt" Gunship: A M12-L "Kimogila" that swaps some forward firepower for a turret.
  • Pinook fighter: Cheap and garbage starfighter - unlikely unless FFG decides to produce a ship that costs less than 12 pts.
  • Preybird-class starfighter: Large intimidating heavy starfighter. Used by smugglers, pirates and mercenaries.
  • R-41 Starchaser: Somewhat similar to a Z-95 but can carry a cannon.
  • R60 T-wing interceptor: Cheap squishy interceptor originally designed by the Rebels who decided to sell it rather than to use it themselves. Can load torpedoes.
  • Rihkxyrk assault fighter: Heavyly armored version of the Ixiyen. Slow and sluggish with tons of forward firepower.
  • Scurrg H-6: Big powerful fighter-bomber. Likely to show up sometime as its already in the Armada game.
  • Toscan 8-Q starfighter: Bare frame starfighter - very customizable.
  • Vaksai Starfighter: Upgraded Kihraxz. Heavily customizable usually with better engines, systems and weapons.

Edited to add more small and large ships:

  • Supa Fighter: a Large maneuverable ship with the durablility of a Y-Wing, carried laser and ion cannons and missiles. The Black Sun used this starfighter to replace the StarViper for freighter escorts.
  • Gauntlet starfighter: Small ship with laser cannons, laser cannon turret and torpedoes. Used by Black Sun and Tenloss Syndicate.
  • Alpha-3 Nimbus: Small clone wars era ship, scrapped or decomissioned by Galactic Empire in favor of the TIE Fighter. Armed with laser cannons and a specialized non-standard astromech (which Imperials and other users mostly didn't use due to various problems with the design). Known to be used by Hutts and Mandolorians.
  • Aka'jor-class shuttle: Small (around HWK sized) shuttle used by Mandolorians. Sold unarmed, but easily upgradable to be an armed shuttle.
  • Gladiator-class Assault Fighter: unknown sized Manodolorian fighter. Armed with laser and ion canons. E-wing era ship.
  • Pursuer-class enforcement ship: Large patrol boat. Armed with blaster cannons, ion cannon turret and torpedoes. 
  • GX-1 Short Hauler: Large transport / shuttle. Armed version had a laser cannon turret. 
  • YT-5100 Shriek Bomber: Large bomber which looked like a YT-1300. Armed with a quad laser turret, torpedos, missiles and a bomb bay. Used by Han and Wedge in EU but were old ships by then.
  • Z-10 Seeker Scout: Large long range scout. Armed with an autoblaster cannon. Used by mercs and othe private interests.
  • ILH-KK Citadel: Large sturdy civilian armed transport. Armed with laser cannons, ion cannon turret, missiles and a tractor beam.
  • YT-2000: Another large large YT-class freighter, of which the Otana, from X-Wing Alliance, was the most famous. 
  • Various Gymsnor, HWK, TL, VCX, YT, YG, YV, YZ series freighters: Too many individual models to list. All are Large or Huge ships.
  • Conquerer-class assault ship: Large assault ship - Guri's Stinger is the most famous - armed with laser cannon turrets and ion cannons.
  • Baudo-class yacht: May not be a class per se but yachts built by Mendel Baudo. The Pulsar Skate is the most famous of these.

Potential huge ships:

  • E-9 Explorer Scout: Gozanti sized scout craft. Armed with laser cannon turrets and could be armed with torpedoes.
  • Action series bulk freighters: Civilian bulk freighters that have been known to be refitted as smuggling ships, frigates and escort carriers.
  • AEG-77 Vigo: Freighter converted to a convoy escort. 
  • Minstrel class yacht: A Huge yacht favored by Hutts. The Dragon Pearl and Star Jewel are most famous of these. Can act as a carrier for Z-95s and similar small ships.
Edited by Hantheman

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Any and all of the Star Wars Galaxies privateer starfighters are the highest priority as far as I'm concerned.  The dev team for that game went out of their way to make sure that the privateers would be on par with the Rebels and Imperials in terms of ships.

 

We already have the Scyk and the Kihraxz.  I want to see the Kimogila, Dunelizard, Krayt, Ixiyen, Rihkxyrk and Vaksai.

 

Also, really want the YT-2000 and Pursuer-class.

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Any and all of the Star Wars Galaxies privateer starfighters are the highest priority as far as I'm concerned.  The dev team for that game went out of their way to make sure that the privateers would be on par with the Rebels and Imperials in terms of ships.

 

We already have the Scyk and the Kihraxz.  I want to see the Kimogila, Dunelizard, Krayt, Ixiyen, Rihkxyrk and Vaksai.

 

Also, really want the YT-2000 and Pursuer-class.

 

We aren't going to see the entire range of Galaxies ships. Too much overlap in roles, especially when added to fighters from other sources. The independent fighters were basically in two parallel tracks, with the Black Sun ships and Hutt ships as two parallel design lineages that otherwise shared a lot in terms or performance.

 

Vaksai is just a modified Kihraxz. Actually, it was part of the same quest that gave Imperial pilots the Royal Guard interceptor, so if they get around to it, they could make it a title for the Kihraxz that gives it an extra shield and missile slot.

 

Rihkxyrk would be a cool heavy bomber-role craft, and it shares a spaceframe with the Ixiyen, but I think the Skipray blastboat would fill the role far better, and more iconicly, with Mara, Aves, and Kenix Kil as pilots.

 

YT-2000 would be nice, but at the least I'd be happy if a TFA version of the Falcon added scum dials and Aeron Azzameen and a Sabra title.

 

Pursuer, decent, but would be Boba Fett in another big ship. I'd rather the Pulsar Skate, with Mirax and Booster (unless they make it a Rebel large)

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The cloakshape is probably near the top of the list in likelyhood. FFG has had some art with it for a while. Like op said, scurrg is in armada. The blastboat has popped up in ffg art a fair bit as well. I thought from the old tech manuals this would be an imperial ship, but I guess it can go either way and when it has shown up in the LCG, it seems to be closer to scum than empire. Dunelizard seems to be one people happen to mention often, but that probably doesn't mean too much.

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The cloakshape is probably near the top of the list in likelyhood. FFG has had some art with it for a while. Like op said, scurrg is in armada. The blastboat has popped up in ffg art a fair bit as well. I thought from the old tech manuals this would be an imperial ship, but I guess it can go either way and when it has shown up in the LCG, it seems to be closer to scum than empire. Dunelizard seems to be one people happen to mention often, but that probably doesn't mean too much.

 

Skipray was originally an Imperial design, but they didn't do much with it, and it ended up most famously in the hands of the fringe.

I'd make it the "heavy bomber" of the Scum faction. 4 hull 4 shields. Cannon, turret, missile, crew icons. Focus, Lock, Barrel Roll actions.

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We aren't going to see the entire range of Galaxies ships. Too much overlap in roles

The idea of "roles" is a purely fan-created concept.  One that FFGs has shown not to adhere to.

 

As long as ships aren't exactly the same, we'll see them.  And all it takes is a single different upgrade slot, or a different dial, to justify another different ship.

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My money is on a small base ship, seeing as Rebels/Scum and Empire now all have three large based ships. Scum and Imperial's share one, mind you, but it still counts.

scum could be a good way to get some clone wars ships in as old military surplus that have found its way into disreputable hands. Should consider those, as well.

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Force Awakens Reissue of the Millennium Falcon.

Includes scum and resistance pilots and dials.

Notable pilots:

Rey pilot skill 9; resistance. Ability: when you execute a green maneouvre, you may instead treat it as red and remove a face down damage card.

Unkar Plutt pilot skill 3; scum. Ability/. When you revesl a manoeuvre, you may instead perform a red 0 manoeuvre.

Crew:

Finn when you perform a red manoeuvre, roll one additional attack die.

Millennium Falcon Title v2

You recieve an illicit upgrade slot

Illicit upgrade:

Slam drive: action; perform a slam action, then roll a red die. On a hit or crit, discard this upgrade.

You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of EU.

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If they reissue a scum Falcon it needs to have a different look as well not just the square dish.  Doesn't need to be wildly different but dirty more worn or something.  I already have 2 YT-1300s don't need another just like them.

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