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On 15/07/2016 at 1:53 AM, Red Castle said:

I'm currently trying to organise a Team Epic tournament and it made me revisit the Epic mode, more particularily the Gozanti combined with the new tools from Imperial Veterans.

 

First, here is what is needed:

 

-Gozanti Cruiser with Dual Laser Turret, Docking Clamps, Ordnance Experts and Vector title (to deploy 4 ships instead of 2)

 

-Captain Jonus with Tie Shuttle title, Twin Ion Engine MkII, Systems Officer, Fleet Officer

 

-2x Gamma Squadron Veteran with Deadeye, Homing Missiles, Guidance Chips

 

-Gamma Squadron Veteran with Crack Shot, Plasma Torpedoes, Guidance Chips

 

153 pts, then use more to continue equiping ship with Extra munitions, other ordnance, some crew on the Gozanti, etc

 

 

Here is how you deploy. The idea is to first get both Gamma Veteran with Deadeye out first and then make them do a barrel roll in each direction. Then you get the Gamma Veteran with Crackshot out and take a Focus with it. As an exemple, here's what it would look like with a bank 3 maneuver:

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Then, you get Jonus out by doing a maneuver 2 speed lower, which should be green thanks to TIE MkII. By doing a green maneuver, you can then give a free TL to the third Gamma Squadron (the one that already have a Focus), then as your action, you use Fleet Officer and give one Focus to both Gamma with Deadeye. It will look like this:

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Every ship is now in range one of Jonus (Gozanti included) and can benefit from his two reroll. Then it's up to you with which Bomber you start attacking. You could start with the central one with the Plasma Torpedoes and Crackshot to strip the shields and hopefully get rid of a token or two. Both bombers with deadeye will keep their Focus if they shoot a Homing Missile, so in practice, every Bomber will have a Focus, 2 dice reroll thanks to Jonus, and Guidance Chips. That should give you very good odds to get your 4 hits for each attack.

 

If you decide to deploy with a Hard 3, here is what it would look like. You would have to still do a bank 1 with Jonus, but next turn by doing a straight 1 with each bomber and a bank 1 with Jonus, you'll be back in formation.

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It cost a lot, but there is not a lot of thing that can survive that Bombing run. And since they deploy during the Epic ship maneuver, you just can't arc dodge it They'll have their shot and there is nothing you can do about it. 

can we have the pretty pictures back please Red Castle ?

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So the order of deployment for maximum punishment should be this?

  • Gamma Vets with deadeye deploy first with a bank 3, and barrel roll out of the way
  • Gamma Vet with Crack Shot deploys with with Bank 3 and does a focus action
  • Jonus then deploys doing a 1 straight or 2 straight (green).
    • System officer gives the GammaCrack a target lock
    • Jonus does the "Fleet officer" action and gives both GammaDead's a focus
  • During Combat
    • GammaCrack fires his Plasma Torp first with Focus + 2 Rerolls from Jonus + Guidance Chips
    • GammaDeads fire their Homing Missiles with Focus + 2 Rerolls from Jonus + Guidance Chips

That's probably 10-12 hits on something.
GG! I am totally doing this next epic battle!

 

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3 hours ago, AngryAlbatross said:

So the order of deployment for maximum punishment should be this?

  • Gamma Vets with deadeye deploy first with a bank 3, and barrel roll out of the way
  • Gamma Vet with Crack Shot deploys with with Bank 3 and does a focus action
  • Jonus then deploys doing a 1 straight or 2 straight (green).

 

Deployment is:

Vets: 4 straight, 3 straight, or 3 bank (with deadeyes barrel rolling)

Jonus 2 straight, 1 straight, or 1 bank

Jonus has Tie Mk 2, so all his options are green.

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5 hours ago, AngryAlbatross said:

So the order of deployment for maximum punishment should be this?

  • Gamma Vets with deadeye deploy first with a bank 3, and barrel roll out of the way
  • Gamma Vet with Crack Shot deploys with with Bank 3 and does a focus action
  • Jonus then deploys doing a 1 straight or 2 straight (green).
    • System officer gives the GammaCrack a target lock
    • Jonus does the "Fleet officer" action and gives both GammaDead's a focus
  • During Combat
    • GammaCrack fires his Plasma Torp first with Focus + 2 Rerolls from Jonus + Guidance Chips
    • GammaDeads fire their Homing Missiles with Focus + 2 Rerolls from Jonus + Guidance Chips

That's probably 10-12 hits on something.
GG! I am totally doing this next epic battle!

 

The important thing to remember, is that Jonus needs to do the same maneuver as the first ship, only 2 speed lower.

So if you do a 4 straight with the first, Jonus will do a 2 straight; if you do a 3 bank with the first, Jonus will do a 1 bank.

The exception is if you do a hard turn with the first, Jonus will have to do a bank instead (still 2 speed lower) and then get back in formation next turn. 

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Nice formations on deploy!

Gozanti + Gamma Vets + Jonus + Assault missiles is awesome.

Ive only played Team Epic 3 or 4 times, but the Gozanti + Bombers a few times. Idk if docked any bombers, tbh. And probably had 5 total.

But the rest of our list consisted of some sort of sized Howlrunner TIE Swarm, and 4 x PTL AT Royal Guards. It was pretty well rounded, and fun to fly.

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