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A thought about scale...

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I got curious the other day at work and did some calculations and had a good laugh about what I realized.

 

I would say that every Imperial player dreams of the day of piloting an Imperial Star Destroyer in X-Wing, but even using epic ship scaling (1/350), a fully-realized ISD would come in at an amazing 14~feet long.  Staring at my T-65 in comparison, it really does give it an amazing visualization about just how much larger an ISD is than a fighter.  Of course, then I had to know and did the calculations for a Super-class Star Destroyer, which at the same scaling would come in at a whopping 177 feet.  Nearly two-thirds of a football field.  To think that Arvel Kyrnyd nearly brought down such a large ship by himself is absolutely amazing.  I guess this is the reason we'll never see these iconic juggernauts on anything but an Armada table.

 

Fly casual!

 

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New Goal for FFG, send us plane tickets and rent out the super bowl stadium to create the ENTIRE Battle of Endor in X-Wing as a promotional event for its playerbase to show them how much they love us. They could even build a giant promotional SSD and a Home One, for the battle. Please please please please....

 

Ahhh to dream is so fun lol

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Super armada with SSD when?

 

Armada is a 'sliding scale' - as long as ships look comparatively "close enough" against each other, it's in.

 

IE., a 'beach ball'-sized Death Star?  Sure.

 

X-Wing-CR-90-length-Super-Star-Destroyer?  I bet someday!  (Okay, maybe they'll push it a bit longer than that - but given the 'sliding scale', it'd be crazy to imagine they aren't at least thinking about it...)

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Remind me to bring a beach ball to the next game store when they are playing armada, I can slam it on the table and yell I WIN.... and print up a death star card to prove it.

 

Just gotta make sure they arnt fielding a Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antillies and M. Falcon on the field and I should be fine.....

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Remind me to bring a beach ball to the next game store when they are playing armada, I can slam it on the table and yell I WIN.... and print up a death star card to prove it.

 

Just gotta make sure they arnt fielding a Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antillies and M. Falcon on the field and I should be fine.....

 

They'll even be able to add Biggs when the conflict box arrives, too...

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I'm pretty sure that Armada exists as a game because the CEO of FFG desperately wanted a Star Destroyer toy, but didn't want to sacrifice the gameplay of X-Wing. 

 

 

Which would be odd...

Since most of the game play of X-Wing was chucked away for Armada.....

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