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Anyone else worried about the fighters included with Chimaera?

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28 minutes ago, FoaS said:

Also - not for nothing, but if, if, IF the new keyword on the Gauntlet is some form or boarding action, I prefer they'd have used the Zeta-class shuttle instead of the Gauntlet.

Nothing stops both from having it

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Chimaera, Thrawn, Governer Price, Gar Saxon, all of these are from Rebels, and the Gauntlet is from Rebels too. To me, this is an Imperials-from-Rebels wave with a Rogue One Rebels addition, so the Gauntlet makes more sense attached to the Chimaera than the Zeta shuttle. If Profundity gets squadrons as well, they're definitely going to be U-wings, as they serve a very similar purpose in canon, and I don't think we'll see the Zeta at all in Armada, or even in X-wing.

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Y'know, a boarding action squadron would be... interesting. That reminds me heavily of Battlefleet Gothic days, and that isn't a bad thing in this case. It would also explain why the ships might be unique, or genique, and play into the 2 Sqdn command points for the refit ISD.

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11 hours ago, kmanweiss said:

If those fighters are good, I'd hate to be limited to 2.  At the same time, I have no need to drop yet another $50 for another ISD (with most of us having 1 if not 2 or more already).

I hope this doesn't become common (2 U's in with the Profundity, or a single fighter with each small ship, or something like that) .  I hope these fighters aren't super powerful and efficient enough that I'd want more than 2 in my builds.

If they throw them into a fighter pack in the future, no harm no foul.  All the odd combinations and hiding useful ships or upgrades in epic ships in X-Wing always rubbed me the wrong way.  I hope Armada isn't moving in that direction.

All I know is this.

They're not Chiss Claw Craft.

DISAPPOINTED!!!

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7 hours ago, Eggzavier said:

I remember when flotillas were first revealed there was a lot of attempted witchery regarding the badly cropped and positioned home page cover photo also. 

We were somewhat vindicated for that one by the reveal of Wave 4 shortly thereafter. 

So, might be we'll get more reveals. 

Something is coming after all.

Something big.

Maybe the "something big" was a reference to Thrawn? Its not like its a mystery that many players have been waiting to see Thrawn appear in Armada since before Rebels re-canonized him.

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I think some kind of boarding craft would make sense. If you take a close look at the expansion spoiler picture, look at the Vader card. From what I can tell, he reads like Boarding Troopers except he discards an enemy Officer card.

 

So having a fighter that can make a boarding action, in lieu of an attack, would fit the theme. And going with that, U-Wings would make sense on the Rebel side. But the Rebel ship is only $40, where the Chimaera is $50. Not sure if they'd include two squads in a cheaper kit when they both look to be large bases.

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1 minute ago, Nostromoid said:

Am I crazy? What is that symbol on the Gauntlet fighter base? I see Rogue, and I see... kinda like Escort, but one of the little chevrons is coming in on the side instead of following behind?

I am thinking it will be some sort of boarding ability. But this is just what I want lol.

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Ah, nice. Yeah, I'd hope for that, too.

It's not listed on the MC-75 product splash page, so I doubt that expansion also comes with fighters. But it would be cool, for balance purposes. U-Wings, also with a boarding ability, or... their own Gauntlet fighters, representing the Mandalorians who joined with the Rebels. Either side could field the generic, and Gar Saxon as an Imperial unique and Fenn Rau as a Rebel unique.

Also, I can't believe that the Chimaera is as awesome as it is, and comes with two squadrons, and isn't any more expensive than the ISD.

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I actually ike the idea of putting some of the more rare fighters in with ships. Predicted this some time ago as a way to not use up all the squadrons available for them to release in singular expansions. Also allows a more reasonable pace to measure their in game effects by balancing them only against the already existing squadrons vs trying to compete with a whole expansion.

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If they are using Rebels show as inspiration the Mandalorian ships will have "troops" that will have some disabling function on enemy ships. They could either function as
1) Boarding-Troopers-On-A-Squadron or
2) a different kind of disabling effect (discard X or Y attached ship upgrades).

In Rebels the actual rebels used this sort of craft this way to disable the gravity wells of an interdictor. That said, no reason Mandalorian Mercs couldn't do it for the Empire.

Also, any idea what the icons on Gar Saxon's squadron "dial" are? One is Rogue but the other looks new, right?

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1 hour ago, Nostromoid said:

Am I crazy? What is that symbol on the Gauntlet fighter base? I see Rogue, and I see... kinda like Escort, but one of the little chevrons is coming in on the side instead of following behind?

Just spitballing- but Im thinking its the ability to ignore the escort keyword.

Mandalorians being super-elite and all that, they might be able to ignore an x-wing to kill Norra, for example.

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Well in the fluff they are listed as a troop transport/fighter, but I don't know what they do in the rebels show. Look forward to seeing what they do. I'm thinking it will be some sort of boarding/raiding thing too but you never know.

For those carrying on about there only being two profit grabbing etc... did you notice the contents of Wave 6? There were multiples of everything important. And in this wave, there are three copies of each new ISD variant. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Nostromoid said:

Am I crazy? What is that symbol on the Gauntlet fighter base? I see Rogue, and I see... kinda like Escort, but one of the little chevrons is coming in on the side instead of following behind?

I think it's some kind of escort ability for ships rather than squadrons.  Could prevent boarding actions or gain some sort of bonus when at distance 1 of a friendly ship.

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