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4 hours ago, DiabloAzul said:

FWIW, for casual play you can get miniatures for most of those from Mel Miniatures, and stat cards and bases from Armada Shipyards among others. See links above.

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(Also an Emperor's Hammer / EvR alum here!)

Oh I know about Mel's. I keep staring at those models every second day. I have actually been thinking about getting Gunboats from him and using them as replacement for Gauntlet fighters once Chimera arrives. 

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9 minutes ago, Suriel said:

Oh I know about Mel's. I keep staring at those models every second day. I have actually been thinking about getting Gunboats from him and using them as replacement for Gauntlet fighters once Chimera arrives. 

Yep, that is how the addiction starts!

;)

Come join me.

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11 hours ago, Suriel said:

I haven't even played one proper game of Armada but I want GUNBOATS.

Also, Strike Cruiser, Star Galleon, Escort Cruiser, Skipray Blast Boat, Missile Boat, Katana Fleet Dreadnought, TIE Scimitar, Lancer frigate, TIE Avenger, maybe some TIE Experimentals (Emperor's Hammer nostalgia glasses :)), MC40, MC90, Action IV. List goes on :)

THIS! @Suriel gets it!!! :lol::lol::lol:

3 hours ago, Madaghmire said:

Oh yeah wtf where are the dreadnoughts?!

Dreadnoughts??? You ask for Dreadnoughts????

In @Crabbok's post THIS was spotted in the wild!

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Here's hoping it'll happen sooner rather than later! :D

3 hours ago, TallGiraffe said:

They are Armada's version of the Gunboat comparing to X-wing.

Hehe, well! The Gunboat was built on Hope! After four long years in the wilderness - FFG answered and all was well in the galaxy.

Well wait! We need them in Armada too!!! :D:D:D I'd take and field them in my lists even when it doesn't make sense to! Haha!

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5 hours ago, cynanbloodbane said:

I would love a campaign with new titles, and then re-release like the Chimera, for refits and TF titles.

Currently the only ship type with close to enough titles is the ISD. And personally, I would love to see them give as a third ISD expansion pack with the Tector, and some other refit!

Please no. I don't need 4 ISD models. I can't run that many in 400 point games.

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17 hours ago, Noosh said:

The old books made a real big deal out of them...not necciarily the most well defined ship. If i rember correctly, they were in theroy a match for an ISD and they were unmanned(i think) like i said my memory is quite vage about them i just know they were the crux of several old books. Racing to find them, trying to snag as many for each of the respective factions, useing them to 'riders if rohan' a battle or two. Theres (im sure) a whole wikipedia page devoted to them.

You are thinking of the Katana Fleet from the original Thrawn trilogy. The fleet went missing sometime before the start of the Clone Wars, and Thrawn wanted them to greatly increase the size of his force (the Fleet consisted of 200 hulls, IIRC). They weren't exactly unmanned - they were slaved, so that only one ship actually needed to be crewed, and the rest could be controlled from it (at least as far as the navicomputer was concerned).

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I predict if we get anything before March it will be a one-off, like a new campaign or a huge base ship.

they will likely hold off with a new Wave till GAMA, and even that’s not guaranteed. 

Odds are good we will get something before May, with a late Summer/early fall release, and the possibly another Wave around GENCON with a Christmas release. 

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On 1/16/2018 at 5:01 AM, Drasnighta said:

Only that it was first playtested literally years ago and we've not heard anything specific since.

Given that it takes years to develop these expansions, that might mean that we're about due. The scuttlebutt I hear is that it'll be in Wave 8.

 

28 minutes ago, Wraithdt said:

My prediction:-

Empire - SSD

Rebels - Braha'Tok Gunship + U-wing

FTFY

 

Edited by Mikael Hasselstein

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1 hour ago, GhostofNobodyInParticular said:

You are thinking of the Katana Fleet from the original Thrawn trilogy. The fleet went missing sometime before the start of the Clone Wars, and Thrawn wanted them to greatly increase the size of his force (the Fleet consisted of 200 hulls, IIRC). They weren't exactly unmanned - they were slaved, so that only one ship actually needed to be crewed, and the rest could be controlled from it (at least as far as the navicomputer was concerned).

Thanks like I said my memory is awful about things I read many moons ago.

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On 1/17/2018 at 8:46 AM, Wraithdt said:

My prediction:-

Empire - Venator SD

Rebels - Braha'Tok Gunship + U-wing

I’m going to second this prediction. Both of these are among the few canon ships we still don’t have in game and packaging a squadron with a small ship makes sense since you’re far more likely to buy duplicates.

At very least I hope we’ll get the Braha’Tok. They’re the last thing I need to accurately recreate Scarif and Atollon.

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On 1/16/2018 at 3:23 AM, ISD Avenger said:

It certainly seems that FFG are staying clear of anything in the old EU, Eps 1-3 and things that don’t see much screen-time, (Dornean gunship or whatever it’s called) & focussing on Rebels & new movies.

 

The Dorean gunship has actually gotten cumulatively quite a bit of screen time.  You see them in VI, Rogue One, and Rebels.  They now have more screen time then B-wings.

Edited by Salted Diamond

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1 hour ago, Felswrath said:

I know we won't, but I'd love to see the DP 20 Corellian Gunship. I don't know how they'd differ from Hammerheads though. Maybe longer range?

Well the Gunships were dedicated combat warships, so i'd expect them to have a heavier battery and A/S armament and better shields.  A brace token would be nice too...

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41 minutes ago, idiewell said:

Well the Gunships were dedicated combat warships, so i'd expect them to have a heavier battery and A/S armament and better shields.  A brace token would be nice too...

The old EU background was they were CR-90's more geared towards combat.  Think WWII sub vs. destroyer in terms of space and amenities.  They were also very good at AA.  So something like 2 black or blue in front and sides, and 2 blue or red AA.

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11 hours ago, Salted Diamond said:

The Dorean gunship has actually gotten cumulatively quite a bit of screen time.  You see them in VI, Rogue One, and Rebels.  They now have more screen time then B-wings.

That’s a fair point. Although I don’t think the blink & miss it appearance in Ep6 really qualifies.

 

On a separate note, I don’t get the whole Tector & wingless Liberty angle. Seems pointless to me. I really don’t want another variant on a ship we already have nor another ship that looks quite similar to exist ships (mon cal ships)

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On 17/01/2018 at 4:13 PM, GhostofNobodyInParticular said:

You are thinking of the Katana Fleet from the original Thrawn trilogy. The fleet went missing sometime before the start of the Clone Wars, and Thrawn wanted them to greatly increase the size of his force (the Fleet consisted of 200 hulls, IIRC). They weren't exactly unmanned - they were slaved, so that only one ship actually needed to be crewed, and the rest could be controlled from it (at least as far as the navicomputer was concerned).

Even though they could be controlled remotely, the Katana Fleet ships still needed crew to keep things running and actually do stuff - but due to the heavy automation and slaved systems, only needed a crew in the region of 2,000 rather than the 16,000 a full dreadnought needed. So somewhere between the 1,000 ish a Neb B needs and the 40,000 on an ISD (just to use the other ships at the Battle for the Katana Fleet).

Dreadnoughts aren't nearly big enough to take on an ISD; in the Thrawn books 3 Katana-fleet ships can keep an ISD busy with all their ion batteries, but aren't a match overall. To give a sense of scale, the AFMkI is a heavily-modified dreadnought, and the AFMkII a heavily-modified AFMkI. So a dreadnought should be a medium-base ship at most.

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