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For our local X-Wing League's Spring Season (At Ease Games in San Diego, CA!), one of the achievements we have available to us is to create and fly a list with only one ship, and win a game against a standard (non-solo) 100-point list.  It's a tough challenge, though one of our players already accomplished the feat with a loaded-out Miranda Doni.  My question to you:  What would you create to take on this format?  Here are the restrictions:

  • Only one ship allowed.  That means no Ghost + Phantom/Phantom II.
    • A YV-666 with the Hound's Tooth title is allowed.
  • Must battle against a full squad (100-ish points).  No Solo-v-Solo battles

People have suggested that Timewalk Assaj might stand a chance.  Super Dash is often fast enough to manage encounters on his own terms.  A well-flown Hera Syndulla, perhaps with Cassian Andor aboard, could possibly manage shots well enough to win the damage race, given the right matchups.  My initial thought was to go with the namesake of this format:

  • Han Solo (original)
  • Expertise
  • C-3PO
  • Chewbacca
  • Harpoon Missiles
  • Millennium Falcon (evade)
  • Smuggling Compartment
  • Countermeasures
  • Scavenger Crane

Any other thoughts?

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On 4/7/2018 at 8:19 PM, emeraldbeacon said:

For our local X-Wing League's Spring Season (At Ease Games in San Diego, CA!), one of the achievements we have available to us is to create and fly a list with only one ship, and win a game against a standard (non-solo) 100-point list.  It's a tough challenge, though one of our players already accomplished the feat with a loaded-out Miranda Doni.  My question to you:  What would you create to take on this format?  Here are the restrictions:

  • Only one ship allowed.  That means no Ghost + Phantom/Phantom II.
    • A YV-666 with the Hound's Tooth title is allowed.
  • Must battle against a full squad (100-ish points).  No Solo-v-Solo battles

People have suggested that Timewalk Assaj might stand a chance.  Super Dash is often fast enough to manage encounters on his own terms.  A well-flown Hera Syndulla, perhaps with Cassian Andor aboard, could possibly manage shots well enough to win the damage race, given the right matchups.  My initial thought was to go with the namesake of this format:

  • Han Solo (original)
  • Expertise
  • C-3PO
  • Chewbacca
  • Harpoon Missiles
  • Millennium Falcon (evade)
  • Smuggling Compartment
  • Countermeasures
  • Scavenger Crane

Any other thoughts?

If Han is by himself he absolutely needs Engine. Too easy for 100 points to pin down if not. 

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First I totally agree with Tbetts, Han needs the engine upgrade. I'd probably also throw Gunner on there instead of Chewbacca. If you're going to play as a solo Solo you don't want to be in a war of attrition. I think it's going to be more important to take things out quickly and to avoid getting shot at rather than try to avoid the shots altogether.

As far as the challenge itself goes I have pretty much single handedly taken out a few lists with just the standard 33pt Jake Farrell after his wingmates have gone down in the first round of shooting.

And it would be a pretty decent initiative bid

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3 hours ago, J Viz said:

First I totally agree with Tbetts, Han needs the engine upgrade. I'd probably also throw Gunner on there instead of Chewbacca. If you're going to play as a solo Solo you don't want to be in a war of attrition. I think it's going to be more important to take things out quickly and to avoid getting shot at rather than try to avoid the shots altogether.

As far as the challenge itself goes I have pretty much single handedly taken out a few lists with just the standard 33pt Jake Farrell after his wingmates have gone down in the first round of shooting.

And it would be a pretty decent initiative bid

Tending to agree with the Engine Upgrade idea, though if I was going to add Gunner, I'd just upgrade to Luke, since points are basically no object.  That would even let me swap out Expertise for something more potent?  Lone Wolf is never bad, especially when it could grant a defensive reroll.

  • Han Solo
    • Lone Wolf
    • C-3PO
    • Luke Skywalker
    • Falcon (evade)
    • Engine Upgrade
    • Harpoon Missile

Your Jake idea is interesting... I'm just worried that against any kind of bombs, I'd be very quickly rek'd. :D

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14 hours ago, emeraldbeacon said:

Tending to agree with the Engine Upgrade idea, though if I was going to add Gunner, I'd just upgrade to Luke, since points are basically no object.  That would even let me swap out Expertise for something more potent?  Lone Wolf is never bad, especially when it could grant a defensive reroll.

  • Han Solo
    • Lone Wolf
    • C-3PO
    • Luke Skywalker
    • Falcon (evade)
    • Engine Upgrade
    • Harpoon Missile

Your Jake idea is interesting... I'm just worried that against any kind of bombs, I'd be very quickly rek'd. :D

Oh yeah, you'd have to hit the right list. Jake against anything too beefy will die quickly. He did really well against a Kanan, Kayan list as he was manoeuvrable enough to avoid the autoblaster/accuracy corrector and was able to keep out of main arc. Then it was just a case of plinking a shield and a hull off at a time for about 60 minutes once Keyan had been procketed.

And definitely Lone Wolf (or Predator) over Expertise with Luke but expertise Han does hit harder if you can keep the stress off

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6 hours ago, J Viz said:

But you only have to win the game anyway. Kill one thing with prockets or get half points on a large based ship and don't die

Yup.  Kill even just one thing, then it's a "I win if I live" scenario.  And Jake knows how to RUN, and token up in the process.

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On 4/10/2018 at 2:00 PM, emeraldbeacon said:

Tending to agree with the Engine Upgrade idea, though if I was going to add Gunner, I'd just upgrade to Luke, since points are basically no object.  That would even let me swap out Expertise for something more potent?  Lone Wolf is never bad, especially when it could grant a defensive reroll.

  • Han Solo
    • Lone Wolf
    • C-3PO
    • Luke Skywalker
    • Falcon (evade)
    • Engine Upgrade
    • Harpoon Missile

Your Jake idea is interesting... I'm just worried that against any kind of bombs, I'd be very quickly rek'd. :D

Keep expertise. Add Finn to get the blank die and use Hans ability to retoll it. Mayvevenen swap out Han for Rey. 

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Rey (66)

 

Rey — YT-1300 45
Expertise 4
Harpoon Missiles 4
Finn 5
Lando Calrissian 3
Rigged Cargo Chute 1
Smuggling Compartment 0
Experimental Interface 3
Millennium Falcon (TFA) 1
Ship Total: 66
 

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Kanan (65)

 

Kanan Jarrus — VCX-100 38
Fire-Control System 2
Twin Laser Turret 6
Proton Torpedoes 4
Advanced Proton Torpedoes 6
Lando Calrissian 3
Recon Specialist 3
Experimental Interface 3
Ship Total: 65
 

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