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5 hours ago, Parakitor said:

I've also flown 4 Imperial Trainees + Tractor Beam Nu Sq. Pilot. The Nu can use Tractor Beam to set up a target by moving it into position, or simply lowering its agility. With Linked Batteries, the Tractor Beam is pretty accurate. Definitely fun to be had there. Again, the raw HP of the Starwing balances the strikers' reliance on green dice.

Yeah. My least favourite matchup (as some here will be aware) is Miranda Doni - a ship that can replace one of 5 strikers with something carrying a flavour of control weapons (tractor, ion or stress) is a godsend. It's why I'm hoping I'll be able to sub in one or more generic reapers to provide jamming cover.

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Operations Specialist for the win!  I play this list against my son every once in a while when he gets cheeky. 

 

 

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Scimitar Squadron Pilot (16)
Operations Specialist (3)
Rebel Captive (3)
Lightweight Frame (2)
TIE Shuttle (0)

Total: 100

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43 minutes ago, Poultrybane said:

Operations Specialist for the win!  I play this list against my son every once in a while when he gets cheeky. 

 

 

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Scimitar Squadron Pilot (16)
Operations Specialist (3)
Rebel Captive (3)
Lightweight Frame (2)
TIE Shuttle (0)

Total: 100

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That's a nice build. Scimitar shuttles make for a good cheap support craft. Why Opspec rather than Fleet Officer, out of curiousity?

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15 hours ago, Poultrybane said:

Operations Specialist for the win!  I play this list against my son every once in a while when he gets cheeky. 

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Imperial Trainee (17)
Lightweight Frame (2)
Adaptive Ailerons (0)

Scimitar Squadron Pilot (16)
Operations Specialist (3)
Rebel Captive (3)
Lightweight Frame (2)
TIE Shuttle (0)

Total: 100

View in Yet Another Squad Builder

This is literally the squad in my case put together for next game night!!!

Operations Specialist is key because the TIE bomber shoots first with only two attack dice, all but guaranteeing an extra focus token. In this build, the focus token is for offense, not defense. Fleet Officer is perhaps more versatile, but the TIE bomber gets very predictable.

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So went with Boom Owl’s suggestion and took Inquisitor, Duchess, Sabacc and an Imperial trainee. 

Went 3-0, won myself a nice Quickdraw alt art and some shield tokens! 

Every game was insanely tight. Huge variance, and the trainee was the MVP, twice surviving on one hull to secure the win in points. 

What a delightful ship! 

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27 minutes ago, Smudger13 said:

So went with Boom Owl’s suggestion and took Inquisitor, Duchess, Sabacc and an Imperial trainee. 

Went 3-0, won myself a nice Quickdraw alt art and some shield tokens! 

Every game was insanely tight. Huge variance, and the trainee was the MVP, twice surviving on one hull to secure the win in points. 

What a delightful ship! 

Glad to hear it! This is the variation I run from time to time. 

"Countdown" — TIE Striker 20
Lightweight Frame 2
Adaptive Ailerons 0
Ship Total: 22
   
"Pure Sabacc" — TIE Striker 22
Veteran Instincts 1
Lightweight Frame 2
Adaptive Ailerons 0
Ship Total: 25
   
Imperial Trainee — TIE Striker 17
Lightweight Frame 2
Adaptive Ailerons 0
Ship Total: 19
   
The Inquisitor — TIE Advanced Prototype 25
Push the Limit 3
Proton Rockets 3
Autothrusters 2
TIE/v1 1
Ship Total: 34

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I've been playing around with this, which is quite fun. It's been a while since I made the list so some things might be upgraded.

Stridan's strikers v2 (99)

Major Stridan — Upsilon-class Shuttle     32
Fire-Control System     2
Weapons Engineer     3
Systems Officer     2
Pattern Analyzer     2
Targeting Synchronizer     3
Ship Total: 44
     
Imperial Trainee — TIE Striker     17
Lightweight Frame     2
Adaptive Ailerons     0
Ship Total: 19
     
Imperial Trainee — TIE Striker     17
Lightweight Frame     2
Adaptive Ailerons     0
Ship Total: 19
     
Imperial Trainee — TIE Striker     17
Adaptive Ailerons     0
Ship Total: 17

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On 2018-04-28 at 12:37 PM, Smudger13 said:

So serious season is over for me so my favourite ship comes out to play. 

My question is whether named Striker squads need a dedicated support ship (lambda, TIE Shuttle) alongside them? 

I would prefer a fourth ship like Omega Leader, a TLT aggressor etc but fear they suffer from poor action economy. 

Any thoughts gratefully appreciated! 

You are telling me you don’t fly Strikers during competetive seasons even though you love the ship?

You need to sart flying Sabacc or Countdown as the third ship in a three imp squad. They are amazing.

I won one Regional and finished top 4 in another with Vader/QD/Sabacc and have a look at Phil Horny’s success with Counrdown/Kylo/QD.

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