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Most competitive 500-pt lists right now?

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My local game shop is going to be running some 500-pt competitions. Last night, I experimented with a Leia list, w 2x z-6 trooper squads, strike sniper, sabo commando, an AT-RT laser.

Had fun, but overall wasn’t impressed.  I’m thinking I’ll prolly switch to either a Luke or Han -based list and probably drop the the full commando squad for two sabo strike teams.

Anyone running a 500-point list they’re loving? 

Love to hear from Imperial players, too, especially anyone that’s been playing with Scouts (or not.)

 

 

 

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I doubt anyone is focusing on 500 point competitive lists since the game was not really built to function properly at that point level. The rebel commanders are likely really really good at that point level compared to imperial ones.

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1 hour ago, Hoffburger said:

I doubt anyone is focusing on 500 point competitive lists since the game was not really built to function properly at that point level. The rebel commanders are likely really really good at that point level compared to imperial ones.

Yeah, I’m not sure that’s true. I think the game can “function” on a lot of different levels.

I know everyone is focused on building bigger and broader armies (which, don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying too) but smaller armies — and consequently quicker games — can certainly have their place as well. With commandos and scouts we now have the ability to create some really interesting smaller lists.

Indeed, I think we’re finally getting to a place now where 3 x 3 games can be a hellava lot of fun. And if anything, smaller maps have the potential to make Imperials more competitive, esp for Vader-based armies.  

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Are there any rules on army comp? 2 or 3 squads of corps minimum?

For Empire; I'd probably run Veers w/Emergeny Stims(88), 2 Stormtroopers w/DLT (68+68), 3 Speeder Bikes (90+90+90) = 494 Points

For 3 Corps; Same thing but with 3 Naked Stormtroopers = 490 Points (Throw some Concussion Grenades around if you want)

Strategy: Rush with Veers and the Bikes, Cover flanks with the troopers.  Really make Veers into a tank, try to keep damage off the bikes

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4 hours ago, armada439 said:

Are there any rules on army comp? 2 or 3 squads of corps minimum?

For Empire; I'd probably run Veers w/Emergeny Stims(88), 2 Stormtroopers w/DLT (68+68), 3 Speeder Bikes (90+90+90) = 494 Points

For 3 Corps; Same thing but with 3 Naked Stormtroopers = 490 Points (Throw some Concussion Grenades around if you want)

Strategy: Rush with Veers and the Bikes, Cover flanks with the troopers.  Really make Veers into a tank, try to keep damage off the bikes

I know the Take The Hill Operation was run at 500 points and the force construction chart was as follows.  Not sure if that’s how OP’s store is running the events though since he has 2 Special Forces listed in his build.  I’d think you’d want to reduce the max from the standard build rules on everything by 1 personally.

 

1 Commander

2-4 Corps

0-1 Operative

0-1 Special Forces

0-1 Support

0-1 Heavy

Edited by FSD

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1 hour ago, FSD said:

I know the Take The Hill Operation was run at 500 points and the force construction chart was as follows.  Not sure if that’s how OP’s store is running the events though since he has 2 Special Forces listed in his build.  I’d think you’d want to reduce the max from the standard build rules on everything by 1 personally.

 

1 Commander

2-4 Corps

0-1 Operative

0-1 Special Forces

0-1 Support

0-1 Heavy

Yep, this it exactly — except 0-2 Special Forces and 0-2 Support

Edited by Gengis Jon

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5 hours ago, armada439 said:

Are there any rules on army comp? 2 or 3 squads of corps minimum?

For Empire; I'd probably run Veers w/Emergeny Stims(88), 2 Stormtroopers w/DLT (68+68), 3 Speeder Bikes (90+90+90) = 494 Points

For 3 Corps; Same thing but with 3 Naked Stormtroopers = 490 Points (Throw some Concussion Grenades around if you want)

Strategy: Rush with Veers and the Bikes, Cover flanks with the troopers.  Really make Veers into a tank, try to keep damage off the bikes

I’m usually a rebel player, but this actually makes me want to give Empire a few runs. Thanks! 

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I really like the idea of 500pt 3’x3’ games for the sake of space and time!

The Take the Hill event calls for (0-1) Special, Support and Heavy but the Gathering Forces calls for (0-2) Special and Support (0-1) Heavy.

I wish they were the same but I guess variety is the idea. I love AT-RT’s so 2 is better than 1 for me!

My Take the Hill list I haven’t gotten to run yet is:

Leia - 90pts

Troopers +1 w/Z-6 - 72pts

Troopers +1 w/Z-6 - 72pts

Troopers w/Z-6 - 62pts

Troopers w/Z-6 - 62pts

Commandos - 60pts

AT-RT w/Flamer - 80pts

Total : 498pts

Edited by BenBot

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Our first round of 3x3 500-pt games this weekend was a lot of fun. I think I’m hooked. They just feel so much more... manageable.

Haven’t run this list yet, but I think it’ll be next. What do you guys think? Maybe fire chickens instead? Or one of each.

500-pt Solo & The Chickens  (498/800)

Han Solo (120)
 - Hunter (6)
 - Emergency Stims (8)
= 134 total points

Rebel Troopers (40)
 - Z-6 Trooper (22)
= 62 total points

Rebel Troopers (40)
 - Z-6 Trooper (22)
= 62 total points

Rebel Commandos (60)

AT-RT (55)
 - AT-RT Laser Cannon (35)
= 90 total points

AT-RT (55)
 - AT-RT Laser Cannon (35)
= 90 total points

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5 hours ago, armada439 said:

Ah well if thats that rules then I'd probably consider dropping a bike for 2x Strike Teams

I ran Luke with 2x sabo strike teams on Sunday, along with 3x full Z-6 trooper units. Fun, but it’s hard to use sabo strikers. With only two minis it’s doesnt take much for them to disappear. I think from now I’ll prolly limit my strike teams to snipers, at least they have some standoff. 

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10 hours ago, Gengis Jon said:

I ran Luke with 2x sabo strike teams on Sunday, along with 3x full Z-6 trooper units. Fun, but it’s hard to use sabo strikers. With only two minis it’s doesnt take much for them to disappear. I think from now I’ll prolly limit my strike teams to snipers, at least they have some standoff. 

Yeah I agree, Sniper is much better suited to the strike teams vs. the Sabo. Probably especially so in small games where there is more chance of them being targeted.

 

Your double laser-AT-RT would probably do well. Especially if people at your store like to bring armor as well!

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 I really like this idea of 500 point lists.

 The only question I have is the game  length. is it five rounds or six rounds.

Also it allows for new players easily get into the game at 500 points you could buy a core box and play a game with it ?

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21 hours ago, LordBubba said:

 I really like this idea of 500 point lists.

 The only question I have is the game  length. is it five rounds or six rounds.

Also it allows for new players easily get into the game at 500 points you could buy a core box and play a game with it ?

Still six rounds. 

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