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Any tips for my first rebel army?

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Hey all

my friend and I played our first game two nights ago.  We only played the learn to play game. But we’re hooked. I want to build a rebel list.  I have the starter set, leia and a snowspeeder (which is not in any lists I’ve seen).

on a limited budget, so what are some must haves?  I’m looking at a box commandos for next month.  Would I need 2?

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Hi! Welcome to the game. Commandos with snipers work well in a large team or with multiples of the smaller strike teams. Depends how you want to run them. 

You'll need some more troopers because they are mandatory in competition armies, they score objectives, and they are reasonably cheap. Both the regular troopers and fleet troopers are good choices.

The snowspeerders aren't in many lists because they generally aren't considered compedative. I think they are better than most people think but you really need to know what your are doing. They work well in pairs, less so alone. They need to be given orders so that they can activate when they want to (late in the early turns, early in the late turns) which makes HQ Uplink a fantastic upgrade for them. 

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2 hours ago, LordBubba said:

 Just get an extra core set.

The biggest regret I have is that I did not do this. DO IT! I don't think FFG is making any money on the core sets, they are priced so well, and you will want the extra dice, barricades, rulers, etc. The only 'unneeded' stuff is Vader and Luke. 

Otherwise, two sniper teams is great, or 1 full commando squad with a Sniper is good too, but if you are on a budget, I'd grab the core set first, maybe split it with your friend (he can take Imps). 

Then, you can run Luke, Leia, 2 AT RTs, 4 Z6 troopers, and either a full commando squad or two snipers (if you buy them, or, just proxy them from 1 box, easy to do as you have the order tokens). That is a solid Rebel starting list.

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Regarding what you already have, Leia is amazing. Use her every game, with or without another commander. I know everyone poops all over the Airspeeder, but make sure you give it a few tries. I think it's pretty fun, even if it isn't as viciously efficient as more competitive units.

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794/800
Luke Skywalker 160
Force Reflexes, Force Push, Emergency Stims,
Leia Organa 90
Esteemed Leader,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Commandos 60
DH-447 Sniper,
AT-RT 55
AT-RT Rotary Blaster,
AT-RT 55
AT-RT Rotary Blaster,
 
You can swap out the full Commando team for two Sniper teams and it costs the same. Just an idea.

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1 hour ago, SirCormac said:
794/800
Luke Skywalker 160
Force Reflexes, Force Push, Emergency Stims,
Leia Organa 90
Esteemed Leader,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Commandos 60
DH-447 Sniper,
AT-RT 55
AT-RT Rotary Blaster,
AT-RT 55
AT-RT Rotary Blaster,
 
You can swap out the full Commando team for two Sniper teams and it costs the same. Just an idea.

 With the extra 6 points you could either  upgrade. a grenade or targeting Scopes just an idea?

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with regards to the T47 , its not the best choice it has a similar offence capability to an ATRt at twice the cost , meaning that it is more efficient to bring along 2 ATRTs which also act as mobile cover for your troopers , they lack the speed of the airspeeder, that being said Ive enjoyed the battles Ive used them in, especially when things are a bit more casual.  They are more effective against trooper s than the atrt laser cannon and are more effective against armor than most other things, strangely very very good in a mirror match up against ATRT

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On 10/29/2018 at 8:35 AM, SirCormac said:
794/800
Luke Skywalker 160
Force Reflexes, Force Push, Emergency Stims,
Leia Organa 90
Esteemed Leader,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Troopers 40
Z-6 Trooper,
Rebel Commandos 60
DH-447 Sniper,
AT-RT 55
AT-RT Rotary Blaster,
AT-RT 55
AT-RT Rotary Blaster,
 
You can swap out the full Commando team for two Sniper teams and it costs the same. Just an idea.

 You cannot have 4 AT-RT. you’re only allowed to have three support.

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