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Hello, I've recently gotten interested in Armada and will be playing my first two games with borrowed models next week, but I'm trying to plan a bit ahead and figure out what to get as my first few purchases (besides the core set) and was hoping you more knowledgeable veterans could help me out. :)

I'm looking for a fleet made from some of the ships I would like to paint and use and would like to know if any of them could be used in a list that can at least be a bit competitive.
I really like the Assault frigate Mk.II but also like the MC75, Pelta and B-wings...can a decent list be build from these models?

I don't really have a playstyle preference yet as I haven't played this type of game before (mostly been playing games like Warmachine).

Hope you can help me out :)

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Well I don't really know yet as I haven't played any games and not really keen on the cr90.

In other games I tend to prefer more elite, low model count armies, not really a fan of swarms.

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399/400, Most Wanted, Contested Outpost, Solar Corona
MC75-Ord, Sato, ECM, ACM, E-Rax, Ordnance Experts, Strategic Adviser 157
AFIIA, RBDs, QBTs, Ordnance Experts, Paragon, Skilled First Officer 102
GR75-Combat Refit 24
Tycho, Shara, Jan, 2 X-Wing, Gold, Han Solo 116

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Cr90 with turbolaser reroute circuits are just good a small jabs guaranteed two damage. 
 

For rebels your ship selection is build around your Admiral. Some want to stay at range and just weather you down Akbar/Leia but on the other hand Raddus/Rieekan want to get in the fight and are normally have no problem trading ship for ships

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Commander: General Dodonna

[flagship] Assault Frigate Mark II B (72)
 - General Dodonna (20)
 - Electronic Counter Measures (7)
 - Intel Officer (7)
 - XX-9 Turbolasers (5)
 - Gunnery Team (7)
= 118 total points

MC75 Ordnance Cruiser (100)
 - Profundity (7)
 - Electronic Counter Measures (7)
 - Strategic Adviser (4)
 - External Racks (3)
 - Assault Proton Torpedoes (5)
 - Ordnance Experts (4)
= 130 total points

Hammerhead Torpedo Corvette (36)
 - Garel's Honor (4)
 - Cham Syndulla (5)
 - External Racks (3)
= 48 total points

GR-75 Medium Transports (18)
 - Bright Hope (2)
= 20 total points

Squadrons (84/134):
3x Scurgg H-6 Bomber (48)
1x Norra Wexley Y-wing Squadron (17)
1x Moldy Crow - Jan Ors (19)

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4 hours ago, Cryxx said:

In other games I tend to prefer more elite, low model count armies, not really a fan of swarms.

Might I introduce the SSD? You can't get more quality over quantity than that one. 

Joking aside, are you looking for something with or without starfighters?

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When I started playing Armada it took me a few games to get a feel for how I liked to play and what worked for me.  I think you should hang on until you've had a go at the game and seen how everything works before you pick a fleet up.

 

Then buy at least three of everything. ;)

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Just now, flatpackhamster said:

When I started playing Armada it took me a few games to get a feel for how I liked to play and what worked for me.  I think you should hang on until you've had a go at the game and seen how everything works before you pick a fleet up.

 

Then buy at least three of everything. ;)

Hehe buying three of everything won't be possible for the foreseeable future, just joined a band and it's not cheap so don't have a lot to spend on Armada, which is why I want to make some good starting purchases ^^

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Scurrg H-6 Bombers are pricey pieces of absolute destruction, but I don't advise them if your not planning on going squad heavy.

They are basically a Y-Wing and B-Wing mashed together and Grit added for spice.

Edited by grunnax93

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Thank you all for all the advice, been a great help.
Also been reading a bit elsewhere and tried to build a list based on not having a too big initial investment and getting the most out of as few packs as I can and came up with the following list.
Now I know it's not super competitive or anything, but I'm hoping it's good enough to get me used to using squadrons and ships of different sizes.

 

Name: Untitled Fleet
Faction: Rebel
Commander: General Dodonna

Assault:
Defense:
Navigation:

MC75 Armored Cruiser (104)
• General Dodonna (20)
• Caitken and Shollan (6)
• Electronic Countermeasures (7)
• Enhanced Armament (10)
= 147 Points

CR90 Corvette B (39)
• Leia Organa (3)
= 42 Points

Nebulon-B Escort Frigate (57)
= 57 Points

Assault Frigate Mk2 A (81)
• Gunnery Team (7)
• Enhanced Armament (10)
= 98 Points

Squadrons:
• 4 x X-wing Squadron (52)
= 52 Points

Total Points: 396

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1 hour ago, Cryxx said:

Thank you all for all the advice, been a great help.
Also been reading a bit elsewhere and tried to build a list based on not having a too big initial investment and getting the most out of as few packs as I can and came up with the following list.
Now I know it's not super competitive or anything, but I'm hoping it's good enough to get me used to using squadrons and ships of different sizes.

 

Name: Untitled Fleet
Faction: Rebel
Commander: General Dodonna

Assault:
Defense:
Navigation:

MC75 Armored Cruiser (104)
• General Dodonna (20)
• Caitken and Shollan (6)
• Electronic Countermeasures (7)
• Enhanced Armament (10)
= 147 Points

CR90 Corvette B (39)
• Leia Organa (3)
= 42 Points

Nebulon-B Escort Frigate (57)
= 57 Points

Assault Frigate Mk2 A (81)
• Gunnery Team (7)
• Enhanced Armament (10)
= 98 Points

Squadrons:
• 4 x X-wing Squadron (52)
= 52 Points

Total Points: 396

Not a bad list at all neb seems alittle out of place everything is side shoot and it’s forwards but two transport and beefing up squads might be something to keep in mind. Then again if you can key the squad commands right or Leia in range of bigger ships could prove more effective 

Edited by TheRedScourge

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Yeah true, but it's honestly there to use as much from the core set that I can and to minimize how many expansions I have to buy from the start :)
Ended up buying quite a bit for X-wing before I had any games in it and found out I didn't like it and don't want to repeat that mistake ^^

But do think I might want to move a bit more towards squadrons in the future, I'm liking the Scurrg as well as the B-wings and was wondering if doing an MC75 with rapid launch bays or some such might be a thing to do.

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7 hours ago, Cryxx said:

Yeah true, but it's honestly there to use as much from the core set that I can and to minimize how many expansions I have to buy from the start :)
Ended up buying quite a bit for X-wing before I had any games in it and found out I didn't like it and don't want to repeat that mistake ^^

But do think I might want to move a bit more towards squadrons in the future, I'm liking the Scurrg as well as the B-wings and was wondering if doing an MC75 with rapid launch bays or some such might be a thing to do.

I love RLB on the MC75 Ordnance Cruiser with Profundity dropping out a RLB, BCC Transport in a Raddus list. Basically dropping 4 B-Wings out point blank to soften the target before the MC75 tears it to pieces. More pricey to build compared to carrying a Hammerhead on board, but omg so much fun.

MC75 Ordnance Cruiser (100)
• Ordnance Experts (4)
• Rapid Launch Bays (6)
• Electronic Countermeasures (7)
• Assault Proton Torpedoes (5)
• External Racks (3)
• Profundity (7)
= 132 Points

GR-75 Medium Transports (18)
• Toryn Farr (7)
• Bomber Command Center (8)
• Rapid Launch Bays (6)
• Bright Hope (2)
= 41 Points

Squadrons:
• 4 x B-wing Squadron (56)
= 56 Points

Total Points: 229

This is what I like dropping in a Raddus list.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

If you get into the heavy squadron play, this is my go to hard hitting combo. Add other stuff to suit you, I generally have Jan Ors, Biggs Darklighter and a pair of X-Wing Squadrons to Escort. Best part about rebel bomb lists is that their escorts are also bombers, which means when you play against low or no squad list, you just get more punch against ships.

Nebulon-B Escort Frigate (57)
• Flight Commander (3)
• Yavaris (5)
= 65 Points

GR-75 Medium Transports (18)
• Toryn Farr (7)
• Bomber Command Center (8)
• Bright Hope (2)
= 35 Points

Squadrons:
• Nym (21)
• 3 x Scurrg H-6 Bomber (48)
= 69 Points

Total Points: 169

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So what about MC30s? (sorry for jumping all over the place, keep discovering new things as I read and watch videos).
I kinda like how they look but dunno if you could build something reasonable with them and the MC75.

Came up with this:

 

Name: Untitled Fleet
Faction: Rebel
Commander: General Dodonna

Assault:
Defense:
Navigation:

MC75 Ordnance Cruiser (100)
• General Dodonna (20)
• Caitken and Shollan (6)
• Electronic Countermeasures (7)
• Assault Concussion Missiles (7)
= 140 Points

MC30c Scout Frigate (69)
• Ordnance Experts (4)
• Assault Proton Torpedoes (5)
• Turbolaser Reroute Circuits (7)
= 85 Points

MC30c Scout Frigate (69)
• Ordnance Experts (4)
• Assault Proton Torpedoes (5)
• Turbolaser Reroute Circuits (7)
= 85 Points

CR90 Corvette B (39)
• Leia Organa (3)
= 42 Points

Squadrons:
• 3 x X-wing Squadron (39)
= 39 Points

Total Points: 391

Edited by Cryxx

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Looks great.  But you'll appreciate using one of the MC30 titles - Admonition or Foresight.  They're both great, but Admonition is acknowledged as one of the best titles in the game.  You've got the points, so throw it on one of the MC30's and go have fun!

Edited by Maturin

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