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 No problem. It's probably a lot easier to see TIE interceptors than to see B-wings in ROTJ if I remember correctly. Swarms of them attack the Falcon in a memorable shot.

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tiepilot1138 said:

 

Hellfury said:

 

I am in the market for just about anything. But would love a lamda class shuttle used by either side (more expensive for the alliance of course).

I would also love a plethora of TIE class fighters, especially a TIE Oppresor or TIE Predator.

 

 

 

 

Why would shuttles be more expensive for the rebs?  If anything they should be cheaper as they stole everything!  Seriously though, so far the ships have all cost the same, with the difference being who piloted it.  I could see some better and worse pilots for both sides.

 

 

Exactly, The alliance has to steal them. They are not flying off of productions lines and into Alliance hangars. They are more difficult for the Alliance to acquire and thus should be more expensive for the Alliance to field.

Just because we have a "so far" precedence does not mean that such cannot change. It is appropriate thematically for both sides to use them, it is just rarer for one side to field them.

This is a long held pricing strategy for many types of point based miniature wargames, and it works.

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Wow those are some awesome custom ship cards! Where did you get the template? I know I've seen the link in a thread but it's hard searching for it >_<

Also yeah I would definitely like to see the lambda shuttle, I actually bought one (not from FFG of course) at my local comic shop, and I'm going to try to make a little base for it so I can use it properly in play, as both escort, and maybe even assault :) Anyone have any idea on how I should make a little fake plastic base? Probably easier to show you in a picture, I'll definitely upload one later tonight or tomorrow.

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KarmikazeKidd said:


Also, I'd very much like to see some additional options in future sets in terms of appearance. Leave the contents identical, it's fine by me, just make some of the models look different. Just like alternate covers for comics. I would easily be more enticed to buy two X-wing expansion packs, though the contents might both have Corran Horn and Face Loran, if I could get one in Rogue colors and the other in Wraith colors. Just sayin'. I know some of you are good at adding your own detail, but this guy has two thumbs and no painting talent whatsoever. So I'd love some variation.

 

How about seeing it in CORSEC green?

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Harleequin said:

Wow those are some awesome custom ship cards! Where did you get the template? I know I've seen the link in a thread but it's hard searching for it >_<

Thank you.

 

Yag made a template on the website "A Few Manuevers".

 

But, these are from my own template that I've been working on.

 

There is another guy on the Board Game Geek site (GeckoTH) that is making a true template, in that it will have all the elements as various layers that can be hidden, unhidden to use as need be.

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So many good ones to chose from.  I would complain that 4 ships per set is too limiting, but if that means the quality of the paint jobs and sculpts remain high then that's fine in my book. 

My top picks would have to be Tie Defender, Z-95 Headhunter, E-wing, and Assault Gunboat.  Quite frankly, anything from the old X-Wing Series PC games would be great in my book.  Others in the running would have to be the Missle Boat, Skipray Blastboat, R-41 Starchaser, and Tie Avenger… and the Moldy Crow because Kyle Katarn is the man.

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I agree that the next 2 ships have to be the B-Wing Bomber and the Tie-Bomber. But if you're adding 'Bombers' to the game there needs to be something to bomb! I would like to see Turbo Laser Batteries for the Imps and Ion Cannons for the Rebels. I've seen pictures from Gencon that had TurboLasers on a Death Star table…I want those for my table! I would also like to see a rules update to accompany these new board elements along with new scenerios. Like adding structure points for stationary targets, lets face it an Ion Cannon can't evade but maybe it is so durable it takes 2 hits to inflict 1 damage. This could also lead to a second damage card deck specific to structures for the purpose of critical damage.

I LOVE THIS GAME but you can only do so many escorts or dog fights in space…lets start blowing stuff up!!! I have seen a lot of great ship ideas here and I would love to add a lot of them to my collection but I feel fleshing out the core mechanics of the game and creating new and diverse scenero options will ultimately lead to the lasting success of this game.

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My guess is Wave 3 is going to have the B-Wing, TIE Bomber, and the Lambda shuttle with one other imperial ship.

I think no.3 is the Lambda because it would work as an Imperial counterpart "Medium/Large" craft to the Millenium Falcon. Eyeballing the matte painting at least, they seem about the same size. There would probably be stats for the Tyderian, Emperor's Shuttle, Vader's Shuttle, and a Standard Lambda.

It's anyone's guess what the rebel craft will be. It could be anything from the Snowspeeder to the Cloudcar (boo), to a repainted previous craft (also Boo), to something exciting from the EU like an E-Wing or the Z-95 (yay!). This of course would open the door to even more exciting EU fighters for Wave 4, which I desperately hope include the TIE Defender and XG-1 Assault Gunboat.

I'd also like to see obscure fighters from the X-Wing and TIE Fighter computer games, notably the T-Wing and R-41. Especially the latter as the representative of a pirate fighter craft which is a challenge to use effectively. I'd have that over any of the uglies, which are easy to make by smashing apart the already existing models and gluing them together again.

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Norsehound said:

I think no.3 is the Lambda because it would work as an Imperial counterpart "Medium/Large" craft to the Millenium Falcon. Eyeballing the matte painting at least, they seem about the same size. There would probably be stats for the Tyderian, Emperor's Shuttle, Vader's Shuttle, and a Standard Lambda.

I'm pretty sure they already consider Slave I to be the Imperial counterpart to the Millenium Falcon though.

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I know the Millenium Falcon is coming out in wave 2 but I would really like it to have abalities that are something like this:

1.  Ingor arc of fire, when in the arc of fire treat all attacks as though you had acquired  missle lock.

2.  Hyperspace, upon a sucessfull dodge or focus roll you are allowed to perorm your selected green or white movement twice.  This stresses the ship.

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Everything thing Norsehound said.  To me this game conjures up feelings of the old PC games. 

So, is it likely that the cards for the Slave 1 with have the Imperial symbol on the back?  Surely at some point FFG will bring in new factions (like neutral).  I sure hope they don't make the same mistake as the other starship game did: only two factions.

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 The new faction should be called: "Prequels." Special rules would then state that if a player plays with the "Prequels" faction, the Rebels and Imperials join forces to attack them and wipe them off the board.

 

Just kidding. I love the prequels too.

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 Hm. New thought. Wave 3 will be 5 ships. 4 fighter sized ships, and a lambda shuttle. Personally, I don't see any reason they can't include pilot cards for both factions for the shuttle. Plus the TIE bomber, B-wing, aaaaand….I dunno. I mean, really what other fighters are there WITHOUT tapping into the EU just a little bit?

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KarmikazeKidd said:

 Hm. New thought. Wave 3 will be 5 ships. 4 fighter sized ships, and a lambda shuttle. Personally, I don't see any reason they can't include pilot cards for both factions for the shuttle. Plus the TIE bomber, B-wing, aaaaand….I dunno. I mean, really what other fighters are there WITHOUT tapping into the EU just a little bit?

I don't really see why the Rebels should get a Lambda, aka Imperial Shuttle. They only stole it once right? Even if they got plans or blueprints from the ship it doesn't matter. The Rebels have stolen TIE Fighters before, and I'm sure they have the blueprints for them also. That doesn't mean you should be able to customize your Rebel squad with TIE Fighters. Imperial Shuttle should be an Imperial only ship.

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 B-Wing and TIE Bomber seem to be a consensus and one I'm thoroughly happy with, I love the B-Wing.  I think the Lambda Shuttle is a safe bet if the set includes more mediums and I think it should be Imperial only.  I think if they go that way, with my limited knowledge of the extended universe, I would hazard that the Rebel counterpart would be the Outrider, Dash Rendar's ship.  In Shadows of the Empire Dash and the ship were insanely Mary Sue, but I'd make it faster and more maneuverable than the Falcon, but not as tough.  I'd also give it some new weapons or at least a different set than the Falcon gets.

That's just my 2 cents anyway.

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 To an extent, I agree with what you're saying. But the logic is flawed. If we're trying to stick to the movies there aren't really any options for the Rebels in the medium ship range. The shuttle makes an appearance in the movies on both sides. And if you do want to allow the EU at all, the shuttle is most definitely not an Imperial specific thing.

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 I admitted my limited knowledge of the EU.  We have to take the EU into account, because unless I'm mistaken, they've already taken pilots out of it.  The Lambda shuttle could certainly be neutral, in fact, I'd love to see them release at LEAST one neutral unit.  Whether the Rebels have it more often in the EU or not is irrelevant however, as it is still an iconic Imperial ship and there wouldn't be an issue with them making it solely Imperial.

I think something people may be glossing over, as I haven't seen anyone mention it, is that even though we all want more plastic crack… FFG is certainly capable of putting out expansions that simply have pilot cards, new skills, secondary weapons, etc.  Maybe they release the Lambda shuttle as an Imperial only unit for now, but they certainly could release an upgrade pack later that would add Rebel pilots for it.

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