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Partial Spoiler alert! Rebel Transport Expansion Pack

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Imperial Aces is a perfect counter example to the trend that is being applied to FFG. They put two push the limit upgrades I. This expansion that until then were only available on rebel A-Wings. If they really wanted to push A-Wings, they wouldn't have done this. I have to think if there are good small ship upgrades we may see them elsewhere. Now the pilots are a different story... But I have to believe their pilot abilities will be geared more towards the cinematic play.

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Everyone has different points of when it will be too much. I've found that I am doing pretty well in avoiding the need for the maximum complement of a ship. Still only 1 Falcon and Shuttle, and only 2 Firesprays. Even with the components. And if the Aces pack has shown, you can be patient for certain upgrades. I am willing to wait to acquire more Advanced Sensors. Of course, I've always enjoyed the restrictions of what I owned. I may not have the most competitive squad, but it will still be fun to play.

 

I do feel bad for those that don't want the Epic/Cinematic stuff. I was in this group for quite some time (until I stared too long at the models at Gencon).

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I don't know if I'll ever get to use the GR-75 or the CR-90 in a game, but I plan to get both regardless. The repainted x-wing, 4 new unique pilots, and possibly a new astromech or 2 is icing on the cake for me. That is essentially a rebel aces pack right there.

 

Now IF I were only interested in the x-wing and related cards, I'd just offer up the transport as a trade/sale to reduce the total cost. There are people on this forum who would probably be happy to split the cost in that way. 

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See, there's so many people here who have things in excess that they don't want or simply buy ships for specific cards that I'm rather surprised that there isn't a sell/trade site for this game for specific components. I know that I'm not going to need duplicates of certain named pilots, and maybe I'm not terribly interested in getting another transport pack with an X-wing that I'm not going to use, so I have no idea how this hasn't become a thing yet.

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I am passing on all my extra stuff, name pilots, pre-loved ships to friends and club players in my area. They r typically students who have a small budget for games so i am happy to help them out - it has the positive spinoff of making their selection of ships for squads more competitive which in turn helps me test my own squads.

Edited by The_Brown_Bomber

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So...

 

GR-75 [20pts]

4 Energy

0 Agility

8 Hull

4 Shield

 

Large Cards, Single Row, Left to Right:

Ion Turret [New Reference Card]

PS2 Rookie Pilot

PS3 Tarn Mison

PS4 Red Squadron

PS5 "Hobbie" Klivian

PS7 Jek Prokins

PS8 Wes Janson

PS3 GR-75 Medium Transport

 

Small Cards Top Row, Left to Right:

? (Looks like "Bac*** ***** Gr***," possible "Bacta ____?) [New Type, GR-75 Cargo]

? (R2 unit, you can see the icon on the bottom left corner.) [Astromech]

? (Unique, likely R2 Unit, since I doubt they only include the 2 we can already clearly see and it appears to be a shot of a hanger deck. Yavin 4 it looks like.) [Astromech]

R5-D8 (Unique R2 Unit, I'm going ahead and calling it as R5-D8 even though we can only see "R5-" because R5-D8 was Porkins' R2 unit. Makes sense they'd include it with him, i.e., Luke and R2 in the core.) [Astromech]

Flechette Torpedoese [Torpedoes]

Expanded Cargo Room [unseen, New]

? ((Looks like "Com** Bude***," possible "Computer B_____?")

Flechette Torpedoes [Torpedoes]

? (Looks like "W*** Repa** ***," possible "Weapons Repair Droid." I add droid because Repa- is off center but too short a word on its own, given FFG's tendency to center titles and text.)

Carl Riekeen [Crew]

Jan Dodonna [Crew]

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Small Cards Bottom Row, Left to Right:

Flechette Torpedoes [Torpedo]

Shield Projector [New Type, GR-75 Cargo]

Emdee (Medical Droid) [New, GR-75 Cargo]

Toryn Farr [Crew]

Frequency Jammer [New Type, GR-75 Cargo]

Slicer Tools [New Type, GR-75 Cargo]

Quantum Storm [Title Card]

Treasure Trove [Title Card]

? (Flipped Card) [New Type, GR-75 Cargo]

Edited by R22

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Hmm, a medical droid... perhaps it could heal criticals that have the Pilot word in them? Don't we have Determination for that though? I guess it does free up an elite talent in exchange for a crew slot.

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Does anyone else think it is odd that it has never made it to the upcoming/reprint section on the site?  I mean the star tiles are still there but this and the b-runner have never been on it...

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Not really. It was just announced much earlier than FFG normally does. Generally, we get the announcement 3 months before their targeted release, which is when they go into the "Upcoming" page docket. Given the GTM preview is saying early, I'm guessing we are looking at a March or April release. I'm expecting the official FFG announcement/preview articles to start either this week, or just after the holidays.

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any word on how the big ships are going to fire? bc unless im crazy and blind I don't see any fire arc or indication of 360 like the falcon.

 

They have no attack. Just ram the **** out of Imp's.

Edited by Yogibaer13

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Question:

 

I see 1 GR-75 card, 6 X-wings, and 1 Rule card in that main row. That means 3 base templates with front and back sides for 6 X-wings. There are 3 of them in a small pile to the left and below the Transport model, plus another inserted into the base of the X-wing miniature... So 4 base templates.

 

So far I'm pretty sure FFG has only made images that are true to in-box contents. If that holds true, then with 4 bases we'd have 2 extra sides. The reason I noticed is because I was trying to figure out if any of the new unique pilots share a template. Ergo, assuming you have 3 extra X-wing miniatures, could you play all 4 unique pilots with one set? Or would any of the base templates be paired so you'd be forced to buy a second Transport just to get enough X-wing templates? I'm hoping it means they use the extra space with the 2 generics we already have, Rookie and Red Squadron Pilots, so you can field all the uniques with one buy. Something like:

 

3 Tarn / 2 Rookie

5 Hobbie / 2 Rookie

7 Jek / 4 Red

8 Wes / 4 Red

 

Technically there would be 2 'extra' templates for Red and Rookie but you'd be able to play all the unique pilots with one purchase, assuming you'd have the miniatures. What do people think?

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Dang R22, you have better eyes than I. The third upgrade card in has a dot showing I the name field, as does the R5 unit. I hope the package contains two non-unique droids and two unique droids.

Hoobie's ability allows him to do something after acquiring a target lock.

Jek's ability allows him to do discard... when he receives damage.

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I bet Jek gets to discard stress when he receives damage. It's the only thing he can lose for benefit, what's he going to lose, a weapon? Who would want that? If you're hit you already spent the focus attacking earlier or trying to defend most likely. So I bet he loses  stress when hit.

 

... because he's so convinced he "can hold it."                                      Awkward.

 

 

 

Also, I'm adding the guess that the "R5-" unique R2 unit we glimpse is R5-D8, that's Porkins' R2 unit so I bet they include it with him, just like Luke and R2D2 in the core. (I went back and added this to my OP of contents.)

Edited by R22

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Also, I'm adding the guess that the "R5-" unique R2 unit we glimpse is R5-D8, that's Porkins' R2 unit so I bet they include it with him, just like Luke and R2D2 in the core. (I went back and added this to my OP of contents.)

 

R5-D8 comes with the Y-wing expansion pack. I do like the idea of matching my pilots with their droids though. It would be nice if they were released together.

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Also, I'm adding the guess that the "R5-" unique R2 unit we glimpse is R5-D8, that's Porkins' R2 unit so I bet they include it with him, just like Luke and R2D2 in the core. (I went back and added this to my OP of contents.)

 

R5-D8 comes with the Y-wing expansion pack. I do like the idea of matching my pilots with their droids though. It would be nice if they were released together.

Are you sure that's not R5-K6?

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