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[Star Wars: Armada] Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    No lie, the only part of getting another ISD that worries me is having to put together another hanger for them. They are awesome and perfect but very time consuming.

    I should know... *sadface*

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  • PACherrnPACherrn Registered User regular
    Today I finally managed to get use out of the imperial raider. The main focus of my build was the Gladiator flanked by two imperial raiders, all three with intel officer crew, and assault concussion missiles. Fleet admiral was Screed. Started the above three at speed 3 and surged in, and completely shredded his entire fleet. The idea was to use Screed to repeatedly trigger assault concussion missiles, which causes 1 damage to hull zones adjacent to the zone attacked, whilst using the intel officers to take brace out of the fight. The two raiders alone destroyed his Pelta and his Assault Frigate, whilst they stripped ALL of the shields entirely off his Nebulon B Yavaris, leaving the gladiator to finish it off.

    At the end of the game he had killed off 1 raider, and killed about 121 points in total. I had killed 330 something points of his.

    Which was great! That said though, I still think it is difficult to find a place for the raider, as its defense isn't built to withstand the range you need to get your offense to bear. I like its rebel counterpart the cr-90 a lot more, since it offers so many more options.

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Just got into a star wars debate with a friend. The Empire goes through all the trouble of making it look like desert nomads shot up a Jawa crawler to cover up the fact that stormtroopers did it.

    The same Empire who just gave zero fucks about blowing up an entire planet just to show the whole galaxy that they could.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    MrBody wrote: »
    Just got into a star wars debate with a friend. The Empire goes through all the trouble of making it look like desert nomads shot up a Jawa crawler to cover up the fact that stormtroopers did it.

    The same Empire who just gave zero fucks about blowing up an entire planet just to show the whole galaxy that they could.

    Tell him that this happens all the time with large governments such as the Empire. The local Empire government on Tatooine likes to keep the locals confused. So they do a lot of frame jobs to keep the locals at each other's throats. Makes it easier to rule them.

    Then hope your friend doesn't bring up the fact that Obi Wan mentions that the blaster shots are too precise which is what gave them away.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    MrBody wrote: »
    Just got into a star wars debate with a friend. The Empire goes through all the trouble of making it look like desert nomads shot up a Jawa crawler to cover up the fact that stormtroopers did it.

    The same Empire who just gave zero fucks about blowing up an entire planet just to show the whole galaxy that they could.

    Tell him that this happens all the time with large governments such as the Empire. The local Empire government on Tatooine likes to keep the locals confused. So they do a lot of frame jobs to keep the locals at each other's throats. Makes it easier to rule them.

    Then hope your friend doesn't bring up the fact that Obi Wan mentions that the blaster shots are too precise which is what gave them away.

    Racism is racism, even when it's Space Racism though.
    The average moisture farming yokel is going to do exactly what Luke did and jump to the same conclusion. "It looks like Sandpeople did this, all right. Look, here are Gaffi sticks, Bantha tracks", but most of them aren't going to have an experienced general/jedi master with them to point out all the parts that don't fit the Sandpeople's MO.

    So, it's not going to be too hard to convince the average Tatooine native that the Sandpeople are getting ready to go to war with the Jawas and everybody should be keeping their heads down while the Storm Troopers march in and sort everything out (by killing everyone that doesn't keep their head down).

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Betsuni wrote: »
    MrBody wrote: »
    Just got into a star wars debate with a friend. The Empire goes through all the trouble of making it look like desert nomads shot up a Jawa crawler to cover up the fact that stormtroopers did it.

    The same Empire who just gave zero fucks about blowing up an entire planet just to show the whole galaxy that they could.

    Tell him that this happens all the time with large governments such as the Empire. The local Empire government on Tatooine likes to keep the locals confused. So they do a lot of frame jobs to keep the locals at each other's throats. Makes it easier to rule them.

    Then hope your friend doesn't bring up the fact that Obi Wan mentions that the blaster shots are too precise which is what gave them away.

    Racism is racism, even when it's Space Racism though.
    The average moisture farming yokel is going to do exactly what Luke did and jump to the same conclusion. "It looks like Sandpeople did this, all right. Look, here are Gaffi sticks, Bantha tracks", but most of them aren't going to have an experienced general/jedi master with them to point out all the parts that don't fit the Sandpeople's MO.

    So, it's not going to be too hard to convince the average Tatooine native that the Sandpeople are getting ready to go to war with the Jawas and everybody should be keeping their heads down while the Storm Troopers march in and sort everything out (by killing everyone that doesn't keep their head down).

    That makes a better reasoning than mine. I'd go with this.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Tattooine isn't part of the Empire. It's part of Hutt space.

    So, they're likely trying to avoid annoying the Hutts (and their "trade cartels") by making it look like the wanton slaughter of a bunch of protection-paying tax-paying locals was a purely internal matter.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Tattooine isn't part of the Empire. It's part of Hutt space.

    So, they're likely trying to avoid annoying the Hutts (and their "trade cartels") by making it look like the wanton slaughter of a bunch of protection-paying tax-paying locals was a purely internal matter.

    Is it? I thought there was an imperial garrison there making it "officially" part of the Empire, but the part that's generally ignored for all intents and purposes.
    I could be wrong, or that might be old EU.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Tattooine isn't part of the Empire. It's part of Hutt space.

    So, they're likely trying to avoid annoying the Hutts (and their "trade cartels") by making it look like the wanton slaughter of a bunch of protection-paying tax-paying locals was a purely internal matter.

    Is it? I thought there was an imperial garrison there making it "officially" part of the Empire, but the part that's generally ignored for all intents and purposes.
    I could be wrong, or that might be old EU.

    It was considered part of the Empire with just a garrison there. In the new EU Jabba was negotiating with the Empire (aka giving supplies) and knows that as long as he plays nice with them he is allowed to do whatever he wants. This was in both the new Star Wars comics and Darth Vader series.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Also like, those stormtroopers are low levels guys carrying out their standard orders.

    They would not know that some super high ranked guy would then later order a planet blown up. They probably didn't even know the deathstar existed!

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Well, fuck.

    I was looking forward to a tournament, but it turns out it is this Sunday... when I have to travel 6 hours away for a conference. So.. no participating in that. :(

    And I had just printed up some really sweet 3D trays too.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Do anyone else's Rebel Transports fit in their stands really loosely?

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  • PACherrnPACherrn Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Do anyone else's Rebel Transports fit in their stands really loosely?

    Mine fit alright. My problem seems to be with my nebulon B's, which slip out as soon as I lift them.

    One a sidenote, I flew a Screed-fleet made up of an ISD 1 with the Avenger title and XI7's, and two VSD 2's with overload pulse, XI7's, all three with gunnery teams, with a Bossk tacked on for minimal squadron presence, against my friend who flew and MC80 alongside a MC30, a CR90 and a rebel transport, some squadrons, and with Ackbar as the commander. The game got really spectacular in the third round, when I got into his side-arcs, and he got into my front-arcs. The ability to get a guaranteed crit from Screed is just so good, since his MC80 got obliterated in that round when I activated one VSD, exhausted all of his defense tokens with Overload pulse, and then activated my ISD right after. Avenger title means defender can't use exhausted defense tokens.

    I think Screed is by far my favourite imperial commander so far.

    (ps @Elvenshae let's do a SW rp campaign again :D )

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Sooo, I bought the ISD as my personal Christmas present just to have. It really is so intimidating sitting next to Home One. Also helped that Amazon gave me a coupon for it as well.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Sooo, I bought the ISD as my personal Christmas present just to have. It really is so intimidating sitting next to Home One. Also helped that Amazon gave me a coupon for it as well.

    I was curious after watching The Last Jedi, and reading about your ISD reminded me, so I did a bit of mathing in case anyone else was similarly curious.

    If the ISD is 1.6 kilometers long, which seems to be the general consensus, and the Supremacy is 60 kilometers wide, that's 37.5 ISDs wide.
    The ISD mini hangs out at right around 8 inches long (give or take a bit, but close enough for boredom mathing).
    At the same scale as the Imperial Star Destroyer, the Supremacy star destroyer would be around 300 inches wide. In other terms, 25 feet, or 7.6 meters.

    Hopefully, it would also double as a makeshift apartment (presumably with a table inside it to play with your more reasonably sized tiny space ships).

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    I have an MC-75 now.

    It is very good looking and my favorite model.

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  • TurksonTurkson Near the mountains of ColoradoRegistered User regular
    I think I found some people to play with this week!

    How does this list look?

    Assault Objective - No idea
    Defense Objective - No idea
    Navigation Objective - No idea

    Admiral Ackbar

    MC80 Assault Cruiser
    Defiance
    Engine Techs
    Reinforced Blast Doors
    Leading Shots

    MC30 Scout Frigate
    Admonition
    Ordance Experts
    Rapid Reload

    CR90 Corvette B

    CR90 Corvette B

    4x X-Wing Squadrons

    Total 393/400

    We missed a few places...
  • AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
    Ackbar doesn't let your CR90Bs fire at long range (he lets you add dice to your dice pool, but a CR90B can't attack at long range, so can't form a dice pool, so he doesn't help). I'd upgrade them to As because the difference between 0 and 3 long range dice is significant.

    Maybe swap the X-Wings for A-Wings? The 'escort' keyword is wasted when they've got nothing to escort, and the longer range on the A-Wings is good when you don't have a carrier ship with squadron upgrades.

    Your assault objective should be Advanced Gunnery, but nobody will ever pick it. I think Ackbar lists like Fire Lanes and Intel Sweep?

  • TurksonTurkson Near the mountains of ColoradoRegistered User regular
    Thanks!

    I made the MC80 a Command Cruiser and that freed up the points needed to swap the "B" Corvettes to "A" models.

    I'm using 4 X-wing squadrons because they're the only rebel fighters I have.

    I still have 5 points but nothing else is really popping out at me to spend them on.

    We missed a few places...
  • TurksonTurkson Near the mountains of ColoradoRegistered User regular
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    A picture my opponent took. I think my Cruiser dies next turn after doing absolutely nothing. My Frigate does get behind the Demolisher and leaves it a flaming wreck and does hurt the Carrier but dies to the Rhymer ball next. My two flanking Corvettes also get behind the Vic and demolish it but take some damage in return. We had to end a turn early because of wife aggro but I conceded. I couldn't catch his Carrier with my remaining Corvettes before the Rhymer ball wreck them.

    We missed a few places...
  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    I wish there was a local Armada scene around here. I love it!

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    I'm really worried this game is going to die at or around GenCon. There hasn't been any new announcements in forever, and no new capships are showing up in the universe. It looks great on a table, but Legion is quickly eating its lunch.

    The game could easily benefit from a 2.0 retool, but I don't think it has the support to survive that. Plus it is half as old as X-wing at this point.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Didn't the chimera and hammerhead like, come out a few months ago?

    But, yeah, it's never been as popular as xwing or legion. Definitely not legion.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Didn't the chimera and hammerhead like, come out a few months ago?

    But, yeah, it's never been as popular as xwing or legion. Definitely not legion.

    Legion came out this year and is still getting its feet under it.

    The chimera and hammerhead came out a few months back, but before that was... Ummm... I think the TIE carrier wave that also had Phoenix One?

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Only 1 new product announced at this time.

    It's not that big.

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    MSRP $199.95. 6 firing arcs. Super long base. 4 ship cards, and hinting at its full power being felt in larger game formats.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
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    Feed I was watching didn't have a good shot of Korey holding up the model, but it was wider than his chest.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Now that’s just excessive.

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  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    I hurried over from the Board Game thread just to behold its glory.

    I haven't played the game, or bought into it, but I might just for that.

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    First complaint I saw? It wasn't in scale.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    I may need one just for the model ... What shelf would that fit on ...

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  • TurksonTurkson Near the mountains of ColoradoRegistered User regular
    Supposedly you can use it in a 400 point game.

    Also, my poor wallet is crying between this, the X-Wing announcements, Lego, and saving for a trip next year.

    We missed a few places...
  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    Feed I was watching didn't have a good shot of Korey holding up the model, but it was wider than his chest.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I may need one just for the model ... What room would that fit in ...

    Fixed your post for you.

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  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    I found another picture that shows the scale a little better:
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    I'm trying to imagine the 2020 Gencon Death Star reveal, and I can't quite grasp the scale... Would it be the size of a small apartment?

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  • AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
    It looks pretty and I want it.

    I can't imagine it being fun in a game, especially a 400 point game. You're in my front arc, I win! You brought a bunch of bombers, I lose! I haven't played in a year anyway.

    I still want one.

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    I don't think that is it. The base is wrong, looks printed.. too close together. And there's NO WAY they would put the prototype out on a table. Plus the abundance of custom ships...

    I mean, it's close. But that ain't FFG's.

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Yeah the arcs are way different

  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    My bad, I was going off of an image search from the FFG forums.

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  • HexDexHexDex Registered User regular
    I haven't touched this game or bought models for it since the Interdictor /liberty wave.

    I will probably buy that model just to have it. So good.

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