Saturday, April 23, 2016

X-Wing, S&V Aces?

Getting ready for the next League event at Titan next weekend…  Here I have what is for me a fairly standard “Ghost” list…  Essentially, Hera with the ability to change her dial a lot, the Autoblaster Turret with the Accuracy Corrector for the automatic 2 Damage at Range 1…  Well, 4 Damage assuming they cannot get out of Range 1…  Knowing when to deploy the Attack Shuttle as well is going to be important…  The AS is every bit as good as an X-Wing really, better I think with Sabine and an Autoblaster Turret of her own…  Jake in the A-Wing?  Not 100% sold on Juke really…  Lone Wolf maybe?

HeraSabineJake (100)
Hera Syndulla — VCX-100
40
Accuracy Corrector
3
Autoblaster Turret
2
Intelligence Agent
1
Nien Nunb
1
Ghost
0
Ship Total: 47

Sabine Wren — Attack Shuttle
21
Crack Shot
1
Autoblaster Turret
2
Phantom
0
Ship Total: 24

Jake Farrell — A-Wing
24
Juke
2
Chardaan Refit
-2
Push the Limit
3
Autothrusters
2
A-Wing Test Pilot
0
Ship Total: 29


The S&V list I am looking at interests me a bit more I think…
Jumpmasters 1 (100)
Dengar — JumpMaster 5000
33
Predator
3
Zuckuss
1
R5-P8
3
Engine Upgrade
4
Punishing One
12
Ship Total: 56

Tel Trevura — JumpMaster 5000
30
Deadeye
1
Proton Torpedoes
4
Extra Munitions
2
"Gonk"
2
R4 Agromech
2
Hull Upgrade
3
Ship Total: 44

Since as I see it, S&V have Aces, but none on small bases…  IG-88, Dengar, Fett, etc…  Comparing them to their Small Base counterparts?  I’ve flown Talon Cobrabane a fair number of times, and if he had even one more action on his action bar, his Kihraxz would actually be almost in the same league as the Rebel Aces certainly, close enough to the Imperials to actually compete I think.  The Cloaking Device was great while it worked, but +4 points for one that is not nearly so good as the Imperial one.  If I had a Barrel Roll or native Boost for repositioning that I think the real Aces need to remain competitive.  Kavil is the only other named one I use regularly.  Good, solid Pilot, but certainly NOT what I would call an Ace.  The Fighters that S&V have are not quite as good as the main Military ships the other Factions have.  The M3A, the Starviper and

In any case, with this build, I was finding the PS 3 of the Contracted Scout to be too great of a disadvantage really.  Dengar kitted out like this IS a decent Ace himself and he should be able to hunt down his Imperial counterparts easily enough.  Tel is kitted out as a Torpedo Boat herself…  And with the ability to not die the first time I can just use it as a tank to take risks and put the ship in positions I would avoid normally…  Hull upgrade in place of the Guidance Chips…  Not 100% on that.  That would free up 3 points for something else…  Just no clue what that would be honestly…  These 2 ships are pretty much maxxed out as it


Looking like I’ll play test this list next week over lunches…  Access to a lot of conference rooms means I can schedule stuff like this J