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Old 10-02-2016, 08:52 AM   #1
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Default Star Wars Armada

So I picked up this game recently, largely because the store near me overstocked on several big capital ship models and they're discounted (which I've been told is nearly unheard of for this game and its higher price tag).

I only bought the ships I cared about, meaning the Imperial Star Destroyer, the Victory Star Destroyer, and the Interdictor Cruiser for the Imperials, and the Nebulon-B Frigate, Corellian Corvette, and two Mon Calamari Cruisers for the Rebels. I also sprang for the expansion starfighter pack for both sides.

There are some really ugly ships that are specific to this line: an assault frigate for the Rebels which looks like Apple designed it (all curves and compactness), as well as two chimera star destroyers for the Empire (one that has two prows, the Gladiator, and one whose name I have forgotten which has two TIE Interceptor panels on the side). I can't see myself ever paying money for those, although I've been told they fulfill a coincidentally "invaluable" and "useful" tactical function in the game, so unsurprisingly anybody actually playing the game competitively would have to buy them.

I'm a bit sad that the TIE Advanced is the model from A New Hope rather than the sleek dagger-panel model from TIE Fighter though.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:08 PM   #2
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The rule that requires carrier support for rebel fighters is weird.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:03 AM   #3
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A very late bump.

I've played the base game a few times, and the game design is nice. I am not even attempting to get into the meta, though, because I don't want to buy up all the cards and ugly extra ships. If I continue playing it with my friends, I may mod some custom 3D printed things.

I did buy some TIE Avenger (aka TIE Advanced) and Assault Gunboat models from Shapeways. URL:

They are very nicely made and serve as a good reminder of happier days with the TIE Fighter video game from 1994.

All my cards are sleeved, so I may be able to just color-print off some modded cards.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:29 AM   #4
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I agree. TIE Fighter was amazing. The good old days, man. You just sent me on a nostalgia trip with this thread, SolemnGolem. lol
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