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Subject: Suppressive Fire - FFG Preview of Sabine's TIE Fighter! rss

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New preview posted here:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/17/suppre...





















Also, one bonus U-Wing spoiler from a sample squad list:



It looks like they spoiled every new upgrade card, and the only unspoiled pilot is Zeb, who appears to have the same pilot ability as he has on the Attack Shuttle. We basically got everything from this preview! Awesome!

I just noticed that aside from VI, which we've already got, every card in this expansion is unique.

We also get a rules error in an example (shocking). The TIE can't drop Proton Bombs on the turn it is ionized because it isn't revealing a dial.
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Wow. Captain Rex (as a pilot) has the potential to be really annoying. I like how the Suppressive Fire condition was implemented.
 
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They also unexpectedly spoiled the generic U-Wing:



I'm loving that Rex/Biggs combo.
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Sassycat wrote:
They also unexpectedly spoiled the generic U-Wing:


Good catch! I'll add the image to the OP. That's a nice little bonus.
 
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Have to say - I *really* dig the thematic implementation of these cards.

"Captured TIE Fighter", particularly, is hilarious. "Ummm...guys...did we have nine TIE Fighters? I'm counting a ninth TIE Fighter flying with us...that one of you guys? Anyone know who that is??"

LOL...
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Dr Lucky wrote:
Wow. Captain Rex (as a pilot) has the potential to be really annoying. I like how the Suppressive Fire condition was implemented.


Captain Rex with Suppressive Fire and Biggs... and Kanun with tactical jammer. I don't know if that fits in a list but if it does... good luck killing Biggs unless you're a swarm.
 
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Ahsoka + Sabine's Masterpiece + Recon Specialist is basically Push the Limit without the stress. And there's no action she can take, she can let someone else take it.

Roark Garnett flying next to a ship with the Capture TIE mod is going to be annoying too.
 
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DailyRich wrote:


Roark Garnett flying next to a ship with the Capture TIE mod is going to be annoying too.


Perhaps, but what would be the purpose?
 
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He'd make the friendly ship PS 12, meaning, thanks to the Captured TIE mod, nobody currently in the game could shoot at it.
 
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DailyRich wrote:
He'd make the friendly ship PS 12, meaning, thanks to the Captured TIE mod, nobody currently in the game could shoot at it.

But only once, right? The card says it has to be discarded after you perform an attack. Once you have revealed your alliance with the Rebel fleet, all bets are off.
 
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drathbun wrote:
DailyRich wrote:
He'd make the friendly ship PS 12, meaning, thanks to the Captured TIE mod, nobody currently in the game could shoot at it.

But only once, right? The card says it has to be discarded after you perform an attack. Once you have revealed your alliance with the Rebel fleet, all bets are off.


That all depends if you choose to attack or not.

I feel like if you're running mod, you're either going to be gearing the ship towards heavy support, where the main goal is to have it stick around and help rather than attack.

Or you run it with EMP + Sabine Crew + Bomb of your choice, so that you can potentially put a lot of hurt on your opponents without technically performing a single attack. Then attack later and lose the mod.
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Sabine's card doesn't say anything about not being able to execute the free action if you are stressed. I wonder if that was intentional or if it will be fixed in a future FAQ update?
 
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It doesn't have to; you can't perform actions when you're stressed, free or not.
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Nevin73 wrote:
Sabine's card doesn't say anything about not being able to execute the free action if you are stressed. I wonder if that was intentional or if it will be fixed in a future FAQ update?


It's exactly the same ability as she has on the Attack Shuttle, which has never been a problem. Pilots can't do actions while stressed, so her ability doesn't work while stressed.
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