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Subject: Want 4 X-Wings , 8 Ties .... 2 or 3 core sets ? rss

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Kallel 00
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Haven't been able to grab an X-Wing exp , but already have 2 cores. Aside from Wedge , is there any card in the X-Wing pack that would make me want to have 2 copies instead of 1 ?


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I believe the generic R5 astromech is only available in the X wing expansion. This allows you to flip one "Ship" crit facedown in the End Phase, and for 1 point is a good filler. For the money the core set is certainly good value and with 3 core sets you will have ample dice and other spare cards and tokens for all situations. You then will have 6 TIEs and will be much closer to the 8 you are after.
 
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Kallel00 wrote:
Haven't been able to grab an X-Wing exp , but already have 2 cores. Aside from Wedge , is there any card in the X-Wing pack that would make me want to have 2 copies instead of 1 ?

No.
 
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DB Draft wrote:
You then will have 6 TIEs and will be much closer to the 8 you are after.


OTOH, the TIE Fighter (or TIE Advanced) expansion is required for the 'swarm tactics' upgrade card. So you'll probably want as many of those as you can get (up to potentially 5 cards for a 6-TIE-Swarm...something like Howlrunner and 4 Black Squadrons each with 'swarm' and another Black Squadron with 'draw their fire' or something).

And certainly, if you don't have at least one TIE Fighter expansion yet, you'll *absolutely* want one. Two of the best TIE pilots available come with it.
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I would agree.
Core x3, Xwing x1, TIE x2 for the swarm tactics.

You could even hold off on the third core set until you're set on running a 4X or 8 TIE list, as you'd have 3X and 6 TIEs already.
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Thanks for the replies


Money-Wise, there's imo isn't much of a difference between 2 x TIE + 1 X-Wing vs Core Set, but since I use the core Set boxes to store my minis (removed plastic inserts, and covered the front hole with cut plastic), it's just more appealing that way
 
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armoredgear7 wrote:
I would agree.
Core x3, Xwing x1, TIE x2 for the swarm tactics.

You could even hold off on the third core set until you're set on running a 4X or 8 TIE list, as you'd have 3X and 6 TIEs already.


This. I have 3x core and 1x X-wing, TIE fighter. The TIE Advanced gives a second Swarm Tactics, but if you want a third and/or want to field 8x TIE swarm, then a second TIE expansion is plenty. I briefly thought a second R5 Astromech might be useful and then gave my head a shake.
 
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Vorpal Sword wrote:
Kallel00 wrote:
Haven't been able to grab an X-Wing exp , but already have 2 cores. Aside from Wedge , is there any card in the X-Wing pack that would make me want to have 2 copies instead of 1 ?

No.


I'd say R5 astromech is pretty good in multiples, especially when you just want to bleed off the remaining 1 or 2 points to reach a full 100, or if you are running Ywings

I have 3 cores, 2 TIE, 1 Xwing, 2 TIEadv and i ended up getting a 2nd Xwing (to mess around with for painting/customs etc) and traded a swarm tactics upgrade for that 3rd R5 astromech
 
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Kallel00 wrote:
Money-Wise, there's imo isn't much of a difference between 2 x TIE + 1 X-Wing vs Core Set

Unless you can find them on clearance at a Target near you. Then its 2 TIEs and an X-Wing for a little more than 1 expansion pack.
 
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