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Subject: HWK list rss

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Adam Shipley
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I have always wanted to run a full HWK-290 list. The most obvious one is 5 rebel operatives with turret upgrades, thereby giving a rebel list with decent quantity and good offense in a 360 degree arc for 5 ships. The major problem is the focus required. Its an interesting list that could work, and would be a lot of fun against academys.

Any thoughts anyone?
 
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Swampy Crocker
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Buffangel wrote:
I have always wanted to run a full HWK-290 list. The most obvious one is 5 rebel operatives with turret upgrades, thereby giving a rebel list with decent quantity and good offense in a 360 degree arc for 5 ships. The major problem is the focus required. Its an interesting list that could work, and would be a lot of fun against academies.

Any thoughts anyone?


I was as curious as you and decided to try building it on voidstate just to see.
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This squadron has been built 6 times before.
Win rate: 0%


That alone kind of scares me away already. Being action denied would eliminate all your offense, and there are no dice modifiers left for the turreted attacks. PS2 does not give you the advantage you want against academies, because of being blocked and you'll always be rolling even dice with your turret. Seems like one of those good in theory, poor in practice builds. Does make me curious about doing a four ship build with them, half Ions and half Blaster Turrets with some upgrades though.
 
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Just something a little better against action denial (maybe ...), but Kyle is a big target.


Kyle Katarn — HWK-290 21
Determination 1
Ion Cannon Turret 5
Recon Specialist 3
Moldy Crow 3

Rebel Operative — HWK-290 16
Ion Cannon Turret 5

Rebel Operative — HWK-290 16
Blaster Turret 4
Recon Specialist 3

Rebel Operative — HWK-290 16
Blaster Turret 4
Recon Specialist 3
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One of my list is (sorry it is in french but you will understand):

Y-wing
Pilote de l'escadron or
Tourelle à ions
Torpille à proton
->27 points

Y-wing
Pilote de l'escadron or
Tourelle à ions
Torpille à proton
->27 points

Hwk-290

Agent rebelle
Tourelle blaster
Agent de reconnaissance
->23 points

Hwk-290
Agent rebelle
Tourelle blaster
Agent de reconnaissance
->23 points

TOTAL ->100 points
 
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Joshua Speelman
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Archaon400 wrote:
One of my list is (sorry it is in french but you will understand):

Y-wing
Pilote de l'escadron or
Tourelle à ions
Torpille à proton
->27 points

Y-wing
Pilote de l'escadron or
Tourelle à ions
Torpille à proton
->27 points

Hwk-290

Agent rebelle
Tourelle blaster
Agent de reconnaissance
->23 points

Hwk-290
Agent rebelle
Tourelle blaster
Agent de reconnaissance
->23 points

TOTAL ->100 points


Where did you get those ship icons from?
 
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John Smith
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On the french forum in which I go. But i'm not sure I can tell the link here ?
 
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Joseph Woodworth
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Self Support 3.0
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Jan Ors (36)
HWK-290 (25), Squad Leader (2), Ion Cannon Turret (5), Chewbacca (4)

Kyle Katarn (38)
HWK-290 (21), Push the Limit (3), Blaster Turret (4), Recon Specialist (3), Moldy Crow (3), Engine Upgrade (4)

Roark Garnet (26)
HWK-290 (19), Blaster Turret (4), Recon Specialist (3)

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I've had good luck with variations on this list - The first list used Nien Nunb on Ors and Stealth device on Kyle (Stealth works prettty well with the focus tokens he has, You can also swap out squad leader for swarm tactics - but this list likes to fly loose, tight formations is bad, which is another reason why nien nunb may be better than chewie on Jan - he also signals that you're ok to go 4, and can cause the opponent to guess on what you do.

Roark is not as important in the non swarm tactics version - so you could substitute him out for a rebel operative - or swap him out for a y-wing with an ion turret - and move the blaster to jan ... Long story short - I've not found the best configuration for this list, but I have had a simmilar to this list take out a tie swarm and a rebel swarm (AAXXB)
 
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Derry Salewski
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Archaon400 wrote:
On the french forum in which I go. But i'm not sure I can tell the link here ?


No one cares if you link stuff. Though most of the users might not be able to read it
 
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