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Subject: Hans shoots first build for newbie? rss

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Gene Lin
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I got a core set in a trade. I'm not sure I want to get into X-wing and would like to build the cheapest possible build that is reasonably competitive. I've read about the Hans Shoots First build which as I understand it would require just a Falcon and 1 extra x-wing. The articles I read about this are a year or more old - is this still a recommended build that would be easy for a beginner?
 
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Scott Forster
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The only caveat is that people have seen Falcons a lot, and are probably already prepped to deal with even more defensive Falcon builds, so the list won't do as well is it did 12-18 months ago.

But it's a good starter list that helps you get used to the ranges and maneuver sizes and is very forgiving of mistakes.
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Bryce K. Nielsen
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It's a very forgiving build, against 4 or fewer ships. Against a swarm (i.e. 5 or more ships), it's a little trickier to fly against. There are quite a few options too. You could go full offensive with Han + Wedge, do a more defensive with Biggs, or in between with Luke, etc.

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If you are only wanting to get the Falcon expansion and 1 more X-wing, you are probably looking at something like

Han Solo + Luke Skywalker (Crew) + Millennium Falcon (Title)
Red Squadron Pilot
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or you could also add Chewbacca (Crew) to Han Solo at the cost of 2 Pilot Skill on the X-wings

Han Solo + Luke Skywalker (Crew) + Chewbacca (Crew) + Millennium Falcon (Title)
Rookie Pilot
Rookie Pilot
 
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