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Didier Bredael
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After the core set I don't know what to buy for the Rebels.

For the empire it's seeMs obvious: a Gladiator and a squadron pack.

But for the Rebels I wondering what's best : a squadron pack and a assault frigate or a squadron pack and a neb and a Corvette? What's best do you Think? For fun and to keep balance in the force?


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Definitely an Assault Frigate and a Squadron Pack.

The Nebulon-B comes with some excellent upgrade cards, but the AFMkII is simply amazing.
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The choice for the rebels seems more difficult doesn't it. I'm an empire player, but the rebel scum in our group are divided. Some like the big bruising assault frigate, others love running rings round my star destroyers with nebulons
I think it boils down to what style of play you prefer. The squadron pack is an absolute must though, maybe even two.
 
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A lot depends upon your style. If you want to line up and trade long range fire with the imperials, multiple Neb-bs. If you want the easier to fly broadside ships, get 2 AFM2s. Two whales with a corvette and some A-wings is a solid list. Combining one whale and one Neb is a recipe for frustration unless you are very restrained with the whale.
 
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Oh, you can also buy 5 corvettes if you are a swarm player.
 
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Assault Frigate and Rebel Squad pack gives you the most variety. Eventually I'd say add one of each expansion for the widest variety of upgrades and such, but as a minimum a core set and Assault Frigate with Squad pack is plenty good for the Rebels.

I will say, though, 3-4 Nebulon B in an archery line with a variety of squads is my favorite list to command.
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I would say a corvette and a neb b.

Mainly because they are actual star wars ships.

The dolphin/space potato is from the extended bumph which most won't have seen.
 
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Darkmancer wrote:
I would say a corvette and a neb b.

Mainly because they are actual star wars ships.

The dolphin/space potato is from the extended bumph which most won't have seen.


On the other hand, if you have the Base set, you already have 1 ea Corvette and (Medical) frigate.

The Assault Frigate is most useful for variety and list building.

I certainly understand the impulse to be "movie/official universe" pure, but the truth is even in Wave 1, 3/5 ships are EU (Wave 2 2/4, plus all the fighters but the Millennium Falcon). As game, that is not going to be practical for most people.
 
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For the rebels I'd not buy a squadron pack:
a) IMO only about half the Rebel "Aces" are good.
b) The X-wings are usable and you have 6 from the core set. The cheaper Y-wings you only get 2 per expansion pack. So I'd either use X-wings or buy Y-wings as singles.

If you're after minimum $cost to learn the game. (or until wave-2 comes out) I'd use a rebel fleet of 6*X-wings supported by a descent carrier {Yavaris or Gallant Haven} Which means buying a Nebulon or Assault Frigate, but not rebel fighters. There are stronger rebel fleets but they are more specialised & more expensive e.g. 6*Cr90 or 3*AF.
 
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NimitsTexan wrote:
(Wave 2 2/4, plus all the fighters but the Millennium Falcon). As game, that is not going to be practical for most people.


The Firespray was also in the OT.

XAos wrote:
For the rebels I'd not buy a squadron pack:


From a pure gameplay perspective, buying a "power build" might be better, but for a casual player, one of each ship gets the most variety. Plus, a squad pack lets you fly Y, B, and A-Wings. That is just awesome.
 
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I hate to even say it, but the YT-2400 is in A New Hope. Sort of. After Lucas lost his marbles.
 
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monkeykins wrote:

XAos wrote:
For the rebels I'd not buy a squadron pack:


From a pure gameplay perspective, buying a "power build" might be better, but for a casual player, one of each ship gets the most variety. Plus, a squad pack lets you fly Y, B, and A-Wings. That is just awesome.


True, for maximum variety, rebels should buy fighters & an AF. Which does match the questions choice for Imperials.

That Imperial choice {Demolisher + fighters} is also the best for effectiveness at tournamant level. And by that standard I'd choose something like 2*AF for the rebels.
By neither criteria is a Nebulon worth buying. It adds only marginal variety (a few upgrade cards) and whilst Nebulon ship-titles are strong, if you try expanding the fleet beyond the 3 unique ships they are noticably less cost-effective.
The Cr90 expansion, does add the interesting "Jaina's Light & Mon Mothma cards.

Singles worth buying if you can find them:
Y-Wings
Anatilles
Mon Mothma
Jaina's Light.

Don't bother with A-wings the HWK-290 is almost as good and has "Intel".
 
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