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Subject: What to buy for starting Imperial Squad rss

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Benjamin Maggi
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I mostly collect Rebel ships, because that is the faction I really like. When I play against my friends who own Imperial ships there isn't a problem because they supply their ships. If I were to play Imperial against them, I could borrow their ships.

However, I want to introduce the game to some friends and I only have the original core starter set with two Tie Fighters. We will likely play the basic scenarios at first but eventually I may want to add another 2 ships so that the Imperial player can build a 100 point squad. Considering all of the waves out now, what two ships should I buy that would give the most diversity and interesting experience for the Imperial player?

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Hugo Ramos
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Firespray and imperial aces, maybe.
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Firespray would be good for sure. I think the TIE Punisher would be pretty solid as well, although it is a little more advanced and not very iconic Star Wars.
 
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Like Hugo said, the Firespray should probably be one of your purchases. If they are new people playing the front and back arc on a large base will be a little more forgiving than just a forward firing arc on a small base; plus it allows people to play Boba Fett, one of the more recognizable characters in the movies.

As for the other ship, you could make arguments for a few different ones; however, again I would probably steer towards a ship seen in the movies to allow for the extra immersion (unless they know all about the EU). The aces pack would be a good choice, the cards and ships are solid, but personally I would go with the Advanced because it gives you Vader which anyone who knows anything about Star Wars would recognize and be drawn to.

Going with the Firespray and Advanced might not get you the largest build diversity possibly, but I think it offers the most intriguing options to new players because it provides them with easily recognizable ships and characters.

Also, GO COLTS!
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Splurge for the TIE Interceptor (or Aces pack) as well. An extremely fun to fly and versatile ship, recognizable, and with great pilots.

If you use TIE Advanced, then proxy out some of the title cards and upgrades from the Imperial Raider to give them better choices.
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Maybe I will go with an Advanced and the Aces pack. I don't plan to order for a week or so which will give me time to digest. I think I would prefer that to the larger ship Firespray.
 
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I agree with Richard, if you go with the Advanced first, the Aces pack should be your next pick. If Vader wasn't in the Advanced it would lose out to the Aces pack easily.
 
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For Imperials: Decimator > Firespray
 
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