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Richard Beal
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I've signed up for a tournament on 20th December to round out the year

Just scoping ideas on what lists people are finding competitive and fun to fly at the moment

Last tournament I came second with this list;

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10,9,8 Poe Wedge Kyle
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99 points

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Wedge Antilles (32)
X-Wing (29), BB-8 (2), Veteran Instincts (1)

Poe Dameron (35)
T-70 X-Wing (31), R5-P9 (3), Veteran Instincts (1)

Kyle Katarn (32)
HWK-290 (21), Veteran Instincts (1) Blaster Turret (4), Recon Specialist (3), Moldy Crow (3)


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Shouldn't it be called 11,10,8?
 
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I can't say how tourney appropriate this list is, but I really enjoy flying it!

100pts

Pilot: Roark Garnet
HWK-290 (19)
Twin Laser Turret (6)
Jan Ors (2)

Pilot: Blue Squad 1
B-Wing (22)
Heavy Laser Cannon (7)

Airen Cracken
Z-95 Headhunter (19)
Swarm Tactics (2)

Pilot: Rookie 1
X-Wing (21)
R3-A2 (2)

It fires at PS 12-12-4-2, or 12-8-8-4 despite flying so many newbs. Besides the HLC B-Wing, none of the ships are particularly dangerous by themselves, but the squad synergizes really well for the initial engagement. Roark hangs out in back with Jan passing him an evade, stress bot shuts down ACDs or stressed PTL aces optionally shooting at PS12, and the B-Wing rolls 4 dice at any range with TL/Focus thanks to Cracken.

The squad is slow as mud though and arc dodging large bases can be a problem.
 
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Jeff Lozito
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One that I recently flew that I had a ton of fun with was:

TIE Advanced (Darth Vader, 29)
TIE/x1 Title (0)
Squad Leader (2)
Engine Upgrade (4)
ATC (1)

TIE Interceptor (Soontir Fel, 27)
Royal Guard TIE (0)
PtL (3)
Autothrusters (2)
Stealth Device (3)

TIE/fo (Omega Ace, 20)
Weapons Guidance (2)
PtL (3)
Engine Upgrade (4)

It allows me to fly several of my favorite ships / pilots, which is (over!) half the fun for me.

This particular list was built around giving a lot of actions to the ships (Vader, Squad Leader, PtLx2, Soontir) and on a good round I can get the equivalent of 8 actions at a cost of two stress. And the amount of green maneuvers available means that I can shed this stress pretty quickly.

PtL on 'Omega Ace' turned out to be great fun since you can get both a TL and focus on the same turn, to get a bunch of crits out of the attack, esp if you're at Range 1.

I wasn't as keen on 'Weapons Guidance', and so might in a future build swap that out for a different EPT on Vader (e.g., 'Opportunist' or 'Expose', for increased offensive potency).
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Xadus Suilon
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this has been my go to for the last 2 months:

total: 99pts

Soontir Fel — TIE Interceptor 27
Push the Limit 3
Autothrusters 2
Stealth Device 3
Royal Guard TIE 0
Ship Total: 35

Zeta Squadron Pilot — TIE/fo Fighter 16
Ship Total: 16

Zeta Squadron Pilot — TIE/fo Fighter 16
Ship Total: 16

Zeta Squadron Pilot — TIE/fo Fighter 16
Ship Total: 16

Zeta Squadron Pilot — TIE/fo Fighter 16
Ship Total: 16

 
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Richard Beal
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R5Don4 wrote:
Shouldn't it be called 11,10,8?


Quite right !!
 
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Ron Olivier
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I'm usually an Imperial, but I had a great time flying this.

Dash Rendar
Outrider
Either Mangler or HLC
Predator
Recon Spec

3x Protoype Pilot

Very Flexible strategies, depending on your opponent
I just bought a K-wing, so I plan on trying Dash and Miranda soon.
 
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Tycho and Poe on a Mison
Tycho, VI Poe, Tarn

99 points

PILOTS

Tycho Celchu (35)
A-Wing (26), A-Wing Test Pilot (0), Proton Rockets (3), Veteran Instincts (1), Autothrusters (2), Push the Limit (3)

Poe Dameron (39)
T-70 X-Wing (31), R5-P9 (3), Weapons Guidance (2), Veteran Instincts (1), Autothrusters (2)

Tarn Mison (25)
X-Wing (23), R7 Astromech (2)

Have been pleasantly surprised with Tarn's survivability. Will be even better after Integreated Astromech comes out.
 
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Anything involving Scum Boba:

Boba Fett - 39
Veteran Instincts - 1
Inertial Dampeners - 1
Recon Specialist - 3
Engine Upgrade - 4

And various filler usually 2 TLT Y's or 4 Black Sun headhunters.
 
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Matt Steski
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I've been flying this recently:

Wampa (14)

Lieutenant Colzet [TIE/x1, Fire-Control System] (23)

Omicron Group Pilot [Emperor Palpatine] (29)

Darth Vader [TIE/x1, Predator, Twin Ion Engine Mk. II, Advanced Targeting Computer] (34)

Wampa (with Palpy's help) deals a hit through the shields, Colzet flips it up at end of turn. The idea is to keep at Range 3 as long as possible and try and cripple ships in the oncoming pass. Then use Vader and the shuttle to finish off ships that get close.

I don't know about "competitive," but it's certainly very satisfying to kill B-Wings without taking off a single shield.

EDIT: Of course, Wampa probably won't make it for the 20th.
 
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Steve McAliley
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I'm flying something similar:

Wedge Antilles (34)
X-wing (29), BB-8 (2), Push the limit (3)

Poe Dameron (38)
T-70 X-Wing (31), R5-P9 (3), Autothrusters (2)

Tarn Mison (28)
X-Wing (23), R7 Astromech (2), Hull upgrade (3)

Once Integrated Astromech (0) hits shelves I'll probably slap that on Wedge.
 
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This was a pretty effective build earlier tonight:

X-Wing
Wes Janson (29)
R2D2 (4)
Opportunist (4)

X-Wing
Hobbie Klivian (25)
R3-A2 (2)

Y-Wing
Horton Salm (25)
BTL-A4 (0)
R2-D6 (1)
Opportunist (4)
Twin Laser Turret (6)
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