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Gabriel Mello
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Does anyone have a list or recommendations on a starter set of rebel and imperial ships from only the original trilogy for around $100 to $150? Thank you.
 
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There are lots of list you can look at. But Start with a red starter set (of course.) Then pick up maybe an X-wing booster (give more pilots for the X-wing than come in the starter set) and a TIE fighter booster (same reason, plus TIEs work best in large groups).

After that there are a lot of ships you can look at. The Millennium Falcon is a great ship so you will probably want that. The Slave 1 is only so-so for the Empire but is recognizable. The Lambda shuttle can be a decent ship, but feels a little out of place in a dogfight. The TIE interceptors are very good ships and a lot of fun to fly. It is worth getting the Imperial Aces pack if you want to use Interceptors, but the Aces pack has them painted red, so if you really want to keep it looking O.T. get 2 singles

Starter set $45
X-Wing $15
TIE Fighter $15
Falcon $30
2 Interceptors $30

$145 Total

keep in mind this is all retail price. You could probably get it for around $100 on CSI or MM.

Also, since I assume you are playing casual, use a squad builder or look up the upgrades you don't get with those sets. You can just proxy in those upgrades for play. The other O.T. ships can be fun too... A-Wings, Y-Wings, TIE Advance, TIE bomber. As you want to try out new options and play styles you can pick up other ships over time.
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Thanks for the info. There are so many ships to choose from and it seemed that in their listings there was no mention of era the ships were from made picking a little difficult.
 
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In that respect..

Original Trilogy: Red starter set, X-wing, A-wing, B-wing, Y-wing, Millennium Falcon, TIE fighter, TIE Advance, TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber, Slave 1, Lambda Shuttle, Rebal Aces, Imperial Aces, Rebel transport (Epic play only), Tantive IV (Epic play only)

The Force Awakens: Blue Starter set, T-70 X-wing, TIE fighter/fo, Heroes of the Resistance pack, Quadjumper, Upsilon-class Shuttle, Special Forces TIE

Star Wars Rebels: Sabine's TIE Fighter, Shadow Caster, Inquisitor's TIE, Ghost, Mist Hunter, TIE Defender, Protectorate Starfighter, Imperial Assault Carrier (Epic play only), C-ROC Cruiser (Epic play only)

Rogue One: U-wing, TIE Striker

Everything else (I believe) is Star Wars Legends.. video games, books, etc. The ARC 170 is actually from the prequel trilogy, but as the model has a rebellion logo on it, it is clearly meant to be from the Rogue One or Original Trilogy era.

edit- added TIE Defender and Protectorate Starfighter to the Rebels list.
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Gabriel Mello
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Awesome stuff. I appreciate the detailed explanation.
 
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TIE Defender was in Rebels as well.
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anevilgiraffe wrote:
TIE Defender was in Rebels as well.


Thanks for the additional option
 
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ARC-170 was featured a lot in Clone Wars show. The Z-95 was also Clone Wars era that operated past that timeframe.
Imperial Raider was created specifically for X-Wing so it's not true canon, though it is Galactic Civil War era.
The TIE Punisher is similar as well though it was in some of the books.

Most of the scum ships are GCW as well though some have shown up in Rebels (Protectorate Starfighter) or Clone Wars (Hound's Tooth).

A few came from Star Wars: Galaxies (Decimator, M3-A Syck)

The YT-2400 was added to the original series in the re-release as a "background element" and was also in Rebels.
 
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delusioned wrote:

Imperial Raider was created specifically for X-Wing so it's not true canon, though it is Galactic Civil War era.



Actually... it's now canon. The campaign in star wars battlefront 2 is going to be canon and the imperial raider makes an appearance, so there you go. A ship from the tabletop game became canon.
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Anything that is GCW era but wasn't specifically in a show or movie I consider Legends. But I'm hardly an authority I am only about 2/3 through Rebels, so I add things as I see them there. The last few waves all seem to be Rebels, so at least most of the ships are canon again. For a while it was a lot of ships from books and games.

I never got through Clone Wars. Something about that show made it tedious to watch for me. But as FFG said that they wouldn't have ships from the prequel era (which includes Clone Wars) I figured that not history I need to know about. I did mention the ARC-170 was a prequel ship that was retrofitted for the Rebels/OT era.
 
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Gabriel Mello
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I placed my order last night. Based on the insight provided, I ordered one original core set, an extra set of dice, one x-wing, one millennium falcon, one slave 1 and two tie interceptors. The breakdown:

Rebels
2 X-Wings
1 Millennium Falcon
Imperial
2 Tie Fighters
2 Tie Interceptors
1 Slave 1

Based on the squad builder it seemed that these opposing forces could be fairly balanced. Since I only went with one core set, other than the extra dice, do I need anything else to start playing once my shipment arrives?
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Not really. All the main components come in the core set and the extra ships include all the tokens needed for that ship. It is generally nice to have a second core set at some point as each player having their own movement templates, and damage deck (along with more dice) can speed things up a bit, but you don't need them. Tournament rules require each player to have separate damage decks, so some people may tell you each player must have a separate damage deck (in fact the current tournament rules require that deck be from the force awakens core set) but it definitely isn't needed for casual play.

Your ship selection should give you some nice variety. You should easily be able to make a few variations of 100 point squads. You will also have the bulk of the big name heroes of the trilogy. In the future, if/when you want to add to your collection look into A, B, or Y wings next as your rebels only have X wings and the Falcon. A lot of fun to fly, but you may find the Rebels start to feel very 'samey' because all X-wings have the same maneuvers any your squads will always be the Falcon and 1 or 2 X-wings. A single different Rebel ship can change the entire dynamic of a squad. You could also consider getting a TIE Advanced so you can get Vader into the mix.
 
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