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Squad "How to Lose Friends 101"

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Squad "How to Lose Friends 101"
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Total Points = 189

SPARE / FILLER POINTS: 11 (to reach 200 Squad Points)
OPTIONS: Varactyl Wrangler (Empathy ability with Rancor)

Strategies: Keep Grand Admiral Thrawn out of LOS. Mas Amedda makes his commander effects unlimited rather than only working to 6 squares - this does NOT include Ysalamiri however (not a Commander Effect!)

So you can place your Force users 7 squares away as 'guards', Nighsister can use Palpatine's Force points for more than 1 lightning (no dice = free damage!)

Use Thrawn's UNLIMITED RANGE placement swap to get your smaller guys in place for lightning and so forth....but ALSO, you can swap the ATST into the Rancor's position (ATST is Rigid, Rancor is not!).

Engine of the squad is Thrawn + Amedda, so play around with other combinations for 100 or 150 points, or using only small guys or whatever. Rancor and ATST together is just plain mean and showy, but hey, if you got it...flaunt it!

Remember Thrawn's +3/+3 affects ALL your non-Uniques, ATST and Rancor included. Keep Thrawnie and Amedda alive to ensure the effect stays unlimited by range.

Get sneaky and creative with the placement swaps - if a jedi comes up to the ATST, pop off shots and then use thrawn, swap the rancor in and drop a triple attack with him! Or you can bring your non-force users (occasionally your force users) into Thrawns protective Ysalamiri range of 6 squares. Just find a good place to keep the 'main engine' protected and anything else should be a quick fix...

OH YEAH! And the Master Tactitian from Thrawn lets you force your opponent to go first, though I'm not sure if this is intended to operate beyond the first initiative roll of the skirmish...

I haven't yet got my Aurra or Boba Fett or others to play around with more evil variants, but this one seems bad enough so far.


Miniature list Group miniatures by  
Faction: Fringe (1 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Rancor Universe 26 Fringe Very Rare
Faction: Imperial (4 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x AT-ST Universe 33 Imperial Rare
1 x Emperor Palpatine RS 25 Imperial Very Rare
1 x Grand Admiral Thrawn Universe 38 Imperial Very Rare
1 x Nightsister Sith Witch Universe 39 Imperial Uncommon
Faction: Republic (1 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Mas Amedda CotF 30 Republic Rare
Squad Statistics
Distribution by Faction
Fringe bar 17 %  
Imperial bar 67 %  
Republic bar 17 %  

Distribution by Rarity
Rare bar 33 %  
Uncommon bar 17 %  
Very Rare bar 50 %  

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Subject:    Posted: October 9, 2006 04:35 pm

hello caine, just to drop you a comment this is a good squad but you have to always get Nightsister witch close to rancor to enable him getting +3 att/def and swapping because once it's regain savage (more than 6 square away from NSW) the Thrawn commander effect won't work on Rancor anymore
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Subject:    Posted: January 5, 2007 09:52 am

You really need to add Grand Moff Tarkin as the last 11 point piece. I've fought against Thrawn a few times and there is 1 big problem my opponents fail to take into account and I'll use one of your examples to show it...

Sith witch uses lighting against an enemy, you then use Thrawn to flip the witch with another unused witch AND your now out of activations. Your flipped Sith Witch hasn't attacked yet and is now open to attack. By including Tarkin, you can activate all 3 in the same turn. WotC just resleased an update that you can use Tarkin to activate 1, 2, or 3 times per turn.
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Subject:    Posted: November 27, 2011 09:51 pm

I agree, adding Tarkin will greatly improve this squad giving the user many more options. Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 activations and initiative control is killer. I have not tried this yet but now I want to see a Rancor squeeze into a room, then swap out with an AT-ST. "Wow, how did that thing get in here!" then swap the Rancor back in next round for a triple! Boom.
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Subject: Synergy   Posted: December 31, 2011 10:06 am

I love an army with skill synergy!
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