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FF:WA Imperial Threat :- Plot

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SoulKrusher, Jan 5, 2001.

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  1. SoulKrusher Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 25, 2000
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    Very good point, I've played the X-Wing series (many eons ago) and there are a few missions where the X-Wing must cover the Y-Wing so they can begin their bombing run! So point well taken, I think I will put that into good use.

    I currently checking my reference, as I would like to have all three craft in the film, must also want it to fit in with the universe as to when they were built etc.
  2. Grizzly Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 22, 2000
    star 4
    *consults EU texts (namely WEG Rebel Alliance sourcebook)*
    quote
    The A-Wing Fighter
    General Dodonna conceived of the Awing fighter following the Battle of Yavin. When analyzing that titanic battle, the General concluded that the Rebel starfighter arsenal lacked one essential element: Raw speed.
    .....yada yada yada....
    Dodonna approached Alliance engineer Walex Blissex, and together they drew up the design for the Awing.
    yada yada still exteremly expensive.. well under budget........ fastest starfighter... extremely maneuverable.......notoriously prone to breakdown. The engines,chassis,and weapons systems are routinely subject to stresses far beyond design specifications, and the fighters' maintenance to flight ratio is the second worst of any Rebel starfighter in service.


    As for having multiple fighter types in 1 squadron, the only place I have seen mention of it is in the NJO series. In an attack scenario, the Xwings would be flying only as cover, not as part of the attack squadron, leaving them free to engage targets leaving the wishbones to carry on to their own target. Much like the Spitfires and Hurricanes covered the Bombers in WW2.. note there that the Spits and Hurricanes had different speed and handling characteristics, and as a result worked as individual units there as well.
  3. Loadeddog Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
    star 2
    spoken like a real Star Treker !!!!

    somebody once told me Star Wars Fans Didn't worry about details that much
  4. mutley Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 1998
    star 4
    That person was lying, details are everything. :)
  5. soneil Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
    star 4
    It's EU that does it. I sometimes think it overdoes it, but that's getting off topic.

    Perhaps you could throw some Headhunters in there as a 3rd fighter type. I never liked them in X-Wing vs Tie, but they're not meant to be as good. They'd certainly make the x-wings look better.
  6. SoulKrusher Jedi Master

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    Nov 25, 2000
    star 4
    Your right Loadeddog! :) It doesn't matter, thanks everyone but I have already scripted all fighter groups in.

    The X-wings take out the smaller ships, the A-wings will take out shields and the Y-wings will take IT out!

    What is IT, can't say just yet! :)
  7. Grizzly Jedi Master

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    Jul 22, 2000
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    I won't bother giving LD a virtual kicking when I can give him a physical one, seeing as he's looking over my shoulder atm...
    but that WEG thing is a bit out of whack with other EU stuff... and I'd be inclined to go with Soneils suggestion.. headhunters not Awings
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