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Author:  CrippleX [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:01 am ]
Post subject:  Working out a Senate Guard Escort Squad

Hey folks,

I'm trying to work out a "Senator Escort Squad". I want to use Senate Guard/Senate Commandos and a Senator miniature. Which Senator would be best? My thinking is that Mon Mothma would be my best bet. Are there any better options?

Here's a sample 200 point list. What should I insert for those last 8 points?

23 Mon Mothma
8 Mas Amedda
29 Captain Argyus
100 Senate Commandos x5
36 Elite Senate Guard x2
196 Total

Author:  The_Celestial_Warrior [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Working out a Senate Guard Escort Squad

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Senate Guard from ROTS
Padme Amidala, Senator

For true fluff I wouldn't use the commandos...just ESG, SG and Argyus

Author:  LoboStele [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Working out a Senate Guard Escort Squad

Mon Mothma is perfect for the Senate Commandos, because they get a Twin death shot, for a potential 70 damage, which is pretty awesome.

If you're playing casually, then those last 8 points don't really matter too much. If you're playing competitively, then you need to drop at least one of the Commandos/Guards and work in some things like Ugos, R2 Astromech, perhaps Queen Amidala (give the Commandos Mobile).

Author:  The_Celestial_Warrior [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Working out a Senate Guard Escort Squad

Of course, if you are looking for playability. Commandos with Argyus and Mothma is about the only way too go, Padme Amidala is an ok choice but her CE would only benefit Argyus

Author:  The_Celestial_Warrior [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Working out a Senate Guard Escort Squad

LoboStele wrote:
Mon Mothma is perfect for the Senate Commandos, because they get a Twin death shot, for a potential 70 damage, which is pretty awesome.

If you're playing casually, then those last 8 points don't really matter too much. If you're playing competitively, then you need to drop at least one of the Commandos/Guards and work in some things like Ugos, R2 Astromech, perhaps Queen Amidala (give the Commandos Mobile).



Queen Amidala would also lower the cost of your commandos as well, and it still fits (though a little more loosely) with your theme

Author:  The_Celestial_Warrior [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Working out a Senate Guard Escort Squad

Mon Mothma
Captain Argyus
Queen Amidala
Senate Commando x 6
R2AMD

That's a 191 points with 10 activations. Since Mothma's CE is only range 6 I would go with 3 mouse droids personally (still makes theme) but if your playstyle suits you can just do Mas Amedda.

Author:  CrippleX [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Working out a Senate Guard Escort Squad

The_Celestial_Warrior wrote:
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Senate Guard from ROTS
Padme Amidala, Senator

For true fluff I wouldn't use the commandos...just ESG, SG and Argyus


The Wookieepedia article on Senate Commandos (HERE) suggests that they actually would perform bodyguard duties if a Senator was required to go into a warzone in the performance of their duty. That's why I was using them, but you're right the Senate Guard would be fluffier for protection duties. Sadly, they are just more expensive to get the figures. Anywhere from $1.50-$1.75 per guard where's the commandos are only about 50 cents per. I'm a very casual player, and honestly, want to make as small an investment as possible.

LoboStele wrote:
Mon Mothma is perfect for the Senate Commandos, because they get a Twin death shot, for a potential 70 damage, which is pretty awesome.

If you're playing casually, then those last 8 points don't really matter too much. If you're playing competitively, then you need to drop at least one of the Commandos/Guards and work in some things like Ugos, R2 Astromech, perhaps Queen Amidala (give the Commandos Mobile).


I'd just be playing with a buddy of mine. My buddy tends to build fairly strong squads, whereas I have fun by building fluffy ones. Even if I get royally destroyed using a fluffy team (My Bespin Guard: HERE and HERE) I still have fun doing it because its fluffy. My Bespin Guard holds its own pretty good at low points, but tends to get beat by a decent margin in higher points (200). I'm just looking for a list that's fluffy, but'll give my buddy a run for his money so that we can play a higher point game and it'll be fun for him because he'll have a challenge.

Author:  CrippleX [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Working out a Senate Guard Escort Squad

Based upon you guys feedback, I've come up with this.

23 Mon Mothma
8 Mas Amedda
29 Captain Argyus
100 Senate Commandos x5
36 Elite Senate Guard x2
196 Total

That should give Mon Mothma's command effect to everyone, which, as pointed out, could be pretty devastating. I figure the glaring problem with it is door control, yes? Are there any other problems I'm missing? Do you guys think that'd be decently competitive for friendly games?

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