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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Hi guys

Here's the thing. I've never really used reinforcements on a regular basis. I know that Lobot especially is almost obligatory when playing at a competitive venue or when attending tournaments. The ability to bring in various reinforcements to counter your opponents tactics are invaluable. But i'm part of a pretty casual playgroup, so i haven't really used Lobot that much.
One day though, i was playing my Mandalorian/Jaina SotJ squad which does pretty well mostly, and my opponent had made a Yuuzhan Vong squad with Shimrra, Nom Anor, a Shaper and a lot of YV Workers. I had to be adjecent to attack him most of the time, so my squad was literally blown apart from self destructs.
Looking back on that match, i think that a single piece (maybe two?) with It's a Trap could have won me the game, and that's when i saw the light. I'll be fielding Lobot more often now.

But what tactics should a player be ready to counter? And what pieces do you put in your reinforcements-box?

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:39 pm 
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Great question!

Some that come to mind (for Lobot):

Gha, Mice, R7, Uggies, Rodian Brutes, MTB, bodyguards, BBSV, TBSV, Treadwell, Jawa Scavenger, Keldor, Salacious Crumb, Wicket, Rodian Trader, ASP-7, Jabba, Lando DS, Bomo, IG-86, YVH 1 Droid.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:34 pm 
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Best counter for Nob Bombs is a Rakghoul!

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drkjedi35 wrote:
Best counter for Nob Bombs is a Rakghoul!

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I only recently heard of this strategy, but it is hilarious. Just be careful to not get that initial rakghoul sniped, or you are in deep trouble.


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Yeah, it is a fun strategy. All your Rakghouls are 0 points. I forced my opponent to waste Cad Bane to kill 0 points. Nice breathing room for a turn.

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drkjedi35 wrote:
Best counter for Nob Bombs is a Rakghoul!

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Is it a specific counter to Bombs or just (cheap) swarms in general? The Rak still must defeat the bomb character; Self-destruct bomb does not trigger Rak disease.


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It's considered a counter because the Rak's disease will trigger before the Self destruction does, so your rak takes no self destruct damage and you get another!

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Ruhk wrote:
It's considered a counter because the Rak's disease will trigger before the Self destruction does, so your rak takes no self destruct damage and you get another!


Citation? I don't get how Rak disease prevents Self Destruct from affecting the attacking Rak.


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Self destruct still works so the attacking rak takes 20. Rak has 30 health so he still lives and after the explosion you get a new rakghoul with 30 who keeps daisy chaining new rakghouls.

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OK, that's what I thought. Thanks


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Thats actually pretty awesome.

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But the best way to play the YV bombs are to attack, miss, then blow up. That method does not generate a new Rak.


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True, but a good player won't put his one and only Rakghoul in a position where that can happen.

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Haha the Rakghoul is a neat trick, i'll try that next time and see how that goes. Otherwise, i think i'll go with a couple of Treadwells to get rid of his stealth. If i play against anything else, i can just pick a Human Bodyguard, a Caamasi Noble and a Mouse Droid.

What i really need though, is a mandalorian with either disruptive or it's a trap :)

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