Tempest Squadron Pilot

David Yun David Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2018-02-06 02:15:24

Tempest Squadron Pilot: 21 points, PS 2 (v1.0 W12)


A popular experiment was to deck out Tempest Squadron Pilots with Accuracy Correctors, ensuring max hits with every standard primary attack, with an evade token available for defense. That leaves 16 points, which I'd like to spend on another ship. However even without misses, these Tempests are behind the damage curve, and I'd invest in punching power.

Harpoon Missless - Rank C

(25) Tempest Squadron Pilot: Harpoon Missiles, Accuracy Corrector, Guidance Chips, TIE/x1
(25) Tempest Squadron Pilot: Harpoon Missiles, Accuracy Corrector, Guidance Chips, TIE/x1
(25) Tempest Squadron Pilot: Harpoon Missiles, Accuracy Corrector, Guidance Chips, TIE/x1
(25) Tempest Squadron Pilot: Harpoon Missiles, Accuracy Corrector, Guidance Chips, TIE/x1

Tempests aren't contemporary ordnance platforms (with Long-Range Scanners or Deadeye), but Harpoons are just too good to be ignored when they have a missile slot. You'll have few opportunities to cleanly target lock for the alpha strike, so the tactic is to use one or two judiciously as target locking blockers, then launch after a K-Turn. You'll still average 3.7 hits even without the focus token.

I Have You Now - Rank C

(31) Darth Vader: Adaptability, XX-23 S-Thread Tracers, Advanced Targeting Computer, Guidance Chips, TIE/x1
(23) Tempest Squadron Pilot: XX-23 S-Thread Tracers, Advanced Targeting Computer, Guidance Chips, TIE/x1
(23) Tempest Squadron Pilot: XX-23 S-Thread Tracers, Advanced Targeting Computer, Guidance Chips, TIE/x1
(23) Tempest Squadron Pilot: XX-23 S-Thread Tracers, Advanced Targeting Computer, Guidance Chips, TIE/x1

I used to use all manner of jank (Colonel Jendon with title is the most expensive Long-Range Scanner ever) to acquire the necessary target locks. It sickens me to spend 25% of my firepower on an ATTEMPT to get those locks, but it's the most efficient means. Vader without Engine Upgrade also makes me mourn...

As you can judge by my tone, these are minimally playable squads. They're the sort I break out against newer players, and for purely conceptual practice.

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