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Review by: Carl 'Mike' Hardy, The Flight
Leader, Red 32
Are you tired
of how your kickin' Biker Scouts always get blasted by Han, Chewie, Leia,
Lando... Just about anybody with a gun? I mean, heck, the guys
riding one of the fastest, most dangerous crotch rockets in the galaxy
and he just get's picked off his ride like he's some sort of clown or something.
Sure, Biker Scout Gear helps a little but, but, getting past that +1 to
destiny like most people's guns are now-a-days? Biker Scouts are
as good shot!
Enter Death Star
II and this new Effect, Royal Escort. On one hand, it gives your
non-unique troopers a bonus to forfiet when they're on the Death Star II
or Endor. Great for trooper decks!
What really makes
this effect shine is the second portion of it. Now if your characters
are on a vehicle they can use the vehicles defense value if they gets shot
at. There are a lot of uses for this part of the effect:
that are roving around Tatooine on Skiffs. The hapless Swoops Mercs
that were the laughing stock of the galaxy, until now. And, best
of all, your Biker Scouts on Speeder Bikes.
Red 32's Combos:
Royal Escort + Biker Scout Trooper + Speeder
Bike = Power 4, immune to attrition <4, and can't be hit with a destiny
<5... All for 2 Force.
Royal Escort + Accelerate = Power 5, and
can't be hit with a destiny <7. That's a better defense value
than VADER! Plus it's a recyclable 6 destiny.
Royal Escort + Biker Scout Gear + Aratech
Corporation = Power 5 now and can chase your opponent's characters
and vehicles all over the table!
Royal Escort + Aratech Corporation + Relentless
Tracking = I can't be shot, I'm immune to attrition, I can chase you just
about anywhere and you'll lose Force for it!
Red 32's Power Ratings:
Ground = 5.0 (9.0 with Biker Scouts)
Space = 0.0