“I’d like a Ramble Blaster, with a cucumber wedge instead of an olive,” the Bith said, wearing a black turtleneck and looking slightly out of place at the remote saloon outside the Aturi Cluster.
“A Ramble Blaster,” said Dans from his left head, annoyed and amused at the same time. “Where do you think you are? At some royal function. A Ramble Blaster is one shot of sloe gin from Coruscant aged in oaken barrels and a jigger of sweet vermouth from Mon Cala, shaken with six ounces of tonic.”
Several patrons at the long, horseshoe-shaped wooden bar, mostly smugglers at varying levels of sobriety, laughed.
“What would you suggest?” the Bith asked meekly.
“Whiskey on the rocks,” Dans’ right head said as he reached for a bottle of cheap booze. “Since the Tavern Wars began everybody has had to make do with less.”
Making do with less is one of the fun parts of running X-Wing missions with 50 or 75 points. A standard 100-point squad list is cool, too, obviously. But at times playing with myriad upgrades, astromechs and elite pilot skills gets cumbersome and confusing. When you’ve only got a few points to spend you have to pick your additions wisely. It also makes each round faster and more focused on the flying.
Below are three of our favorite 50-point lists, one for each faction:
M3-A Interceptor (Laetin A’shera). With Hull Upgrade; Scurrg H-6 Bomber (Lok Revenant). With Autoblaster Turret and Intelligence Agent.
TIE/FO Fighter (Omega Leader). With Weapons Guidance and Hull Upgrade; Tie/FO Fighter (Omega (Ace). With Lightning Reflexes, Weapons Guidance and Twin Ion Engine Mk. II.
A-Wing (Jake Farrell). With Crack Shot; B-Wing (Blue Squadron Pilot). With Accuracy Corrector.