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Starter Set Review
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2007
MSRP: $14.99 USD
As a bonus i thought this week i would do a quick
review of the new starter set. People seem to be
really mixed about this smaller than expected
starter set. I just bought mine a few days ago and
think it is a real bang for it's buck. Here is the
only $15 its quite a good deal. Anyone can afford
it, especially the newer players its meant to help
out. It is also a lot smaller than i was
expecting. Gone ar ethe days of the huge clunky
boxes of the RS and CS starters. Although that can
be kinda bad for newer plares as it generally
becomes their 'tackle box' for the game.
Vader, Elite Stormie, Heavy Stormie, Old Ben, Rebel
Captain, Heavy Trooper. Okay, doe sanyone REALLY
expect to see CS Aurra or Boba BH in a starter set!
Of course thes figs are not super powered, but
actually they are quite good, especially given the
rebel/imperial theme of A&E. Ben is a help to all
of the Lukes, and this Vader can be good when played
correctly. The elite Stormie is also very nice to
have and a bit hard to come by anymore. It is a
very good place to start or for people that are
newer than universe.
Room/Korriban. This is a mixed bag. These are two
hard to come by maps. Korriban was a very limited
release, and you have to fork out $15-20 fo rthe
RotS Ultimate Missions book to get the Throne Room.
The Throne Room is the 'missing map' for DCI 200pt
tourneys. It is the one that hardly anyone has or
uses because its hard to find without shelling out
the afore mentioned money. in my opinion this is
the best of the 200pt DCI legal maps. There are
lots of doors and cover for more strategic play.
Korriban, however, is kind of a downer. Originally
released in limited supplies with CotF, this is a
map that needs to stay gone. Unfortunately, it is a
map that is heading for DCI legality by the sound of
it. We will see in September. This is a horrid map
as its a SS paradise and a Jedi's worst nightmare.
This map and Mustafar need to go away form DCI
tourneys. They are just too wide open. Had they
changed the fallen pillars into Walls instead of
cover, then it might have been a good map, but
simply changing the starting zones like they are
thinking about will not help at all.
This is a very good reason to get this starter set.
We finally have an updated rule book in a nice
compact, sturdy form. Sure you can get this opnline
now, but the rule book is handy to bring along to
tournaments. There have also been some very big
changes if you are good at catching subtle changes.
Do you know how melee reach 2 works? You sure?
This is a must!
Known throughout the universe as the worst rolling
die in history, the little cursed orange die is
Rulebook and the maps alone are reason enough to get
this starter set. $15 is a very reasonable price
for starting players as well as veterans.