The Aerial Clone
Trooper Captain is without a doubt the finest piece
in the game with a giant bear trap on his back. For
example, he’s way better than Chewbacca, Gnawing His
Own Leg Off.
is that thing on his back? I know it’s supposed to
be part of his jetpack, but it just doesn’t say
“Aerial” to me. It says “dental braces for the
Rancor” to me. But I digress before I’ve even gotten
started. Sorry about that.
The ACTC, as he
is known to brevity-conscious players, is not a
great piece. He’s not terrible, but you can probably
find a better way to spend your 23 points. With only
40 hit points and a Defense of 14, he’s in serious
danger of being killed by your opponent’s fodder
pieces. He does have some potent advantages, but
they can be hard to get maximum use out of.
First of these
advantages is his Commander Effect. Extra attacks
for a heavy hitter are always a good idea, and the
Republic has a couple of good non-Unique candidates
for this ability, such as the AT-RT, the ISP
Speeder, and Republic Commando Sev. Unfortunately,
the first two are not terribly competitive pieces,
and the last one is better paired with Republic
Commando Boss for the same effect.
is Spotter 20. Adding 20 more damage to an attack
while also giving it a +4 to hit is a win-win,
right? Again, not so much. First, you have to spend
your turn on combining fire, so you have to hang
this fragile pieces out somewhere and leave him
there. Worse, he has to be within six squares of the
target to use Spotter, which is hideously dangerous
for this brittle, brittle Captain. Finally, giving
up his turn to Spotter means that he doesn’t get an
“end of turn” in which to use his Commander Effect,
so you can only use one of his main advantages per
advantage for the poor Cap’n is an Attack of +10 for
20 damage, with Flight to help him get into
position. This isn’t bad, and he can use it with the
Commander Effect. I’d plan to use this part of the
flyboy’s repertoire, if you want to build with him.
Keep him safe in the back rank, and either keep him
within six of a powerful, non-Unique ally, or use
Mas Amedda to expand the range of his CE.
look-alike isn’t the worst piece in the game, but
the Republic has more pieces than any other faction.
You can find a better use for your points.
Overall rating in
100: 1.5 (definitely not worth a quarter of your
Overall rating in
200: 2 (a little better, but still too easy to kill)