As a bit of
something new, over the next two weeks we are going
to review what SWF82 and i thought were the top 10
figures of 2008. This will be a composite list of
our individual top 10 lists, and to show you the
diversity of 2008, i was informed that when we both
turned in our lists, we only had a couple figures
that were the same. This should be fun. So without
#10) Moff Nyna Calixte
Nyna was actually #6 on my list. Before Legacy came
out, you had basically two squad formats with the
Empire. You had a grunt/trooper style squad that
many times had Thrawn, or you went the force user
route where you concentrated on Jedi of the Empire.
When Nyna hit the scene, it created a whole new
squad build for the empire that caused many to use
figures that they hadnt thought of before in the
Empire. Moff Calixte brought Super Stealth to the
empire. Before her you would see some Storm
Commandos as tech support, but post Calixte you had
Shadow Stormtroopers, Noghri, Kel Dors, and a whole
host of other stealth characters that could be mixed
with Jedi or run as a trooper type squad. The fact
that she had super stealth and Recon also helped win
that pesky initiative roll.
As with all pieces, she is no longer the sleek
sports car that everybody wanted to drive...umm,
yeah...never mind that ;). Anyway, you dont see her
as much anymore, but is she still viable? I think
she is still as good as she was, but with the
introduction of the Lancer and Yobuck you must be
much more careful picking out the pieces to run with
her. Most of her support were low HP pieces and it
didn't matter because you could unload on opponents
as they approached, but the Lancer and Yobuck can
really cause a lot of damage now without taking any
in return (or very little). Add on that 10-20 extra
HP on your support and i think she can still work.
In a way, the new cloaked figures helped her a bit.
Since they are more prevalent, people are not
running as much anti-super stealth and are instead
tailoring their squads to endure the run up. In the
end she is about as good as she was when she came
Tomorrow, the return of old gray beard. ;)
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