This squad takes two 'Aces' from the TIE Striker pilots, supported by the Upsilon-class Shuttle, piloted by Major Stridan.
Finally, Expertise, although expensive, fits right at home on Duchess. This lets you modify the dice when attacking, and take her accuracy up to 75%.
Systems Officer allows a TIE Striker to grab a target lock with every green manoeuvre the shuttle performs. The downfall: a limit of four of these, so careful planning is required and thanks to the Major's ability, the System Officers range is increased to 1-3 rather than range 1. Keep in mind one sneaky tactic that works is using Advanced Sensors to perform an action first, then knowing full well you're going to bump a ship, execute a green manoeuvre anyway to ensure you're passing on a target lock.
Operations Specialist is an interesting card I've tried only a handful of times. Thanks to the pilot ability of the Major, the range is very effective. If one of the TIE Strikers (probably Pure Sabacc) fails to hit a target you get to gift another ship with a focus token. For this reason, I try and start the combat phase with Pure Sabacc and if he misses, the focus token goes to either Duchess for defensive purposes, or back to the shuttle to use later in the phase.
Speaking of Focus tokens, with points left over I put Sensor Cluster and Weapons Guidance on the shuttle, ensuring that if my rolls come up terribly as they often do, at least there is an option to modify them using the focus token, turning the blank dice into something more favourable which is generally a way to ensure the single green evade dice comes up with an evade result.
Finally, the title card Kylo Ren's Shuttle adds a stress mechanic to the squad. Increasing the overall effectiveness of the TIE Strikers in terms of granting some sort of predictable element to the enemy squadrons movement pattern.
What has worked out for you with the Upsilon-class Shuttle? Are you finding it an effective ship for your squad builds?
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