I was determined not to spend too much on the Seperatists and to buy the minimum amount for variety and to possibly grab those must have cards when they came out.
However with the announcement of no new content for 2022 (and if the new buyer for AMG doesn’t continue Armada, then forever), I bit the bullet and bought a second Core set. I will still buy an extra Munificen and one or two Hardcells when they do (if) they come out as individuals.
I would be very interested to know from those that have purchased extra ships whether it is worth running fleets with two Providence or three Recusants, and with which Admirals?
From the above comments it looks like I chose wisely. The GAR ships which my son is collecting is (or will be by Christmas time) one Core, 2 Ven and a Pelta. The possibility of another Core might come about if we see the demise of Armada, otherwise I will suggest he waits until the chargers and Acclam’s come out as singles, as he started collecting GAR after my CIS so is a bit behind.
My experience shows that in a normal 400 point game, you are probably best to have 1 Rec, 1 Prov and 2 core sets. Double Providence is not as useful until you get into 600-800 points. We have a few episodes in our catalog in which we discuss this during the AAR. 2 Munificents are better than 2 of the larger ships. For the GAR, it seems to be different: 1 Pelta, 2 Venator, 1 or 2 core (if you want 2 Acclamators).
I've been thinking about exactly the same thing, thought I don't plan to buy an extra core set. Twin Providence looks very interesting, has anyone seen that in action?
Just FYI, I've played against a twin Recusant+Providence fleet, but all that did was convince me that Recusants really shouldn't be in close combat (both Recusants died taking down my MC80H, not a good trade for my opponent).