Thank you Hasbro for making the speederbikes from Battlestar Galactica's season two (aka Galactica 1980) after waiting for those for 20 years. I was looking at it (the BARC you animals ) and the darned thing is cute!!
Again the SW Gamer in me (I'm starting to hate him too) is wondering on the tactical purposes of ANY speeder bike, swoop, or BARC in actual combat. Given that an Imperial police officer or Rebel lookout can cover more ground in any urban enviroment, except Endor (of course). Quicker than by droid, regular camera surveillance, or foot patrol which is advisable to have both, either/or, and if you can afford it all three.
The BARC can only be used as an escort vehicle to draw fire, crowd control and escape of your VIP, like a real police escort (ie. for the Pope, the W, etc.), although again why give a good trooper if you don't have to. That's frustrates me when I play ANY on-line war game. You got some "generals" that exhaust their forces. In real life, even Hussein and Nazis knew better than to send regulars exposed knowing full well about the lack of resources and would send the occasional prisoner to suit up as them and fight in exchange for freedom. The SW toys give me leverage while gaming. that why I don't post anything there YET in this club!