Tuesday, 16 July 2013

What to do on a Monday night...

How about a game of X-Wing? A mate from the Coast was in town for work so he dropped by with a few beers and a box full of models for the X-Wing miniatures game. He had left the Rebel Alliance cards at home but had all the cards for the Firespray-31 (most commonly known as Slave 1) and the various Tie class ships so we worked out even points values and had an Imperial vs. Imperial clash.

Beer was opened, the table was cleared off to make room for tiny model spaceships and we started throwing down movement markers and rolling dice in an attempt to look like we knew what we were doing. In the first game I took Boba Fett in Slave 1 and a Tie Interceptor. Jarred took a Tie Advanced and two Tie Fighters though I forget exactly what pilots he was using. The objective was for Jarred to get the satellites off the board and I had to stop him. Here's a few shots of the game:


Deployment!


Slave 1. It's so pruddy.


Both my ships have strafed past Jarred's destroying the two Fighters and leaving only the Tie Advanced.


Same placement but a different angled shot.

I forgot to take photos of the final showdown. Just as Jarred was about to escape off the end of the table with the captured satellite information and win the game my dice became red hot! (metaphorically of course) and I shot the Tie Advanced out of the sky.

After the first game we switched roles...kinda...Jarred took the Firespray with a different pilot and an Interceptor and Tie Advanced while I brought out the big guns with five Tie Fighters! My pilots were of varying degrees of ability ranging from an Academy Pilot (who actually did really well) to a couple of Fighter Aces. Here's how the game played out:


Jarred deployed his ships...


I deployed my stalwart Imperial pilots...


then we stared at each other for a good 5 minutes...


we had a good dust up in the middle...


and promptly crashed into one another...


then my Tie Fighters started dropping out of the sky...

In the end the Tie Fighters were just no match for the durability of the Firespray and the Tie Advanced. I managed to pick off the Interceptor before all my guys got smoked but I barely scratched the other two.

Overall they were both great games and I really enjoyed them. Coming from such a huge Boba Fett fan it probably sounds strange that I enjoyed the game where I was controlling five Tie Fighters more. There's just something really cool about trying to bring your opponent down with swarms of crappy mosquitoesque Tie Fighters. It was a really awesome night of gaming with good beer and good company and I'll definitely have to dust off my copy of X-Wing and get in another game sometime soon.

1 comment:

  1. Stupid flight! Looks like a whole lot of fun. Looking forward to giving you guys a game on the death star map at some stage

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