Saturday, June 14, 2014
X-Wing: The Miniature Game
I have been aware of this game since its release, but I had refrained form buying onto it for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I don't really need the expense of a new game system, secondly, I wanted to see if it took off at my local store, and thirdly, I just didn't really have the time to start a new game, after all, I was trying to get together an army, and a few interested people to start up with Dystopian Legions, and there are only so many hours in the day.
The game I played was not a normal one, no dog-fight between X-Wings and Tie Fighters, but the first game of the mini campaign that comes with the Tantive IV expansion pack, wherein I played 1 big (huge-ass) ship, to my opponents 5 Tie Fighters. This took the game into a completely different direction that its usual dog-fight routine, into one where I had to sit out 6 turns without being blasted, until I could go into hyperdrive.
My overall thoughts? I liked it. Of course I didn't get to play the normal game with X-Wings and tie Fighters dodging around zapping each other, but the rules were super easy to pick up, even if the rules I was using were not the normal ones (piloting such a huge ship is very unlike piloting a small fighter, so the game you play is very different too. A nice touch). I think I'll be finding the time to complete the campaign at least, then after that, yeah, I might be tempted to buy a box or two of X-Wings, they are pretty cool after all.