Saturday, December 22, 2012

Nothing but Star Wars....

Ok so I jumped on the X-Wing game band wagon a few weeks back but have just managed to have the first game(s) today.
A 75pt. meeting engagement between Darth Vader and 3 Ties from rank 1, 3 and 8 vs.  Luke, another named X wing pilot (forgot the name but he was skill 6) and a Y-wing controlled by a pilot with the unencouraging rating of 2.  That left 3 points for some random upgrades that never ended up featuring in the game.
First game had a lot of manuevering, lots of evading and the empire slowly chiseled away at the the rebel shields and hulls until only Luke was left and we decided he would "Fly Away!".
We swaped sides and kept the same set up.  This time the contact came about much faster and some unlucky die rolls (3 blank evasion dice in a row- twice!) meant 3 ties bit the dust by turn 3 leaving poor Darth alone and overwhelmed so again we decided he would spin off into the sunset.
A very fun game.  Will certainly do more with some more structure in the future. 
"Space" mat can be had at Wal Mart for about $5 a yard.

In space, no one can see your creases.