X-Wing Miniatures Game Review - Precision, Planning, and Pure Luck

X-Wing Miniatures Game Review - Precision, Planning, and Pure Luck

Not only one of the best Star Wars games ever made, but one of the best fighter combat games ever made.

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I've been wanting to get into this for a while. Alas, I've been borderline broke/in debt for the last year and a half. I'll likely pick this up once I get a better paying job.

I always see these things in Barnes & Noble, and always want to buy them. The quality of the miniatures is great, and I'm a big fan of Fantasy Flight Games. I MAY have to take the leap next time I see them.

IT's a shame this looks so good. It's too rich for my blood.

Wil, Seth Green, Clare Grant, and HuskyStarcraft played this on Tabletop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mxPFHBCfuU

deth2munkies:
Wil, Seth Green, Clare Grant, and HuskyStarcraft played this on Tabletop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mxPFHBCfuU

This episode of TT is actually a great example of how fun it can be to play this game with a relatively low figure count.

If I ever should get a tabletop game, this would be it.

What a coincidence, I just bought this earlier today at a local comic shop (it was Free Comic Book Day, after all). I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but everyone I talked to there highly recommended it. This will be my first foray into a tabletop miniatures game, and I'm curious to see how things turn out. Since there hasn't been a new X-Wing computer game in over a decade, I'm hoping this will be the next best thing.

I rather enjoy this game, and you don't have to go hog wild on the minis. Usually you can check out what comes with a ship online, and if you check to see what the point value range for the ships are, you can get a feel for how many you might field at a time. Rebel ships are pricey, so you'll generally use fewer of them than the Imperial ships, but on occasion they have a pricey ship too.

At ~$15 per single fighter model, this game can get expensive fast. That said, I picked up the beginners box last month for $35 and it is a really fun game, even with just the one x-wing and two TIE's.

swiftdraw:
At ~$15 per single fighter model, this game can get expensive fast. That said, I picked up the beginners box last month for $35 and it is a really fun game, even with just the one x-wing and two TIE's.

I did some checking around and found that most of the single fighter expansion packs run about $10. The Corellian Corvette is something like $72, but the smaller pieces aren't that expensive (IMO) for the quality they appear to have.

I'm certainly going to check with my local game store in the next week-ish and see what they have in stock (and if they have any sponsored game scheduled).

Addendum: Most of the $10 packs I found were from online vendors. It does appear the MSRP is $15 for the singles. And $90 (!) for the corvette.

http://www.thewarstore.com/starwarsxwing.html

The most fun bit is theory-crafting to come up with new combinations of effects and abilities; it's a shame the competitive scene seems to have settled on exclusively basic, unmodded TIE-swarms and likewise vanilla X-Wings as the most efficient and boring game.

Man, I wish the mark up wasn't so huge here, around $25-$30 for a basic fighter over here.

There's a Star Trek game that uses the same system, but has a way cheaper price point, my brother has beem buying it, should have a go with him.

chozo_hybrid:
Man, I wish the mark up wasn't so huge here, around $25-$30 for a basic fighter over here.

There's a Star Trek game that uses the same system, but has a way cheaper price point, my brother has beem buying it, should have a go with him.

My issue with Attack Wing is the vehicles look cheap. Also, as with most Trek tie in stuff, the relative scales seem to be slightly borked, particularly when it comes to the Dominion ships.

 

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