Friday, October 11, 2013

I get schooled in a game of "X-Wing!"

Hi all!

Well, after a long, work-induced break, my X-Wing buddy came back around to finish off our trilogy... as in the real thing, the good guys won the first, the bad guys the second... so who would win Return of the Jedi?

I went for what I thought would be a fun build over a good build... a base shuttle carrying Darth Vader and having an Engine Upgrade, two TIE Bombers with a single concussion missile, and the old Soontir Fel+PTL+Stealth device standby which is SO much fun to fly.

My enemy brought Luke with R2, Tein Nub, a Grey Y-Wing and a Gold Y-Wing.  Lots and LOTS of hit points and shields, very little agility!

At the top is a shot from after the first few turns... I went head on with my Bombers in an attempt to get a target lock/focus, but a little bad spacing left me maybe TOO close.  The shuttle was coming in to help, while Fel zipped up the flank.

... and that doesn't work out.  The huge squad of Rebel ships blows my one Bomber out of the.. well, space... before he can get any ordinance off!

Then my giant shuttle goes bumbling into the mix, as I was SO not thinking about how damned huge this thing was.

And here are the results... goodbye, shuttle, before you can even USE Vader or the Engine Upgrade ONCE.  Points well spent.

At this point it was over.  One Y-Wing was almost gone, and Tien Nub was in BAD shape, but Luke was untouched, the other Y-Wing was untouched, and the TIE Bomber was, soon after the above shot, blown away.  At that point it was late, and Soontir flew home to bed!

Overall another fun game, and I don't mind seeing the jedi return! 


Cincinnatus said...

Nice. My son and I have yet to get the latest releases. They look like good models.

afilter said...

Nice report. I add the opportunity to play Saturday with out local group. It was my first time out with the Wave three ships. We all built a rebel and and imperial squad so there would be no mirror matches. Having to played wave three I had to include them in each build, but I was not real confident. I am happy to report that I went 4-0 for the day. (3 with Imperials a 1 with Rebels). Good time all around as 8 showed up to play.