I opened up my Millennium Falcon.
This is one of the large-sized ships in the X-Wing Miniatures Game. It comes in its own big box along with the usual mass of bits.
It is a gorgeous model, very nicely painted like all the other ships. It is much bigger than the X-Wings and TIE Fighters, and is strictly to scale. The little antenna dish moves up and down!
Like all the ships in the game it comes with a choice of pilots with different skills and abilities. You can choose from Han himself, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca or some random smuggler.
You also get a bunch of upgrade cards. This set comes with some new types of upgrades. The first is crew members. The Falcon’s crew roster is straight from the films.
The other types of cards that the Falcon comes with are a Title and Modifications.
A Title converts an ordinary vanilla ship into a specific one from the films. In this case, it changes a regular YT-1300 freighter into the actual Millennium Falcon and gives it the ability to evade.
Modifications are really neat, because any ship can use a Modification no matter what icons it has. They give nice general abilities that are good for anyone. They are a bit pricey though.
One of the most important numbers in a pilot’s stats is his or her pilot skill.
A high pilot skill means you get to move and act after everyone else has moved and acted, so you know what they have done before deciding what action to take.
Then in the combat phase, the opposite is true. The higher skill pilots get to fire before the others, giving them a chance to kill their opponents before they can fire back. Pilot skills range from a low of 1 up to a maximum of 9.
Han’s pilot skill is 9, so Han does indeed shoot first.