Month: October 2015

Dark Forces

I don’t know if anyone remembers the old Star Wars Dark Forces and Jedi Knight computer games, but they have included Kyle Katarn’s ship in the X-Wing miniatures game.

His ship was the Moldy Crow, piloted by his partner Jan Ors.

He didn’t do much flying in it. Jan would pick him up and drop him off between missions while he ran around shooting stormtroopers or chopping at Sith.

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Han vs the Bounty Hunters

Time to see how the Millennium Falcon flies.

I set up a battle between Han Solo and bunch of Scum & Villainy ships as a change from fighting Imperials.

The Millennium Falcon is great because not only does it have a turret, allowing it to fire in all directions, but this is its primary weapon, which means it can get all the bonuses that regular primary weapons can get, such as an extra die for close range.

This makes getting close to the Falcon extremely dangerous.

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He’s no good to me dead

I got the Slave-1 ship for the X-Wing Miniatures Game. This belongs to Boba Fett the bounty hunter.

It is one of the large ships in the game and seems much too big to me. I think it is because I always thought the window was about the size of a car windscreen and it would be Fett’s head and shoulders behind it.

If I had paid more attention during the second film, I would have remembered seeing Fett float the frozen Han Solo up a ramp at the back which showed the scale properly.

These miniatures are supposedly 270th scale based on original models and designs from the films, so it really must be this large compared to the X-Wings, etc.

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