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.
I broke one of my new ‘First Order’ TIE Fighters, but did a good job of gluing it back together. I am pretty pleased with myself and am tempted to try ‘fixing’ my B-Wing models.
The problem with the B-Wings is they are the wrong way up.
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.
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.
Want more games stuff to spend your money on? How about coloured bases and pegs for your X-Wing ships?
Force Friday was a couple of weeks ago. Loads of game and toy companies announced their new Star Wars ranges, including Fantasy Flight Games who launched their new The Force Awakens core set for the X-Wing miniatures game.
I ordered one immediately and it arrived today, two weeks later.
Now I have a bunch more ships, I thought I’d have a go at building a pair of proper 100 point squads. This turned out to be more fiddly than I expected.
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.
After playing a few games with just the Core Set X-Wing and Tie Fighters, I opened the other small expansion ships.
These were the additional X-Wing, the Tie Interceptor, and the TIE Advanced fighter.
I have decided it is now time to start getting excited about the new Star Wars film and a return to the world of the original trilogy.
Hence I spent some time in a Barnes & Noble buying a bunch of sets for the X-Wing Miniatures Game.
I got a Core Set, an additional X-Wing, a TIE Interceptor and a TIE Advanced.
And a Millennium Falcon.