FFG just recently announced another new expansion for X-Wing, and this time it brings Imperial players more pilots and upgrades for their TIE Bombers, and Defenders! The expansion is called Imperial Veterans – and is structured the same as Imperial Aces was. It includes 2 new models, with variant paint schemes (Gamma Squadron for the Bomber, and a mean looking red paint scheme for the defender) as well as a host of new pilots and upgrades to modify and make these ships more versatile. For example, with the new TIE/x7 Title for the Defender, it removes ordnance in order to make the ship gain a free evade when moving at speed 3-5. Changing the Defender into a dodgy fighter craft instead of the larger turret/bomb carrying ship it is now. There isn’t too much else released at this point, but this expansion looks like it should breath a bit of new life into the older ships and make them a bit more competitive in the current meta. Check out FFG’s announcement here!
One of the unique things about Star Wars: Armada is the use of Objectives. Objectives add a very welcome strategic layer to the game as opposed to X-Wing. Each player must build their fleet, and also pick objectives. These come in the form of 3 different categories, and before the game each player picks 1 of 4 available objectives from each category. Continue reading
2015 is quickly winding down, and what a great year for board games it has been! The past week has been filled with some great gaming experiences and as always I will share those with you now. 7 Wonders: Duel, Champions of Midgard and Mission: Red Planet are played!
7 Wonders: Duel
My friend, Laura, and I decided to go to war against each other while the others busy demoing Star Wars: X-wing for a new visitor to The Jester’s Court. 7 Wonders: Duel, for those unfamiliar, is the recent 2 player variant to the award-winning 7 Wonders by Repos Production. If you’ve played 7 Wonders there’s a good chance that you love the drafting mechanic in the game. 7 Wonders: Duel does away with drafting completely, except for each player’s available Wonders at the beginning of the game.
Star Wars board/miniatures game fans rejoice! The latest offering from Fantasy Flight Games in the Star Wars universe has been announced! From the FFG website:
“Experience the Galactic Civil War like never before. In Rebellion, you control the entire Galactic Empire or the fledgling Rebel Alliance. You must command starships, account for troop movements, and rally systems to your cause. Featuring more than 150 plastic miniatures and two game boards that account for thirty-two of the Star Wars galaxy’s most notable systems, Rebellion features a scope that is as large and sweeping as the Star Wars universe deserves.”
Sign me up! Click here, or on the image above, to visit the Star Wars: Rebellion page on the Fantasy Flight Games website!
Welcome to the first installment of The Bridge! This will be a new article series here on Flaming Dice Reviews that covers everything Star Wars Armada has to offer. If you have anything in particular you want to know about this game, or want to read about, let me know!
With the release of Wave 2 imminent, and everyone itching to play with that gorgeous Imperial Class Star Destroyer, storage has been something I have been working on this last week. While there are already commercially available options from BattleFoam for everything in the starter pack and Wave 1 (and I’m sure soon to be Wave 2), a lot of people have just not jumped into using BattleFoam or the other options available. Continue reading
Yesterday FFG announced a new line of colored bases for X-Wing Miniatures. The new bases come in 5 new colors (also a clear option), and are made of translucent plastic matching the original bases. Probably the most exciting part of this announcement is that they will be tournament legal – which is welcome news to competitive players who have until now been unable to customize their bases. The new bases come in packs of 4 small bases, and 1 large base along with all the needed pegs. There is no price listed, and release is slated for Q4 of 2015. These new bases are sure to offer a new way to customize squadrons, and add a bit of flair to your ships.
Read the announcement by clicking here!
So with the release of Wave 7, we got some really cool new toys to play with! I’m talking about the new K-Wing for you dirty Rebels, and the TIE Punisher for all those aspiring Imperial Admirals out there. Both of them come with the ability to carry a TON of ordnance into battle with the new Extra Munitions upgrade. Continue reading
*Disclaimer: The following article is a reflection of my personal opinions about the state of the Metagame. I acknowledge the fact that I am not an expert on this game and make no claims to knowing more than anyone else on the subject. These are merely analyzed observations based on my personal perceptions of the game. Feel free to draw your own conclusions and to make remarks regarding the content in this article, I only ask that you do so respectfully to both myself, and other commenters should there be any. I offer no offense, and I apologize if any is given. Thank you!
I have been watching a lot of Battle Reports lately and I have to note that there are a great deal of Fat Han, RAC (Rear Admiral Chiraneau), and 58 Dash builds being played all around the world and winning consistently. Just take a look at the Regional Results compiled by MajorJuggler here. High damage large-based turret builds have characterized the Metagame. While turrets undermine the anticipation of the Planning and Activation Phases of the game, the worst part is most people aren’t even adding any new ideas to these lists. They are running them with the same pilots and the same upgrades that everyone else is. There is no innovation or creativity in the theory crafting. There is no assessment of the Meta or implementation of a new plan to challenge the current “strongest”. In my opinion, this is making the game stale. Continue reading
*Disclaimer: This article is intended for “Rookie Pilots” who are new to X-Wing Miniatures and not necessarily for seasoned veterans of the game. However if you are seasoned you are welcome to read on as you may or may not learn something anyways! Thank you for reading!
X-Wing Miniatures is a game of interstellar dogfights set in the Star Wars universe! While the game is fairly simple in terms of the basic game mechanics, there is actually a lot of depth in the strategies employed by players. While you obviously have to have a strategy in the movement planning stages of the game, the strategy really begins in the list building aspect of X-Wing. Continue reading
There’s just so many things that I want, and well… here’s three more things that fall into that category! Fantasy Flight Games Edition! P.S. I’ve decided to just direct deposit 80% of my paycheck to FFG’s account.
Star Wars: X-Wing – Wave 7
The making of the Star Wars: Armada review video was a disaster and a half. I was plagued by technical difficulties, had to do a lot of re-shoots initially, accidentally deleted all of the footage, was turned into a newt, got better, did more re-shoots, and finally finished a week after I started! I thought about forgetting the whole thing half-way through and just making a 30 minute video of me weeping instead, but ultimately decided to finish it.
The second edition of In My Crosshairs, a.k.a. Things I Want! Two of the entries are related to my current Star Wars Miniatures addiction, and the other is a game I have looked forward to since its launch. The latter which has been out of stock since pretty much its launch day, and I continue to not-so-patiently wait!
This Game Night Report is a long time coming, and I am picking and choosing some of my recent gaming experiences from the last couple of weeks. Also, since I have a memory of about 34.7 seconds tops I will be omitting dates; I will, however, include where I was at the time of playing. One of my ABSOLUTE favorite games of all time, The Resistance, is featured, as well as Star Wars: Armada!