One mean freighter. (FFG Image)
So, continuing my dive into everything Wave 7 has to offer, I have been playing around with the new YV-666 Houndstooth and the Kihraxz Fighter. The new models are again beautifully designed, and work to get the Scum faction up to speed with the Rebels and Empire. The YV-666 also brings one of the more notorious bounty hunters into the game with the elite pilot, Bossk. Continue reading
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
So, as many of you know, this last Friday September 4th, was what marketers and geeks alike referred to as Force Friday. This day was the day Disney (our “beloved” Star Wars overlords), decided to launch a ton of new The Force Awakens merchandise in preparation for Episode VII. With this huge release of collectibles, they also released a new X-Wing Miniatures Core Set featuring new models of ships from the film.
One of the most popular articles on Flaming Dice Reviews is Sergio’s Stay on Target which focuses on all aspects of the X-Wing: Miniatures Game. After talking, Sergio and I decided to restructure the duties on the site and have decided to add another author, our excellent friend, Shon. Sergio will no longer be authoring Stay on Target, and will instead be focusing on game reviews among other upcoming features yet to be revealed. Shon will be taking over Sergio’s role as author of Stay on Target very soon! Look for the next edition in the next couple of days!
I saw a photo of a TIE Fighter with battle damage on Boardgamegeek.com the other day. I immediately tried to find a good tutorial on how to do it and unfortunately I couldn’t really find what I was looking for, so I decided that I would just give it a shot! After I finished my first TIE I realized that this mod is an extremely easy look to achieve. I even made a little tutorial for those of you how are unsure about how challenging this mod will be. Check it out and let me know what you think!
X-Wing is one of the best games I have ever played, partially because it’s so accessible to new players compared to other tabletop miniatures games. In most other miniature games you have to buy a lot more items, assemble them, and then paint them before your troops are playable or look good on the field. Fantasy Flight has done an excellent job producing beautiful, highly detailed models for their devoted players. And all you have to do is buy the model and play it! While I love this because it is so welcoming to newcomers, I have to admit, seeing all of the models look the same is kind of aesthetically boring. So, for me, it is important to add a little personalization to my ships!
I believe that when you spend the time painting your models you become more emotionally invested in the game. It makes your ships stand out in the crowd. It makes other players comment about how the look of your ships is so much better than the basic ship from the box, and that kind of recognition and validation helps to not only immerse me deeper into the game but also into the hobby aspect of the game. It makes me want to find other kinds of custom modifications to attempt on my ships. Then, all of the time I spend working on my ships makes me want to show them off, and there is no better way to do that than on the battlefield.
In the end though, all of the ships are beautiful the way they come. And I know that some people aren’t very comfortable making permanent changes to things they spend their hard earned money on, especially if they don’t consider themselves to be overly creative or artistic. But making some very basic changes can be very easy for a person with any level of painting/artistic skill. So, like I said, I love how accessible this game is to new comers, but once you’re in, I strongly suggest investing your time into the hobby aspect of the game because you won’t regret it.
With the success of Sergio’s popular Stay on Target, I decided to do a special Kickstarter Report on Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game accessories currently on Kickstarter! Links to the respective Kickstarter campaign pages are available by clicking the titles of each entry or the links at the bottom of entry. Enjoy and stay on target!
Askrias Cube – Game Aid Dice
The Askrias Cube is a great looking game aid that comes with the dice cubes themselves, the tiles that form the 6 sides and stickers to customize your cubes! From the campaign page:
“Basically, the Askrias Cube is a plastic die frame that has slots on all 6 sides. Then the user will be able to insert tiles onto the different sides – therefore creating their own die for whatever uses they have in mind. What’s better is that – the cube act as a normal die as well, you can roll it, shake it, toss it and the tiles will not fall out. However with a simple tug with your nails, the tile can be changed without much hassle.”
*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
I had stated previously that I wanted to try to add another writer to this site, and it’s going to happen! My excellent friend, Sergio, who is a board gamer and very talented X-Wing: Miniatures Game player, will start writing a regular article here (and hopefully more soon).
The name of the article will be ‘Stay on Target’ and will feature all thing X-Wing; news, strategies and anything else he wants to write about!
Look for the very first installment of Stay on Target next week!