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Mako1117 Nov 2012 10:01 p.m. PST

Here's and interesting battle report, with photos, that I ran across on the FFG X-Wing site:


It includes ORBATs, special rules for trench runs, etc., so is definitely worth checking out.

I especially like the rules for the pilots to "Stay on Target", in order to get attack dice vs. the Death Star. The lines in the trench are a great idea for helping track that.

kidbananas17 Nov 2012 10:36 p.m. PST

That is so sweet!

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 11:02 p.m. PST

Kidbananas is right. Very well done.

Mako1118 Nov 2012 3:24 a.m. PST

Yep, looks really great!

Trying to come up with some additional rules for added cinematic flavor to the basic X-Wing rules, and/or those I've seen others use, e.g. die-rolling to enter the trench successfully, possibility of collisions with the trench walls and/or other fighters if hit by enemy fire, no evasion permitted if in the trench and alongside another fighter, single fighters can evade in the trench, appearance of the Millenium Falcon (or not), etc.

Any other ideas to the above, to make life interesting for the players, and/or to keep replay sorties fun?

Oddball18 Nov 2012 6:11 a.m. PST

A great looking game! Any idea where they got the print outs for the Death Star surface? Seems like a very reason way to make a Death Star without breaking the bank.

haywire Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2012 6:22 a.m. PST

Wow!! Mako that looks awesome. I like the use of the plexi when flying over the trench. And the targetting lines marked on the trench.

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2012 7:00 a.m. PST


I think they are using the paper terrain from Wargame Vault



Oddball18 Nov 2012 8:58 a.m. PST

Perfect Onomarchos!

Thanks for the info.

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2012 9:16 a.m. PST

That is so cool!

combat wombat Inactive Member18 Nov 2012 10:58 a.m. PST


Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2012 11:28 a.m. PST

Holy crapshoot, that looks like it was fun-on-a-bun! In SPACE!!!

Mako1118 Nov 2012 4:54 p.m. PST

Here's another nice, detailed board, with cardboard turrets, and a superb looking exhaust port:


Mako1118 Nov 2012 5:09 p.m. PST

Here's a battle report of the playtest run, using the terrain board that was used at Millennium Con:


Lots of nice shots, and a good report narrative.

Love the closeup shots in and over the trench. Gives a nice feel of the action from the movie.

jgibbons Inactive Member18 Nov 2012 5:43 p.m. PST

Thanks! I am just starting to get into x-wing myself…

Who asked this joker Inactive Member19 Nov 2012 11:12 a.m. PST

Just another reason why Star Wars is such a cool theme for a Sci-Fi game! Really well done!

seldonH22 Nov 2012 10:12 p.m. PST

ha… that was our game.. We put it together with Brady here in Austin for Millennium Con.

He did an impressive job not only with the board but also with the convention aides, he did the cards larger size for the players to avoid fiddling with the upgrade cards and other stuff..
The turn track also captured a few smiles :)

We are always doing slight adjustments to the scenario as we playtest it and we hope to run it again next year at different opportunities. A key objective is to keep the rules elegant and consistent with the standard x-wing rules ( ie. not overly complicated ) and also to have the game behave as much as possible as the attack on episode IV.

The convention game was the best so far, fought all the way to the end.. it could have gone either way.. The Imperials did a great job and I think that they had the edge but the rebels got very lucky on the only successful trench run that they managed to execute.. The rebels had a good overall plan but a few of their fighters got distracted and lost sight of the main objective ( Luke never got to hear Obi Wan whisper :) for example ).

And it is nice to see a Y-wing deliver the goods :)

Indeed the pdf is the one indicated before, Brady did the editing for the "stay on target" lines and similar adjustments.

Another good reason to stop by Austin in November and visit Millennium… And you can stay a week longer and go to the F1 race… ok ok… I'm from Argentina, we like F1… :)

PS: we would have loved to have the Falcon arriving, but I guess Jabba got the best out of Han and hence FFG delayed the Falcon till Feb :(


Clay the Elitist Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 8:21 a.m. PST


Who knew that The Force came in a bottle of Patron?

Francisco, the game was a blast and I've talked some guys in the area into trying it out.

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