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AlastairJ13 Dec 2012 4:11 p.m. PST

Hi all

Another game of X Wing earlier this week and a head to head duel between Skywalker Snr and Skywalker Jnr plus our first test of Y Wings and Ion Cannons

link

Cheers

Alastair

cbaxter13 Dec 2012 4:47 p.m. PST

cool

Ghostrunner13 Dec 2012 7:32 p.m. PST

Liked the report.

There's a couple of players out there who are adamant the Y-Wing is utterly useless.

Then you see reports like yours where they save the day.

I'll admit I tend to do the math in my head, but I try not to be too much of a Munchkin when I play these games.

Playing the decrepit old Wishbones alongside the hotter X-Wings adds a lot of flavor to the game for me.

Personal logo vojvoda Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Dec 2012 6:45 a.m. PST

Not every battleship can be the Yamamoto. The Y wing has some limitations that force the play to adjust tactics accordingly.

VR
James Mattes

sotek486 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2012 4:59 p.m. PST

I agree that the Y-Wing has it's advantages. Sure, taking nothing by Y-Wings isn't a winning strategy IMO … but a mixed force I think is a better option … provided you have a strategic bone in your body ;-)

Mako1114 Dec 2012 6:54 p.m. PST

Double proton torpedoes, and an ion cannon will add considerably to their punch, but cost a lot in points.

AlastairJ15 Dec 2012 10:05 a.m. PST

I have to admit their was a certain pleasure in seeing the Y Wing fly like a brick but slow the TIE fighter to a crawl and shoot bits off it… pretty frustrating for my opponent though grin

Ghostrunner15 Dec 2012 10:36 a.m. PST

Introduced my gaming group (4 other guys) to the game last night.

Vader + 4 Unique TIEs vs. Wedge, Horton, and a Red X-Wing.

Red X-Wing had incredible rolls, lived almost to the very end, and had 3 TIE kills.

Horton had R2-D2 and the ion turret. New guys were more than a little irritated that his shields kept reforming after every pass. Actually finished off a TIE with a range 3 shot with his primary guns – only took the shot because it was the only one in range. TIE rolled 4 blanks.

Game came down to Wedge vs. Vader at nearly full strength (two of the new players). Head to head, and Vader nailed Wedge with a full 3 damage points with no evasion for Wedge.

First question after the game… so, when do we get A-Wings?

Personal logo nazrat Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2012 11:56 a.m. PST

February! And I can't wait for all of the Wave 2 stuff.

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