Friday, September 28, 2012

First Game of X-Wing

 My son and I played a quick game of the new Fantasy Flight miniature game "X-Wing".  I had gotten wind of this game from the guys over at WWPD and was hooked.

The game is a blast.  Our first game went down to the wire with my X-Wing finally seeing off the last of 2 Tie fighters after a lot of maneuvering.  Both fighters were down to there last hit points so it was a lot of fun. I'm sure we got some of the rules wrong but the game was a blast.

From a component side, I think the game is well worth the $31.99 I paid for it from the War Store. The pre-painted mini's (one X-Wing and two Tie Fighters) are very well done.  All of the other game components are also very of a high quality.

Game play is simple yet there is a good deal of depth.  The movement dials are a very nice innovation and keep the game moving along briskly.

I suspect there will be a number of re-fights over the course of the weekend but that will need to wait as Saturday morning will be occupied with a college visit to Drexel's Engineering School for Sean and myself.


Ian said...

Interesting, do they also do the mini's unpainted?


jmilesr said...

Ian - as far as I know the mini's only come painted. The ones I have are very well done and are about 1.5 inches long.

jmezz382 said...

jmilesr ! I am glad you got into the cockpit finally! The Warstore has it priced well and the booster packs are priced well as well !

It is a hit ! Glad we swayed you to the Light side !

Anibal Invictus said...

I saw the box this morning in the shop where my son gets his supply of Magic Cards. Were not for the price (40€) I would have taken it with me. All the reviews I read so far a good... now topping my Christmas list of gifts from the family