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Old 05-06-2017, 01:47 PM   #1
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Mega Dunsparce X-Wing Miniatures

X-Wing Minis is a miniatures tabletop game that simulates starfighter dogfights of the Star Wars (extended) universe.

Each ship has a pre-painted miniature, a set of pilot cards, and various equipment cards used to upgrade their actions and abilities. Players build squads based on various ships from a faction and their upgrades, typically maxing at a certain point value (typically 100 points in tournament play). This allows for a lot of variety of play based on which ships you decide to use from which faction.

There are three factions at the moment. Rebellion and the Resistance, with ships like the classic X-Wing and the T-70 X-Wing as well as the Millennium Falcon and even Legends ships like the E-Wing and the Outrider. Empire and First Order have the swarms of TIE Fighters and their multitude of variants including the TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor, TIE Advanced and the TIE/fo and even more obscure ships like the Decimator and new ships like the Upsilon shuttle. The third faction is Scum & Villainy, which includes ships like the Slave I, but also has less known ships like the Jumpmaster 2000, Mandalorian Protectorate Starfighter, and even the Quadjumper from The Force Awakens.

Since I don't want to bloat this post with how to play and stuff, I'll just link to a video on Youtube:


I think the game is somewhat comparable to Magic in terms of preparing a squad and loadout is similar to deck building, but is very much a board game due to dice rolls, but obviously a tabletop miniatures with spatial awareness for movement, firing arcs, and range as well as general tactical play.

Everyone who I've shown the game to and have actually gotten to play at least a few times has ended up picking up the game themselves. The gameplay rewards smart plays, but dice rolls can be a big equalizer and keeps the game exciting. The fact that the game also has the Star Wars IP is a big attraction too, but the miniatures themselves are pretty good looking straight from the box.

Anyone else fly casual?
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