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Board Games in Review – Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game

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Star WarsGreetings fellow nerdarchists. Nerdarchist Ted here and if you know anything about me you will know that I am a Star Wars enthusiast.  From books to movies from toys to games I get involved in it all.

So what better way for me to celebrate the day after Star Wars day then with a board game review about a Star Wars Game.  So beware the Revenge of the 5th.

My background on miniature games is fairly extensive.  By no means have I covered them all but I was heavily engrossed in Mage Knight, Heroscape, Warhammer, Warhammer 40K, Dreamblade, Monsterpocalypse,  Navai Drapt and Hero Clix.

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X-wing is great as it breaks away from the usual creature versus creature and dives headlong into the gritty ship to ship battles that can only take place in the vast openness of space.  Unlike some other games where you spend countless hours building and painting your army, these ships come fully assembled and painted to mirror exactly what you see on screen.

While I like messing around with miniatures my painting skills are moderate at best and to get the impressive detail that are on these miniatures I would have to pay my more skilled friends to make it miniature gamehappen.

Sadly the downside to these spectacular works of art is the price per piece.  The cheapest ship costs around $10 and you only need a few to make your points but if you are me you will wind up collecting quite a large amount.

But overall the money is worth it as the game play changes based on the players involved the mission being played, the pilots who are captaining the vessels and the randomness of the dice and or cards.  So because of all of this you will never play the same game twice even if many of the variables are the same.

Star Wars miniature game

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Not wanting to delve too deeply into the rules, I do think it is cool that each ship has different maneuverability and what you did last turn can effect what you are able to do this turn.  With other miniature games, Star Wars notes that the ships are flying and you can not just instantly change direction.

So that is big change from other games as it takes it in a linear timeline as opposed to each turn being totally separate from anything else that has happened.

Game play takes about an hour and Boardgamegeek gives this one a good rating of 7.95 out of 10.  Listed here. So go check this one out grab some friends and have a blast.

Wanna start your own Attack Wing Fleet? You can get started- Here

“Until Next Time, Stay Nerdy!”


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Ted Adams

The nerd is strong in this one. I received my bachelors degree in communication with a specialization in Radio/TV/Film. I have been a table op role player for about 20 years 17 of which with the current group. I have played several itterations of D&D, Mutants and Masterminds 2nd and 3rd editions, Star wars RPG, Shadowrun and World of Darkness. I am an avid fan of books and follow a few authors reading all they write. Favorite author is Jim Butcher I have been an on/off larper for around 15 years even doing a stretch of running my own for a while. I have played a number of Miniature games including Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Heroscape, Mage Knight, Dreamblade and D&D Miniatures. I have practiced with the art of the German long sword with an ARMA group for over 7 years studying the German long sword, sword and buckler, dagger, axe and polearm. By no strecth of the imagination am I an expert but good enough to last longer than the average person if the Zombie apocalypse ever happens. I am an avid fan of board games and dice games with my current favorite being Quarrios.

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