Sunday, 28 September 2014

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

Just a quick post to say that fairly recently I came across a miniatures game that up until then had completely passed me by

I'm afraid I don't even remember how, or under what circumstances, I finally got to hear about it but, suffice to say, it caught my imagination to the extent that even without playing it I went out and purchased it almost immediately, and then set about making myself a makeshift playing surface out of black foam board purchased from Hobbycraft. No sooner had I done that, I purchased a second starter pack over the net. Sounds crazy, but it's the cheapest way to buy three more ships to start building your star fleets

The game isn't new but I'm sure I'm not alone in never having heard of it before. A couple of mates of mine, both dyed in the wool Star Wars fanatics, also hadn't heard of it until recently

I'm not going to go into the details of how to play the game just now but it is a) very simple to get a grip of, especially if you're familiar with board games and war games of different sorts, b) good value for money given what's in the starter pack box and c) great fun!

I intend to throw a few more posts up about it once I've played it a few more times and bought myself some of the expansions. Until then, if you're new to it too, here's a couple of images to whet your appetite and a plug for Chaos Cards, a UK based company specialising in minis games and trading card games, who are selling the range of ships and accessories for very reasonable prices


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