Sunday, 28 October 2012

X Wing Quickstart Game


We played the quickstart set up game from X Wing this afternoon and I think it went pretty well.

The basic mechanics are quite similar to Wings of War but with an improved movement system, using various turn templates rather than cards. The combat phase is, however, quite different and uses an opposed dice roll system together with hit cards to determine damage, although this wasn't detailed in the quick version of the rules that we were following.

I enjoyed the game and it looks like it's got a decent set of legs, when the full rules and the advanced options are included. I'll have another go tomorrow, using the full rules for a solo game, before I attempt to explain how the system works to the boys. We're off to Tavistock on Tuesday and I'm hoping that the local games shop will have the expansion packs in stock, so that I can acquire at least one more X Wing for the rebel alliance.

Good fun!

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