Yesterday my son and I played 2 games of X-Wing to get a little more practice for the X-Wing System Open Qualifier at AdeptiCon next Friday. My son will not be playing in X-Wing (but instead Batman) but he still got in a few games for my much needed practice.Last time I played a couple weeks back, I was testing a "Fat Han" list with just Han Solo and Wedge, a 2 ship list (Hyperspace legal), but since the AdeptiCon event is a System Open Qualifier and is an Extended Format event, I decided to change a few things up by putting Han on a diet and squeezing in a Bandit Squadron Pilot Z-95 ship.Game 1:My List:Han Wedge Bandit v1.0(82) Han Solo [Modified YT-1300 Light Freighter](5) Nien Nunb(8) Perceptive Copilot(6) Veteran Turret Gunner(5) Lone Wolf(6) Millennium FalconPoints: 112(52) Wedge Antilles [T-65 X-wing](2) R4 Astromech(0) Servomotor S-foils(5) Hull Upgrade(6) OutmaneuverPoints: 65(23) Bandit Squadron Pilot [Z-95-AF4 Headhunter]Points: 23Total points: 200My Son:Luke Wedge Norra(62) Luke Skywalker [T-
Yesterday morning I was able to get in another practice game with my "Fat Han" list against my son (though it turned out it was not much practice with the Falcon). I asked my son if he could fly a Tie list so I could see how well my 2 ship list would hold up against multiple ships.I made a slight change to my list from my last game, dropping R2-D2 for Perceptive Copilot.My "Fat Han" List v1.1:Modified YT-1300 Light Freighter - •Han Solo - 132Han Solo - Scoundrel for Hire (82) Lone Wolf (5) Nien Nunb (5) Perceptive Copilot (8) Millennium Falconn(6) Luke Skywalker (26)T-65 X-wing - •Wedge Antilles - 66 Wedge Antilles - Red Two (52) Outmaneuver (6) R4 Astromech (2) Shield Upgrade (6) Servomotor S-foils (Closed) (0)Total: 198/200Son's Empire List:TIE/ln Fighte
WOW, this is actually post #1000 dating all the way back to 2009!It has been awhile since I last played X-Wing, and I really need more practice before AdeptiCon comes up on us in a few weeks, not that I am going to get in a win at AdeptiCon, but it would be nice to fly my ships knowing the rules.This morning I woke up my son early (early for him) and we got in a game of X-Wing in before he left for work. I have been basically flying 'Scum & Villainy' since the release of X-Wing 2.0 (and I really do like Boba Fett), but I decided to go try a "Fat Han" list and see how I like it. I used to like flying a "Fat Han" back in X-Wing 1.0, or a double YT-1300 lists, but the norm in X-Wing 2.0 has been to fly 3+ ships, well let's see how this new "Fat Han" list works.My "Fat Han" List:Modified YT-1300 Light Freighter - •Han Solo - 132Han Solo - Scoundrel for Hire (82) Lone Wolf (5) Nien Nunb (5) R2-D2 (8)&nbs
It has been a few weeks since my last game of X-Wing and last night my son and I played so we can keep the rules fresh in our minds. I am signed up for the X-Wing System Open Qualifier at AdeptiCon 2019, not that I am gong to win, but I do want to make sure I know what I am doing. For last nights game, I went back to playing Scum & Villiany and my son with his Rebels.*upgrades not listedRebel (200)Wedge AntillesLuke SkywalkerB-Wing Variant?Scum & Villiany (200)Boba FettTalonbane CobraGrazI flew Cobra and Graz in a perfect position to get a Range 1 shot on Luke early in the game and they both whiffed allowing Luke to continue flying, he should have been destroyed early on. Wedge and the B-Wing then made work on Graz, he survived the first round of shooting, but then the next round he was destroyed. My remaining 2 ships then start to finally hit their targets....B-Wing ad Wedge were destroyed and now it was time for Luke to use the Force and pull off the win....was not going to h
This afternoon before my son had to go in to work, we were able to get in a game of X-Wing. All of X-Wing 2.0 I have been flying with the Scum, but today I wanted to change it up a bit and try a Rebel fleet. I came across the list used to win the Michigan GT last weekend, so I thought I would give it a try.*upgrades not listedRebel (A) (199) (me)Wedge AntillesJan Ors"Dutch" VanderBlue Squadron EscortRebel (B) (197) (my son)Wedge AntillesBlue Squadron EscortBlue Squadron EscortBandit Squadron Pilot Rebel (A)Rebel (B)I really do like the list alot, but it just was not the day for me. My 'Wedge' was knocked out first and then I retaliated and killed his 'Wedge'. Next 'Jan Ors' got killed and I was down 4 ships to 2. I could not come back and clock ran out on us. Rebels (A) killed 134 points, Rebels (B) killed 179. Scoring per the tournament packet would give my son 245 points to my 155.I could use more practice with the above list, but I really enjoy flying my Scum.
Last night we got in another game of X-Wing 2.0, this time a full 200 points vs 200 points. We were still a bit slow on time (much slower than the 75 minutes allowed in a tournament game), but we are still learning 2.0 and some of the new symbols on the cards.Since I just opened 'Lando's Millennium Falcon' expansion pack, I thought it would be fun giving it a fly. Han Solo and Boba Fett flying siide by side with an escape pod. Since I am still fresh on 2.0 and all the upgrade cards, I based their upgrades on the quick build lists that Fantasy Flight Games offers on their website (and in the new 2.0 packaging).Customized YT-1300 Light Freighter - Han Solo - 71 •Han Solo - The Corellian Kid (54) Marksmanship (1) Chewbacca (4) Rigged Cargo Chute (4) Tactical Scrambler (2) Lando’s Millennium Falcon (6)Firespray-class Patrol Craft - Boba Fett - 103&nb
Last night my son and I finally got in a couple of games of X-Wing 2.0. Just to begin with and refresh my memory on how the game plays (since it has been over 3 years since I played X-Wing) we elected to just start of playing with the Starter Sets. My son was flying the Rebels with a T-65 X-Wing and I was playing the Galactic Empire with 2 Tie Fighters.Game 1 Deployment.It was actually really fun playing again, our first game (as with all new games) we had our heads buried a lot in the rules manual, it was more of me forgetting on how things worked. I spaced out my 2 Tie Fighters in deployment to try and draw the X-Wing towards one of them while I flanked with the other. In this game, the X-wing managed to destroy 1 Tie Fighter and the second Tie Fighter finished off the X-Wing. A win for the Galactic Empire.Lone Tie Fighter destroys X-Wing,In game 2 I deployed both of my Tie Fighters next to each other (no pic, just to try something different). This game moved along much faster