Longtime readers know that when it comes to miniatures, I like mine on the grand scale. A really well-done 32mm single soldier is fine, but give me the huge dragon. Give me the giant robot. Give me the massive starship. With the changeover to 2nd Edition for X-Wing, the huge ships had been left out. Well, not for much longer. We're getting a new conversion kit for them and Fantasy Flight is showing off a preview.
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It's a Star Wars party over at Fantasy Flight with their latest batch of releases. For those that've been looking forward to ships new and old for X-Wing, the fifth wave is now available. Those that want to get a little bit more down and directly involved with your Star Wars experience, there's the new Gadgets and Gear sourcebook for the RPG. Heck, you could use the latter to RP fixing damage to your ship that you played in the former. All of these are available now online and down at your LGS.
If you're like me, you like to personalize your minis collections as much as possible. You might paint up your figures in special colors. Maybe you get special bases. Or you get custom dice. Now, Fantasy Flight is letting you add some more personality via their faction-specific Damage Decks (note: they're the same cards, but feature a different ship for the artwork depending on the faction in question).
I don't care how many times I read it, I keep seeing BLT Y-Wing instead of BTL-B Y-Wing. Makes me want to get a sandwich... Anyway, the BTL-B Y-Wing is coming soon for the Republic forces in X-Wing. Get yourself a look at what this new ship (or, old ship, as it were) is capable of.
The center of the Separatists' planetary network is Geonosis. That's where their factories turn out huge numbers of Battle Droids. Obviously, they'll have to keep that planet well-protected. That includes its skies, which they fill with Nantex fighters. They'll soon be making their way to tabletops in X-Wing as well. So, let's see what they're capable of.
With the update to 2nd Edition, all the ships that had come out for X-Wing are in need of an update. That includes the really huge ones. In this preview, we get a look at what the Imperial Raider will look like when it gets the update and hits tables soon.
Fantasy Flight is going all-in with their new X-Wing releases. They have announced the next wave of ships, and it's a whole squadron in and of itself. They've also got a trio of upgrade packs for players to get all the different pilots, upgrades, and more from not just previous packs, but new stuff as well.
The next wave of X-Wing figures is available from Fantasy Flight. They're still catching up, bringing some older ships to 2nd Edition, such as the Millennium Falcon and TIE Silencer, but there's also new ships such as the Naboo Fighter, the Hyena-Class Bomber, and the Resistance Transport.
It's a Two-Fer Friday in X-Wing announcements from Fantasy Flight. Starting off, they are bringing back the huge ships to the game, offering an upgrade kit for those that already have them, or simply reissuing them for those that don't. Then, for those that have a million ships and want to use them all together at once, they are also adding in Epic Battles, taking the game from a skirmish game to a more mass-army type of game with new formations and larger point values.
Tomorrow, the 4th wave for the X-Wing Miniatures Game 2nd Edition hits shelves. It includes a trio of new ships for the new factions the Separatists, the Old Republic, and the Resistance. But what will these new ships be bringing to the table and why did the designers make them that way? You get answers to that in this Design Diary preview.
While taking a transport into a dogfight might seem like taking a conversion van into a NASCAR race, there are definitely upsides to doing so. Namely, all the upgrades and crew you can generally put on them. In this case, we get a look at the Resistance Transport for X-Wing. It's versatile, because if you want to ditch the bottom 3/4 of the ship, you can do so and just fly around in the cockpit.
Let's try spinning!
Fantasy Flight continues their foray into Prequel territory with their various Star Wars games with a look at the Naboo Royal N-1 Starfighter. It will be zooming its way into X-Wing soon, and they've posted up a preview so you can know just what you're going to get.
The Separatists mainly relied on droid fighters in their fleets. Through variations in programming and design, different fighters can fill different roles. For example, the Hyena-class served as a bomber for the faction, able to carry and deliver all manner of heavy ordinance to the opposition. We get a look at what that will be like on your X-Wing tabletops in this preview.
A new batch of fighters will soon be making its way to your X-Wing tabletops from Fantasy Flight Games. They've announced Wave V, which continues bringing out older ships that are being updated for Version 2, as well as some new ones, including a new version of the venerable Y-Wing: The BLT Y-Wing! *reads notes* ... err, the BTL Y-Wing! ... now I'm hungry...
It's quite a release day for Fantasy Flight. They've got Wave III for X-Wing that you can pick up, including fighters for pretty much every faction. They've also got new books for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG out. There's the Shadowlands book as well as Mask of the Oni adventure. All are available now.
I remember when this was just known as "the Jedi Starfighter." But, in reality (or... fictionality?), it's called the Delta-7 Aethersprite. And you'll soon be able to add it to your X-Wing squadrons. In this preview, we get a look at just how it works, along with some of the different Jedi pilots for it.
A heavy fighter used by the Republic, the ARC-170 had a lot going on. Both forward and rear-facing acs of fire, potential to carry some heavy munitions, and a whole army of clone pilots to take them into battle. In this preview for X-Wing, we get a look at what they'll be like out on the battlefield.
The Trade Federation, and by extension, the Separatists, used primarily droid-fighters in their quest for control of certain parts of the galaxy. The main form used were the Vulture Droids. In this preview for X-Wing, we get a look at how these ships will look out in the skies of your tabletops.
Equipped with advanced cloaking and surveilance technology, the Sith Infiltrator on its own is a pretty sneaky ship. Add in some force-attuned pilots and it becomes all the more deadly. Soon, Separatist players will be able to add it to their fleets in X-Wing. Check out its stats and some of the upgrades in this preview.
Hello, and welcome to Friday. We're glad to have you here. I'm certainly ready for the weekend.
As we make our way to a glorious pair of days off, let's snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: New First Order and Resistance Dial Upgrade Packs for X-Wing From Fantasy Flight Games, New Samurai Heads Available From Puppets War, and President's Day Sale Happening at Kraken Dice.
The upcoming wave for the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight is going to be massive. It's an entire squadron of releases all at once, and there's a bit of something for everyone. Now, a lot of is consists of updated versions of older ships, now coming out for the 2nd edition of the game. But there's several new releases as well for you to check out.
The X-Wing Miniatures Game will soon be making its way into the past. Fantasy Flight is taking the game to the Republic era. We've seen a bit of what the Separatists are up to with their droid fighters. But who is protecting the Republic itself? That's what we get a look at in this preview.
The Star Wars sga covers quite a bit of time, with many conflicts. The first we see on film is the war between the Separatists and the Republic. These factions will be making their way to the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight, with the Separatists getting a starter set soon. In this preview, we get a look at a few of the upgrades they'll have available for their robotic ships.
While playing a friendly pick-up game of X-Wing is certainly fun, there's also something thrilling to play some games in hopes of winning some cool swag. With the release of the 2nd edition of the game, Fantasy Flight is also updating their organized play kit. Get yourself a look at it in this preview.
While the Prequel movies for Star Wars might have... mixed reviews... there are some pretty cool starship designs that are soon to be hitting your tabletops in the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight. My personal favorite is General Grievous' Rolls Royce.