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Star Wars X-Wing miniatures game


It's not just a brand of whiskey. Fireball is the name of a starship in the Star Wars universe. Primarily created as a racing ship, it's been fitted with some weapons to make it a fighter (Spike would be proud). Soon, it'll be racing its way onto tabletops in X-Wing from Fantasy Flight. In this preview, we get a look at just what you can expect from this "explosion with wings."

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Convention season is damn-near upon us. Adepticon is rapidly approaching, and with it, the start of a season that nowadays basically runs pretty much all year. And with the launch of the season, Fantasy Flight is celebrating with a special edition Royal Naboo Fighter for X-Wing, including an alternate paint job and alternate card art for one of the pilots. But don't worry. Even if you're not up in Chicago, you can still get this figure.

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A new wave of X-Wing ships are on the horizon. For those looking to add to your squadrons, you can get a quick peek at the Xi-Class Shuttle, LAAT Gunship and HMR Droid Gunship. How will you be putting these new ships to use when they arrive?

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Sometimes, a pilot comes along that redefines what it is to fly a certain type of craft. It could be said for Wedge and the X-Wing. It was definitely said for Baron Soontir Fel and the TIE Interceptor. It's also said about Major Vonreg and the First Order's upgrade of the TIE Interceptor. Soon, he'll be joining your squadrons in X-Wing. In this preview, we get a look at just what he's capable of.

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The Hotshots and Aces expansion for X-Wing will add a whole bunch of pilots to the roster when you're building your squadrons. It's an expansion for everyone, including new cards for every faction. In this preview, we get a look at some of the Imperial, New Order, and Scum & Villainy pilots that are coming in the set. Want to know who's going to be hopping into the cockpit? Take a look for yourself.

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I'm guessing a lot of you have Star Wars fever right now. There's a new movie out and pretty much everyone's going to see it. If you're wanting to bring that excitement to your tabletops, Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Miniatures Game is a great way to do it. And soon, your Rebel and Resistance squadrons will have some new pilots jumping into the cockpit. In this preview, we get a look at some of them and just what sort of skills they bring to the skies.

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Space Weather!

Ok, so we might think of space as just empty... well... space, there are a lot of things out there, and when fights between fleets of ships happen, there could be much more than just the enemy ships to deal with. Fantasy Flight has announced new environment cards for X-Wing. Get a preview of what those will be like here.

... Should this be a Terrain Corner post? Maybe. Maybe not.

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Fantasy Flight's got some new Star Wars releases available for you this week. If you're an X-Wing player, there's the 2nd edition version of the C-ROC Cruiser. So, Scum & Villainy gets their huge ship back. Meanwhile, in Legion, they have the Count Dooku and Clone Captain Rex Commander Expansions that you can pick up.

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Fantasy Flight has quite a few new releases hitting shelves. As you can see from the featured image, there's a new KeyForge set. You can pick it up in many differentn forms, from a 2-player starter, to a regular deck, to a deluxe regular deck, to an even more deluxe-er set. For you X-Wing fans, there's the Huge Ship Conversion Kit as well as the Multiplayer Epic Expansion. If you missed out on getting a Tantiv IV before, you can pick up one now designed for 2nd edition.

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X-Wing. It's pretty much just a 1-v-1 game with two squadrons facing off against one-another. But what about bringing more people in on the fun? That's a little trickier, but not impossible. To help out, Fantasy Flight is coming out with the Epic Battles multiplayer expansion. This new box set contains several scenarios for you to play out with your friends. In this article, they take a look at one so you can know what you're getting into.

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While the Imperials can certainly create ships of rather large size, and the Rebels manage to get enough shipbuilders on their side to do it as well, the various individuals that make up the Scum & Villainy faction in X-Wing also can create such large ships. One example is the C-ROC Cruiser. This ship is getting an update to 2nd edition, and you can see just what it will look like in this preview.

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The first scene in Star Wars was the highly dramatic capture of the Tantiv IV by the Imperial forces. Hopefully, when you play your own Tantiv IV in X-Wing, that same thing doesn't happen (but let me know when they release an X-Wing scale Star Destroyer, would you?). With the update to 2nd Edition, the ship's getting an overhaul. In this preview, you can get yourselve a look-see. I know that if I buy one, it's pretty much my only chance to ever get a Corvette.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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