Thursday, 13 March 2014

And now for something completely different-

There was no campaigning this week as Graham H. had more pressing business elsewhere - I know, what's more pressing than war gaming? - so Peter brought some of his stuff over. Last night, in a galaxy far, far away...............
We played X-Wing by Fantasy Flight Games. This was a boxed starter set containing three space craft (2 Tie Fighters and an X-Wing) and all the other bits and pieces needed to play the game. I was especially impressed at the level of thought and quality of everything, such as the models, movement aids, cards and the like. The models are wonderfully detailed for their size and pre-painted to a very good standard. Peter also brought his vinyl play mat (the saucy devil) which set everything off very nicely.
So what of the game? It was excellent! There is a great deal of fun to be had with this game. Everything has been well thought out. It is easy to pick up and it plays with a good pacey move turn around. For a game without hexes it leaves little room for any disputes. Although science fiction gaming isn't usually my bag, I will play this game again, and I might even buy it - as a Birthday present for my son, perhaps (grin) - as a 'quick set up', 'hour to kill', game.

7 comments:

Parzival of TMP said...

"You've taken your first step into a larger world." -- Obi Wan

:-)

It is a great game. And the more ships and players you have, the better it gets!

Mikko Asikainen said...

You can enjoy the same mechanics with Wings if War / Wings of Glory if you enjoy historicals more. It's nearly the same game.

David said...

I've not tried Xwing myself but have enjoyed numerous games of WoW over the Western Front.

Huey Newton said...

Nice mat, been looking to purchase one but not too keen on the GF9 ones...where did you get this one? is it custom or available to buy?

JAMES ROACH said...

I believe Peter bought it on Amazon.

It's one of this range

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deep-Space-Vinyl-Gaming-Battle/dp/B00GXA269Y/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1396645418&sr=8-6&keywords=space+play+mat

Huey Newton said...

Thanks for that James...just purchased myself one :)

Huey Newton said...

Thanks for that James...just purchased one :)