On the heels of my review of the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game, I had the opportunity to take in a battle between the Rebels and the Empire while visiting Dropzone Games. Aside from its simple yet engaging mechanics, one of the lures of the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game is that you can steadily expand on your force with additional ships and, for the game I observed, the players fielded both the new Y-Wing Fighter and the TIE Advanced.
Star Wars X-Wing Wing Miniatures Game, Shot for Shot
Thanks to the players who didn’t mind my hovering near the dogfight and periodically asking them to repeat a detail. (“Did you just roll four evades?”) John, Alex, Jim, Doug, and Pete were friendly and helpful, as is the whole lot at Dropzone Games, and although they were all relatively new to the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game, they were happy to introduce new players to it and offer up a ship to fly.
They were even kind enough to let me fly a Y-Wing in a later battle but, being an Imperial fan at heart, they may have come to regret their decision. Despite the Y-Wing’s impressive resilience, it’s (comparatively) ungainly flight didn’t hold up to the TIE fighters I was accustomed to flying. The tragic results and cluster missile-induced fireball were inevitable.
But, rather than discuss how I was fatally outmaneuvered by a TIE Advanced in my fourth sortie into the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game, I’ll advise you to instead check out my full battle report of significantly better pilots over at the Dropzone Games website.