Thursday, June 4, 2015

Wolfy's 'Hit & Run' X-Wing Scenario

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Wolfy (my fiancé) has lately been avoiding X-Wing. In a nutshell, she's bored with every game's focus being to simply wipe out the other side. True, that does get old but there are scenarios, right? Well yeah, but the few you get with some of the X-Wing packs are kinda lackluster themselves, and we haven't checked out FFG's fan-made scenarios yet either.

To quote Lando Calrissian: That was too close!

So stricken with insomnia the other night, Wolfy came up with her own simple scenario and we gave it a try twice Tuesday night.

The verdict: Its a keeper!



Using a blind draw for our lists (out of the myriad that I have printed out), we both drew Rebels for the 2nd game. Here, you can see that Wolfy has effectively learned my tactic of blocking with scrub pilots...

Okay so here's the set up:

Force Selection: 100 points - any faction

Mission Objectives:  All ships must at some point cross the center of the game area (use the ship's flight peg to determine this). Additionally, you need to destroy at least one opposing ship, and whichever ship (on each side) that gets the 'kill shot' (final blow on the victim) must then get off of your deployment table edge alive!

Sounds easy right?

Okay, so there's nothing of note happening in this pic, but I thought it looked cool enough to post anyways.

lol, yeah, try it…between the two games played, the winning ships  (a TIE Interceptor in the 1st game and a the Scarlet Harlot with Chewbacca at the helm in the 2nd) made it off the table with (collectively) 3 hull points remaining and enemy ships in close pursuit! Not to mention that it REALLY sucks when the ship you got the kill shot with, gets itself blown up as happened to me in the 1st round...it really makes you think about who shoots what.


The Scarlet Harlot narrowly escapes the board to win the game!

With one win each, both games came down to the wire, and in our opinion those games are the best ones!

8 comments:

Admiral Drax said...

X-Wing is SUCH FUN when you play scenarios and just tell stories. There are some brilliant ones on the Fantasy Flight website if you dig around, nd I've posted about some of those I've played too, if you're interested...

PS: the package arrived!

:)

Da Masta Cheef said...

Wow, that got there quickly & sure we're interested in any scenarios ya got if you're offering!

Admiral Drax said...

Okay - definitely definitely worth a browse if you've time enough - some pretty pics for you and Wolfy too:

http://admiraldrax.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/474-x-wing-game-6-attack-run-epic.html

http://admiraldrax.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/473-x-wing-game-5-on-mercurys-wings.html

http://admiraldrax.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/470-x-wig-game-4-test-flight-scenario.html

http://admiraldrax.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/467-x-wing-game-3-shuttle-escort.html

...and if you DO enjoy embracing narrative X-Winging, I think you missed this:

http://admiraldrax.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/483-x-wing-moonbase-painting-progress.html

Da Masta Cheef said...

Awesome sir thank you! We're about to head out for the day, but will check em out soon enough!

Admiral Drax said...

If you do, I've just noticed I've listed them, above, in reverse order. Better to start with Game 3...

I hope you enjoy...

Rifkind Wolfwalker said...

I love scenarios! So much more fun than the straight up kill games. Those get super boring for me... especially when you get in the 45 minute chasing each other around the table snooze fest. I'll make sure your scenarios are checked out Admiral Drax!!

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