Been quiet here of late, due to a bit of family vacationing in Chicago. It was HOT! Expensive...but a hellova lot of fun. We really needed it and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Following that was a week of catching back up to reality...and finally this past Saturday evening, a 2nd game of X-Wing with Frankie. He's asked me to play close to a half dozen times since our last game, and he wanted to play a 'real game' this time, not a super simplified starter game.
So we played the standard 100 points, though I still left out rockets, missiles, torps, bombs, mines and ion. We also fielded what would be Neverness approved lists of all canon to the original trilogy ships, with the only named pilot being Chewbacca in the
Millennium Falcon Red Kraken (once it is painted). There's a bit of an evolution in that name, but I'll explain that in a later post.
So I lost again. However this was still a learning game and thus I made him pick another maneuver when half way thru Chewbacca tried to K-Turn right off of the map. Indeed several turns later I let him shimmy the Kraken over a smidge after it technically flew slightly off of the opposite side of the map. So the loss is technically kindova moot point, but whatever.
Those two glitches aside, he's really catching on quickly and we had a whole lot of fun! Also this was the first time I ever had good success with the TIE shuttle. Using the veteran pilot, Push the limit and having a recon specialist crew upgrade really worked out well!