Once upon a time there was a tabletop skirmish game called
Wings of War X-Wing Miniatures. Ha! Only joking, but I bet that’s what you were thinking!
X-Wing Miniatures has superficial similarities to the much-loved Wings of War – you have a little craft and you fly it around the table. And that’s where the similarity ends. If you’re familiar with WoW, some of the key differences are:
- The pilot you pair with your ship makes a huge difference to what that ship is capable of
- Combat is made more complex with various upgrades and options
- Moves are planned one turn at a time, and templates are used to execute the moves
- Squads are built on point values, and planning your squad can take quite some time
It’s easy to play a quick skirmish that takes less than 15 minutes, but there is a lot of inbuilt flexibility that will allow the game to scale upwards as more miniatures are released.
As for all the bits in the box? Well, Fantasy Flight, so excellent quality. Cardboard is rugged and thick, dice are included, the rule booklet is nicely written and illustrated, and the miniatures are awfully cute.
When later reviews come, they will have more models, and less of the shed and television. Hopefully.
This could be my new go-to filler game. We’ll need more minis available before it becomes something you can spend 2-3 hours at, though.