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#1 BigDogg

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

Frist games of X-Wing

I took 2 Obsidian Squadron Tie's against my friend with a Red Squadron X-wing and R5-D8 droid.

1st Game: I tried to keep both Tie's together so they could concentrate fire. Went head to head in a flyby , then made hard right hand turns unitl we were facing each other again. He fired at the left hand Tie and it exploded. My remaing Tie fired and I stripped a shield. We both performed the reverse turn (can't remember whats it is called) and he swatted my Tie without getting to fire a shot. Wow, that was fast.

We may have been doing somethings wrong but it was fun.

2nd Game: We played with some asteriods on the field. I split the Tie's up with one heading straight in and the other coming in on the flank. The flanking tie had to navigate the Asteriods and I didn't miss a one. The remaining Tie managed to stay alive for a few turns but eventually a head on pass ended its fight but I did strip his shields and inflict one damage.

Found a couple more things we were doing wrong so next games should go better. Will have to adjust my tactics. Might try a Black Squadron and Academy pilot next.


  • Rebels: 5 X-wing, 3 Y-wing, 3 A-wing, 3 B-wing, 2 Hawk 290 and  a YT-1300
  • Imperial: 9 Tie fighters, 3 Advanced, 3 Interceoters, 2 Bombers, a Shuttle and Firspray 31

#2 ShadowJak

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

BigDogg said:

Frist games of X-Wing

I took 2 Obsidian Squadron Tie's against my friend with a Red Squadron X-wing and R5-D8 droid.

1st Game: I tried to keep both Tie's together so they could concentrate fire. Went head to head in a flyby , then made hard right hand turns unitl we were facing each other again. He fired at the left hand Tie and it exploded. My remaing Tie fired and I stripped a shield. We both performed the reverse turn (can't remember whats it is called) and he swatted my Tie without getting to fire a shot. Wow, that was fast.

We may have been doing somethings wrong but it was fun.

2nd Game: We played with some asteriods on the field. I split the Tie's up with one heading straight in and the other coming in on the flank. The flanking tie had to navigate the Asteriods and I didn't miss a one. The remaining Tie managed to stay alive for a few turns but eventually a head on pass ended its fight but I did strip his shields and inflict one damage.

Found a couple more things we were doing wrong so next games should go better. Will have to adjust my tactics. Might try a Black Squadron and Academy pilot next.

Are you playing 26 point games? If so, why? There is nothing inherently wrong with that point level; it just seems very arbitrary.



#3 hothie

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:52 AM

I found that the first half-dozen or so games we were playing something wrong (usually something different each game.) I recommend a thorough reading of the rulebook and perusing these boards to help clear up any questions you have. Welcome to the game! :)



#4 BigDogg

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

ShadowJak said:

Are you playing 26 point games? If so, why? There is nothing inherently wrong with that point level; it just seems very arbitrary.

Only had the starter and didn't want to over complicate it the first few games

 


  • Rebels: 5 X-wing, 3 Y-wing, 3 A-wing, 3 B-wing, 2 Hawk 290 and  a YT-1300
  • Imperial: 9 Tie fighters, 3 Advanced, 3 Interceoters, 2 Bombers, a Shuttle and Firspray 31

#5 alanshotfirst

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:32 AM

For getting familiar with the game or introducing it to a new player the quick-start division of ships is quite nice.  I usually give the opponent (new player) the X-Wing so they don't get overwhelmed moving/managing two ships.

Once you play a side of each with that initial setup adding other cards and pilots is much easier to comprehend with the foundation of two low point, quick games.

I was floored that my wife even enjoyed it when I introduced her to the game that way. 

- Alan



#6 Melkor503

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

You got your wife to play?!?!  Very nicely done!  Guess I'm gonna have to try and convince my wife to play, at least once.






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