So yesterday a co-worker and I played a small game of X-wing. Using the core set only actually as I have very few ships. He took Luke with R2-D2 and I feilded Mauler Mithel and Night Beast. He made an early mistake which allowed me to get behind him. I unloaded at him but poor dice rolling by me and Luke's ability kept him undamaged. As we moved around the board battling for position I was able to blast off his sheilds, but never could damage his hull. As the game progressed his R2 kept repairing his shields. I'd blast it, R2 would repair it. He was able to ware down Mauler and took him out. I was worried now because one on one I thought he'd have the advantage. It didn't matter, on the very next round he lined up a shot and rolled 3 hits, my defense roll…………….3 blanks!
We both had fun. The story of the game was really R2-D2. I scored 6 or 7 hits during the game all of which only took out a sheild. R2 was quick to repair them and twice was able to repair both before I could get another shot in.