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  1. Zogwort said: Hello pilots! I've been reading up on this game for a few weeks now and I've decided to pick it up in the very near future. Quick question: My gaming group is usually between 4-6 players. In addition to the ships that come with the base game, what other ships should I buy when I pick this up to make for a fun and balanced game when we play this? Depends on time you have to game together but as a minimum for a group (ours is anywhere from 4 to 10 plus depending on the day) I would recommend 4 X-Wing against 6 Tie Fighters at the bare minimum. generally in a club match you want each player having at least two ships each. I have found most wargamers can handle a flight of three with little problem or slowing down the game. As for the composition two core sets to start 2 X-Wing and 4 Tie, and I would one each of the expansions for the Tie and X wing. That give you the additional named pilots. After that I would go back to another core set. Then a Tie Advanced or Interceptor or regular Tie. and a extra X Wing. Building on that another core set would give you options. YMMV I play regularly with three to four other people and we each can handle about 150 points (two are teen age gamers) we do use a larger area and make an evening or afternoon of the game. VR James Mattes
  2. I have not had time to lay them all out and photograph them yet but maybe this weekend I can pull out a good mat and have a go. X-Wings 24 Y wings 6 MF (Revelle stand in) 1 Tie Fighters 39 Tie Advanced 8 Imperial Shuttles (F-Toys) 2 20mm Revelle series models: X Wing 6 Tie Advanced 3 Tie Interceptors 3 I missed out on the sales for the Interceptors and A Wings so I am waiting to order those, totals above are not my final numbers as I have a "few" more to add to those totals. Hint: I will end up with 100-104 X-Wing series ships before Wave 3 comes out. VR James Mattes
  3. Oh man say this way tooo late! How was the turn out? I am in Danville Il. and would have come had I seen it sooner. VR James Mattes
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    X-Wing Boxes

    I am in the same boat. I have over 12 core set boxes that I am only using to store extra cards and the die cut templates in along with the plastic ship packaging that I think I might use down the road. The templates are going to form the surfaces of the Death Star when I get around to it. I am using them for other gaming storage junk that I do not need or have for other gaming projects. VR James Mattes
  5. Aluminum Foil makes a great aluminum asteroid! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allende_meteorite They are very easy to make and hold shape pretty well, are light weight and if too bent up can be replaced with a trip to Wal Mart or the local stop and rob. I spayed mine black and dry brushed shades of gray. VR James Mattes
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    Wave Three?

    Is there no love for the Imperial Shuttles? VR James Mattes
  7. The vast amount of options on the cheap are well cataloged here and on other fan sites. I do not see tournaments changing base game play size just do to the nature of tournament games. That said many of us are gaming scenarios from the canton and other fan publications that call for larger playing areas. The advantage with cloth is you can adjust the size as needed. Just drap the excess off the end of the table. I have several "tiles" that are 18 inches by 12 inches that I use with a black starlight background that I can configure in several different layout. VR James Mattes
  8. Forgot the size of the case. It is 14 1/2 inches by 2 5/8 inches by 11 5/8 inches. It stacks well with my Plano 5231 lockjaw organizer which is 14.5 inches by 3.38 inches by 11.75 inches. VR James Mattes
  9. I use a STACK-ON 17 compartment case that allows me to store between 24-27 fighters on one peg stands. (I have extra dividers and made all of mine 24 compartments) The sell for around $7.47 at Wal Mart and I have seen them cheaper at around $6.99 on line. https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Stack-on+17+compartment+storage+box&oq=Stack-on+17+compartment+storage+box&gs_l=hp.3..0.19967.31339.1.31751.…1.1.3.hp.XaBw_nX3PX0&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42553238,d.aWc&fp=3a4a6dd01b8b48a5&biw=1093&bih=491 I can store the maneuver dials in the compartment with the ships. The only thing I might do is add some shelf liner to the bottom and one side to hold them better in the compartments. These are the only cases I have found that allow me to keep my fighters ready for flight on a minutes notice. Right now I have four of these cases and also the Plano Cases that everyone else is so crazy about along with one Camera hard case with pluck and pull foam for the expansions down the road. http://www.walmart.com/ip/14958212?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=21486607510&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_9990000045300511P?sid=KDx01192011x000001&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=31-79761089-2 VR James Mattes
  10. If you bulid it they will come! I am a bit far being over in Danville but there are players out there. Know a few in Champaign and Decatur. Check out the other Fan groups such as A Few Maneuvers on Board Game Geeks and A few Maneuvers fan group. Also I recommend TMP (The miniatures page). We have several groups over there all around the world. VR James Mattes
  11. Hey I got mine! Striking resembemblance if I do say so myself. VR James Mattes
  12. I am going with the washer route but also picked up some Magic Cover 20 inch by 15 feet Self Adhesive Decorative Covering in clear. Not sure it is acid free. Anyone know for sure. It is made by Kittrich and I think I got it from Michaels Crafts. VR James Mattes
  13. Litko makes some generic dials that you ca buy. They have all the manuevers but not specific to each ship. VR James Mattes
  14. Vojvoda2

    Super Fan?

    Not a super fan of most of the games in the Genre. That being said I have played Star Wars Miniatures by WWG back in the day. I have written home rules for Hoth and have run huge games using over 1000 figures per side. Currently working on Clone Wars rules. For the past few years I have been playing Star Wars Home rules for Yavin using SWMB fighters figures, and while I like the mechanisms I was using, X-Wing plays much more eloquently then those I have written. As far as X-Wing goes I guess I am a big fan. Right now our "Fleets" stands at about 22 X Wings, and 36 Tie fighters with 6-8 of both Y-Wings and Tie Advanced. I have two Millennium Falcons (Revelle models) and 3 Imperial Shuttles from F-Toys. Working on a large game of the run on the Death Star. Will be on a table about 24 feet long by 6 feet wide. I plan to adapt the rules in order to use the larger Galoob 25mm star fighters down the road. Still in development is my adaptation of altitude rules for X-Wing. So yes I guess I am an Uber Fan. VR James Mattes
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    Here is a link to the video interview at Gencon. From what Fantasy Flight Games said in the interview they do not do the "collectible" or words to that extent type of games. FANTASTIC! I HATE those, I use to buy Star Wars Miniatures just to get Snowtroopers and Hoth Figures, cost me a ton and have 100s of figures I will never use. http://www.beastsofwar.com/events/gen-con/star-wars-x-wing/ VR James Mattes
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