New player introduction. in X-Wing Posted February 3, 2015 This article might be very useful for you: http://teamcovenant.com/klutz/2014/04/29/understanding-the-pinwheel-formation/ Someday I'll figure out that "link to anchor" thing. Anyway, Rebels often fly in loose formations and the pinwheel is perfect for keeping them from slamming into each other and losing valuable actions. It's also great for keeping Biggs in position to draw all the fire away from your other, better pilots. Speaking of, Biggs is amazing. He has one of the most useful abilities in the game, in my opinion.