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Ben Curry

The X-Wing Podcast.

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Hi,

 

I’d like to share with you the first episode of The unofficial X-Wing Podcast.

 

The 2 Hosts, myself and Ben Johnson, are both new to X-Wing and hope that this podcast will be a great way of tracking our progress into the game.

 

We have only been playing a couple of months and think that we are at an awesome position (as experienced podcasters) to start up a new podcast that can show the new player development rather than the traditional podcast approach of more experienced players giving advice.  We are really looking forwards to not only being able to expand our knowledge (and skills!) of the game but also passing that on to others and entertaining the seasoned vets with our rookie mistakes.

 

We have a trial by fire with our first tournament this weekend. 

 

Episode 1 is up right now along with an episode 0 where we introduce the show and ourselves.  

 

Getting Started With X-Wing - ep 1- Website,

Introducing the X-WIng Podcast - ep 0 -  Website,  

 

It would be great to hear your feedback on our forays into X-Wing.

 

You can get the show on our website - xwingpodcast.com

 

Or subscribe via iTunes, YouTube or any podcast app using our RSS feed.   

 

So, strap in, Stay On Target, Fly Casual, Let The Wookie Win and most importantly, enjoy the show.

 

Thanks!

 

Ben Curry.

 

P.s. The Star Wars intro music is probably a bit too cheeky but we couldn't resist for the first episode!!!

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Glad to see the British contingent producing a podcast. I'll post on your site some ideas. But thanks to the Ben's for the effort they are putting in

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What do you mean by 'more into'?

US has gencon, Adepticon, and a bunch of other cons like the FFG one, Lock and Load, many more too I'm sure.

In the UK the wargaming events are not on the same scale and often more historical wargaming based.

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Episode 1 has been up a week and we have had over 1000 downloads and a ton of great feedback!

I've been blown away by the response.

Episode 2 is recorded and ready for release next Wednesday. We are talking about our first X-Wing tournament that we attended on Saturday.

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Hi,

 

The 2nd episode of the unofficial X-Wing Podcast is now up!

 

Recently we went to our first X-Wing tournament and talk about experience at the event.  The event was called The Big Bang and was held at the Sanctuary Gaming centre in Mansfield. 

 

On the episode we talk about the squads we flew, our games and opponents and what we learned.  

 

The squads we flew are:

 

Ben C

 

Soontir Fel - TIE Interceptor

Push the Limit

Howlrunner TIE Fighter

Backstabber TIE Fighter

3x Academy TIE Fighter's

 

Ben J

 

Krassix - Firespray

Heavy Laser Cannon

Recon Specialist

Darth Vader - TIE Advanced

4x Black Squadron TIE's

 

 

Episode 2 is up right now and you can get it on our website - xwingpodcast.com

 

Or subscribe via iTunes, YouTube or any podcast app using our RSS feed.   

 

Our previous episodes are: 

 

Getting Started With X-Wing - ep 1- Website,

Introducing the X-WIng Podcast - ep 0 -  Website,  

 

It would be great to hear your feedback on our forays into X-Wing and our entrance into the tournament scene. 

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Thanks for posting the next one, glad to hear you guys did well at the tournament.  Whenever I run Krassis with HLC and recon I absolutely love him, so much damage, but usually he is a high priority target and gets rushed so don't expect to fire the HLC a ton.

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Thanks for posting the next one, glad to hear you guys did well at the tournament.  Whenever I run Krassis with HLC and recon I absolutely love him, so much damage, but usually he is a high priority target and gets rushed so don't expect to fire the HLC a ton.

The 2 of us faced off last week. I managed to chase down Krassix pretty quick but Vader came in and finished the job.

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Heard the most recent podcast.  Great stuff!.  You mentioned the dice turning against you a bit.  You probably noticed this, but if you hadn't X-Wing promotes attacking not defense.  The dice are actually loaded aginst you for defense.  The attack dice have 3 hits, 2 focus, 1 crit, and 2 blanks.  The defense dice have 3 evade, 2 focus and 3 blank.  Needless to say that attacking is the way to go since the probabilty leans toward attacking, not defending. 

 

If you're into the math, a fella put the table together.

 

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/915146/math-wing-hit-probabilities

 

Enjoy!

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Thanks for this! I'll take a look later.

Knowing the maths is one thing but seeing Fel blown up from full health twice in 5 games and doping it back to my opponents too really brought it home

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