Sunday, 12 October 2014

Y Wing for the Win!

Good evening,

For the last wee while Comics Compulsion Christchurch have been running casual X Wing games on a Sunday. Today was the first time I popped in hoping for a pick up game. I was almost too late. I rocked up at two o'clock to meet a small group heading out of the door after having just finished a couple of games. Thankfully Scott graciously agreed to unpack all of his gear to give me a bash. Thanks Scott!

He was playing two TIE Defenders (three die all round, thank you very much) each with Heavy Laser Cannons (four attack die, regardless of range) + Captain Jonus in his TIE Bomber.

I was playing, well, this.

First time in a long time that I was playing with my Y Wing.

So we lined up...

...closed up...

...nice formation flying there...and exchanged fire.

Can't ask much better than that from an Assault Missile! There go my three Y Wing shields. Still, I had stripped off some shields myself, so...'twas a fair exchange all round.

A bit of twirling and swirling later...

...Luke gets a lucky shot! And then there were two!

And the Horton Salm manages to ionise Captain Jonus with his Ion Turret. Huzzah!


...the shots were not all one way. Wedge promptly dies early in the game.

I'm sure he did that last time he was out at Comics!

And then there were two. On both sides.

Luke, having lost his shields takes a green manoeuvre so that R2D2 can work his magic to restore a shield, which sets him up nicely for...

...a completely ineffectual attack on the remaining Defender that was easily brushed aside!


Still, he wasn't the only one having a bad day!

Captain Jonus takes a completely wrong turn and sends himself off the board!

But, since this was a friendly, I allow Scott to re-direct Jonus' turn in the other direction.

Which lined him up nicely for a Proton Torpedo attack from Horton.

Boom! And then there was one.

Scott was expecting that I'd have Luke do another easy turn green manoeuvre to regain another shield, so moved in the Defender so that Luke'd collide with it, thus denying Luke an action.

I didn't. Thought I'd be sneaky and try to get Luke on the outside of the Defender.

Wish I hadn't!

And then there was one. On both sides.

However, since the Defender was ionised, it couldn't turn round to attack Horton, he goes with another ion attack!

Whoo hoo! You gotta love turret weapons!

And, since it worked so well last time...

Whoo hoo! Another successful ion attack.

Which meant that all I had to do was line up a range one shot...

...with a target lock re-roll...

...and boomshanka! That was the end of that!

Whoo hoo! Whodathunk an old bus like a Y Wing could take out a new fangled TIE Defender?!

Whoo hoo!

Thanks for the great game Scott, it was mighty fine of you to stick round for it.



  1. Great read and photos Nick - looks like a lot of fun to be had with Star Wars - having luck with Your Y Wing in the end phase is a blast! Yip-yeah!

    1. Thanks Kev. Aren't modern phones amazing? Yep, X Wing is a great game, I highly recommend it.

  2. Very nice AAR Nick.

    Boomshanker indeed!

    1. Cheers Paul.

      Here's a starter for 10: where is the phrase boomshanka from? Another 10 points worth - who said it? And finally, for one last amount of 10 points, what does it mean?

  3. Nice X-Wing reports, although it does seem rather unsporting of Bruce to beat you when you're trying to teach him the game. ;)

    1. Thanks Sean. And you're quite right! Mind you, he ended up teaching me a thing or two which I tried out with this game, a way...thanks Bruce!

  4. Fan-bloody-tastic!

    There's just been a shipment of Y-Wings arrive in the UK, and this might just have swung me towards splurging for one. Nifty little AAR this - nice one!

    - Drax.

    1. Cheers Drax, it was a cool wee game. I was surprised at how effective the ion turret was.

      And let's face it - Y Wings are classic Star Wars!

  5. By the way, what squadron selection program is that, please?

    1. It's quite handy being able to store all of your previous lists in one place.