Friday, August 26, 2016

X Wing o' the Deep Blue Sea

Good evening,

A couple of evenings ago I popped around to Young Stan's place for a game of X Wing, and possibly Sails of Glory should we have the time. Hence...X Wing 'o the Deep Blue Sea!

Stan has the two starter kits, so we set up a 65 point game.

I ran Luke and R2 in a T-65 and Poe and BB-8 in a T-70 up against an Academy Pilot and Dark Curse (Curse him!) in TIE/LNs, and Zeta Ace and Omega Ace in TIE/FOs with a couple of sundry cards...including Marksmanship.

We set up across the ocean, and...let fly!


I try to sneak around to starboard of Stan's flank.


It kind of works.


"Brace for impact!"


Poe strips most of the wind out of the Academy pilot's sails.

But not quite enough. He sails past like, well, a ship in the night.

So I haul about while Stan bears down upon my fleet.


Alas...



...Poe gets caught amid drift.

Arghh!

Not to be out done...




...Luke blows Omega Ace out of the water.

Arrrrr!

Which leaves Luke in quite the hot water...indeed the sharks were circling. So much so, one of them circled right about.


Next bound, Stan dials Dark Curse another red manoeuvre. When he was already stressed.


So...


...I dialed him onto a rock!

Arrrr!

Alas, in spite of R2's best efforts...




...you can't win a game running away!

Good game Stan, good game.

Unfortunately, I then had to run off to play Taxi Dad, so we never did get those sailing ships out to play.

Thanks Stan,

Nick

6 comments:

  1. Slowly getting the hang of this game. Much fun. Much fun.

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    1. Wish I was! Yep, and a good time was had by all.

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    1. Yep, the mat gave quite a different visual appeal compared to the usual star field!

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  3. Bloody good show (again)! Time is my foe; I want to do soon much, but have prioritise...oh, the futility of it all!

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