The Rebellion? Yep, it's all about the brilliant X-wing Miniatures Game these days.
I've been a Star Wars fan ever since I saw "A new hope" on VHS many years ago. The game itself is very easy to learn, but offers a surprising amount of depth. Warhammer 40k has unfortunately become too cumbersome to follow for me these days, both with a bloated and convoluted rule set and a huge amount of new models to buy and paint every time there's a new release.
X-wing is the total opposite of 40k in this regard. It has a small, clear and concise rule set, few (and pre-painted) models, a clear FAQ and official tournament rules. This is something I've never seen GW do; actively support tournament play. Color me baffled.
So anyways, I attended my first X-wing tournament this last weekend, in Gothenburg, Sweden. I took a "meta" list consisting of Han Solo with the Millennium Falcon title, Engine Upgrade, Luke Skywalker, C-3P0 and Veteran Instincts. Supporting him was a Gold Squadron Y-wing with an Ion Cannon Turret and R7-T1 and a Z-95 Headhunter of Bandit Squadron.
To make a long story extremely short:
|#winning (Photo: Johannes Haglund)|
I'll finish up this post with a shoutout to the great guys at Gubbspel Galore that hosted a fantastic event. There were a lot of other amazing-looking games hosted here this weekend, check out the pictures my buddy Briefspite took.