Monday, September 01, 2014

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away

So... A long time has passed and much have changed. Last time I wrote a post on this blog of mine, we were barely into the 6th edition of Warhammer 40k. Now it's 7th and it is a dark time for the Rebellion.

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)
Yep, I won the entire thing. Man of the match every match was Han Solo. The support ships were taken out or severely damaged every game, but the Falcon flew on and destroyed everything in its path (or behind it, in some cases).

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.