Archive for August 25, 2013

Saturday 24th August: Star Wars X Wing; the Empire Strikes back!   Leave a comment


Lots of fun this week as James brought over his excellent Star Wars X wing game. He has custom painted Rebels depicting all the famous characters from the game.

This time James and Andy led a small force of X wings and Y wings (with heroes like Wedge, Skywalker, Porkins and Dutch) against a large Imperial force mainly of Tie fighters (Mike, Phil and Darryl). Leading the mostly untried Imperial academy pilots was none other than Darth Vader with the strategy devised by Admiral Mike who had been reading the manuals to good effect!

The game opened with Darth’s missiles taking out a brand new custom painted X wing in a single shot! Doesn’t that always happen when you paint new troops!? Over time the Imperial numbers began to tell as the Rebels ran out of missiles but more Tie Fighters just kept on coming. The Imperials destroyed Rebel ships and in turn suffered losses too (Darryl’s green dice defensive rolls being especially legendary) but had the numbers to absorb them. Eventually only Skywalker and a single Y wing remained and James conceded defeat. Of course as James pointed out it would be at this point that Han Solo would arrive allowing Skywalker to escape but at least this was the first game that the Imperials had not lost!

Posted August 25, 2013 by wargamesdiary in Miniatures

Saturday 24th August: Ronin Skirmish Rules in the Age of Samurai arrive   Leave a comment

Ronin rules from Osprey arrived this week. I have prepared an introductory mini-campaign with Bushi versus Sohei Buntai. Hope we get to play soon.

Have also been painting up a new Red Samurai unit.

Posted August 25, 2013 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

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