Sunday, 10 March 2013

The Falcon has landed...

I've been eagerly waiting on the 2nd wave of releases for X Wing which have finally gone on sale in the last couple of weeks.

Wave 2 includes the Millennium Falcon, Slave 1, an A Wing fighter and a TIE interceptor.  To be honest the only one out of those that really appealed was the Falcon.  The fighters are fine and I guess will add to the range of options for the Empire or Rebels.  The other 2 are more interesting as they are much larger models and should give a very different scenario.

Slave 1 didn't really do it for me but the Falcon took me straight back to the 70s and my collection of action figures and ships [all of course completely lost and/or destroyed!].  I duly ordered the Millennium Falcon from Wayland Games and they had it dispatched as soon as the orders reached the UK.

The model itself is lovely... appropriately bigger than the fighters in the basic set and with a lot of detail on the ship itself. 



The set includes cards for Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian and a generic smuggler, each with different skills.  There are some extra rules for larger ships and a new scenario to try out.  I've a game arranged in a couple of weeks to try it out so more info once we've played it out properly... in the meantime I'll content myself with flying it around the living room making spaceship noises, much to my son's embarrassment.

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    1. Should I insert my own description into the blank?

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    2. think you'd best had, you might get a scary amount of results if you open the question to the floor :)


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  2. The Falcon looks a lovely model and I don't think it is possible not to make the sound effects when playing with it.

    Regards,
    Matt

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