I must confess, I’ve never been a big fan of mini based games and while I enjoy Star Wars, I’m not an uber-fan. So, when one of my friends brought over a copy of the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Core Set, I was agreeable to give it a try but didn’t have huge expectations.
By the end of the starter game I was sold. The simplicity of the game, and the great components really triggered my need to start collecting a fleet of my own.
I even decided to call GeekChic and order a star-field background for my Emissary gaming table. I would highly recommend finding some type of backdrop to use as it really completes the immersion of being in a massive space battle. It looks like GaleForce Nine is working on some play mats that might be perfect for this.
After a few more games, my acquisition disorder was fully engaged as I came to the conclusion that I must continue to grow the fleet. The first order of business was figuring out how to store all those cool ships. I had originally use a Plano box, which worked pretty well but then someone posted a link to the custom trays by Battle Foam. There is another post dedicated to discussion about the Battle Foam, so I won’t go into more detail here.
While I’m not sure its the best miniatures game on the market..it really found the sweet spot for me. pre-painted mini’s, quick rules, plenty of dice rolling and lots of replay value sold me.
If you get an opportunity, give it a try..the only downside would be the cost, but from a miniatures perspective is not really out of line at all.