Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Why you should all be playing X-Wing

For most of last year I barely played, looked at, even thought about 40k or any other mini game.  Occasionally something would ignite a spark of interest and I'd paint a few guys or have a few games, but everything seemed overwhelmingly stale, and boredom would strike once more within days.  Then, after Christmas, I ran into a blog post somewhere about the X-Wing miniatures game.  While I'd heard about it before, I had never seen the minis in detail or heard about the rules.  For the first time in ages, I was immediately interested and since I had some amazon vouchers I bought a starter set (only £22) to see for myself.  Two days later I Ebayed off an old copy of space hulk and bought £120s worth of other ships and a playing mat and haven't looked back.

I will make no secret of the fact that I love this game, and I just want to run over what I think makes it so brilliant, as well as touch on a few minor niggles I have with it so far.  In essence I suppose, this is a review of the game.