Regionals 2016, part 2: game day

Part 1 about preparation and list building can be found here. The Regional I attended was held at Wyvern’s Keep in Delft, which is the newest game store in the The Hague/Rotterdam area. It was the first time I went to a tournament there. It was the first Regional announced, […]

Regionals 2016, part 1: preparation

Like last year, I knew that I would be able to attend only one X-Wing regional. Naturally, I wanted to get the most out of that experience. I did not play in a Store Championship, since our son was born in Store Championship season, the tournament kit was unattractive to […]

Winter tournament report

This is a report of the Winter kit tournament run by Subcultures in Utrecht on November 19th. It was a 16-player four-round tournament, with rounds limited to 60 minutes due to the time of day (the tournament started at 7pm, with people fighting evening rush hour to get there in […]

Maak je eigen speelmat

Gezien X-Wing en Armada spellen over gevechten in de ruimte zijn, is het wel zo leuk om op een sterrenachtergrond te spelen – iets anders dus dan de groene mat die menig miniaturenwargamer thuis heeft liggen. Er zijn een aantal bedrijven die deze maken, ook Fantasy Flight Games zelf heeft […]

X-Wing: A review after two years of playing

When X-Wing first hit the shelves, I was hesitant to get started with it, despite being both a miniatures wargamer and a Star Wars fan. It was mostly the price tag that put me off. I eventually caved in when I had the chance to pick up a core set […]

X-Wing online resources

Fantasy Flight Games’ X-Wing miniatures game has attracted a large following within a short time. This has, of course, led to plenty of coverage on the world wide web, too. This post lists sites and forums I have stumbled across. Information Official product site with rules (including tournament rules) and […]

X-Wing software tools part 4: Apps

This is a repost from xwingminiaturesgame.com. This is part 4 in a multi-part series about software tools for FFG’s X-Wing miniatures game. Parts 1, 2, and 3 can be found here, here, and here. Android Android users can get several useful and free apps from Google’s Play Store. I tested […]

X-Wing software tools part 3: VASSAL

This is a repost from xwingminiaturesgame.com. This is part 3 in a multi-part series about software tools for FFG’s X-Wing miniatures game. Part 1 and 2 can be found here and here. VASSAL URL: http://www.vassalengine.org/ VASSAL was originally developed as tool for playing boardwargames (the hex-and-counter kind) via internet of […]

X-Wing software tools part 2: tournament software & analysis

This is a repost from xwingminiaturesgame.com. This is part 2 of a multi-part series about software tools for FFG’s X-Wing miniatures game. Part 1 can be found here. Tournament software Running a tournament may sound like a simple thing to do, but computing standings and match-ups using the margin of […]

X-Wing software tools part 1: squad builders

This is a repost from xwingminiaturesgame.com. The popularity of FFG’s X-Wing game has lead to a large, worldwide community of players. In the Netherlands you can play in a store-run tournament almost every weekend. Given X-Wing’s target audience (age 30+ Star Wars fans with disposable income, technology-minded and a little […]

X-Wing Dutch Nationals Report

This is a report of my personal experience. An overview and analysis of the lists played can be found here: http://www.xwingminiaturesgame.com/squad-list-rebels/nationals-review-the-netherlands/ Each tournament starts long before the first round with designing a list. I wanted a Rebel list that could deal with Falcons. That meant at least four ships. I […]

X-Wing repaints and modifications

While the miniatures for Fantasy Flight Games’ X-Wing game come prepainted (well), there’s always room for improvement. I’ve painted engine glow where appropriate, to make it look like those engines are actually powered up. Some people even do LED modifications on the larger ships! As shown elsewhere, I converted my […]