The Battle of Waterloo, Store Championship Report 2015

 

imageThe 2015 Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Store Championship at Just By Chance Games in Waterloo, Ontario was, in my humble opinion, a rousing success! There were 22 players (compared to the 6 in the last tournament). Of that number, 16 were playing as rebels. Continue reading The Battle of Waterloo, Store Championship Report 2015

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Painting: Stormtroopers

They can’t shoot straight, they use each other as cover, they bump their heads on doors because they can’t see out of their helmets… Am I talking about some comedy act with guns? Nope! I’m talking about the galaxy’s most feared clone soldiers, the Imperial Stormtroopers!

I’ve been painting quite a bit during this cold Canadian winter (people in the rest of Canada can insert a joke about Toronto never actually suffering a legit Canadian winter here). This article is the first about my Imperial Assault minis and features the dreaded Storm Troopers  complete with a description of how I painted them.

Imperial Assault Painted Storm Troopers

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The Sentry Box Store Championship Report

As one of the earliest Store Championships of the season I thought it might be useful to get some insight into the state of the meta over in Calgary.

I was able to get one of the other staff members to be the main TO, allowing me to actually play in the event and just be the main Rules Judge if necessary. The fact that I hadn’t played a single game of X-Wing in the previous two months (December in retail can be a little hectic as you may imagine) meant that I was a little rusty and not exactly up on the details of the current meta but I threw a list together anyway. Continue reading The Sentry Box Store Championship Report

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Rebel Captive vs Mara Jade

Whenever two cards are similar, its natural to compare the two. One very notable example of this is the rebel captive and Mara Jade upgrade cards, as both are three point imperial only crew members who have the ability to deal stress tokens to enemies under specific circumstances. While both cards are definitely useful in certain lists, and many players will globally choose one over the other, many wonder which is ‘better’. Continue reading Rebel Captive vs Mara Jade

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HWK: scum vs. rebels

 

 

Disclaimer: This piece is highly opinionated, and the opinions expressed are those of the blog writer, not of the site owner.

Ever since the TIE advanced ‘fix’ was announced, many have been calling the HWK the weakest ship in the game. While I will not bash this claim, I will make it clear that I strongly disagree with it. I will briefly explain why, before diving into the guts of this article: the parallels between the rebel and scum HWK’s and making the needed comparisons.

I'm viable now!
I’m viable now!

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What’s it’s like to lose to R2-EQ

First let me introduce myself. I go by Vuud on the Forums and am from Ottawa/Gatineau. I have been playing X-Wing since it was released back in 2012. When wave 2 came out, I won my first tournament at a Kessel Run event. I then played in the 2013 Regionals which were being held in Montreal. A big total of 6 players showed up! I finished second running dual HLC Firesprays along with Howlrunner. Then I didn’t play until Gen Con 2013. Even though I played like a newb I made it to the Top 4 using the same outdated squad from Regionals. At that time, there was not much of a community here in Ottawa/Gatineau. With the help of Jeffrey Dunford (whom I traveled with to Gen Con), Erik Pichette and Jean Latreille, we started a series of tournaments we called Trench Runs using the Wave 3 ships we brought back from Gen Con as prizes. Our community was kickstarted in style! Continue reading What’s it’s like to lose to R2-EQ

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Desperately seeking Soontir (or, The Force Is With All Of Us)

Do you wonder how in demand Star Wars X-Wing really is? Chances are most people reading this were the early adopters that have been fortunate enough to buy and fly every ship from every wave. If you’re more of a laggard like me, you’ve been struggling to find ships from  earlier releases. However, to people like me it’s not just a game – interest in Star Wars X-Wing is about identity, social interaction, and maintaining our youth!

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