I didn’t pre-order a copy of this game as I’d just got involved with the Dreadball kickstarter – I almost went for both…
The other source of my reluctance to purchase X-Wing was due to the fact that I have a large collection of the Star Wars Titanium Die-Cast ships. I was unsure whether I really needed to buy the ships all over again.
…but upon seeing the models in the game I am glad that I didn’t buy this sight-unseen.
You may agree with me that in miniature gaming, miniature scale is important – especially if you are playing with a game with only a few models…
If X-Wing had come with models the same size as the Titanium Die-Cast ones, I’m sure that I would have been very tempted to get it.
However, the ships in X-Wing appear to be approx. half the size of the Die-Cast models. They look very nice, and have great paint jobs, but they are only slightly bigger than those produced for the Star Wars MCG a few years ago, and I must admit to being very disappointed by this.
Certainly, if I was paying for the individual ship upgrades, I might be wondering where my money had gone – although this pictures does show that you do get quite a bit of other ‘stuff’ in the ship expansions
In hindsight, I am much happier that I have not bought this game than I expected to be. I’m currently working on a set of hex-boards to play ‘Bag the Jedi’ with my existing model collection.
It’s not very often that I’m disappointed with a game that FFG produces, but this one, at least from a miniatures point of view, leaves me with a bit of a ‘what could have been’ feeling – although having said that, most people rave about the gameplay.