One of the announcements eagerly awaited by many was to take place on ‘Star Wars Day’ – May 4th 2013, during Fantasy Flight Games gaming weekend: The announcement of what was going to be the composition of Wave 3 ships for the X-Wing Miniatures Game.
I think the announcement would have met with most fans approval – the TIE-Bomber and B-Wing really were ‘must haves’, and I was very pleasantly surprised to see the Lambda shuttle appear – suddenly a whole number of scenarios from the Star Wars: X-Wing computer game become available.
I must admit to knowing very little about the HWK-290 – this is the first ship to appear that is not in any of the original three Star Wars films, but comes from the post-Return of the Jedi canon.
In the same way as I wasn’t overly bothered about Slave-1, I don’t think I will be overly bothered with the HWK-290. But I can see my model collection growing to own multiples of these other ships in the coming months.
The only downside to this announcement is the fact that we are going have to wait until the Autumn before they are available.