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Announcing X-Wing, a tactical miniatures game in the Star Wars universe
X-Wing | Published 02 August 2011

Respected throughout the galaxy as perhaps the finest single-pilot starfighter ever produced, the X-wing’s superior capabilities are widely credited with the Rebel victory at the Battle of Yavin. With its arsenal of Taim & Bak KX9 laser cannons and Krupx MG7 Proton Torpedo Launchers, plus its full array of deflector shields and an astromech socket for in-flight repairs, the X-wing is among the Rebel Alliance’s most powerful weapons.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of X-Wing, a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE Fighters (with more starfighters to choose from in future releases), pitted against each other in fast-paced space battles! Featuring beautifully detailed painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates the excitement of Star Wars' incredible space battles throughout its several included scenarios...or gives you the tools to imagine your own. But whatever your mission, you’ll need all your skill and cunning to claim victory.

Assemble your squadron leaders

X-Wing delivers rapid gameplay that puts you in the middle of Star Wars‘ fiercest firefights. Each ship type has its own unique piloting dial, which is used to secretly select a speed and maneuver each turn. After planning maneuvers, each ship's dial is revealed and executed (starting with the lowest skilled pilot). So whether you rush headlong toward your enemy showering his forward deflectors in laser fire, or dance away from him as you attempt to acquire a targeting lock, you’ll be in total control throughout all the tense dogfighting action.

Want to customize your ship and crew? X-Wing’s advanced rules let you spend setup points to allot resources to your ships, so whether you enter the fray with a seasoned ace, an anxious rookie, or even Luke Skywalker himself, you’ll face a range of compelling options before you even fire up your engines. Choose your pilot, fighter specifications, and (in the case of the X-wing) Astromech droid, all of which has a direct and significant impact on your strategy.

With its easy-to-learn rules system, beautifully detailed components, and range of gameplay options, X-Wing immerses players in the tense cinematic excitement of Star Wars’ space battles. And with multiple sets, you can even combine your forces to create your own epic engagements. Learn more at our X-Wing website, keep checking back for previews, and look for X-Wing to hyperspace jump onto store shelves in the first quarter of 2012!

X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE Fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates Star Wars’ exciting space battles. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

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fingersandteeth
Published: 8/2/2011 8:07:44 PM
#14

Curious........

 

i feel a tremor in the force

Pilot17
Published: 8/2/2011 7:13:46 PM
#13

Does sound a lot like Wings of War, but looks cool nonetheless. And I agree that a cool Clone Wars game should come out. The Clone Wars are the coolest part about Star Wars.

Zomby
Published: 8/2/2011 5:43:43 PM
#12

Adapting a RPG for star wars based on what Black Crusade seem to be would be pretty nice, no "set classes" that keeps you from being able to feel and use the force later on (well you could in previous iteration of SW RPG, but it was all about multiclassing and being half good in 2 classes).

I was and still am totally psyched about that announcement !!

Also a SW version of Dust Tactic/Warfare set in the Clone Wars period would be pretty awesome :)

Shaugnir
Published: 8/2/2011 4:52:57 PM
#11

I have really high hopes for your version of the StarWars RPG guys!  You did an amazing job with the WarHammer40K RPG (heresy, trader, ect)   My players has been in love with it from the start.

Just one thing! Please, please PLEASE dont crazy it up like you did with WarHammer Fantasy Roleplay. Mountains of tokens and chips, custom dice, billions of cards and standy things..  No no no. Nothing beats a smooth, simple system and good some ole fashioned Imagination.  :)

blumax1981
Published: 8/2/2011 4:49:17 PM
#10

This has a great deal of potential, tell me more!

master yoda
Published: 8/2/2011 4:20:10 PM
#9

Very interested in seeing what this game is all about. It might be the tactical spaceship game that actually excites me to step into an X-wing

sepayne7l
Published: 8/2/2011 3:59:08 PM
#8

Looking for a great space minis game- I look forward to this one.

Lackey
Published: 8/2/2011 3:33:35 PM
#7

Very excited about this news!! I don't think I will hear any news more exciting than this at GenCon this weekend....

GrumpyBatman
Published: 8/2/2011 3:06:11 PM
#6

I did not think we would hear anything official about SW until the GenCon seminar! Nice surprise.

LateNightHunter
Published: 8/2/2011 12:46:11 PM
#5

 This makes me so happy.  I'm so excited for this!

TheKingOfBlades
Published: 8/2/2011 12:24:37 PM
#4

This sounds pretty similar to wings of war. I wonder if this is why ffg stopped producing wow because they were going to make their own miniature plane combat game. Either way I'm sure a lot of people will be excited that ffg got star wars. As for me I'm just worried that all these new games are going to stop them from being able to support their old games.

The Thing In The Attic
Published: 8/2/2011 12:24:16 PM
#3

Yeah kid, but who's gonna fly it ?

I bought and played the original Star Warriors from West End Games way back in 1985/86 and have wanted a decent miniatures game ever since.  for some reason the one that was recently done didn't appeal to me.

FFG's version sure will given ffg's licience track record.

wow my two favourite licences under one roof: lord of the rings and starwars.

crossovers crossovers! how about Star Rings or Lord of the siths? :) :) :)

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