|First turn of the game: my X-wing with Wedge piloting it is at the back as it is going around one of the asteroids while Poe Dameron's X-wing is closing with Darth Vader and Dylan's A-wing has come over to help.|
The mission was one we made up: effectively head hunting a specific target on the opposite side. I was playing Rebels with Dylan and we had to get Darth Vader: Chloe's ship. Susan and Chloe were the Imperials bringing law and order to the galaxy, and had to get Dylan's B-wing.
|Chloe's Darth Vader has bumped into the rear of Poe Dameron's X-wing as I move Wedge Antilles into position to target the TIE fighter that is sitting between us, which would result in said TIE fighter going boom.|
At the end of the second turn both forces had closed the gap and were in the middle of the asteroid field. This rather limited the range of manoeuvres that were possible.
|The TIE fighter between the two X-wings is about to go boom.|
The battle split into two halves. Dylan sent his A-wing over to attack his sister's ship While on the other side of the table Susan's Imperial squadron has ganged up on Dylan's B-wing.
|B-wing lays on a target lock on the pesky Imperial Interceptor TIE.|
The third turn saw Darth Vader again bump into the rear of Poe Dameron's X-wing due to me choosing to only move forward one and Chloe deciding to do the same thing, which resulted in change in our relative positions. Had I been playing Darth this would have been the time to have done a longer move and reverse turn.
|Darth and Poe juggle the not hitting each other while Wedge comes up and lays down some hurt on the Sith Lord with a bonus target lock for fun.|
Then the right flank turned towards the centre of the asteroid field with the left flank doing some very fancy manoeuvring that resulted in the Imperials reversing direction at the same time as Dylan's B-wing so that everyone was in the middle of a furball.
|Then everything turned into a fast and furious furball.|
Then the shooting started, with both sides concentrating their fire on the two targets of the scenario.
|And the last turn of the game saw both Dylan's B-wing and Chloe's Darth Vader go down in a blaze of firing as both sides concentrated on their scenario victory conditions. A Pyrrhic victory for both sides.|
I had forgotten how much fun it is to play X-Wing and I really need to play more games.