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X-Wing TMG - BG Community Thread
« on: May 18, 2014, 09:00:55 PM »
Hi Everyone!

I wanted to pop up a thread for the ever growing X-wing community at BG. My goal is to have a central place with some helpful links for new players, as well as regular posts about upcoming product and anything else that is interesting related to the game itself.

Looking for a game? BG Plainville has a great group of players that meet on Thursday nights around 7 pm. There is a rotating list of events and mini-tourneys, and it is a very "New Player Friendly" environment! Come over and say Hi! You can check out the Thursday night thread here:
http://www.battlegroundgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=7503.0


Helpful Links:

Official FAQ http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/x-wing/support/faq/X-Wing-FAQ.pdf

Official Rules http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/x-wing/support/SWX01_XwingCoreRulebook_lowres.pdf

Official Tournament Rules  http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/x-wing/support/faq/X-Wing-Tournament-Rules.pdf

Full Card List by Expansion http://www.afewmaneuvers.com/topic/573-full-card-list-by-expansion/

X-Wing TMG Wiki http://xwing-miniatures.wikia.com/wiki/X-Wing_Miniatures_Wiki

A collection of user created downloadable items  http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/938057/collection-of-user-created-material-for-x-wing-min

Free Squad Builders:

Card Viewer and Squad Builder http://geordanr.github.io/xwing/

Squad Builder http://xwing-builder.co.uk/build

Other Communities:

Reddit X-Wing Community:
http://www.reddit.com/r/XWingTMG/

Fantasy Flight Games Official Forums:
http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/forum/222-x-wing/


Do you have a helpful link to add? Just let me know!
« Last Edit: June 29, 2015, 10:13:07 PM by commanderfrost »
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Re: X-Wing TMG - BG Community Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 11:26:35 PM »
Thanks Brian, this thread is a really great idea.

As much I enjoyed running the demo for you, I haven't actually had the time to play much more myself! Like so many before you, now you are the master. But with those links, I started tinkering with a list concept. That's usually where it starts for me!


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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 01:00:18 PM »
Just a reminder to all who plan on attending Imdaar Alpha, don't forget to consider builds for the final match-up with either of the new ships! I wonder, what if someone came with just one side, then was assigned the other side for the final match? How does assigning sides work? I don't have a huge collection, but if that happened, someone could use my ships to fill out their squad, I suppose.

Also, Let the wookie win.

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 11:56:20 PM »
I will be working on a list for the June event and test it when I can - soon.

Can not wait to start. I feel really good that this will be a quickly growing group of players.

Suggestion: Should we spread the word about Plainville- Battleground to other websites that are about players searching for local X-Wing groups to join? This way it would increase the player base.

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 12:42:55 AM »
Suggestion: Should we spread the word about Plainville- Battleground to other websites that are about players searching for local X-Wing groups to join? This way it would increase the player base.

Please do.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 06:36:09 AM »
@ Mike - I cross post events to the X-wing subreddit, and I am a pretty active member there. If there are additional communities that you know about, please let us know!



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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2014, 07:34:30 PM »
Hello Everyone!

Here we are in the shadows of the fabulous Imdaar Alpha Event, and Fantasy Flight has published a great article about my favorite ship : The Firespray-31 !

link to FFG article: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4851

They even feature the exact list that I ran this past weekend as part of the article:

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Firespray Ties
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99 points

Pilots
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Krassis Trelix (43)
Firespray-31 (36), Heavy Laser Cannon (7)

Howlrunner (20)
TIE Fighter (18), Swarm Tactics (2)

Academy Pilot (12)

Academy Pilot (12)

Academy Pilot (12)
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Enjoy the article, and give the Firespray a try.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2014, 01:17:24 PM »
Wave 5 ships announced!

The Rebellionís YT-2400 and the Imperialís VT-49 Decimator.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4869




If you look closely at that Decimator, you can see that it has 12 Hull and 4 Shields powered by the tears of the Rebel Alliance!  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 08:01:14 AM »
Hello Everyone!

FFG dropped a great article on the hotly anticipated TIE Phantom pilot "ECHO"!



Head on over to the Fantasy Flight site to give it a read over!
http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4880

The Tie Phantom, and Wave 4 in general, are going to be huge META-changers, and I think we are going to see all four of these new ships getting used frequently both at BG and on the larger scale.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2014, 06:15:22 PM »
I've got a quick rule question for the X-wing community, not sure if this thread was meant for such things but here it goes. I picked up a Z-95 and I'm a little confused about the ion pulse missile. It reads that a ship hit by it gets two ion tokens, but the ion token rules card says to do a 1 forward move, then remove all ion tokens. So what's the point of the missile dealing two ion tokens?

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2014, 06:21:17 PM »
It takes 2 ion tokens to affect large ships such as the Falcon.   Ion missiles let you do that in one shot.

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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2014, 06:51:17 PM »
Zaroth is correct. The Ion Pulse Missile is meant to slow down those large base ships like Firespray-31's, Lambda Shuttles, and the Millennium Falcon.

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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2014, 07:44:56 PM »
It takes 2 ion tokens to affect large ships such as the Falcon.   Ion missiles let you do that in one shot.

Okay, kool. Thanks, I've never played with a big ship and never brought ion against one so it never came up. Now to put this thing to use on them pesky tie interceptors and slow them down a bit, although Soontir Fel can still boost, barrel roll and evade. Imperials have all the fun.

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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2014, 07:53:14 AM »
By now most of us are aware of how insanely maneuverable Tie-Phantom pilot "Echo" is. This site creates a visual for you, and it is incredibly useful if you fly (or fly against!) this ship.

http://randolphw.github.io/echolocation/

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2014, 11:05:15 AM »
By now most of us are aware of how insanely maneuverable Tie-Phantom pilot "Echo" is. This site creates a visual for you, and it is incredibly useful if you fly (or fly against!) this ship.

http://randolphw.github.io/echolocation/

Enjoy!

On top of all of that, it can barrel roll as an action for a little more added maneuverability, as if it needs it. I picked one up last night and can't wait to attempt to fly the ship next Thursday. And if I'm brave enough, I might even stick swarm tactics and push the limits on Soontir Fel to try to keep up with it and allow it to shoot at PS9 and cloak again right after.