X-wing second edition announced !
Hello everyone !!
FFG anounced the second edition of the X wing game.
-No big change but some fine tuning.
-Force mechanism added.
-Conversion kit will be aviable for all 3 factions.
-Action can now be red or green too (like maneuver).
-Resistance & First order are going to be made in full faction (to surf the new movies i guess)
-Release is September 2018, (early access at con during the summer)
With X-Wing Second Edition, gameplay has been refined across the board, implementing minor tweaks and changes to improve the game’s flow, clean up interactions, and refocus the game on the physical act of flying starships. You can read more about the gameplay tweaks to X-Wing Second Edition in the questions below!
The Force is a crucial part of the Star Wars galaxy that has historically played a smaller role in the game of X-Wing. With the release of X-Wing Second Edition, we have the chance to implement the Force as an important part of the game, affecting how you fly your ships and the choices that you make in the heat of battle. For more information about the Force and how it plays out in your games of X-Wing, just keep reading our FAQ.
Faction identities have been strengthened in X-Wing Second Edition, giving each faction more unique tactics and strategies. Flying a squadron of Scum and Villainy starships should feel very different from flying an Imperial squadron, and with the game’s second edition, those differences are more present than ever before. What’s more, the First Order and Resistance have been reformed into their own distinct factions, separate from the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire—with their own themes, strengths, and weaknesses.
An official X-Wing squad builder app / website will be implemented, bringing a new level of dynamic play to Organized Play and casual games alike. This X-Wing squad builder gives players an easy way to assemble their squadrons and manage their collections, and it also allows the Organized Play team to explore dozens of new possibilities with alternate ways to play the game. The point cost of ships and upgrades and the upgrade slots available to ships can be adjusted for the course of a single event, a tournament series, or an entire season of the game. Ultimately, the X-Wing squad builder app creates dynamic and constantly evolving Organized Play unlike anything that was possible before. You can read more about the X-Wing squad builder app further down in our FAQ.
What are the biggest changes to how the game is played?
X-Wing Second Edition makes several changes that refine the core mechanics used by the first edition, cleaning up interactions and refocusing the game on the physical act of flying starships. Some of the more noticeable changes include red actions that induce stress, linked actions on ship cards, the introduction of the Force, upgrades with a limited number of “charges,” changes to turrets, and the ability to repair damage on your ships. What’s more, several cosmetic changes have been made to ships as they are rereleased in the game’s second edition, including allowing the wings on new X-wings to move between open and closed positions!
Anouncement page : LINK
Xwing2 page (faq is down there) : LINK
Video presentation : LINK
Star Wars Legion: Up for Pre-Order on FFG
Howdy Guys and Girls :)
Star Wars Legion is up on pre-order via FFG and listened with an USD 89.95 pricetag.
Star Wars™: Legion
Hello everyone !!
This is it, we are going to play 40k into the SW franchise.
Shouts and screams echo around you—the din of pitched battle. The air smells acrid from blaster fire as lasers hiss past your squad. A scout trooper roars past on a 74-Z speeder bike, weaving between trees and firing at someone you can’t quite see through the underbrush. You raise your blaster and fire in the same direction, hoping to avoid any shrapnel. Ahead, you see Darth Vader, towering over a group of fallen Rebels strewn across the forest floor. He flicks his lightsaber forward, and your platoon charges…
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Star Wars™: Legion, a new miniatures game of infantry battles that invites you to join iconic heroes and villains, lead your troopers into battle, and battle for the fate of the Star Wars galaxy. With Star Wars: Legion, you can build and paint a unique army of miniatures. You can command your troops in battle and devise masterful tactics. And you can conquer your opponent’s army to bring victory to the light side or the dark side!
With thirty-three unpainted and easily assembled miniatures, and all the cards, movement tools, tokens, and terrain that you need for battle, the Star Wars: Legion Core Set is the perfect way to bring Star Wars battles to your tabletop.
Brief system description :
each unit can take two actions to march across the battlefield, launch a devastating attack, take careful aim, dodge away from enemy fire, take a moment to recover, or hold their action until the optimal moment.
Movement in Star Wars: Legion is fast and organic as you maneuver your troops around the battlefield using jointed movement tools. Unlike many miniatures games, you don’t need to measure movement for every miniature in a unit! Once you’ve measured movement for your unit leader, you simply pick up the other soldiers in the unit and place them in cohesion with the unit leader.
Roll special FFG dice depending on the weapon (like descent)
Full article here : https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/8/18/star-wars-legion/
Star wars minisite (notworking yet) : https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/star-wars-legion/
Pinnacle of Precision (DeepWood Archers unit expansion)
Hello everyone !!
New article on the FFG website about the Latari (elves) archer skirmisher.
Perks : Can move before and after shooting, buffed by nearby forest, cheap point cost, spawn forest.
Drawback : with 2 blue dice they don't do too much damage, 1 armor and 1 life = die fast ^^
"No amount of cunning can save an enemy from the perfect shot."
- Old Latari saying
Three New Unit Expansions for the Uthuk Y'llan of Runewars Miniatures Game
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3 new units extension pack announced for the Uthuk Y'llan (Demon clan).
These are in fact the model present in the Uthuk starter, but they comme with extra cards and option of course (like all FFG games ^^)
New faction for Runewars Minatures game
Hello everyone !!
New faction presented by FFG for the game Runewars !
The locust horde (desert demon/ Eater of all life theme)
Long ago, the Uthuk Y’llan ravaged the land like locusts, consuming everything in their path, leaving only destruction in their wake. After the horde’s defeat at the end of the First Darkness, the Uthuk disappeared and their memory faded into legend. But the Ru Darklands begin to stir again as the demonic warbands emerge from the Black Citadel to spread chaos and destruction once more.
RuneWars Miniatures (Gameplay review)
Morning everyone !!!
Last time I was doing the unboxing/presentation of "Runewars the miniature game" ( here ). Since then, I played my first game with the starter box and I wanted to do a quick debrief of the game.
I don't know if you are familliar with X-Wing or Armada, but Runewars uses the same type of wheel to issue orders (I explained it in the unboxing here ). The main difference with X-Wing is that you have 2 wheels per unit command tool, one for the order and one for the modifier. For the modifier to apply he has to be of the same color as the order. There are 3 to 6 differents colors (depending on the unit.) F.e.: I could use the move action (blue) and the blue modifier action "Rotate"(rotation at the end of the move), or the yellow move action with the modifier "defense" (+1 armor). That adds a very nice layer of strategy without complex rules and don't forget that each order has it's own initiative ranks (the lower the better).
As you can see the longer the move the higher the initiative rank (so act last)
Now that's explained let's get to it !
We played the initiation mission. The deployment is fixed and we didn't draw any objective/terrain cards.
As you can see the table is not square, that is because we have an ongoing shadow war campaign and the main table was already occupied^^.
Exemple of movement
The game started and we secretly planned our movement on our command tool. As you can imagine on the first turn of our fist game we just advanced forward (using the blue arrows)
Here an exemple on how a movement is done during the game, it was one of our first moves !
We begin by announcing initiative ranks. Starting with 1 then 2 and then 3 ...up to 9. If you have a unit that can act on said rank you interrupt the count. In this case the undead player skeletons unit acts with an initiative of 5 (the white numbers on the wheel are initiative ranks). he announces that he wants to move an unit. Then he revealed this command tool:
If you look closely, you'll see a blue arrow (2) and a white modifier meaning that the unit can move in a straight line using the size 2 ruler.
We place the ruler next to the skeletons unit.
Then move it until it reachs the end of the ruler.
Easy and very precise !
A game last 8 turns but we only played 5 to seal the deal ;)
Turn 2 movement:
Cav charge top left impact the skeletons archer hard and dodge the undead lords charge. Yay !^^ rest of the force derps a little
After 2 turns we were already hooked ! the combination of the command tool and the rulers makes perfect sense with rank and file armies.
It's so perfect, you give orders at the start of the turn and you try to counter what you think the other general think you are going to do (what :P ?).
It's awesome to the point that I need to say out loud "This game feel like the warhammer, games workshop wanted to make, but without the 100 pages of move rules and with Actual movement and strategies (played 20 years of WFB and most game were usually decided during the initial deployment)
Big golem (superb miniature) charges undead lord, pike-men try to do a slow charge after the big worm moved and on the right, skeletons know they can't charge because the ninja girl hero is going make a dash at a lower initiative rank !! Awesome :D
Turn 3 is another example on how the game is interactive:
Smelling something fishy the undead player decided to wait with his worms and do a quick short turn with the skeleton unit. It worked perfectly as the pike-men charged nothing and got 1 panic token. (increase futur moral effect)
We learned that the undead lord is a beast in melee combat ! killing the poor golem before he could activate his defensive order.
In the center the pike-men use a defensive order to cut their loss /2 but they don't attack ! Super ninja girl charged the side of the skel killing bunch of them and dealing secondary damage to the worms, wow !
Cav spend the turn doing a rotation.
Cav charge the undead boss, while on the other side pike-men suffer heavy losses from the worms and the skels (the ninja girl still hacks them.)
End of Turn 5
When the dust settled the undead lord was killed by the cav after loosing most of the unit ! On the other side, ninja girl rolled good and killed a good chunk of skel and the worms with a knife !.
This short battle (took 40 minutes) was incredibly fun and interesting ! we are both veterans of WFB and it's the first time a mass battle played like we imagined !
The system is simple, efficient , with a bunch of depth. And we are only scratching the surface.
We played a second battle using the advanced rules (terrains, missions, and deployments cards), I'll do a review about it in close future !!
I hope you enjoyed this and maybe you got a bit of hype for the game. I really think Runewars the miniatures game is going to be a major success !!!
RuneWars Miniatures (unboxing and first impression)
Hello everyone !!
RuneWars have been released and i succumbed to the hype ! A great numbers of gamer i know have started collecting so it was already on the back of my mind. One innocent visit to my flgs + 10% discount launch offer + one weak mind = One new game ^^
My plan is to build this week end and play next week (Wednesday i think ) in the meantime here a quick opening :
That first thing you see when you open the box. 3 booklets :
-Yea i know it's in french, i prefer English rule too :/ but if i want to buy locally.
-Rules presentation : If you are familiar with recent FFG games (imperial assault, descent2, forbidden stars..) this is the standard rules layout. One book for quick start, one book for advanced rules and one book for campaign + scenario (in this case it's a fluff book). TBH i am not a big fan of this presentation, you always need to check in a different book and pertinent rules are spread all over the place. It was the same for imperial assault and it kind of reduced my fun as the GM. I prefer a thematic presentation (like any rulebook you know).
II) Punch cards and little plastic bags !
Once again it's FFG, 3 punch cards sheets with movement rulers, order disk, token, magic wind. No problem here, it's top quality ! vibrant color, Perfect ! Even better there is 2d dual face printed scenery. "Beautiful"
Movebar : very close to Xwing ruler but with a slot for improved movement precision.
Bonus : there is a lot of small plastic bag to organise the stuff. +1
III) Orders wheel
To me it's the great plus of this game, at the start of the turn you and your opponents choose an Order (left wheel) and a Modifier (right wheel) secretly for each of your units. Then during resolution phase you count from 1 to 10 (calling the initiative, it's the white number on the left wheel) and resolve each action at the fixed initiative number. It's a great game mechanism as you can choose slower action with stronger effect or fast action with weaker effect. The second wheel let you slightly alter the order. Whats even more cool is that EACH unit have a DIFFERENT wheels pair it's really interesting.
First you need to assemble them. I will not lie that was terrible experience and the wheel don't have a smooth movement. At least the instruction were clear so no wrong wheel on wrong unit cards.
IV) Models :
The box give you a lot of models :
Human side : 1 hero, 4 cav, 16 spear, 1 golem
Undead : 1 hero, 8 archer, 16 skels, 1 carrion.
Quality : Soft plastic :/ with some bended weapons (will try different unbending method tomorow). While not being GW quality, the scult are crisp, with a moderate amount of details and a very nice look. Plastic is soft but not cheap boardgame like it's a very stiff plastic.
Assembly : clip + glue, bigger models fit nicely(golem + carrion riders), the 2 first archers weren't.
Assembled models (not glued)
50% of the models bag :
I really like the style of the models and i am really eager to start painting them !!
I'll try to do a more gaming side review next week and a battle report when i play (i hope next week too).
There is a lot stuff to say about this game !
Six new expansions for Runewars
Hello everyone :)
FFG announced 6 new expension packs from Runewars (their warhammer/warmaster mix game).
Lord Hawthorne Hero Expansion
Ankaur Maro Hero Expansion
Rune Golems Unit expansion
Spearmen Unit Expansion
Reanimates Unit Expansion
Carrion Lancers Unit Expansion
Like Xwing in each expansion pack you get upgrade cards for your army enabling more optimized combos.
Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop Conclude Their Business Relationship
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"In 2008, Fantasy Flight Games first began publishing great games set in the amazing Games Workshop universes. From the earliest days of the partnership, Games Workshop played a key role in the Fantasy Flight Games library, helping us further develop roleplaying games like Dark Heresy and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, while creating and establishing new board games like Chaos in the Old World and Forbidden Stars, and Living Card Games® such as Warhammer 40,000: Conquest and Warhammer: Invasion.
Games Workshop has been a fantastic partner for the past eight years, and we’re thrilled that we had the opportunity to work together and bring so many new and exciting games into the world. As much as we have enjoyed creating these games, our current licensing term is coming to an end.
Beginning February 28th, 2017, Fantasy Flight Games will no longer offer for sale any games in conjunction with Games Workshop, including Talisman and all games taking place in the Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 universes.
We’re extremely grateful to our friends at Games Workshop for giving us the opportunity to play in the worlds that they created, and we wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors.
After February 28th, 2017, product lines dealing with Games Workshop properties will end and will no longer be offered for sale by Fantasy Flight Games.
All upcoming products for these product lines have already been announced—there will be no new announcements of additional Games Workshop-licensed products. All announced, currently unreleased products will be released before the conclusion of the business relationship between Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop.
The full list of product lines leaving the Fantasy Flight Games catalog is:
• Black Crusade
• Blood Bowl: Team Manager
• Chaos in the Old World
• Chaos Marauders
• Dark Heresy
• Dark Heresy Second Edition
• Forbidden Stars
• Fury of Dracula
• Only War
• Rogue Trader
• Space Hulk: Death Angel
• Warhammer: Diskwars
• Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
• Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game
• Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
• Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
• All Fantasy Flight Supply products showing imagery licensed to Games Workshop"