Saturday, September 12, 2015

Can The Bounty Hunters Collect their Prey, X-Wing at the club

Decent turn out at the club with a new face to join the miniature gamers and a few new faces for Magic the Gathering. Sadly year 11 and 12 exams are either on or about to start so the Roleplayers were not to be seen but a nice game of "Hunt the Gotha" or Wings of Glory to you and me was happening with 3 players. But the highlight was a characterful game of X-Wing.

Scum and Villainy bounty hunters were attempting to knock out the Lamda Shuttle transporting and extremely valuable cargo of .............. no doubt some rebel scum with a price on his head........encased in carbonite or such like.  The Lamda had to fly to within range of the tractor beam of the Death Star to be declared safe. Did the Imperials get their way or was it Cash time for the Bounty Hunters?

Four Ties and a Shuttle with few modifications attempt to avoid each other and the asteroids in the first couple of moves. The death star is in the bottom left side out of camera shot.

Scum and Villainy with souped up tricked out flyers but pilot skill was a little lower than I had expected, still around 100 points per side.
I missed the next couple of turns but took this as the Lamda has lost all its shields but the Tie Fighters were there to the rescue.

At the moment it was three fighter ships each but what you don't see is that the Ties have a point or so left but the Scum really wanted the Lamda so the shots that could have finished the escort off was used to take the Lamda closer to the edge.
Almost there, you can see the Micro Machines half built Death Star near the table edge. We elected to say that the shuttle had to get to within 2 hexes of the Death Star to be in Tractor range and therefore Bounty Hunter fighters would be at risk of capture.

End battle, with no fighters shot out of space but the Lamda critically close to the Death Star.
Made it this turn.
Gotha hits the table edge to then turn around and fly back the other way. It was shot down leading to a British Victory.

You can just make out the MTG gamers at the back, a nice crowd for Batemans Bay hopefully we see them again as they are all welcome.


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