However, that was before our friend Mike introduced us to a neat little miniatures game called Star Wars: X-Wing.
To fire at your opponent you must first check to see if a target is in range (another measuring template is provided for this). If you are able to shoot then the attacker rolls some red attack die and the defender some green defense die. The attacker simply tries to roll more hits than the defender evades. The order in which movement and attack are determined is simply done by using your individual pilot’s initiative number which is printed on the ship card. Low initiative numbers always move first and attack last while high initiative is the opposite, move last but shoot first.
Overall, having played twice, I feel that this little Miniatures game is worth the price tag, in that larger games with more players and ships are much more fun than the simple head to head play of a base set alone. This past weekend we set up a game with six players and until the very end everyone was around the table watching, calculating and discussing events as they unfolded. This included even those of us who were knocked out early due to a cowardly and treacherous act by one of their team mates. (Anthony)