A good Firespray? In *my* X Wing the Miniatures Game? It’s more likely than you think. Sorry for being a bit late on this one, but I’ve been more focused on the conversation kit leaks from Bell of Lost Souls, and I might be posting highlights from there. Anyway, it seems that there is no generic firespray, though we are still missing a side of a cardboard insert. I like that as it makes the ship into more of a speciality fighter. Another thing that builds this theme is the number of titles this ship has. Slave 1 and Andrasta make their return and Kath finally sees her ship, the Marauder, come to the game.
The general theme I see with the Firespray is titles and Pilot abilities that provide passive mods to compensate for the ships lack of linked actions. Boba pilot keeps his scum ability from 1.0 and the Slave 1 title gives him his imp ability, as well as a torpedo slot as before. Emon and his title remain the same as 1.0, though the title now adds the reload action. Kath gains an all new ability roll more attack dice depending on the number of friendly ships bumping the target, thematic as she is the captain of the Binarye Pirates. Krassis keeps his ability from 1.0, and additionally can now fire secondary weapons out his back arc. Finally we have Koshka Frost, the only new pilot to X Wing in this expansion. She can reroll an attack die if the enemy is stressed. I sense a synergy with Asajj as she is the only scum pilot which can stress opponents. I say this after every article, but the Firespray looks like a fearsome ship. What are your thoughts on this ship? Scourge of the Stars or a dud like 1.0? ~XG-1
Hello everyone. With #xwing 2nd edition coming out in September, I will be running a 10% sale on my Etsy starting today up until August 31st. (Link in bio) So if there are any holders that I’m offering that you would like to get your hands on than head on over. There is a $20 min order limit and the colors will vary. So you may not get all your boxes in the same color. Just thought I would let you know. But! You can make requests and I’ll do my best to accommodate the requests. Also items are limited so get them before they sell out if you’ve been wanting a certain box. 🙂 now the coupon for the sale is “BIFCOXW2ND”
Scarif - "Deploy the Garrison"
Here's my MOC of the Battle of Scarif from Rogue One - A Star Wars Story.
I've chosen the scene after the Death Troopers were sent into the battle by Director Krennic and finally arrived with their Tie Reaper at the beach.
The MOC was displayed at the Star Wars Days 2017 at the LDC in Oberhausen/Germany.
picture by klickklack (www.klickklack.smugmug.com)
The TIE Reaper was a TIE line starfighter manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems, and used by the Galactic Empire as a troop transport. The fighter featured flat, pointed, horizontal wings; similar in design to the TIE striker—a streamlined TIE variant specialized for in-atmosphere missions. At least one transport was present in the Ring of Kafrene during Rebel Captain Cassian Andor's mission to the asteroid belt in 0 BBY. Another TIE Reaper was notably used during the Battle of Scarif to insert a squad of death troopers, Director Orson Krennic's guard squadron, into battle to defeat Rogue One—a squad of Rebel soldiers that took it upon themselves to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's planet killer superweapon. In order to ensure the TIE Reaper could successfully insert the squad, it was escorted by a flight of TIE strikers. Around 34 years later, in 34 ABY, a criminal organization called the Ranc gang had TIE Reapers under their command on the planet Kaddak.