Restock and new releases today! The new wave for #xwingminiatures just arrived from hyperspace alongside new board games like 8-Bit box City of Gears and more! Come in and check things off your Holiday shopping list at Olympus!
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Art by: @mimezu
STAR WARS ARMADA
A miniatures game of epic fleet battles! This is FFG’s natural follow up to the X-wing Miniatures game, zooming the scale out from small skirmishes and dogfights to full fleet versus fleet conflicts. The system ends up being just as quick and slick as X-Wing, but also does a great job of simulating the slow, steady but unresponsive nature of the huge capital ships, as seen in the movies. Each ship has a number of command dials, and each must be set at the beginning of each game round, locking in what the ship will do later in the game. The iconic Star Destroyers must have 3 of these locked in at any given time, meaning that you plan out half of the game before you even start playing. There is a degree of flexibility, but ultimately, the large ships are hugely powerful, but you’ll need to execute longform strategic planning to bring that power to bear effectively. At times this can be a bit frustrating, but I’m sure that much more to do my lack of player experience than the game itself.
As well as the longform planning, the ships are fun and thematic to pilot through the defence tokens and shields mechanics. Each ship is split into 4 hull zones, and has certain defence tokens at their disposal. Unlike X-Wing which relies on defence dice, when defending a volley of attack dice, in Armada players must try to manage their defence tokens which can redirect damage onto other hull zones with healthier shields. Engineering actions when activating a ship can also help to repair damage hulls or lowered shields.
One of my favourite aspects is the separate but parallel nature of the ‘Ships Game’ versus the ‘Squadrons Game’. Each list will contain a mix of big capital ships that lumber across space and some squadrons that can nip about. Both play with quite different rules but each can have their influence. Unchecked, squadrons can eat away at a large Ship’s shield and hull, so the opponent will have to determine which of their squadrons want to try to occupy and intercept enemy squadrons or which will launch attack runs of their own.
All in all an awesome and cinematic miniatures game!
Patriot Squadron, Standing By!
I really do need to get those templates cut with the middle line before the UK Open in April...
Can't wait to go!
How do you organise your kit for moving tables at tournaments?
Some of my recent repainted X-Wing miniatures. The green imperial squadron is Katie’s “Viper Squadron”, and the A-Wings are the start of my rebel “Bat Squadron”. love being a nerd. Painting is a lot harder as a middle-aged guy than it was as a high-schooler! #xwingminiatures#xwingrepaint#starwars
Don’t know if the contest by @starwarsxwing & @all.wings is over or not, but I wanted to add some Christmas swag to the competition 😇🎅. Who will do the most DAMAGE, Vader, or my ugly Christmas sweater ? 😅#xwingphotocomp2e
On the tenth day of Christmas my true gave to me...10 starfighters fighting!
Today, all Star Wars items in store are buy one, get one half off (lesser or equal value)! That’s ALL games, including X-Wing minis, tabletop games, and role-playing games! See you today for some Star Wars action!
My fifth and sixth league games, unfortunately lost both. First against Corran, Wedge and AP where my dice failed me and I did not roll a single evade. Not very nice when you're using Fangs. Second was against a Drea swarm and I think that's enough said 😭. #xwingminiatures#xwingminiaturesgame#xwingtmg