Last night and this morning I had a productive little session prepping some Norman crossbowmen for Ayton, some plastic SF fighter type things to use with the 1/300 chaps, and finally varnished the Altefritzenburgers I painted last year and which I still have half the unit to do. I then popped into town and nipped into the Tyneside Club to confirm arrangements for an ACW game next week. Wherein, Richard, Lawrence and Phil (and Alex) were playing Star Wars X-Wing. I’ve avoided even trying this in the past as the system didn’t appeal. But Phil, (and I blame him entirely!) convinced me to take control of a X-Wing for a turn or two. What a bloody stupid idea!! It’s a rather fun system! I managed to inflict a little damage, take none, a fly unintentionally rather will in formation with Phil’s craft!
I then had to go but couldn’t resist nipping in to Forbidden Planet/Travelling Man. The Core sets were a little pricey there so I checked Amazon. Much cheaper. I then had a pang of common sense and thought I would wait a couple of days to be sure. Then on a Facebook boardgame group someone offered up the Star Trek Attack Wing core set. A quick Google confirmed it was the same basic system and apparently a decent game. So it’s on its way… I’ll try this with my lad and if he likes it get the Star Wars anyway!