At long last, the new X-Wing: The Force Awakens Core Set with the shiny new Star Wars Episode VII ships arrived in the UK! It has been a long wait.
Let’s open the box!
Along with a bit of advertising for other products from Fantasy Flight Games, the new X-Wing starter set come with three separate booklets.
1. A Learn-To-Play-Guide, which is nearly identical to the one included in the old – or “classic” – X-Wing starter set, though a few rules have been revised.
2. A Rules-Reference-Booklet, which is a new addition that was not included in the old X-Wing starter set. It includes (almost) all the rules, which have been added to X-Wing in the various releases since the original starter set in 2012, for example the rules for Ion Weapons, Large Ships, Cloaking and more.
Funny enough, it does not include the recent “SLAM”-rules from the K-Wing, which were plagued by unclear wordings, revisions and nerfs.
Though the old X-Wing starter did not include a comprehensive Rules Reference, many newer FFG-games, such as Imperial Assault, do include them these days.
3. A Mission Guide with three introductory missions using (only) the contents from the starter-box.
One new addition is the “initiative token” (upper right corner), which didn’t exist in the old X-Wing starter. Unfortunately, both sides feature the new X-Wing. Having a TIE-Fighter on the flip side for Imperial players would have been nice.
Another minor novelty is the new set of unique asteroids.
Also included are – of course – the new manoeuver dials. I will talk about those in more detail when I talk about the new ships.
To Be Continued …
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