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Learn to Play X-Wing - Overview


Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of crafts, to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!

Fast and visceral, X-Wing puts you in the middle of fierce Star Wars firefights. Use each craft’s unique maneuver dial to secretly plot its movement action for each turn. After each player has locked in his movement decisions, the dials are revealed and ships are moved. Pepper the enemy with blaster fire as you rush into the dogfight, or move into combat range slowly, attaining deadly target locks before you launch a devastating attack. No matter your plan of attack, you’ll be in total control throughout the tense action!

This guide will cover the basics of the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game such as phases, actions, combat and squad building:

  • Phases/Order of Gameplay – learn about the different stages of a turn
  • Movement – learn how to maneuver your ships
  • Actions – learn the difference between focus, evade and boost actions
  • Combat – learn how to deal damage to you opponents
  • Squad Building – learn how to build your own unique squadrons

For a more comprehensive guide to the X-Wing game check out the official X-Wing Miniatures Game Rule Book.

Each player chooses a squad of either Rebel or Imperial ships built up of pilots from the Star Wars universe. Each pilot and ship has its strengths and weaknesses that can affect the outcome of a game. For example X-Wings have greater defense but are not as agile as a TIE fighter and thus have more limited movements, but we’ll go into this more later.

An X-Wing game is played on a 3′ x 3′ play area. The play area is the defined area on a flat surface in which the ships are placed and maneuvered. If any part of a ship’s base is outside the play area, that ship has fled the battlefield.

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