On Saturday, February 28, I attended my first X-Wing Miniature tournament. Over the last year I have been getting together with a few friends twice a month and playing the tabletop game by Fantasy Flight Games. So on Saturday, I made my way down to our local gaming shop to watch and observe how the pros play the game. The first thing I noticed was the tackle boxes. Most everyone had stored their X-Wing miniatures and accessories in plastic craft boxes inside larger craft boxes and tackle boxes.
Of the seven people who entered the tournament, six chose to play as Imperials. Each person was allotted 100 points to build their fleet. Some went with a lot of lower value ships and pilots and some went with two or three high value ships and pilots.
The nice thing about a game like X-Wing Miniatures is that for as much strategy and planning that goes into setting up the game, there is still an element of randomness with the dice rolls. There is still the chance of the ‘lucky roll’ that changes the tide of battle.
Now I have to go get myself a big tackle box.
Here are a few picture that I took of the event: