The Skerton bridge was opened in time for me to pick up Simon and attend the club, it was another X-Wing game and Simon manfully managed in between being incommunicado, his job and wrestling with the weather to put a scenario together. You will notice we prefer scenario's to the usual 100 point dogfight, in the dogfights you put together what you hope is a winning list, but in a scenario you can have fun with all the ships and abilities rather than the flavour of the month. Not that you can't have fun with a dogfight but if you have spent money on all the ships you may as well get to use them.
This one caught me by surprise, the ship transporting Princess Leia after she had gone was used as a decoy to ambush some Rebels, supposedly it's crew had managed to take back the ship from the Imperial prize crew and sent out an SOS. A bunch of Rebels (me) duly dropped in with some hired help from the Scum and Villainy faction (Andrew) only to find that the Tantive IV was in fact a lure and still under the control of the Empire (Simon), accompanied by a Tie swarm along with Darth Vader himself.
I started at the wrong end of the Tantive and if I had proceeded I would have faced most of her weapons, so I sent my two X-Wings to help Simon with Vader while I had an idea that my Millennium Falcon could present a threat and maybe make a swoop on the big ship at some point when we all attacked it.
|We drop into the ambush.|
|Vader and the Ties attack.|
|My X-wings join the fray.|
|Han McSolo manages to escape.|
Elsewhere there was a nice 15mm AWI game and again a large Frostgrave contingent. I think that is the last X-Wing sortie for a while, I am back in the Sudan next week.