Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Now Has A Giant Transport

Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Now Has A Giant Transport

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The GR-75 Medium Transport joins the flights of fighters that X-Wing usually specializes in.

Fantasy Flight Games has announced that the GR-75 Rebel Transport for their wildly popular X-Wing Miniatures is now available. While the game usually focuses on dogfighting action, the advent of larger ships brings a whole new level of play to the space dogfighting-oriented combat of the game. Until now, the game has only had smaller-scale ships like X-Wings and TIE Fighters, with the largest ships in the game being the Millenium Falcon and Slave I. The GR-75 transport is more of a massive support ship than a gun platform, though, and has the ability to recharge its allies' shields.

Adding such a large ship to the game, which uses preplanned starship maneuvers to simulate combat, necessitated inventing a whole new movement template for ships of its size. Additionally, the ship is the first to utilize an energy mechanic new to the game, deepening the already potent metagame that's developing through X-Wing's widespread tournament play.

Fantasy Flight will also be releasing the Tantive IV rebel blockade runner later this year.

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According to Fantasy Flight's Vice President of Communications Steve Horvath, "X-Wing is the bestselling game in the company's history. The game has apparently seen "tremendous growth" that Fantasy Flight expects to continue through this year. X-Wing uses the a dogfighting system similar to the one developed in popular World War I air combat game Wings of War, but adds a point-based squad construction and upgrade system as well as the everlasting appeal of Star Wars.

Source: Fantasy Flight Games

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article implied that X-Wing was explicitly based on Wings of War. This has been clarified.

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I am so happy this game is doing well.

I really wanted something like this to grow and expand.

Now for a Star Destroyer miniature :3

RatherDull:
I am so happy this game is doing well.

I really wanted something like this to grow and expand.

Now for a Star Destroyer miniature :3

Christ the game is hard enough to play on regular tables, if we continue like this we're going to play on the freakin' floor.

Not that I'd complain though. I've only recently started playing this and while I failed horribly it's truly a ton of fun. I'm welcoming ships like that. Though, if I ever buy those miniatures myself, my wallet will probably not. Slave-1 was, apparently, already like €20 or something if I remember correctly. Can't see those things go for less than €40-50.

I always liked the Gallofree Transport, and that's a very pretty model.

Cowabungaa:
[quote="RatherDull" post="7.848744.20952176"]
Not that I'd complain though. I've only recently started playing this and while I failed horribly it's truly a ton of fun. I'm welcoming ships like that. Though, if I ever buy those miniatures myself, my wallet will probably not. Slave-1 was, apparently, already like €20 or something if I remember correctly. Can't see those things go for less than €40-50.

Was at a game night last night and I believe the store owner said something between 60 and 80 dollars US. for the big ones.

The prices are certainly high, yeah. The big ships like this are $60 USD, though they include a fighter alongside the big ship.

I've awaiting and dreading this for a while. Awaiting it because I've been getting at least 1 of each model in the game so far. Dreading it because of that price tag.

I was umming and ahhing about the price as well, but then I thought 'look, you know you, and you're going to get one regardless.' So I put one on order, resistance is futile and all that. So when it it turns up at my Friendly (not so) Local Game Shop I'll have to rustle up my pals and try it out. Plus, it also comes with a Porkins pilot card.

With the Tantive IV coming out as well, I am very curious to see what the Imperials get in the huge ship department. They could do a repaint of the corvette, but there is the Modified Corvette that appeared in the X-Wing and TIE Fighter computer games they could use, and for some reason I really want to see the bulk freighter model in there. I'd really love a Nebulon B, but that might be too big for X-Wing.

I'm really interested in the figures because I'm an old X-Wing and Tie Fighter dos game nut and everything but they're kiiinda pricy. ...I get why they're in kits and crap but damn I'd want all the wings and ties and crap.

 

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