After an enjoyable evening of playing 4 games of X-Wing Miniatures at Nelson’s house, I decide to bite the bullet and order a copy of Star Trek Attack Wing.
The starter set comes withe the three starship miniatures shown, from Star Trek: The Next Generation. I myself am a bigger fan of the Original Series, so of course I went and ordered a few TOS ships.
My one beef with this game is the size of the original Enterprise miniature, and the price they charge for it ($14.99 retail). After looking at the number of other items (cards, tokens, etc.) that come with it, and after using reward points that game me a $10 coupon at an online store, I figured that it was worth getting for $1.97 (originally $11.97). Heh.
I browsed the available Klingon ships and came across this one, the ship that attacked V’Ger in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
And then there’s this ship, the Romulan vessel that attacked the outposts along the Neutral Zone, until it was stopped by the Enterprise in “Balance of Terror”.
The Klingon and Romulan ship miniatures are much bigger than the Enterprise miniature, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but whatever, I’m getting my TOS fix with those three.
One game that I hope my group plays soon, assuming we decide to do table top miniatures, is X-Wing from Fantasy Flight Games.
When and if we do, I’ve settled on a ship that I will consider my ‘personal’ starfighter: the Z-95 Headhunter.
This is one of the first ships that was referenced outside of the movies, in the first Han Solo book by Brian Daley, Han Solo at Star’s End.
For some reason I recently couldn’t find it in local stores, primarily a couple of Barnes and Noble bookstores that sell the game and miniatures. I could find it before I actually wanted to pick one up, but kept holding off.
I eventually found one for sale at Amazon.com, so I ordered one.
My next step is to find a card template to make a custom pilot card for myself.
Edit: found one!
And now we’ll see if I’ll ever get to take her into combat.