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Conesy’s Diary: Episode 51 A Few of My Favorite Miniature Games

Star Wars: Legion Battle on a Desert Planet

What can I say? I just want to own and paint all of the miniatures. They are just too cool. There is only so much time in the year though. On this episode of the diary I take a look at a few of my favorite miniature games.

Let us know what your favorite games are.

Conesy’s Diary: 3/31/2021

It’s time to check out the show!

Star Wars Legion Tournament: Skirmish at the Temple of Eedit

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We will be running a Star Wars: Legion tournament at Misty Mountain Games. A clash will occur in the Jedi temple of Eedit on the planet Devaron between Rebel Forces and the Galactic Empire.

  • Location: 4672 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison, Wisconsin
  • Entry Fee: $10 (All entry fees go to prize support)
  • Date: June 2nd, 2018 doors open at 10 am. Round 1 around 10:30
  • Rounds: 3
  • Points: 800 points
  • Round Limit: 2 hours with 15 minute timed pre-game phase (card selection, terrain definition)
  • Style: Relaxed
  • Lunch: Included. Pulled Pork and the fixings provided by myself
  • Painting: Not required, but highly encouraged
  • Lists: Please bring 1 copy of your list for the Organizer and 1 copy of your list to share with your opponent. Lists must be shared with your opponent at the beginning of the pre-gamed timed phase, before the mission cards are displayed.
  • See the Fantasy Flight Games Tournament rules pack for other rules. This event will NOT have player elimination.

How do I win cool stuff?

  1. Top spot is guaranteed some cool in store Legion product.
  2. Best appearance as determined by our Organizer will earn some cool in store Legion product.
  3. Door prizes. We’ll split the rest of the prize pool and randomly select winners from the remaining players in the event.

Pre-Register at Misty Mountain Games today or go over to the Madison Star Wars Legion group and let us know you are coming!

Episode 67: Adepticon 2016

Episode 67

This episode is more then just Adepticon, but it’s a big topic! Conesy retells the sites he saw and events he participated in at this years Adepticon. There’s a lot of Warlord’s Games Bolt Action coverage in this episode as this is what the hosts have been playing a lot of lately, including a couple of tournaments with some interesting results. The hosts also do a gaming spotlight on the X-Wing tactical miniatures game by Fantasy Flight as well. It’s been a while, so just go listen!

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game

I have had a few plays of this game now and it’s great. One of my favorite games that I have played.

Pluses of this game: Miniatures are really quite good and it is classic Star Wars. There is some dice action, but over all the game feels quite a bit like Wings of War which I really, really like. Trying to get your maneuvers correct so that you can fire is the real challenge to this game which makes the game I think really enjoyable for re-play ability. We only used 3 ships, but 5-10 ships on the table should make a playable dog fight that will take a while. The game was simple enough in the basic starter and quick enough that young kid was able to keep his attention span on the game and he was able to start thinking about his moves in a way to try to get his ship into firing position. The turns with 3 ships were really fast and it only took about 30 minutes to get through the quick start game.

Negatives: Price point. I think Fantasy Flight has priced this game a bit high. The starter with three ships is ok, but it would have been nice to see the starter at $35 and expansion X-Wings/TIE Fighters and similar closer to $10. At that price, I think the game would be a hot seller and while I think a lot of people will pick this game up, at the lower cost it makes it affordable for 7-12 year olds who often have limited amounts of money when dropped off at “Game Store Day Care”. Additionally, while the movement is a part of what makes this game really great it also can bog the game really down when there aren’t many ships on the board and you are trying to line up those kill shots. We went for a couple of turns without a shot fired which slowed the action down and made the game bog in the middle and I suspect a determined player could evade really well.

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