Using Keepa I have managed to find the X-Wing starter boxed set on Amazon for just £8.99, the list price is £36.99. Using the same service I was able to find the C-ROC Cruiser for just £16.99 which has a list price of £55.98.
One model I wanted for a long time for X-Wing was the Rebel Transport.
I managed to get it for just £16.92 which is an amazing deal for a model which has a list price of £54.99 and includes an X-Wing fighter which is usually about £15 anyhow.
I was well pleased.
Of course with Keepa, you ca keep track of prices of the Rebel Transport on Amazon. This is useful if you want to see the history of prices for the miniature. You can then trigger an e-mail alert when the price reaches a particular level.
The C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack contains one C-ROC Cruiser miniature, one M3-A Interceptor miniature with an alternate paint scheme, seven ship cards, thirty upgrade cards, and all the manoeuvre dials, damage decks, tokens, and game pieces that you need to fly your C-ROC Cruiser and its escort to battle.
C-ROCs first appeared in the Star Wars Rebels episode Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.
The C-ROC Gozanti-class cruiser was a shipyard custom configuration for the Gozanti-class cruiser, manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corporation.
Initially offered to the Imperial Navy as an armed long-range transport, the Navy rejected the configuration as inappropriate to the order of battle, instead choosing the Imperial freighter configuration of Gozanti. Despite this setback, the C-ROC became popular with both legitimate cargo operations and criminal operations, becoming especially popular on the Outer Rim due to its combination of hauling capacity, rugged construction, and heavy armament.
So for roughly the price of a M3-A Interceptor miniature, I got that model and the huge C-ROC Cruiser miniature.
Of course with Keepa, you can keep track of prices of the C-ROC on Amazon. This is useful if you want to see the history of prices for the miniature. You can then trigger an e-mail alert when the price reaches a particular level.
I really like X-Wing for recreating the star fighter conflicts from the Star Wars universe. It’s a fun game and one that can be played with a few ships or a fair few. I am sticking with the original rules, despite the fact that there is a new edition out now. The original boxed set comes with three models.
So first on my list was the X-Wing. With a list price of £15, I have managed to get one on Amazon for £8.79, which I thought then was a bargain.
I had noticed that the original boxed set on Amazon was sometimes sold at a discount, but I don’t have the time to continually check Amazon for those price fluctuations.
Well just because you don’t have the time, doesn’t mean it can’t be done. I now use a service called Keepa which has an extension that can be installed on the Chrome browser. What Keepa does is keep track of prices of products on Amazon. This is useful if you want to see the history of prices for the product.. Has it been cheaper or expensive.
You can then trigger an e-mail alert when the price reaches a particular level.
As the set contains an X-Wing fighter and two TIE fighters, that (for me) was amazing value. I also get an additional set of movement templates, counters and dice. So for the same price as a single model, I get three!
At the time of writing the price is £23.13, but it does go up and down.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
I am looking forward to seeing this series, not really a fan of animation, the concept of a Star Wars live action series seems so obvious, but of course we have never seen the like of this before.
Will it be any good? Who knows, but one can hope.
Obviously lots of gaming potential in the concept, I wouldn’t be surprised too see a spin-off licensed game at some point.
Over Christmas I managed to get some reinforcements for the Rebel Alliance for the X Wing Miniatures game. Well I say reinforcements, I got a single starfighter, the A Wing.
I don’t have any A Wings, my current Rebel Alliance forces include X Wings, Y Wings, a B Wing and the U Wing. I also have the Millennium Falcon in reserve.
The RZ-1 A-wing interceptor was a wedge shaped starfighter manufactured by Kuat Systems Engineering, which took design inspiration from the Republic starfighters of the Clone Wars. They were used by the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire and the subsequent Rebel Alliance, seeing action during the Age of the Empire and the Galactic Civil War. It was still in use thirty years later during the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order.
It is a smaller craft compared to some of the other Rebel ships. As with other X Wing Miniatures you get a whole bunch of cards with the model as well as card tokens for use in the game.
The A Wing is supposed to be the fastest Rebel fighter, but there is a “5” speed limit in the game, which means it doesn’t go as fast as maybe it can in the films.
It will be interesting to see how it plays in a future game.