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.