Beyond that, David, Junior and I played X-Wing Sunday afternoon. Junior mentioned playing it as a Capture The Flag game. We're big fans of CTF in video games so we established a few ground rules and gave it a go.
We played with 150-point groups and banned large-base ships. David and I teamed up and used Rebels; Junior as usual played Imperials.
The action is under way! The flags are sitting atop coins on each team's deployment zone. The bases are one base-width off the table edge.
David and I agreed to let my E-Wing be the flag-carrier since it had better speed, agility and could heal shields with R2D2. Christian's Phantom takes aim at our flag. Blasted cloaked ships!
The E-Wing and Phantom race back to their bases!
A fuzzy picture, but fun either way - the Phantom has four bogeys IN HOT PUR-SUIT! My poor Y-Wing stayed stressed for three or four straight moves just trying to keep up with the blasted TIE.
Ding Ding! Winner winner chicken dinner! A nifty Barrel-Roll is all it takes to cap.
Just for grins we played another turn to see if Junior could make it to base - he did, surviving an absolute storm of blaster fire.
CTF X-Wing will stay in the rotation. It's a great change of pace from the usual line up and shoot. It forces different thinking and tactics. I've always enjoyed X-Wing but a simple scenario change was really great.