X-wing 2.0 Ship Reviews!
First Up, the Wave 2 Scum ship, the Mining Guild TIE Fighter! 🔥
For the best part of many years, I have been joshing with my Imperial pals that all TIEs look the same. They are all black, all pointy, and are all fragile as a new born stick of butter.
So, trust Scum and Villainy faction to come to the rescue then with the best looking TIE model to date, the Mining Guild TIE fighter. These little things are bright yellow, and have a chunk cut out of each wing so they look like Pac-mans sci-fi-cousin, and are certainly unique.
The model itself is one of the better looking so far in X-Wing 2.0, with the paint job in particular being very nicely done. The ship has no moving parts, but the weathered look on the yellow ship stands out, as does the cockpit detail, and Mining Guild logo on the wings. 🔥
Gameplay wise, this flies just like most other TIE fighters. It's quick, going up to a 5 straight, but also nimble, with the under appreciated 1 Turns both present and a 3 K-Turn for quick 180 degree repositioning. TIE fighters have always been fragile and this is no exception, coming with no shields and only 3 Hull, if you get one maneuverer wrong and land in an enemy firing arc then this thing will light up quicker than toilet paper in a volcano. The one standout here though is the ship ability, Notched Stabilizers, which utilises the Mining Guilds asteroid expertise to completely ignore them during movement. This makes the ship a lot more versatile, and can open up way more repositioning moves in the middle of the board, as other ships need to be concerned with the pesky rocks, and this little thing just zips on past.
Overall I think the Mining Guild TIE is a good addition to the Scum faction, though it does irk me a little that one of the first releases in 2.0 - that also saw an increase in per unit price for ships - is one that the official release article heavily implied you want to buy about 5 of to have any fun with. However, for now I will be content flying it as a nice looking blocker and be happy it's on me shelf!
FULL LENGTH ARTICLE UP ON BLOG TOMORROW, link in bio 🙌