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  • #1461522

    fogh
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    754xp

    Hi all,

    Long time gamer but new to X-Wing. Just bought v2 as a Christmas gift.  Does anyone have recommendations for a good playing surface or mat?  Does anything come in the box to get you started? What size playing area is good for beginners?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    #1461529

    templar007
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    5551xp

    Well, I played in v1.0 so don’t know if it’s changed but if playing a 100 point dog-fight then 3′ x 3′.  If  larger squadrons then you can increase the table size as is needed.

     

    we used a 4’x 4′ most of the time.

    #1461573

    sundancer
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    15771xp

    Usually any 3′ x 3′ mat works. I’ve used the official FFG map since day one of V1 (mostly because I didn’t know better and at the time there where not many options.)

    Mousepad material works best. So just look at what design you like the most and get it.

    #1462057

    fogh
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    754xp

    Thanks very much, chaps!

    I have ordered a 3’ x 3’ mousemat mat with a snazzy space picture.  I just need to get some ‘how-to-play’ videos under my belt now, before Christmas, to prepare. 😀

    #1462058

    limburger
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    8720xp

    The basic rules (ie : none of the tokens and special tricks) are easy to learn (I’d say one hour max). You’ll find that maneuvering your spaceships can be enough of a challenge. Especially if you’re going to be teaching it to kids and people with less afinity with wargames (although Roborally veterans may have an advantage here ;-)).

    #1462078

    sundancer
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    15771xp

    @fogh FFG did a short series for V1 back in the day that was really good. Most is still true today in ways of rules. Maybe that’s a first stop?

    #1462362

    fogh
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    754xp

    Thanks @limburger – good advice. I will keep it basic to start.

    Thanks @sundancer. FFG? (Sorry, I’m newish around here :/ .)

    #1462379

    limburger
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    8720xp

    @fogh FFG = Fantasy Flight Games … the publisher for Xwing

    These are the videos that @sundancer was referring to :

    It’s odd that they haven’t updated these for the v2.0 rules, which is odd because there probably are more than a few changes to the rules. Although I suspect that the core mechanics are the same.

    #1462385

    sundancer
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    15771xp

    @fogh see the post my trusty assistant @limburger did 😉

    But, yeah, it’s odd. More so since they did a really good job on them. And the first videos for Star Wars Legion were very good too. I really wonder why they stopped doing them? Time? Money?

    #1462459

    craigwrdouglas
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    1782xp

    Cheap option, but for space hulk, I just used my coblestreets mat upsidedown, which gave me a matt black backdrop.  Works for space hulk as you see hardly any of the mat, but may not suit xwing so well.

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