That’s right ladies an gents, I got into attack wing. I would like to blame Matt and Lange for this abuse to my gaming spirit since I don’t really need more games to play. Yet, I really enjoy the game! The gameplay is very similar to the X wing miniatures game that has been out for a while since wiz kids bought the rights to the style of game. They have of course made a few changes (such as ships being able to reverse) to make the game stand out more.
There are 4 starter fleets you can collect upon the release of the game. Federation, Klingons, Romulans, and Dominion. I went for the look of the Romulan’s and for the ability to cloak which I think is cool. My only complaint is that the models for the game have really bad paint jobs. It’s great to open up the box and get going but I need to fix the issue. I have been repainting my fleet so that all the colors are uniform for the force. I found that you can paint right over the existing paint job without getting rid of much of the detail.
The two main reasons I think this game will have more potential staying power over X-wing is that the Star Trek universe has more races to draw upon for more ships to add. The second is that wiz kids has a phenomenal organized play structure in place allowing shop owners to easily run events and get players in their stores. In Sept I was able to make it to 3 of these events alone and already have dates set aside for the Oct events. These are part of a 6 month event that wraps up in Feb where the overall winner can get a Deep space 9 station to use! I just hope the wife doesn’t get sick of Star Trek in 6 months….