X-Wing Miniatures Game

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The X-Wing Miniatures Game—also called Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures or Star Wars: X-wing, with the first installment referred to as the X-Wing: Core Set—is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game released by Fantasy Flight Games. Two players—or two teams of players—are able to control starships, such as Rebel X-wings and Imperial TIE fighters, and pit them against each other in fast-paced space combat. The game features detailed and painted miniatures and recreates Star Wars space combat in several scenarios included in the release. Players are able to select their crew and plan their maneuvers before play in order to develop strategies to complete their missions.[2] Initially announced with an early 2012 release date[3], the Core Set and the first wave of expansion packs premiered at the Gen Con gaming convention on August 17, 2012.[1]

Publisher's SummaryEdit

X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission![4]



X-wing cover art.

Basic RulesEdit

Each type of ship in X-Wing has a unique piloting dial. Players select a speed and maneuver each turn, concealing their choices from other players. beginning with the lowest skilled pilot, each player reveals what they secretly set on the dial to the other players and executes the maneuver. Official play involves one of the provided scenarios, a range of customization options, varied maneuvers, and possible combat outcomes. Some aspects of play are determined through random generation, with a roll of dice and by drawing cards from a shuffled deck.

Mission scenariosEdit

Advanced rules scenarios were also included in the initial release—the Core Set—as well as the in five of the subsequent releases, the Millennium Falcon, Slave I, the Lambda-class Shuttle, the Imperial Aces, the Rebel Aces, the YT-2400 Freighter, and the VT-49 Decimator Expansion Packs.

Core SetEdit

Millennium Falcon Expansion PackEdit

Slave I Expansion PackEdit

Lambda-class Shuttle Expansion PackEdit

Imperial Aces Expansion PackEdit

Rebel Aces Expansion PackEdit

YT-2400 Freighter Expansion PackEdit

VT-49 Decimator Expansion PackEdit

Campaign scenariosEdit

Sets of advanced rules scenarios called Campaigns were also included in two releases in the Epic/Cinematic wave, the Rebel Transport and the Tantive IV Expansion Packs.

Rebel Transport Expansion PackEdit

Tantive IV Expansion PackEdit


Core SetEdit


X-wing Core Set.

The X-Wing: Core Set a starter set that features three unique missions, each with its own special rules and conditions for victory, cards, and fully assembled and painted starships—one X-wing and two TIE Fighters.

Expansion PacksEdit

Fantasy Flight Games has released several Expansion Packs adding new Pilot Cards and Upgrade Cards for existing ships as well as entirely new ships. All require the Core Set in order to be played.

First WaveEdit

The first set of Expansion Packs were released at GenCon 2012 at the same time as the Core Set.[1]

Second WaveEdit

The second set of Expansion Packs were officially released on February 28, 2013, but participants and organizers of the Kessel Run Preview Event were able to receive them in December 2012, earlier than the 2013 release date.

Third WaveEdit

The third set of Expansion Packs were released on September 13, 2013.

Epic/Cinematic WaveEdit

Fourth WaveEdit

The fourth set of Expansion Packs were announced on February 7, 2014.

Fifth WaveEdit

The fifth set of Expansion Packs were announced on June 13, 2014.

Sixth WaveEdit

The sixth set of Expansion Packs were announced on August 16, 2014.

Seventh WaveEdit

The first component of the seventh set of Expansion Packs was announced on December 19, 2014.

Eighth WaveEdit

The first component of the eighth set of Expansion Packs was announced on July 31, 2015.

Force Awakens Core SetEdit

The new version of the core set features one X-Wing and two TIE Fighters with the same styles seen in trailer footage from the upcoming film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens


Fantasy Flight Games has also released various accessories to enhance game play in the Star Wars Miniatures game.

Dice PacksEdit

Physical and virtual dice packs were release for distribution to provide additional dice for use in the game. This accessory includes an additional set of six custom eight-sided dice, three red attack dice and three green defense dice, allowing both players to have a full set of dice each instead of sharing the dice from the Core Set.[5].

Dice AppsEdit

A virtual comprehensive application of the Dice Pack for iOS and Android devices was developed and distributed in app stores specifically allowing players to select and roll custom dice in the X-Wing™ Miniatures Game, the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, and in Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, but even includes an assortment of seven types of polyhedral dice for all other gaming needs. Features of the app include an option to allow players to save their most commonly used configurations as "presets," eight iconic backgrounds and six distinct sound packs from the Star Wars universe, and an intuitive radial menu and interactive help guide.[6].

Starfield Game Tile KitEdit

A vivid backdrop for use as a playing surface for X-Wing games, the Starfield Game Tile Kit allows players to build custom environments using any combination of twelve one-square-foot double-sided matte-finished card stock tiles mounted on 2.5mm fiber board for durability. Tiles display several vivid Star Wars–themed images—including starfield, Alderaan, asteroid field, and Death Star tiles—that can by combined together in many different configurations to produce a wide array of Star Wars-themed scenes. The kit includes rules to allow players to go beyond cooperation in pre-game construction and provide the added element of competitively setting up the battlefield.[7]

Behind the scenesEdit

Wookieepedia has 69 images related to X-Wing Miniatures Game.

Although the game itself is spelled "X-Wing" (with an upper-case W), all references to the in-universe ship are spelled "X-wing" (with a lower-case W), as it is spelled in other media.

In order to make the ship models correctly proportioned and detailed, Lucasfilm provided Fantasy Flight Games with exact dimensional data and access to information about the models from the original trilogy.[8]

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

X-Wing Miniatures Game
Core Set (2-player starter)
First Wave: X-Wing · TIE Fighter · Y-Wing · TIE Advanced
Second Wave: Millennium Falcon · Slave I · A-Wing · TIE Interceptor
Third Wave: HWK-290 · Lambda-class Shuttle · B-Wing · TIE Bomber
Interim Wave: Imperial Aces · Rebel Transport · Tantive IV · Rebel Aces
Fourth Wave: Z-95 Headhunter · TIE Defender · E-Wing · TIE Phantom
Fifth Wave: YT-2400 Freighter · VT-49 Decimator
Sixth Wave: StarViper · M3-A Interceptor · IG-2000 · Most Wanted
Seventh Wave: Imperial Raider
Miniatures Missions
Political Escort · Asteroid Run · Dark Whispers
Den of Thieves · Preystalker · Undeniable Assets
Cutting the Cord · Rendezvous · Jump to Subspace
Get In, Get Out · Interdiction
Miniatures Campaigns
Evacuation of Hoth · Point of No Return
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