On last week’s episode of This Week In Geek, guest Bryan Haven, the manager of Atlantis Games & Comics in Norfolk, VA invited us out to the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Kessel Run Preview Event sanctioned by the game’s manufacturer, Fantasy Flight Games.
The event seemed to continue Atlantis’ success with Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars-licensed products, including the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner’s Game, which arrived in stores Dec. 14 and sold out within hours. Fantasy Flight Games acquired the license in 2011.
At stake were four Expansion Packs for the miniatures game not due for official release until early 2013. The Millennium Falcon and Slave I sets, due to retail for $29.95, are more robust in size and scope than the already available TIE Advanced and Y-wing expansions, with larger bases and different maneuverability options than the smaller “snubfighters.” Also included are more mission scenarios, expanding the possible face-off scenarios between players’ Rebel and Imperial forces. Also up for grabs were the A-wing and TIE Interceptor sets, which follow a similar model as the earlier expansions and will be available for $14.95.
The X-Wing Miniatures Game core set retails for $39.95 (All photos by Meghan Ellis).
Check out more pictures, of all four players, their winnings, and some visiting FireStorm Clan Mandorian Mercs here. (Many thanks to Bryan and Steve Matousek from Atlantis Games & Comics for their hospitality.)