Now, I've played the odd fantasy and Sci-Fi game before and, as a kid I even had a few miniatures for Dungeons and Dragons, but I've never bought anything I'd call a 'gaming collection'. In March 2014, Peter brought his X Wing game over and we had a blast with it. I really liked this game. I thought it was ideal as an end of session, early main game finish, time filler. I promised myself I'd buy it, then promptly forgot the promise.
Over the New Year I went to see the new Star Wars film (3D) on the local Imax screen and very good fun it was too! Yesterday, I was loading my Christmas Amazon gift vouchers into my account thinking about books I might buy then........ wait a tooting minute, X-Wing! I did a quick Amazon search and sure enough, there it was. I filled my boots and now have a small collection of space ships.
I've bought two starter sets so that I have two sets of game aids, rules, etc. This should help speed up play.
It was also a very good way to get six ships cheaply. This set is currently £23.20 on Amazon.
So I have four Tie Fighters....
...and two X Wings.
No collection would be complete without a Millennium Falcon, so I bought one of those.
I bought a Tie Advanced, so I have an excuse to make heavy breathing noises,
a Tie Interceptor because they look very cool,
....and a Y Wing to, hopefully, balance up and start a collection of some of the less familiar craft.
Finally, to fight on, I bought one of these. It's a battle mat called Star Birth. I got it from a company called Something Geeky. Even with £6.00 P&P it is significantly cheaper from these guys than it is on Amazon. I bought a 6 x 4 one.
I can't wait for everything to arrive and, damn it, it all comes painted and ready to go!