As I've finished everything from the core box (except the leftover heroes) my painting has slowed somewhat and now I'm painting what is needed for the upcoming mission instead. In other news I have started assembling my new Yu Jing miniatures from the Red Veil starter, so my focus might shift. However, I did paint the Heavy Stormtroopers from Twin Suns and two Hired Guns simply because I love the miniatures and they
Again, there might be slight SPOILERS below so if you are sensitive to that, stop reading.
After having lost the last mission, trying to retrieve Diala's lightsaber, the Rebels were eager to throw themselves back into the fray and go look for Han Solo who had gone silent after leaving for a mission on Tattooine. The mission was Fly Solo, where the heroes don't have much information up front and are simply told to go open a door, preferably as soon as possible.
|The Rebel Troopers really didn't do much this time around. Jyn with her sneaky snap shot on the other hand!|
|Han rescues himself!|
|"Great rescue, guys!"|
|In the end accurate heavy blaster fire brough Han down.|
Next up was another side mission and I had put Means of Production into play, as it would give me a juicy attachment if they didn't do that mission next, or if the did it and lost. After looking at the alternatives the heroes decided to try and prevent me from bolstering my forces and went after the secret R&D facility to try and shut it down.
|Having learned a valuable lesson last time, the heroes were quick out of the starting blocks in this mission!|
|Diala and Jyn racing ahead.|
|Elite Stormtroopers and automatic defences put Jyn out of action, but Diala just managed to complete the objective.|
The next side mission was a choice of either trying to receive Han as an (expensive) ally or help Luke Skywalker with some recruite for a very situational ability card. In the end the heroes decided to go for the card and so we played Sympathy for the Rebellion.
|It's nice to be able to use the big damn heroes now and again. Go get 'em, Luke!|
|Tricky position for the Heroes. Will Luke's inspiring presence be enough?!|
|This picture was taken mere seconds before the demise of Luke Skywalker at the hands of some dirty, dirty Trandoshans!|
|This brave probe droid, VP-44, gave its life so that the loyal soldiers of the Empire would prevail this day! |
We will remember.
So there we are, another three missions down with one Rebel and two Imperial wins. To continue our 50/50 statistics the Rebels should win the next story mission - Drawn In - which we might get to play by the end of the month.
I don't really know what you're doing down here as there really isn't much non-spoilery to talk about down here. Hmm... well, thanks for scrolling down anyway. Oh, I know, I'll put a picture of the Hired Guns here!
|Hired Guns, baby! Lots of fun to paint and play with. I used the cover of Beyond the Rim for inspiration as the clothes and pose are almost identical to that Rodian.|