First off, a big congrats to my regular gaming buddy Adam and his wife on the birth of their new baby errr... no name yet, lets just say little baby B! Very happy for all four of them, their cat counts as a person doesn't she, even if it means less gaming in the next few months (Me? Selfish? Never!)
Speaking of new arrivals, here's my latest addition:
About the same size as and tons more fun than a tiny wee pooping machine (only joking!)
The Rebel CR90 Corvette "Tantive IV" for X-Wing. Most famous for the opening scene in A New Hope, the Tantive IV is in all three films, most notably getting swarmed by TIE Interceptors in Jedi.
It's an absoutely lovely mode, the paint job is on par with most of the recent X-Wing releases i.e. excellent for a pre-paint. There's some lovely detailing work and it has a the usual weathered feel to it. I can't deny being delighted by the fact the gun turrets swivel!
I haven't even had a chance to look at the rules yet, something about energy and multiple attacks and destroying any other ship whose base you touch. Nice! There is a mini-campaign booklet in the box, which is a suitable addition. In Epic Play (the X-Wing rules where you can actually use this ship) the minimum points level is 300, a lot of points, but the scenario book pits you against a relatively small number of enemy ships, decent enough given the RRP of the Tantive IV!
I'm away visiting a friend in Auld Reekie next weekend; a fair bit of gaming should be involved and this guy is certainly the first thing I'll be packing!