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The Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game 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]

The remade, standalone second edition was launched in September 2018.[4]

The game is not to be confused with the capital ship miniatures combat games Starship Battles or FFG's product Star Wars: Armada.

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![5]



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. Other packs include campaigns, which are series of interconnected missions.


Core SetsEdit


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. Another Core Set, called The Force Awakens Core Set, was also announced, and like the first Core Set, will feature fully assembled and painted starships—one X-wing and two TIE Fighters. As the name of the set suggests, it was created to promote the release of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.

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

Second waveEdit

The second wave 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 wave of Expansion Packs were released on September 13, 2013.

Fourth WaveEdit

Wave IV of Expansion Packs were announced on February 7, 2014.

Fifth WaveEdit

Wave V of Expansion Packs were announced on June 13, 2014.

Sixth WaveEdit

Wave VI of Expansion Packs were announced on August 16, 2014.

Seventh WaveEdit

The first component of the Wave VII Expansion Packs was announced on April 17, 2015.

Eighth WaveEdit

The first component of the Wave VIII Expansion Packs was announced on July 31, 2015. On September 10, it was also unveiled that two more ships will be included.

Ninth WaveEdit

The ships of the Wave IX Expansion Packs were announced on June 2, 2016.

Tenth WaveEdit

The ships of the Wave X Expansion Packs were announced on August 5, 2016. Two more expansions were on September 2 and include two ships from the then-upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Eleventh WaveEdit

The ships of the Wave XI Expansion Packs were announced on March 15, 2017.

Twelfth WaveEdit

The ships of the Wave XII Expansion Packs were announced on August 21, 2017.

Thirteenth WaveEdit

The ships of the Wave XIII Expansion Packs were announced on September 8, 2017. The contents of the expansion pack were meant to promote the then-upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi.

Fourteenth WaveEdit

The ships of the Wave XIII Expansion Packs were announced on February 13, 2018.

Other setsEdit

These sets aren't actually part of the main sets, but are considered their own sets. They are primarily split into two sub-sets: Aces, and Epic.



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.[6].

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.[7].

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.[8]


Wookieepedia has 80 images related to Star Wars: 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.[9]


Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

Core Set · The Force Awakens Core Set
Wave I: X-Wing · TIE Fighter · Y-Wing · TIE Advanced
Wave II: Millennium Falcon · Slave I · A-Wing · TIE Interceptor
Wave III: HWK-290 · Lambda-class Shuttle · B-Wing · TIE Bomber
Wave IV: Z-95 Headhunter · TIE Defender · E-Wing · TIE Phantom
Wave V: YT-2400 Freighter · VT-49 Decimator
Wave VI: StarViper · M3-A Interceptor · IG-2000 · Most Wanted
Wave VII: Hound's Tooth · Kihraxz Fighter · K-wing · TIE Punisher
Wave VIII: T-70 X-wing · TIE/fo Fighter · Ghost · Inquisitor's TIE · Mist Hunter · Punishing One
Wave IX: ARC-170 · Special Forces TIE · Protectorate Starfighter · Shadow Caster
Wave X: Sabine's TIE Fighter · Upsilon-class Shuttle · Quadjumper · U-wing · TIE Striker
Wave XI: Auzitick Gunship · Scurrg H-6 Bomber · TIE Aggressor
Wave XII: Alpha-class Star Wing · M12-L Kimolga Fighter · Phantom II
Wave XIII: Resistance Bomber · TIE Silencer
Wave XIV: Saw's Renegades · TIE Reaper
Aces: Imperial Aces · Rebel Aces · Imperial Veterans · Heroes of the Resistance · Guns for Hire
Epic: Rebel Transport · Tantive IV · Imperial Raider · Imperial Assault Carrier · C-ROC Cruiser
1: Political Escort · 2: Asteroid Run · 3: Dark Whispers · 4: Den of Thieves · 5: Preystalker
6: Undeniable Assets · 7: Cutting the Cord · 8: Rendezvous · 9: Jump to Subspace
10: Get In, Get Out · 11: Interdiction · 12: Bounty Hunt · 13: Pursuit · 14: Hunting the Hunter
F1: Ambush · F2: Raid · F3: Rescue
The Evacuation of Hoth · Point of No Return · The Will of the Empire · Imperial Crackdown
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