Friday, October 31, 2014

D&D Attack Wing is here!

So, I'm pretty excited about D&D Attack Wing and here's why:

Dragons!


So let's even put aside that X-Wing, the rules set it's based on, is pretty solid and fun. If you are a war gamer who likes dog-fighting games, whether it's Star Wars, Star Trek or WWII planes, you're probably going to like it.

If you are also a D&D fan, you'll probably like it even more.

But that's not entirely why I'm so excited.

It's a source of non-random D&D dragon miniatures!

WizKids also creates the D&D Icons of the Realms miniatures. Those are the hidden-in-box, collectible kind. I'm not a big fan of collectible minis because who the hell needs a half dozen Gricks?

No one, that's who.

What makes D&D Attack Wing so great, is that all of those rare dragons from Icons of the Realms are there in a completely non-collectible format. Who cares if the bases are a different shape, or potentially even the wrong size? Make your own bases! Or just use the one's from Attack Wing and position your other minis on the table appropriately. 

My point is -- they're not collectible! And they're flying!

And that's awesome because I spent way too much on past D&D Miniature iterations on Ebay just so I could have certain models. Screw that. 

It's nice to finally be able to just walk into a store and buy a pre-painted dragon miniature. They're a little pricey, but not more than the secondary market for the collectible ones.
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