Saturday, May 28, 2016
Meet the Fleet, part 14
Oddities of the EU. I originally decided not to buy these ships, but then I wanted the ordnance-related cards so I caved in and got one of each.
The strange "K-wing", first invented by Michael P. Kube-McDowell in "Before the Storm: Book 1 of the Black Fleet Crisis" (1996). This is a New Republic era craft, first flown something like 16 years after the Battle of Yavin. The jury is still out as to the look of the heavy bomber, but I think it's growing on me. We have not yet flown it in battle. Interested to try out the SLAM action.
Even weirder is the TIE Interdictor (here called TIE Punisher). A TIE Bomber + a TIE Bomber + one more cylinder. Ummmmm....yeah. First appearing in a video game, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (2001). Just at the edge of silliness, in my opinion.
Both of these craft are super big for the small-sized base, extending over all sides. Both can bring a bunch of ordnance to bear; they should be fun to mess around with, particularly in an Epic game.