Greetings programs. Welome to part 3 of my look at the basic ships of the X-Wing Minis game. Having previously looked at both the Imperial TIE Fighter and the Rebel X-Wing it is now time to take a look at the third faction in the game, Scum & Villany. This faction is actually quite different to the others, for starters it wasn’t in the games original release and it has no ships in the basic set, so if you want to play Scum the initial investment is actually a little higher than the other factions as you have to buy the base set and then a few Scum expansions.
What makes the Scum stand appart from the other two factions is their combination of weird ships and risk based upgrades. The Scum faction has more large base ships than either of the other factions and it doesn’t really have a signature small base fighter, one of the joys of the Scum faction is that they can field some really weird combinations.
There is some good news though, there is this great expansion called Most Wanted which includes 2x Z95 Headhunters, 1x Y-Wing and a number of ship cards to allow you to use existing ships with this faction. All told, this is one of the best value boxes I’ve seen in the game.
Without an obvious faction default ship the question is, what do we talk about?
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