As the X-Wing game expands, the choice of potential ships becomes more and more interesting. The Scurrg is a ship that comes firmly from the secondary media; comic books and video games and as yet, hasn’t appeared in any of the ‘new’ Star Wars canon. Give it time, though, it’ll surely appear in Rebels. Given its obscure origins, it surely has to be something pretty special for Fantasy Flight Games to take a risk in making this obscure bit of Star Wars trivia into a model you can use in the world’s most popular wargame, Star Wars X-Wing.
Well, it is rather pretty. It looks something like a cross between the Cobra MkIII from Elite: Frontier and a Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider. Or to put it another way, it’s a flat oblong shaped thing with jets at one end, guns at the other and squashed nose cockpit in the middle. It’s mounted on a small base, but it’s a little large for its base. Still, small ship rules apply to it, making it a nippy and intimidating presence on the board. It’s painted in the autumn colours we associate with Scum and Villiany ships, and there’s a reason for that. It’s mostly a ship for X-Wings third faction, Scum.
Mostly, that is. One of the available pilot cards is a chap called Nym, and in the game and comic book that he’s from, he starts out as a pirate and joins the Rebellion. So the ship comes with appropriate Rebel cards and dials for Nym, as well as the rest of the paraphernalia for a normal Scum ship.
Of interest to most players is the Bomblet Generator and Minefield Mapper upgrades. These two cards are hilarious, fun and make you think about the game in the new ways. The mapper lets you plant bombs during game set up, which means you can cheerfully restrict enemy movement (or just move them into a place where you can drive them into mines). This combo works quite well with tractor-beam equipped ships like the Quad Jumper. The Bomblet Generator lets you drop bombs every time you reveal a manoeuvre. So if the ships still moving, you’re making the field hazardous. Oh, and it also comes with a Cad Bane crew card, that lets you add more bomb options.
The Scurrg H-6 Bomber is a lot of fun. You may not win tournaments with it (it’s a little weak and it moves clumsily), but boy will you enjoy blowing up TIEs and X-Wings.
STAR WARS: X-WING - SCURRG H-6 BOMBER / DESIGNER: JASON LITTLE / PUBLISHER: FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW