Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Star Trek Attack Wing IRW Gal Gath'thong unboxing

In 2266, the Praetor's flagship was involved in the Neutral Zone Incursion with the Federation. The ship attacked several border outposts, destroying them utterly. The USS Enterprise responded to the alert and engaged in a tense game of cat-and-mouse with the intruder for more than ten hours, before the Bird-of-Prey was destroyed.  The ship was named after the Gal Gath'thong mountain range on Romulus.
Its a classic TOS era ship, and the Constitution needs some opponents, so who better then them?and the ship from one of the best episodes Balance of Terror.
So lets take a look and see if this can stand up in a fight!
You get as always all the card tokens you need to run it, and a nice little bonus of 2 minefields!
 The ship Is very nimble like all Romulan ships.  The named ship may not have spectacular stats, but it is cheap, and TOS remember.  It can cloak though, which can give it the edge in the right circumstances.  The named ship has a nice ability allowing it to fire plasma torpedoes when cloaked without a target lock.  Very handy for action economy so you can sensor echo out of arc and unleash plasma torps.  You get the unmanned version which is even cheaper, and a generic Romulan captain.  I prefer the Romulans with out the ridges and the long hair, rather pleasant I think!.  The other captain in the pack is a very very good one! the Romulan commander is skill 7 for 5 points so he is not cheap, but he has 2 elite talents! and for his action you can attack first for the cost of an auxiliary power token.  It gives you the edge in a nose on nose fight going even before Kirk or Picard if you want him to.
 For weapons we have the Nuclear Warhead, which acts like a minefield which is a great choice!  Plasma torpedoes which go well with the named ship.  For elite talents we have Decoy, which allows you to discard it and a weapon or tech option to force an enemy to roll 3 less dice, which is handy if you are about to get smashed.  The other talent is Double back, which is another discard.... after performing a sensor echo you can do a 1 or 2 full astern. Very useful for positioning yourself where you need to be.  You get 2 crew in this pack, the Centurion who takes the place of a crewman when they are disabled or discarded, and the Romulan officer.  He is a  discard that allows you to roll 2 extra dice when you attack cloaked.  He works well with the centurion allowing more firepower when possible.
 The mission relates to the episode Balance of Terror very well, and it looks very fun to play.
 The model itself is actually quite nice, it looks spot on to the original ship, which looks a little bland I know, but that is how it looked.
 It is an interesting shape, and the lights are picked out nicely.
 as are details on the engines. however the real treat on this ship is underneath, and this is the bird logo.
Its great looking, and perfect to the original model, all in all a great themed pack with a fantastic looking model.