Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Star Trek Attack Wing USS Excelsior Unboxing

The Excelsior-class was a type of Federation starship used by Starfleet from the late 23rd century through the late 24th century. It was the backbone of Starfleet for nearly a century, making it one of the longest serving starship designs, and one of the most recognizable ships in the fleet.
The Excelsior is a great looking old workhorse, and a solid addition to the Federation fleet.
Inside the pack there are lots of good cards for this ship

The standard card token selection of goodies

 The ship as you can see is not the most nimble thing in the fleet, but she is old! so its understandable.  The reverse is handy.
 The ship has good firepower, poor agility, solid hull and good shields.  The named Excelsiors ability allows you to get a free scan action if you are not in range 1 of an enemy which is a great ability.  You get the most smug generic captain I have ever seen.  Captain Styles is handy at only 2points he is captain skill 3 and adds another tech to your upgrade bar.  Captain Sulu has an action to disable a crew to remove a target lock that is on you.
 For crew we have Lojur, who you can disable instead of a secondary weapon.  Valtane who allows you to reroll 2 dice if you have a scan by your ship, which with the Excelsiors ability is really useful.  Lastly in crew we have Janice Rand.  You can discard her after your ship moves to allow your captain to perform his elite talent as a free action.  We have normal torpedoes as a wepon, always useful, and on the Excelsior with its 180 degree firgin arc, and a rear arc, you can be covered and have very few blind spots.  We have the Positron beam in tech, which is a discard to put an auxiliary power on a ship at range 1 meaning you can predict its movement a bit easier.  The last card is the transwarp drive which allows you to move a 6 forward instead of a 4 or 5 ahead. It can provide a nasty surprise when your opponent expects only a 4 forward and you come steaming over to him.
 The elite talent in the pack is feint, which is a discard for an enemy to roll 2 less attack dice.  The mission is operation retrieve which comes from the film star trek the undiscovered country, where you must try and rescue spock and McCoy from the prison planet.  it looks good fun.
 The ship herself, big lumpy. curvy, and strangly beautiful! I love the look of the Excelsior class.
 not a bad paint job by wizkids standards, but could do with a wash
 a solid looking ship
Its a favourite ship of mine, and will provide solid workman like performance in the field.