One of the playable missions in the X-Wing Miniatures Game is called 'Political Escort' and the game comes with a punch out card stock Senator's Shuttle to use in the mission. This is pretty cool but it would be even better represented with a 3D model and that's where the ever handy range of Micro Machines Action Fleet toys comes to the rescue...
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The model measures 15.5cm in length and whilst the scale is out by about 2/3, the overall look of the model when placed alongside say, an X-Wing (4.5cm), is actually not that bad? Here's a quick ship length comparison via Wookieepedia:
- T-65 X-Wing Fighter - Length 12.5m
- Consular Class Republic Cruiser - Length 115m
- CR90 Corvette / Blockade Runner - Length 150m
So, the model should do an admirable job playing the lead role in the 'Political Escort' mission, but could the Republic Cruiser offer up any other opportunities in games of X-Wing?
During the Clone Wars a number of vessels were retro fitted with additional weapons batteries and served as light frigates in the Republic wartime Navy...
Equally, the Cruiser could play the role of transport vessel for a notorious galactic smuggler or even the flag-ship in a pirate fleet operating at the lawless fringes of the universe...
Until next time ;)