On Sunday I had two of my regular gaming buddies over and we had a few hours to kill so decided to have a game of epic. We dragged to gaming mats together, put together 250 points of flying menace and then simply went at it and it was some of the most fun I've had in X-wing hands down simply because of the additions of the larger ships took it from some border like skirmish between small squadrons to something we're more familiar with out of the Star Wars universe where a larger ship moves in to support the main push.
I was lucky enough to field the Imperial Raider and after upgrades it ended up around the 150ish point mark. Overall I was really happy with it's performance and even though perhaps I was hesitant to throw it immediately into combat to start wrecking face I think the next time I have the opportunity to use it I'll certainly learn that I can perhaps rely on some of the Imperial arrogance and simply fly it high and mighty pointed at the most dangerous thing in the enemies force.
It was certainly another element to think about having an epic ship in ones force. Not only are you trying to fight for the superior position which is something we're all use to but you have to be so mindful of smaller ship manoeuvres so you don't accidentally run over your own ship and that's a wrap which is so easy to do if you're unfamiliar with the epic ships movement template.
Eventually the Imperials led by the Inquisitor with Boba Fett and Redline in support by the shadow of the Raider were victorious against some Scum forces and another Imperial (traitors naturally!) force with a Gozanti cruiser in its mix.
If like me you have all of the epic ships but you often think you could play a single game of epic or 2-3 games of regular X-wing then I beg you to try out epic. It will put a new spin on the game for you and perhaps give you some other tactical elements to think about when you are next playing and besides bottom line it's a lot of fun and isn't that why we got into this game in the first place?