If you've played the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games, you know that having your ships within Range 1, and within the firing arc of your opponent's ships isn't generally the best place to be. I mean, sure, you want your opponent's ships to be there, but you generally do your damndest to make sure your own ships aren't there. Well, all that could change with the Protectorate Starfighter, on preview today.
The Protectorate Starfighter is like a personal-space invader (credit to Cyanide and Happiness for that joke). It loves to just get all up in the face of the enemy ships. Through several upgrades and modifications, as well as picking certain pilots, the Protectorate Fighter loves being in the most dangerous spot on the board. It can potentially get all kinds of bonuses, from getting an extra die on their attack, to automatically avoiding part of a shot, to getting a free hit on enemies. They are certainly not "flying casual."