Mynock Squadron Podcast

Located in Southern California, members of Mynock Squadron discuss the ins and outs of Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Miniatures tabletop game. We cover everything from tournaments to strategy to useless pilots. So grab some blue milk and join us for some great discussion. And remember our motto, "Fly Better"
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Jul 27, 2016

2015 National Champion Jeff Berling is our guest! 

As the ingenious originator of the infamous Dengaroo squad, he has several choice words regarding the terms "broken", "overpowered", and "easy mode". We concur that there are several juiced elements in the current X-Wing competitive meta (looking at you Emperor Palpatine), and have a spirited discussion about their respective merits.

Jeff holds some of his proprietary secrets close to the vest, but like all of our master X-Wing guests, he shares much sage insight and advice to assist beginner and veteran pilots alike.


  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:04:00] Who is Jeff Berling?
  • [00:09:30] Jeff's Many Final Tables at Nationals
  • [00:29:15] Let's talk/debate Dengaroo and what is "Brokeness"
  • [00:49:50] Degaroo Variants and Stratagies 
  • [01:01:30] Jeff's Tips to listeners

Ryan Farmer
Dee Yun
Dallas Parker

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Jul 20, 2016

World's registration got you down? Worry not, because the Mynocks have got your back. This week's serving of beef isn't as fun and frivolous as what you would normally expect, and we aim our turbolasers straight at FFG for their handling of Worlds registration. After Dee has had a chance to finish his usual bombastic escapades, we discuss actual relevant and important news, the first of which being brand New tournament regulations! Prepare yourselves for THE FINAL SALVO! [insert Europe music].

We finish off late with some quick system open finals results. Huge congratulations to all of those competitors involved at the Coruscant Invitational. Then we move onto our Arc-170 and the TIE/sf preview updates. Hopefully all of these topics we're serving up make for another scrumptious episode. Sit back, relax, turn off the Max Rebo, and enjoy another episode of the Mynock Squadron Podcast. Screeeeeeeeeee!

  • [00:00:00] Intros and Worlds Beef
  • [00:18:00] New Tournament Rules
  • [00:42:08] ARC 170 Preview Update
  • [01:11:00] TIE/sf Preview Update 
  • [01:27:43] Show Close/System Open Update

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Jul 13, 2016

U.S. Nationals and all eight System opens are now in the books!

Congratulations to Duncan Howard, 2016 U.S. National Champion! And an admiring salute to Jeff Berling for the epic feat of rocking three consecutive National level final tables. We review their squads, including Jeff's brilliantly designed Dengaroo.

Then we dive into the seven European System Opens, examining their foreign metas from our domestic perspectives. Congratulations to each champion heading to London for the Star Wars Celebration throwdown!

  • [00:00:00] Intros and Beef
  • [00:06:50] Origins and Clegane/Dengaroo Discussion
  • [00:36:25] System Open Round Up
  • [01:00:21] Coruscant Invitational Squad Building
  • [01:17:32] Show Close

Ryan Farmer
Dee Yun
Dallas Parker


Jul 6, 2016

Today Mynock Squadron interviews the glorious Foss Twins!

Travis and Jaren Foss are bruising Clone Troopers from Down Under who can destroy you on a martial arts mat, then table you on an X-Wing mat. They're simply terrifying, but also overwhelmingly friendly. There are few mates I'd rather spend time with, but it's simply impossible to forget that you're at the mercy of both their physicality and miniatures pew-pew prowess. We discuss their backgrounds and X-Wing histories, interspersed throughout with strategies, tactics, and meta analysis.

In addition, we just had the most game changing FAQ yet drop on us. We break down the major changes, including rules reversals and potential impact on the meta. Plus, the madness of Dengaroo!

We apologize for some audio issues, but on the whole, we're pleased that transoceanic internet held up as well as it did.

  • [00:10:25] How the Foss's got into X-Wing
  • [00:16:40] The Foss's accolades, lists, and strategies.
  • [00:51:20] NEW FAQ
  • [01:09:34] DEE BEEF and the Rebels place in the meta
  • [01:19:20] Beginner and Advanced Tips
  • [01:28:40] Show Close


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