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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Mar 21, 2017

This week we dive deep into the huge announcement of Wave XI.  The Mynocks discuss the merits of sap in space travel, how terrifying the Empire will be with 4 Twin Laser Turrets, and whether you'll choose your Captain Nym flavor in Rebel or Scum.  Also, the return of the SHIP RETROSPECTIVE, upgrade card highlights, and tips for everyone!

  • [00:02:28] Wave XI Preview
  • [01:04:00] HWK-Retrospective
  • [01:26:00] Upgrade Card Spotlight
  • [02:01:00] Tips


Fly Better!

Mar 14, 2017

The new meta is almost upon us as Fantasy Flight Games recently dropped a new FAQ on us.  Squads that were once at the top of the food chain now find themselves scrambling against potential new Alpha (strike?) builds.  The Mynocks discuss the big 4 of the changes and how the meta will shift and adapt because of it.  Also there's a pretty...Scyk preview as well.

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:03:45] FAQ Talk: The Big 4
  • [01:13:00] FAQ Talk: Other Changes
  • [01:40:00] What's the New Meta?
  • [01:58:00] Scyk Preview
  • [02:20:00] Mynock Bounty: Howl did you do that?


Mar 7, 2017

[Note: We recorded this just before the FAQ Bombshell, we'll talk all about that next week] Last year Europe proved to have a much different meta than the rest of the world, with Triple Jumpmasters dominating almost all the lists.  What's changed?  The Mynocks bring in Jelt de Boer, Charlie Ter Horst, and Faan Langelaan from Amsterdam Squadron to discuss what's happening across the pond. 

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:17:50] The European Meta Appetizer 
  • [00:28:30] Major Tournament Preperation
  • [00:42:00] Lothal Open Roundup
  • [01:03:00] Yavin Open Roundup
  • [01:31:00] The Importace of Squadrons
  • [01:40:00] Beginner and Advanced Tips

Fly Better!

Feb 28, 2017

With Ryan and Texx off seeking glory Dee has been left in the Exogorth all by himself.  Luckily a few strays seem to have wandered in and attempt to guide him through some semblance of conversation.  Paratani, the 9 Dice Meta, and the fuel behind competitive drive are all topics for discussion this week!

Fly Better!

Feb 22, 2017

Ryan, Dee, and Dallas hit Kashyyyk System Open to heartbreaking results. But we got to see a solid overview of the unsettled Wave 10 meta. There is still clearly room for older standbys as well as undiscovered country. However, Paratanni (Manaroo, Asajj Ventress, and Fenn Rau) ruled the day!

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:04:00] Beef!
  • [00:10:25] The Current Meta: Scum
  • [00:42:00] The Current Meta: Empire
  • [01:53:00] Ryan and Texx's Runs
  • [02:27:00] The Current Meta: Rebels
  • [02:50:00] End Notes
Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day fellow Pilots! Today we're here for you, and what a better way to spend the most romantic day of the year than to listen to Dee for two hours talk about his rocks!  Worlds Top 16 Joe Desmond and Mynock Czar Lester Santos also join us for an in depth look at the deeper levels of strategy for how to use obstacles to your advantage!

  • [00:00:00] Intros and Reactions to Episode 54
  • [00:10:20] Obstacles Part 1: Terrain Theory
  • [00:46:30] Obstacles Part 2: Obstacle Selection
  • [01:20:00] Obstacles Part 3: Obstacle Placement


Feb 8, 2017

In today's episode, we discuss the State of the Game and try to talk Dee down from his wariness of the current Hyper Turbo X-Wing Championship Edition meta-balance. At the time of recording, he wasn't even aware of Range 1 SEVEN dice attacks with Kylo Ren Swarm Leader. Is X-Wing Miniatures spiraling out of control, or is the dumb Dee-ragon succumbing to Chicken Little syndrome?

Fly Better!

Jan 31, 2017

ALL WINGS REPORT IN! We've got fellow Mynock Cody Campbell on the show today to talk all about the Epic format.  What's the best epic ship? What do you do with all your Spider-Man upgrades? Should I use the companion cargo cube? What does Tibetan Gas do?!

Find out all that and more!

  • [00:06:45] - Introduction to Epic
  • [00:18:45] - Epic actions/Upgrades
  • [00:36:00] - Rebel Transport
  • [00:46:30] - CR90 Corvette/ Rebel Crew
  • [01:13:00] - Imperial Raider
  • [01:20:00] - Gozanti Class Cruiser/ Imperial Crew
  • [01:40:00] - C-Roc Cruiser
  • [01:47:00] - Ships that Shine in Epic
  • [01:58:00] - Epic Closing Thoughts


Check out the EPIC ARTICLE on Geek A.D.D:

Jan 24, 2017

Hello fellow Pilots, Pirates, and Nerf Herders! This week we catch up on some news with a more traditional episode.  Is the C-Roc an epic game changer? We don't know!  Is Scum Boba Fett a game changer?! We maybe know that!  Is Texx's beginner tip worth listening to? YES!

  • [00:03:00] C-Roc Cruiser
  • [00:27:00] System Open Loot
  • [00:40:00] Ship Retrospective: Scum Firespray
  • [01:05:00] Upgrade Card Spotlight
  • [01:40:00] Tips


Jan 17, 2017

Welcome back from the flight simulator! Today we bring in our favorite pirate janitor Blair Bunke, from the Scum and Villainy podcast, to help us clean our dirty asteroid.  While he's here he talks about the state of the meta, how you can win with Z-95s, and his top 5 X-Wing heroes.



Jan 10, 2017

This week we take a look at regional championships which have been played so far.  What lists should you be looking out for in your current meta?  How does Blair Bunke win? Is Talonbane Cobra a viable threat? Find out this week!

No timestamps this week, ALL REGIONALS!

Also, we may have a few list errors due to List Juggler being inaccurate.  We'll fix any glaring mistakes next week.


Jan 4, 2017

Rookie X-wing pilots, this is the episode for you!


This week we bring aboard Rookie Pilot Mike Corse to talk about how new players can make a clean hyperspace jump into the game. Did you get a Core Set for Christmas and have no idea what to do next? We discuss buying guides for the game at a modest $150 budget.

Veteran players, worry not! There's content for you here too. The gang also talks about how to deal with the influx of "fresh meat" coming to tables near you. Also, Ryan throws out a bounty for anyone who can accomplish the "God Shot": 5 Crits with Omega Ace using Swarm Leader.