Hell of a Pilot Episode 26: Space Superiority

February 16, 2018

Ladies, gentlemen and the FFG employee who spies on us and releases content the day after we record, get ready for episode 26! It's a speculative episode about what could be in Wave 14... recorded the night before Wave 14 was announced. Laugh at our comically invalidated thoughts as we discuss:

  • the Solo trailer and what it could mean for the future of the game
  • non-Solo stuff that could (at the time) be in Wave 14
  • a few comments about the FFG release schedule that were disproven less than twelve hours later
  • a lore section about the TIE Fighter itself (one of the best ever)

Stay tuned all the way to the end for a surprise segment.

And as always, when in doubt, focus.



Hell of a Pilot Ep. 25: Stress Bugs, Nerfherders and Trajectory Stimulation

February 1, 2018

Ladies, gentleman and Quarren species of a salt-and-pepper-age welcome to Season 2 of Hell of a Pilot!

In our return show we discuss:

  • The recent "nerfs" to Genius and Trajectory Simulator
  • The impact of Wave 13 on the meta
  • We love the Ezra Sheathipede "Stress bug"
  • How the Tie Silencer and Gunboat have put the Imperial faction back on the map
  • Owen talks about the biggest, most evil Scum character in the Star Wars universe
  • And why Fenn Rau would make an amazing Imperial pilot in the Tie Hunter.

Remember, when in doubt... focus!


Hell of Pilot: holiday special, international edition

January 26, 2018

Ladies, gentlemen and denziens of the Galactic holonet... Welcome to this international edition of Hell of Pilot!

Mike, Lachlan and Owen will be back shortly for Season 2 of the show, but in the interim Lachlan and Owen interview listeners from around the world. 

Our thanks to everyone who participated in the show. 


Hell of a Pilot Ep 24: Mars Attacks!

December 16, 2017

Ladies, Gentlman and Porgs of a crispy age,

It's the end of Season One of Hell of Pilot! 

Owen and Lachlan take the reigns of the show as they're joined from Mars from "Fly Casual".

  • In this show the guys will focus on the Tie Silencer
  • Does it live up to the hype? 
  • What squads suit the Silencer?
  • In today's lore Hortan Salm... can we explain his lack of EPT?

So strap in and punch it as we bring Season One of HoaP to a close.

As a special note, all three of your hosts would like to thank you for your support.

We'll be back in 2018 for Season Two. 

So remember when in doubt, focus!




Hell of a Pilot e 23: The Phantom Menace Part Deux

November 30, 2017

Ladies, Gentleman and Mandalorians of an age where might makes right... welcome to episode 23 of Hell of a Pilot!

This week the guys talk about the Phantom II and the Wave 13 "spoilers".

  • Lachlan talks about his love of the new Phantom II for the Rebels
  • Mike talks about Kylo Ren in the lore section
  • We discuss the "leaks" and what they say about the next wave.

Remember when in doubt, focus!




Hell of a Pilot 22: Of Killer Koalas and X-Wings

November 16, 2017

Ladies, Gentlemen and X-Wing players demanding FFG give us the Tie Hunter, welcome to Episode 22 of Hell of a Pilot. 

This week join the full crew of Owen, Mike and Lachlan as they discuss the new Scum ship, what we've dubbed the Killer Koala.  

Did the FAQ kill the Jumpmaster scourge? 

We also relfect on PAX fun! 

As per listener request, Owen looked into the lore around Kath Scarlet and Slave 1.

So remember when in doubt, focus! 




Hell of a Pilot 21: We all live in a yellow gunboat, a yellow gunboat

November 3, 2017

Join Mike, Lachlan and special guest Hairy Nick as we talk Gunboats!

  • What do we like about them?
  • What kind of builds would we like to see?
  • And what does it mean for Imperial players?
  • Lachlan delves into the lore of one of the true icons of science fiction, the T-65 X-Wing.

Also a special shout out to one of listeners who listens to Hell of a Pilot on a submarine. This weeks shows title pays tribute to them.

Remember, we want the Tie Hunter!



Hell of a Pilot 20: The curious case of Silus Thul, Tie Fighter Pilot

October 20, 2017

Ladies, gentlemen and Crolute of a "One Portion Age!" age, welcome to Hell of a Pilot Episode 19.

Mike, Owen and Lachlan are back in an episode in which we address: 

  • We look back at Wave 10 - what was good, bad and indifferent
  • The Last Jedi trailer is out and we break it down
  • Mike delves deep into Imperial Lore again, talking about how Tie Fighter pilots are trained and promoted
  • The Hell of the Pilot crew will be at PAX Melbourne teaching people how to play X-Wing! 

Remember, when in doubt focus! 

~ The Hell of Pilot Crew


Hell of a Pilot Ep 19: Classic Owen is back, listener questions and Golden Gaytimes.

October 4, 2017

Ladies, gentlemen and Jawa of an UTINI! age, welcome to Hell of a Pilot Episode 19.

The OG crew of Mike, Owen and Lachlan are back in an episode in which we address the questions you sent us: 

  • Tips for new players and how to approach list building
  • What alternatives are there to the standard 100 point game that are fun
  • Mike expresses solidarity with another listener who is also making the transition to becoming a Tie Defender
  • Owen makes space ship noises and explains the lore surrounding Greedo: yes, Han did murder him in cold blood
  • Lachlan delivers another brilliant Holonet News and admits his Patronus is a Chicken McNugget
  • We close the show by collectively eating ice cream. 

So remember, when in doubt focus! 

~ The Hell of Pilot Crew




Hell of a Pilot Ep 18: Lucky Wave 13

September 20, 2017

Ladies, gentlemen and currently displaced persons from the former planet Alderaan - welcome to episode 18! 

Finally we've got a handle on the numbering systems for our podcasts! 

This week we're joined by special guest Callum Watson from the illustrious Bantha Squadron.

This show we discuss: 

  • Answer some of the questions you guys gave us
  • Talk about how awesome Wave 13 looks
  • Talk about how awesome the Tie Silencer is going to be
  • Why adding the Tie Hunter to the game would be a really, really good idea
  • Talk about how awesome the Empire deserves to be (Mike writes this text so you may see a bias). 

Sadly, our brother-in-arms Owen Cross couldn't join us due to study commitments but we try our best. 

Remember when in doubt, focus!