Hell of a Pilot Ep 14: Battle Butterflies, a look at Guns for Hire

July 11, 2017

Ladies, Gentlemen and people of the Empire! Welcome to Hell of a Pilot Episode 14. 

In this episode Owen, Mike and Lachie take a detailed look at the "Guns for Hire" expansion: 

  • How good are the "fixes"? 
  • What pilots and upgrades worth considering
  • How Guri in the Starviper is going to get lots of love
  • Is the Scurgg just too good? 

And in our lore section, Mike looks talks about Rear Admiral Chiraneau and the VT-49 Decimator. 

Remember, when in doubt focus! 


Hell of a Pilot Ep 13: Weaponized Wood, or the coming of the Scurrg and Gunship

June 27, 2017

Ladies, gentlemen and Sullustans of a floppy disposition welcome to Hell of a Pilot episode 13! 

This week the guys take a close look:

  • the Wookie Gunship.. good, bad or meh? 
  • are Mike's fears of the Scurrg bomber being "just too good" valid? 
  • every-ones favorite bipedal lizard, Bossk! 
  • what number episode are we the guys up to? 

Join us for debate, discussion and the usual nonsense. 

Remember: when in doubt, focus! 




Hell of a Pilot Ep 12: The Ugly Babies, or why we love Intensity

June 5, 2017

Ladies, gentlemen and Rhodians of a crispy age welcome to Hell of  Pilot Episode 12! 

This week Lachie and Mike are given free reign to run amok without Owen's firm hand. So strap yourselves in as the guys try and not to run the show of the rails.  

This week the guys discuss:

  • The Tie Aggressor in depth 
  • How good are the named pilots? 
  • What kind of squads would the Aggressor suit? 
  • How excited we are about the new EPT "Intensity"
  • We look into the history and lore of another 90s video game character, Jan Ors. 

Remember when in doubt focus!


Hell of a Pilot ep 11: The Mighty Hawks, or God Shots and Soontir Fel

May 22, 2017

Dear all,

Another shorter episode, but a goody!

In this episode:

  • We explore how to get a "god shot" using the mighty Hawk and Nora Wexly!
  • Spotlight on Soontir Fel: the man, the moustache, the legend
  • Special Easter Egg for dedicated listeners.

Remember, when in doubt focus!


Hell of a Pilot Episode 10.5: A Box of Scraps, or 2017 Worlds Wrap Up

May 11, 2017

Join us this week for our reactions and impressions of Worlds 2017. 

We'll talk about:

  • What lists did well and why
  • The continued rise and rise of Attani Mindlink
  • Why did Scum dominate?
  • How much we loved the winning list of Dengar and Tel
  • The state of the Imperials. 

Episode 11 is coming soon, but we had some sliiiiiiight technically difficulties. In the interim you still get some tasty content. 

Remember, when in doubt focus! 


Hell of a Pilot Episode 10: The Tusken Raider, a ship made of sand?

April 21, 2017

This week HoaP is takes a slightly different approach with an expanded lore episode. 

With things quiet on the X-Wing front we decided to focus on what's happening in the broader Star Wars universe. We dissect the trailers for: 

  • The Last Jedi, which we learn refers to the singular
  • Star Wars Battlefield trailer 
  • The last season of Rebels is upon us and it makes us sad. 

We then speculate on what ships can we expect coming from these new movies and expanded universe: the Tusken Raider, a ship made of sand? 

We also talk about our love of: 

  • The Tie S/F with Light Weight Frame
  • Red Ace or as we call her "Shield Maiden."

Join the guys for Star Wars chatter with a dash of X-Wing. 

So remember, when in doubt focus! 


Hell of a Pilot Episode 9: Pinnacle of Podcastiness

April 10, 2017

Ladies, gentlemen and droids of all ages welcome to Episode 9 of "Hell of a Pilot". 

This week we discuss: 

  • Our man with the golden tonsils, Hazard, delivers his Propaganda broadcast
  • Just how good are the new Syck pilots that will be coming in the C-ROC
  • Mike has a new love, Sunny Bounder! <3
  • We talk about the lore surrounding IG-88 and how this droid used to mess with the Emperor's mind
  • In our Cantina section we talk about Rebels.

Thanks for listening, and remember when in doubt focus! 


Hell of a Pilot Episode 8: When did you get a cat?

March 25, 2017

Ladies, gentlemen and Wookies of an GRRRRRRRRRR age welcome to Episode 8 of "Hell of a Pilot". 

This episode we speculate on Wave 11. We discuss Wookie Gunships, Imperial TLT's and Scrrrrruuugggg bombers. 

  • Just how tanky is the Wookie Gunship
  • Mike vows to fly four Tie Aggressors with TLT to troll Rebel players
  • The guys debate how ugly the Scrug model is
  • What does this mean for the future of the meta? 

In our pilot lore section we discuss an incredibly obscure pilot and character in Star Wars. 

Also don't forget to send us pictures of your customised ships to share on our FaceBook page. 

And remember, when in doubt focus!


Hell of a Pilot Episode 7: Scruffy Nerf Herders

March 12, 2017

What a week in X-Wing! 

Join Hazard, Kaos and special guest David Leslie of Bantha Squadron and SA Regional winner fame in the latest episode of Hell of a Pilot.

Sadly Baron Gundark (Mike) couldn't make due to his Star Destroyer breaking down in a asteroid field. 

The guys dig into the planet shaking changes to Zuckuss, Palpatine and Manaroo. We look at:

  • What squads and pilots we can expect to see as the meta shifts
  • The lore surrounding Coran Horn.. surprise he's another 90s EU character who also happens to be force sensitive! 
  • Learn that a "nerf" is actually a creature in the Star Wars universe... who knew! 
  • What the guys would love to see in the new cinematic Star Wars universe.

Remember when in doubt - focus! 


Hell of a Pilot Episode 6: 50 Shades of Grey Squadron

February 28, 2017

Welcome to our Valentine Days special. Well not really. This week we're joined by special guest Emily Myers.  

Our mad bomber, Owen “Kaos” Cross leads the attack as we discuss: 

  • The current state of the meta and what's popular (something, something Para....)
  • Emily talks about her experience of X-Wing and gives her perspective on being a woman in the gaming community
  • We talk about how Destiny - FFG's card game - is sweeping the X-Wing community
  • We delve into the lore surrounding Dengar and Manaroo, X-Wing's hottest, cutest and most impactful couple.

Join Hazard (Lachlan), Kaos (Owen) and Baron Gundark (Mike) for your fortnightly dose of X-Wing news, views and pew-pew.

Remember: when in doubt focus!