April 12, 2018
There has been an awakening in the Star Wars gaming community. You have felt it. In the thirtieth episode of our show we decided to have a look at Legion. To keep it relevant to an X-wing podcast, the discussion is partly a compare/contrast kind of thing, but there's a good amount of chat about the game itself and why it's so popular at the moment. Whether you're getting into the game or not you should be able to get something from the discussion that we have with our wonderful guest star, Charles from Star wars Tabletop Gaming (https://www.facebook.com/SWTabletopGaming).
For our lore section, rather han a single pilot, you get a lesson on wookiees: what is a wookiee, how do they live, and how did they become slaves of the Empire?
But, the really, REALLY special part: stay tuned after the end of the regular show for the first episode of an original Star Wars audio drama written by our new best friend Jack Murray, performed by Jack & Hell of a Pilot and fantastically filled with music and sound effects by our own Owen Cross. It's pretty darn amazing.
Finally, if you could find it in your hearts to vote for us in the Gold Squadron Goldie Awards, we would be incredibly grateful. It's a real treat just to be nominated, but let's do this for Australia. Voting at the link:
March 29, 2018
What's this? A chocolatey and delicious new episode just in time for Easter? Yes. It is that. If you're still with us after what happened last time, strap in and enjoy some of the highest quality filler content we could make in the absence of X-wing news during the build up to Legion's release. FFG is staying pretty quiet about X-wing lately, but we're not just going to sit here quietly.
Episode 29 is inspired by Saw's Renegades, a pack attempting to breathe new life into two ships that are already available in the game. In that spirit, we decided to analyse some of our favourite old ships, explain why, in our opinion, those ships aren't flown nowadays, and then suggest ways those ships could be restored to glory.
In our famous lore section, learn all about Carnor Jax, an ex Imperial Royal Guard who held the galaxy in his grip after the death of Emperor Palpatine. It's all here: duty, zeal, betrayal, murder, and the brutal life of training to be one of the Emperor's personal guards.
March 21, 2018
Ladies, gentlemen and holograms of Emperor Palpatine, welcome to the re-release of episode 28.
Our small technical difficulties have been sorted out, and now we present the final version of our latest episode for your enjoyment. Thank you to everyone who messaged us about the problem. In this episode, we:
- briefly touch on the latest season prize kit
- talk about Rebels without context to X-wing Miniatures at all (spoilers)
- cover Fenn Rau in our lore section
We hope you enjoy this episode as much as you enjoy the FFG article that is no doubt on its way.
March 3, 2018
Ladies, gentlemen and crew cards of all point values, welcome to another episode of Hell of a Pilot. Today we acually get to cover the Wave 14 release article! Tune in for
- the TIE Reaper
- servomotor s-foils
- the U-wing
- Saw Gerrera
- the life story of Lando Calrissian
PS: if you think you'd enjoy purchasing a Hell of a Pilot t-shirt, follow this link:
(If you're not sure whether or not you'll enjoy it, we say you won't know til you try.)
PPS: our new mic is so sensitive that in this episode it occasionally picked up the sound of us moving around. We'll work on that in future and we really appreciate your patience with our amateur operation.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!