Article By James Freeman
Hello friends. This is a new segment i will be doing once a month called overboard. I am trying to find gamers that are HUGE fans of one specific game.
Up first is Nathan Biangel. I noticed his collection of Imperial Assault on Facebook and decided to reach out to him and talk about what about this game make him such a big fan.
I take it you have been a lifelong star wars fan?
I have been a Star Wars fan since the day I could remember! My younger brother and I use to role play scenes from the original movies.
For example, every time we watched A New Hope I used to have my Millennium Falcon and my brother had his X-Wing. My brother would say something like ‘Stay on target, Stay on target” and I was like “Whoo hoo! I got your back, brother!” Haha good times!
Why the obsession with Imperial assault?
First of all, it’s Star Wars! Other than that, I really enjoy the idea of doing missions that are untold in the Star Wars saga. The mechanics and game play are really solid which ties in the theme nicely. It’s also nice how main characters like R2-D2 and Han Solo can cameo in it - makes me feel like I’m in the movie!
How long did it take you to acquire everything that is out now?
So, this a funny story… So I bought the core game used and it was in ‘ok’ condition back in February this year. My friend had a brand new copy and he traded it to me for some painted figures that same month. My friend who already had the game ran us through a mini campaign and I wasn’t sure if I liked it. I think it was just the constant factor of being defeated by the Imperials and not knowing the rules all that well. The crappy/lucky thing was that Imperial Assault was on my 10 for 10 for this year. So my wife, Gabriella, and I read the rules and decided to try it out earlier this month (November). All of a sudden, there was a spark and we fell in love with the game! After we finished the tutorial mission, my friend Robert came over and we decided to run a campaign with my wife as the overlord - which is what she wanted anyways - lol. On November 8, last week, we decided that we wanted everything for that game. I found a lot of stuff on one online store and got the rest from local game stores and other not-so-local game stores, but the most important thing was that we owned it ALL!
hat was the hardest item to get?
The Jawa’s and Obi-Wan. I was recommended in a Facebook group to contact this local store called Goldmine Games and they were awesome enough to ship it to me!
Who is your favorite character?
My favorite character has been my favorite character since I knew what Star Wars was, Han Solo.
What character do you wish they would make?
K-2SO would be awesome.
If you know anyone who is a huge fan of one specific game or you are overboard and want to talk about it for an interview, please contact me here.
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