Greetings fellow pilots of tiny planes! After staring longingly through the window since AI's release I finally picked up the Wings of Vengeance box. It was going for a how-could-I-refuse-this-price so I picked it up. Finished building the planes last night and played through a solo teaching turn to get the basics down. I really like movement. At first I thought it would be pretty basic and inferior to X-Wing but that was completely wrong. I love how the speed lets you adjust how far you move in what segment of the Ace maneuver. This gives a lot of choices and means you'll really have to think about what you're doing.
I've already realized that the Ace cards are probably a 'must' in order to make the game play more quickly. I'll be scouring secondary markets for them in the hopes that I can pick up the cards. I ordered the Ork Dice and am hunting for the Imperial Navy dice. I'll eventually pick up Skies of Fire because I can tell this is going to be a fun game, and I really like the look of the Tau fliers.
No idea on color schemes yet but I'm thinking the Orks will be really wild and garish. The Imperial fliers will be more military looking but I'll probably take some liberty with squad markings. I wish the transfer sheet had kill count transfers so I'll probably pick up something used for scale models and add those as games are played.