Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new tool for X-Wing miniatures fans !

The Squadron Benchmark is a web app to test new squads before playing them in real life.
There are already Squadron builder tools, and VASSAL can be used to play on-line with other humans, so why another tool ?

The objective of the app are a bit different:
  • Use directly the squads built from the squadron builder tools to play a "game". It's a one player tool.
  • Quickly try some new tactics, new maneuvers or combination of pilots from the squads you build. If this does not work and the odds are against you, you can simply reload the page and start again !
  • Learn to maneuver the ships together, take advantage of the interactions they have, better graps the probabilities to hit depending on position, tokens, ...You can view at any time in the app the primary firing arc of any ship, their range, the list of units in range with their probability to hit. 
    Probabilities computed by Squad benchmark
  • Rely on the computer to apply all special abilities of the pilots and upgrades. This part is still in progress so far...
Squadron Benchmark comes with 2 simple squadrons, but you can import your own squad exported in JSON using for instance one of these builders:
All ships are available with the exception of huge ships (no Epic mode).  Read the detail concerning this first version and try the app !

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