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Located in Southern California, members of Mynock Squadron discuss the ins and outs of Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Miniatures tabletop game. We cover everything from tournaments to strategy to useless pilots. So grab some blue milk and join us for some great discussion. And remember our motto, "Fly Better"

Located in Southern California, members of Mynock Squadron discuss the ins and outs of Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Miniatures tabletop game. We cover everything from tournaments to strategy to useless pilots. So grab some blue milk and join us for some great discussion. And remember our motto, "Fly Better"
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Located in Southern California, members of Mynock Squadron discuss the ins and outs of Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Miniatures tabletop game. We cover everything from tournaments to strategy to useless pilots. So grab some blue milk and join us for some great discussion. And remember our motto, "Fly Better"




Episode 145 - Wave III Excitement!

Good morning droid hive minds! After taking a week off, Ryan and Dee dive fully into discussing the new Clone Wars ships spoiled by the recent Wave III Announcement article. Once all the "Roger Rogers" are dissected, Mynock Open Champion Garrett Jost joins the podcast to break down his list choices during his 10-1 run at the tournament. Check out the Mynock Open List Fortress Entry here: [00:00:00][00:03:00][01:10:00][01:20:00] Fly Better!


Mynock Open Thank Yous

You'll get a real episode next week I promise! Until then, here are some Thank Yous from Mynock Open weekend.


Episode 144 - Super Wave Deluxe Turbo Wave Kit Championship Wave Tournament Leader Attack Run Chris Allen Edition: Remastered

With less than a week to go until the Mynock Open, the very tired duo of Dee Yun and Ryan Farmer bring on guest Chris Allen to help save the show with content. This week it's mostly Mynock Open talk, strange rules interactions, OP prize support structure, and favorite/least favorite cards. No timestamps, enjoy the ride. Fly Better! See you in two weeks.


Episode 143 - Rebel Identity Crisis

This episode we are very happy to bring on the hosts of Cloud City Radio! Mandalor"Ian" Wardle and Lee Williams join us in breaking down the United Kingdom Team Championship results. That discussion then leads to Spanish Nationals as well as the Crossroads Classic. Is the rebel faction really hurting as much as these tournament results show? [00:00:00][00:15:00][01:22:00][01:55:00] Show...


Episode 142 - Huxsilon with guest Kelvan Tiberius

Galactic Holonet! Today we are bringing on guest Richard White, better known as Kelvan Tiberius from the Scum & Villainy Podcast, to talk about two new factions coming very soon. Both the Resistance and First Order have seen fresh preview articles released with all manner of juicy spoilers to dissect. In addition to contemplating the fate of the new factions, we also spend some time on the current meta breaking down just how good "Whisper"...


Episode 141 - Coruscant Round Up!

Hello rookies and aces alike! We have returned after a very sleep restrictive trip to Coruscant to discuss the System Open Finals. This episode Ryan talks about how he almost missed a plane, Dee says why Trajectory Simulator is a problem, and special guest Steven Gonzales explains why Thane Kyrell changes games. We also take a look at the top 16 and give a breakdown of each of their lists. [00:00:00][00:08:30][01:14:00][02:20:00] Fly Better!


Episode 140 - Your Mathic Wand

Salutations fellow space parasites! This week our primary focus is on "Mathwing" and discussing how math should or should not be used when playing X-Wing. Dallas goes in depth on various TIE Swarm and jousting scenarios in what is perhaps our longest look at the squad archetype. BONUS: A substantial Mynock After Dark discussion on film criticism. [00:00:00] [00:21:00][02:00:00] Fly Better!


Episode 139 - eFettciency

We have our first Second Edition tournament results! With Boba Fett wreaking havoc across game tables, the Mynocks analyze just how good he really is as well as his current optimal loadouts. Following that Dee leads a discussion on all three factions' various ways to field 5 Three-Attack dice ships and the pros and cons of each. [00:00:00][00:12:30][01:08:00] Fly Better!


Episode 138 - < italics > You're Welcome < /italic >

Warning: Strong Language Used in This Episode We bring on a very important guest this week...Coach Aaron Krull! He's here to gives us the truth about Second Edition from the perspective of a game store owner. Are 7 factions really a necessity? Also we talk in depth about the pros and cons of FFG's new squad builder. [00:00:00] Intros [00:07:00] Gold Squadron Classic Plug DONT SKIP [00:17:00] Second Edition is HERE! [00:29:00] The App [01:17:00] Extended vs Second...


Episode 137 - The Rules Robot

Happy Second Edition Week everyone! With 2.0 nearly here, we bring on the master of rulings, Chris "Chico" Brown, as a guest. He's known for creating the best Tournament Organizing software available, Cryodex, as well as being a phenomenal judge. Chico walks us through some of the tougher rules that all players, both new and old, will have to deal with in X-Wing's new iteration. [00:00:00][00:26:00] Fly Better!


Episode 136 - YASB Hates Dee

Dallas and Shea are on this week to talk about beginner games of X-Wing Second Edition. Additionally the crew pours one out for First Edition and look back fondly (and not so fondly) at all the memories the game gave us. Closing out the show are underrated Scum gems for future list building. [00:00:00][00:16:00][01:15:00][01:31:00][01:55:00] Register for the Mynock Open here: Fly Better!


Episode 135 - Defenders, Death Dash, and HepTUGon

We have an extra large episode this week (with a side of beef). The main focus is Second Edition list building, with a concentration in "broken" or undercosted pilots and upgrades. With a fresh meta right around the corner it's important to identify and discover what the new staples of each faction might be. There's a lot to discuss, so set your hyperdrive and let's get going! Register for the Mynock Open at MynockSquadron.Com Fly Better!


Episode 134: X-Wing Gon' Give it to Ya!

We've got our good friend Zach Bart on this week to hype up the Third Annual Crossroads Classic, a tournament happening in Indianapolis later this year! More information available here: Ryan and Dee then find themselves without a show format and do their best to drum up a few interesting topics to rant about. [00:00:00][01:00:00][01:30:00][01:57:00][02:10:00] Fly Better!


Episode 133 - European Aces

This week three of Europe's top players join us to talk about the European Team Championships. Phil GC, Oliver Pocknell, and Łukasz Golonka give us an in depth look at the ETC including: the results, unexpected lists, and plans for the future. They complete the show with fantastic advice for players moving forward into Second Edition. [00:00:00][00:16:00][00:48:00][01:30:00][01:40:00] ETC Links: Scores/Standings ETC...


Episode 132 - #NotMyLockdown

Dee and Ryan return from a weekend full of Gen-Con with all kinds of fresh news and experiences. They talk about their successes in the tournament, how good Supernatural Vader is, and the new factions coming soon to the game. ROGER ROGER! [00:00:00][00:13:00][00:41:00][00:59:00][01:05:00][01:30:00][01:48:00][01:52:00] Fly Better! Patreon.Com/MynockPodcast


Episode 131 - Pointing Things Out

Oh, I'm afraid the point values will be quite operational when your friends arrive. FFG decided to give us the point values to everything in Second Edition, leaving our heads are spinning from the massive influx of information. In order to make sense of it all, Dee explains what a baseline is, and why it's important when analyzing these new point values. Ryan then lets the community chime in on what their first impressions of those same costs...


Episode 130 - Optimizing Your Prototype

It's a full house today on the Mynock Podcast with guests Jaren Foss and Asa Graf coming on! Jaren basks in the glory of his ANZTC victory, Dallas discusses how scary the TIE Advanced might be, Ryan doesn't like Ruthless, and Dee introduces a new segment called "Optimizing Your Prototype." In this segment we break down the meta's top squads, and attempt to decipher whether or not they are the very best they can be. This week we take a deep dive into 5X and Crack Dealers, created by the drug...


Episode 129 - Is This Vermeil Life?

Jaren and Travis Foss join us this week to talk about Wave 14 and the Australian Team Championships. Dee takes an in depth look at all the new content from Wave 14 and grades it out. Do X-Wings live up to the hype? Can you put the Ace of Legend back on the table yet? Is there any reason not to include Major Vermeil in your squad? All those answers and more, including the best trash talking we've had on the cast in a while! [00:02:00][00:27:00][01:50:00] Fly...


Episode 128 - Fenn for Yourself

The Mynocks avoided the article curse once again! This week Ryan, Dee, and Dallas take an in depth look at the Second Edition Fang Fighter, more specifically Fenn Rau. Is he the ace to beat once the game launches in September? Afterwards the crew take on their favorite ships from the Scum Conversion Kit unboxing. [00:00:00][00:17:00][01:22:00] Register for the Mynock Open today! Visit MynockSquadron.Com Fly Better!


Episode 127 - Side Stabber!

REGISTRATION FOR THE MYNOCK OPEN IS LIVE! Visit: MynockOpen.Com In addition to hyping the tournament, we talk quickly about our Producer Andrew Seely winning his first store championship! After that we break down the new Firespray article and decide if maybe we jumped the gun on saying Kath got nerfed. Finally we end the show with a long, yet somehow brief, overview of the Imperial Conversion Kit. [00:25:00][00:45:00][01:30:00] Fly Better!