Poe Dameron Stikes Back: X-Wing Champs Battle Report

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Come see the top two X-Wing Miniature’s Champs lists in action and the tactics for each!

A Guest Article By Monty G:

Paul Heaver has done it again for time – he’s done the hat trick! Three years in a row this guy has been unstoppable. In this article we will go over the


Paul Heaver – Champion

  • Poe Dameron – Veteran Instincts + R2D2 + Autothrusters
  • Grey Squadron Pilot – Twin Laser Turret + BTL-A4 Title+ R3-A2
  • Grey Squadron Pilot – Twin Laser Turret
  • Bandit Squadron Pilot


Paul had said in a post tournament interview that he wanted to run a strong list this year. He also advised that you should always bring the much lamented stress bot Y-wing in your Rebel lists. Poe Dameron is also the new favorite, seeing as how he is in the top 2 lists of the Worlds tournament.

His action economy is amazing, and depending on his astromech choice, he can survive a lot of damage and keep dishing it out as well. Autothrusters and the Twin-Laser Turret continue to be seen in top lists also.


Nathan Eide – Runner-Up

  • Corran Horn – R2-D2 + Engine Upgrade + Push The Limit + Fire Control Systems
  • Poe Dameron – Veteran Instincts + Autothrusters + R5-P9
  • Prototype Pilot – Chardaan Refit


The classic Corran Horn was seen in this Runner-Up list at Worlds. It is interesting to see Push the Limit on him instead of the much used Veteran Instincts, but it’s all about catching your opponent off guard. I feel that with Corran stressing himself voluntarily, and having a Y-Wing stress bot  give him more led to his demise.

Even with the green maneuver economy of R2-D2, his dial will become limited and predictable. Poe Dameron is also seen here, being a top tier ship now in X-wing. This time he was the more common variant seen in the meta right now.

Checkout the these two lists going head to head piloted by the crazy crew at Spikey Bits!

May the force be with you for Wave 8!

  • Spacefrisian

    Lots of Poe going on, nobody figured out how to deal with him?

    Palob maybe? (for all them scum players out there, and do not forget that questionmark after maybe, its important)

  • Dave

    Poe in the T 70 is a great combo, but there’s still a ton of options in X-Wing. Let’s wait and see if Poe is the corner stone of lists a year from now. Especially with the Imperial veterans expansion coming. Can’t wait to see some Defenders in the mix again. I also assume there will be a Rebel (and Scum) vet type expansion. Hopefully with an X-Wing boost.

  • Erik Setzer

    Having seen Poe in action, that seems pretty accurate…

  • Adrian Evans

    There Gold Squaron Y-Wings not Grey unless Paul ran 104pts 🙂

  • Agent OfBolas

    Poe is just 2 defence ship… it’s not as that hard to take down.

  • Terminus

    The basic squad-level game really needs to go up to 150 points to make support ships more viable and liven up the list selections a bit.