|Amazing picture by Mike Evans. Actual Models of Green Squadron!|
In a remote sector of the Outer Rim, a small force of Rebel FREEDOM FIGHTERS is tasked with keeping the Rebellion alive after a series of crippling Imperial strikes. Striking from their sole capital ship EMERALD ONE, Green Squadron must stand toe to toe with the empire with fresh, untested pilots and limited supplies.
The Empire possesses a planetary garrison on Nulan VI, and the Star Destroyer RETRIBUTION relentlessly patrols the system. Every operation GREEN SQUADRON conducts requires a swift, coordinated strike before fading into the darkness of space. With the possibility of the RETRIBUTION dropping from hyperspace at any moment, GREEN SQUADRON must remain ever vigilant.
Heroes of the Aturi Cluster is a cooperative campaign developed by Josh Derksen and hosted by DockingBay416. You can find more information on the campaign at this link.
The Campaign allows up to 6 players to play cooperatively against AI controlled enemies. The complete campaign set (which is a free download!) includes mission cards, new terrain types, AI and Elite cards for enemy pilots, player character sheets, and a massive campaign booklet with 16 missions spread across 5 awesome story arcs.
Player characters earn experience, increase their pilot skill, and unlock new upgrades. Your pilots can become extremely awesome (more so than they could ever be in regular X-Wing) as they grow into the Heroes of the Aturi Cluster.
Judson and I had been planning a weekend of gaming debauchery, when this gem was announced just days before. We immediately became interested, got a bunch of friends excited, painted up our own fighters, and decided we had to do it.
Meet Green Squadron
Green One AKA Wrongway Played by Steven
Like the rest of Green Squadron's Fighters, Wrongway's X-Wing is a patchwork of replacement parts.
Green Two AKA Mynock (and Later: Piper) Played by Judson
Mynock pilots a beat up Y-Wing with an ion turret. His ship was built to do one thing well: take incoming fire. Though this often left him in his ejected cockpit at the end of a mission, it usually ensured the objectives were completed.
Green Three AKA Farmer Played by Eric
Unfortunately, Farmer had urgent business to attend to regarding a bounty on his head from a powerful Hutt family, and thus did not participate in the campaign. His Y-Wing was converted for crop dusting years ago, before being refit for combat duty in Green Squadron.
Green Four AKA Bottom Feeder (Later: BFF) Played by Sean
Green Five AKA Tenthumbs Played by Andrew
Tenthumbs can always be counted on to get a job done - not with finesse, but with perseverance. Tenthumbs' father was a former Senator, and retains many strong connections (not to mention some much needed capital!)
Green Six AKA Hotshot Played by Jon
Hotshot was exactly that - a hotshot. He was either supremely lucky, supremely stupid, Force Sensitive, or all three. Constantly getting himself into and out of jams, Hotshot survived against impossible odds and earned a ridiculous kill tally along the way. While he could be a thorn in the Squadron Commander's side, he was as effective as they come.
Green Seven AKA Cantina (Later: C-Town) Played by Eric
Cantina was never sober, but he was a hell of a pilot. Cantina and Bottom feeder operated side by side for several missions where both grew to trust the other would always have his back. They dubbed themselves BFF and C-Town and became an effective Empire-killing duo.
Green Eight AKA Closer Played by Luke
Green Eight only saw two missions of flight time, and borrowed Farmer's Y-Wing (only after the deck crew promised Farmer they wouldn't remove the crop dusting equipment!). During his brief time with Green Squadron, he showed the others what a Twin Laser Turret was capable of.
Flight Commander M'kel Evs Played by Mike
Check back soon for the story of Green Squadron!