A couple of weeks ago Fantasy Flight Games announced their third wave of ships for the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game. A couple of these I expected but the other two I was a little surprised by.
First off, we round out the original trilogy fighters with the B-Wing and the Tie Bomber. Both of these are the biggest fighters each side sports and it looks like each comes with a variety of support weapons. The Tie Bomber looks pretty versatile with both a two firepower and two maneuver and can take some serious damage with six hull. The B-Wing isn’t very maneurvable but packs a three firepower and can take even more damage with three hull and an impressive five shield.
The other two ships were a little surprising. There’s the Lambda-Class Shuttle (which I didn’t even know had weapons) and the HWK-290 (which I don’t know too much about) both of which are being billed as support ships. The Shuttle packs some serious firepower and can take a ton of damage (the same as the Slave-1 if memory serves me). I don’t know much about the HWK-290 other than it was Kyle Katarn’s ship. It’s a lighter ship without much firepower but from what I could make out, some of the abilities are interesting (like Kyle Katarn, who can pass on a focus token to someone else).
If you want the run down, here’s the release from Fantasy Flight. To date, we have all of the expansions except for the Tie Interceptor and the A-Wing. Those two ran out quick but I checked the calendar and they’re coming out with more soon. We’ve done one battle with the Millenium Falcon but haven’t used the Slave-1 yet. If you’re buying, make sure you buy more Tie Fighters. The Imperial ships in just about every category are lighter than the Rebels so you almost always need more. Just to match up, I needed two Tie Fighters and a Tie Advanced to take on the Falcon and still lost pretty handily.
And one last thing, a future product is the Starfield Game Tile Kit so if you’re sick of playing on a blank table, you’re going to like this.
I haven’t picked up Star Wars: The Card Game and if I’m not careful, they’re going leave me in the dust. They’ve already announced four expansions in their Hoth Cycle and now they’re putting out their first Deluxe Expansion, Edge of Darkness. The base game looks really cool and this addition looks like it’s going to make things even better and it adds some of the cooler bounty hunters in the Star Wars universe as well as Jabba the Hutt. It also lets you reenact some of the cool moments from the original trilogy which makes this set most desirable for me.
Looks cool and I can’t wait to get it.
I still haven’t picked Star Wars: The Card Game but it’s near the top of my list of games to get. In the meantime, Fantasy Flight just announced the fourth Force Pack in their Hoth Cycle and it’s going to be Assault on Echo Base. One reason alone to pick this one up is the Imperial side gets Walkers. If you want to check out the other titles in the Hoth Cycle, you can check them out at this page.
I’m curious if they’ll follow the same kind of pattern they did for Lord Of The Rings: The Card Game where you have a set of six common theme packs followed by a deluxe expansion which then leads into another six theme packs that utilizes the deluxe expansion. With that, I’m really curious what that deluxe expansion is going to be like. Either way, I’m sure it’s going to be fun.
Star Wars: The Card Game is coming out soon and just a couple of days ago I speculated as to what the first expansion pack would be. Well, Fantasy Flight announced today that the first Force Pack is the Desolation of Hoth. It looks like the first series is going to center around Hoth and this is the first pack in that set. Check out the Fantasy Flight blog for some sneak peaks at some of the new cards.
I’ve already talked about the Lord of the Rings Card Game but I’m equally excited to see the Star Wars Card Game coming soon. After a delay, it looks like we’re going to see the game before Christmas and Fantasy Flight is rolling out a series of preview with the first one going up a couple of days ago.
Unlike the Lord of the Rings game which is cooperative, the Star Wars Card Game pits two players against each other. In this first preview, we get a taste of what went into the decks as well as an idea of what the cards are going to look (i.e. very cool looking). Also be sure to check out a post from a few days earlier on deck building. I’m also curious to see what the first couple of expansions are.
This game, as well as Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Core Set are both going to be Christmas buys so I’m hoping to check out both of these games very soon.