First in this pair of announcements from Fantasy Flight Games is the first two ships coming in Wave 13 for X-Wing. I know we just announced wave 12, but i order to capitalize on the upcoming movie release of The Last Jedi, FFG doesn’t want to dawdle. First of the two ships is the Resistance Bomber, this is a tough shelled bomber that is packed to the gills with bombs. And while it may sport only the usual upgrade slots, it comes with a new upgrade called Ordinance Silos. This upgrade puts counters on all your bomb upgrades and whenever you would have to discard the bomb card, you can just discard the tokens instead. Meaning you will get a lot more use out of the various bombs you will equip it with.
The second ship is Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, sporting agility and maneuverability like no other TIE, and strong weapons to boot. Of course since this is Kylo’s TIE you will get him as a pilot along with three others, and even a copy of the I’ll Show you the Dark Side card to mitigate damage. Look for this ship and the bomber to hit store shelves in early 2018, and you can check out FFG’s website for more info.
Second of the announcements is the latest deluxe expansion for the Game of Thrones Card Game 2nd Edition, called House of Thorns. This new expansion adds a host of new cards to House Tyrell, giving you more strategic options in the game. One interesting aspect of this expansion is that it brings in jousting, forcing battles to be one on one with the strongest combatant being the victor. And since this expansion likes to joust, there are also a number of cards that benefit you while jousting, or even kneels characters before an attack resolves. Overall this expansion will bring up the prowess of House Tyrell, making them even more dangerous to fight. You can find out more information on other cards and abilities on FFG’s website, and look for the expansion in the 4th quarter of this year.