Lando Calrissian

Fantasy Flight Games, the Darth Vader to Asmodee’s Palpatine, is getting ready for the launch of the Second Edition of their supremely popular Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game line on September 13. On their website, Fantasy Flight has given a list of retailers that will be having launch parties for the release, with 3 short fast paced events, prizes and more. These Launch Parties are just the beginning for a community supporting Organized Play events. In another article, Fantasy Flight talks further about the Scum and Villainy faction in X-Wing, the neutral third party alongside the Rebellion and the Empire. Lando’s Millenium Falcon, Slave I, and the Fang Fighter will all be available at launch, as well as the Scum and Villainy Conversion Kit for 1st edition miniatures. This article also focuses on the abilities of droid pilots IG-88, Guri and 4-LOM. Check out Fantasy Flight’s articles about the Second Edition Launch and the Scum And Villainy Additions on their website.

Powerful new figures join the Rebel Alliance, the Galactic Empire, and the Mercenaries of the galaxy with these Ally Packs and Villain Packs! Each expansion offers detailed, sculpted plastic figures to replace the tokens included in The Bespin Gambit, and they also expand your games with new Agenda cards, Deployment cards, Command cards, and missions for campaigns and skirmishes.

Fantasy Flight Games announces four new mini-expansion packs for Star Wars: Imperial Assault, with each listed below and some highlights as to their featured abilities:

 

  • Lando Calrissian Ally Pack
    • Charismatic Scoundrel.  No matter where you employ the help of Lando Calrissian, his resourceful nature and cheerful disregard for the rules are certainly useful assets to your heroes.  Tough Luck card: after your opponent rerolls a die, they remove that die instead.

  • ISB Infiltrators Villain Pack
    • Imperial Security Bureau agents.  Hidden condition: reduces enemy accuracy and gains surges to deal more damage and increase accuracy.  Coordinated Raid ability: allows another figure in the group to interrupt and perform an attack.

  • Agent Blaise Villain Pack
    • Methodical warrior and an expert interrogator.  Under Surveillance card: allows you to record a hero’s favored attack methods and unleash your knowledge when the heroes least suspect it.

  • Bossk Villain Pack
    • Deadly Trandoshan bounty hunter.   Wild Attack card: when you declare an attack, immediately add one red die to your attack pool.

These figure packs are designed to accompany The Bespin Gambit big-box expansion for Imperial Assault and are expected to be released in the second quarter of 2016.  For more information about these new figure packs, visit the release article here.

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The effects of the Galactic Civil War can be felt on every planet of the Star Wars™ galaxy. On industrialized planets, the inhabitants may be forced to work in brutal conditions, slaves to the construction of the Imperial war machine. Other worlds may be torn by war as legions of Stormtroopers and massive assault walkers squelch any dissension against the Empire’s rule.

On other planets, however, the war is fought in secret, in the shadows of dark alleys, disused conference rooms, and secret meetings. Information is exchanged between faceless Rebel spies, even as the terrifying Imperial Security Bureau searches for their undercover foes. Now, The Bespin Gambit brings this shadow war to your games of Imperial Assault.

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the latest big-box expansion for Star Wars: Imperial Assault, in which players will now be taken into the sky above Bespin.  The Bespin Gambit will include new map tiles that will bring players back to Cloud City as they first saw it in The Empire Strikes Back, complete with “luxurious guest quarters and balconies, narrow gantries stretching over an endless void, [and] the dramatic atmosphere of the carbon freezing chamber”, bringing players into a familiar environment as they experience an entirely new story.

This new set includes 2 new heroes, Ugnaught minions, and Wing Guards, all complete with new miniatures for all.

This new expansion is anticipated for release in the second quarter of 2016.  For more information on this expansion and what it includes, visit the article here.

imperial entanglements

There are those who push their luck daily to make another handful of credits and stay ahead of the authorities. These free spirits – the smugglers and spies of the galaxy – are united in their hatred of the Empire’s oppression, and they’re willing to fight to keep their freedom, no matter the odds against them.

Fantasy Flight Games announces its newest deluxe expansion for Star Wars: The Card Game, Imperial Entanglements.  This new expansion includes 26 new objective sets, 2 new fate cards, and many new vehicles and characters such as Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, TIE Phantoms, and Grand Moff Tarkin himself.

imperial entanglement cards

The new objective sets will include Debt of Honor, a wookie-themed objective that allows you to shuffle your dead or sacrificed Wookiees back into your deck, ensuring that they can return to play later.  The Tarkin Doctrine objective helps you restrict the light side’s attacks by forcing the light side player to spend two resources in order to make a chosen attack each turn.

This deluxe expansion is centered around the smugglers, rogues, and spies that have made a name for themselves in the Star Wars universe.  This new expansion is set for release in the third quarter of 2015.  For more information on this expansion, visit the FFG website here.