Hot on the heels of the new Han Solo movie, Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new expansion for Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition): Lando’s Millennium Falcon. This beautiful ship is a pristine customized YT-1300 Light Freighter in its original configuration owned by the smuggling duo, Lando Calrissian and Han Solo. Lando’s Millennium Falcon is different from the Solo version we all know and love. Lando’s Millennium Falcon sports a double turret arc providing effective protective fires, and it is equipped with the L3-37 escape craft that gives Lando’s Millennium Falcon the distinctive look that differs from Han Solo’s. The L3-37 fits snugly into the main model but can be detached and flown separately. Both Lando Calrissian and Han Solo are capable pilots, each providing different capabilities to the Millennium Falcon. Han is also a capable gunner who can focus his shots when in the gunner position. Chewbacca is here, too, as are numerous upgrades for the ship. The Millennium Falcon is truly a gambler’s ship with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Learn more about Lando’s Millennium Falcon at Fantasy Flight Games. Look for Lando’s Millennium Falcon blasting out of spaceports on September 13th.
Not to leave a new movie out of the fun, FFG has added two more ships to the 10th Wave of X-Wing from the upcoming Rebel One movie. The two new ships being added is the troop transport ship called the U-Wing and an agile tie fighter called the TIE Striker.
The U-Wing is a large base fighter and offers versatility in having multiple crew cards assigned to this one ship. Also available are systems and torpedo upgrades and the Pivot Wing title which can either aid maneuvering or combat.
Not to be out done, the TIE Striker is all about maneuverability and speed, allowing you to make extra moves in addition to you chosen one. Using Adaptive Ailerons, the TIE Striker can execute a white bank turn or straight move before doing your dial movement. Then even after that they can use the barrel roll action to re-position itself even more, making it very fast and maneuverable.
For more information you can check out the FFG preview on their site.
FFG has announced several new expansions for the Star War’s X-Wing Miniatures game, all scheduled for 4Q 2015 release.
First, is the very cool-looking Imperial Assault Cruiser. Designed for use with the Cinematic and Epic Play formats, the expansion consists of on Gozanti-class assault cruiser, 2 upgraded TIE fighter variants, ships cards, upgrade cards, new imperial aces, one new character—Agent Kallus—and all the maneuver disks and tokens needed to fully integrate the ships into a variety of games. The cruiser is a very large miniature, that can act as both an assault ship and a freighter used to carry TIE fighters into battle. The expansion also includes four new scenarios for Epic Play using the cruiser.
The new TIE fighters, ship cards, aces and Agent Kallus can also be used in Standard Play. All in all, this looks like a nice addition to any style of X-Wing play. Information on the cruiser expansions can be found here.
Second, FFG is also announcing the release of the VIIIth Wave of X-Wing starship expansions for the miniatures game. The new expansions include:
• Ghost Expansion, which includes the Rebel ‘Ghost’ stealth ship and its associated ‘Phantom’ shuttle/attack ship, along with upgrades, new pilot cards, ship cards and the requisite tokens and maneuver dials to integrate into the core game.
• Inquisitors TIE Expansion, including a new TIE advanced fighter prototype, the Inquisitor himself, new ship cards and upgrades to enhance imperial capabilities in the hunt for the Rebels.
• Mist Hunter Expansion, adding the ‘Mist Hunter’ ship for use by the bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM as part of the Scum and Villainy faction. The ship includes agility, a cloaking device and tractor beam—all slightly illegal.
• Punishing One Expansion, which includes the JumpShip 5000 ‘Punishing One’ with Dengar, the Coerellian bounty hunter as pilot, along with other upgrades and new ship cards.
All the expansion feature new ships that look like they will be very nice additions to the X-Wing universe. Details on all 4 expansions can be found here.
As mentioned earlier, all the expansions are scheduled for release to retailers in 4Q 2015. May the force be with you.
Are you the galaxy’s greatest starfighter ace? Can you slip through corporate servers like a ghost? Or, perhaps, you’re ready to make your bid for the Iron Throne…
Whatever your game, the FFG World Championships are your chance to prove yourself against the world’s best!
This year, Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is hosting its World Championships on November 4-8, 2015 at Fantasy Flight Games Center in Roseville, MN. For five days (one day longer than previous years), players will be competing in the following games:
See the schedule for the tournaments here.
Anyone who attends will get a bunch of swag – a t-shirt, deck box, and an alternate art card for each game. Anyone who plays through the full Swiss rounds of a World Championship tournament will also get two additional copies of the alternate art card for that specific game. The winner of each tournament will win the chance to work with the game’s developers to design a card for future release! Also, the top players of each event will get custom prizes.
In addition to World Championship competitions, FFG has Organized Play for its various games, as well as a variety of side events. There will be warm-up tournaments, wrap-up tournaments, draft tournaments, X-Wing Epic Play, and more, all with additional prizes and giveaways!
In order to attend, you must pre-register; there will be no on-site registration. FFG will be reserving seats for World Champions and Regional Champions, so you’ll need to act quickly if you want to get a pass. Passes go on sale starting 12:00 PM CST on June 15 here.
For more information about the FFG World Championships, including more details on registration for specific tournaments and for Regional/National Champion registration, check out Fantasy Flight’s website here.
Drooling over the fourth wave of X-Wing Miniatures? How about some preview copies?
Fantasy Flight Games is going to have a worldwide event called Assault at Imdaar Alpha. This is going to be pre-release tournaments taking place from May 30 to June 1.
Participating retail stores will have tournament kits that will be prizes for winners. They include one of each fourth wave ship: Z-95 Headhunter, TIE Defender, E-Wing, TIE Phantom. Also included are multiple copies of the Bandit Squadron Pilot with extended art.
As a player, if you’re interested, be sure to contact your local game store and express interest. Retail stores have until March 21 to get their orders for the event kit. FFG is limiting kits to one per retail store.