Star Wars: Rebellion: Rise of the Empire Expansion Announced

Fantasy Flight Games announces a new expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion – Rise of the Empire. It’s time to go Rogue!

When Star Wars: Rebellion hit the scene, FFG introduced a galaxy spanning conflict in a really neat asymmetrical format. The game allowed players to take the roles of the Empire and the Rebellion in a very cinematic fashion. You could attempt to recreate the story from the movies or you could try to forge your own tale to see if things would play out differently.

But now, it’s time to take a step back in the timeline and play out the events of Rogue One on the tabletop! With the new expansion announced by FFG, Rise of the Empire introduces some new leaders, missions, and tactics to change the game.

via Fantasy Flight Games

Inspired largely by the characters and events of Rogue One, Rise of the Empire introduces a plethora of new heroes, villains, starships, troopers, and vehicles from that film, alongside other characters, ships, and events from Star Wars: Rebels and the classic trilogy, plus new missions that add more drama and intrigue to your games.

You can send Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor to recover the Death Star plans. You can confuse Imperials with false orders and assaults behind enemy lines. You can command Director Krennic and his finest death troopers. And you can set traps for the Rebel pilots and soldiers, luring them away from their base and into massive battles with more fully cinematic combat and tactics. Even Jabba the Hutt makes an appearance, offering his services to the Empire and feeding his prisoners to the Sarlaac.

Read the full announcement from FFG HERE

This new expansion takes the core mechanics of that “David vs Goliath” struggle and amps it up. The Empire is still a vastly superior military foe but the rebels have a different objective than to just defeat them in a straight-up fight. Besides, they have the most dangerous weapon of all – Hope.

Rise of the Empire is slated to hit retailers in the third quarter of 2017 so if you’re looking forward to adding on to your game, reinforcements are on the way!

New leaders. New missions. New tactic cards that lead to more fully cinematic combats… Rise of the Empire is an expansion for Star Wars™: Rebellion inspired largely by Rogue One. And just as the movie provided new insight into the Galactic Civil War presented in the original Star Wars trilogy, Rise of the Empire adds new depth and story to your Rebellion game experience.

You can send Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor to recover the Death Star plans. You can confuse Imperials with false orders and assaults behind enemy lines. You can command Director Krennic and his finest death troopers. And you can set traps for the Rebel pilots and soldiers, luring them away from their base and into massive battles with more fully cinematic combat and tactics. Even Jabba the Hutt makes an appearance, offering his services to the Empire and feeding his prisoners to the Sarlaac.

Altogether, Rise of the Empire introduces eight new leaders, thirty-six plastic miniatures, five target markers, two attachment rings, three new dice, and more than one-hundred new cards. You’ll find U-wings, TIE Strikers, Nebulon-B frigates, and the Interdictor. You’ll gain new ways of subverting your opponent’s plans, and you’ll discover a whole new chapter in your ongoing Galactic Civil War!

 

Rebellions are built on hope…

  • twincast

    Erm, dear FFG, the Rogue One wasn’t a U-wing but a captured Imperial transport… Not saying that you should include rules for taking enemy ships, but if you don’t, then don’t use the name.