As I’m sure most of y’all know, Rebel Aces became officially available late last week. Is it worth picking up if you’re an Imperial player? Heck, is it worth picking up if you’re a Rebel sympathizer? Let’s find out!
When Imperial Aces was announced all the way back about a year ago, the question many of us predominantly Rebel players had in mind was, “Hmmm… do I buy this?” I’ve mentioned before on here about how X-Wing is kind of an odd miniatures game in that the majority of the folks who play it seem to support both of the currently available factions, so for many, I think the answer was still, “Yes.”
While obviously catering more to the Imperial faction yeah, even us Rebel scum were better off for it. For one, the Elite Pilot Talent card Opportunist was darn near the price of admission, and a couple of extra copies of Shield Upgrade and Push The Limit didn’t hurt either. Truth be told though, that was an Expansion that many probably could have done without. Although the named pilots did bring some interesting new twists (literally, in the case of Tetran Cowall), Imperial Aces didn’t really do that much to shake up the existing meta or really add all that much new to the game.
So with all that in mind, namely the seemingly imminent widespread release of the YT-2400 and the Decimator and the announcement of the new Scum and Villainy faction sometime around the end of the year, is Rebel Aces worth the $30 US MSRP?