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FFG: New X-Wing & Armada Waves Unveiled!

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Aug 5 2016
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FFG Pulls the covers off Wave 10 for X-Wing and Waves 5 for Armada!

Say hello to Star Wars X-Wing Wave 10!

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First off we have Sabine’s TIE Fighter. And yes, that’s a Rebel dial you’re seeing! Taken from the Rebels TV show we see the return of Sabine Wren to the tabletop in a brand new TIE fighter repaint that comes with some VERY nice tricks.

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Not only is this the first ship the rebels have access to, but now the Rebels also have access to an illicit upgrade slot! That opens up some interesting options…

 

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Kylo Ren is showing up in the new Upsilon-class shuttle. Not only is it a new beefy shuttle, it introduces new “conditions” to the game as well.

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Kylo Ren basically gets to search the deck for the critical effect he would like you to have. Ouch!

 

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We didn’t get to see the Quadjumper do much besides … well spoiler so I’ll skip that … Anyways, it’s coming to a Tabletop near you and it’s bringing Simon Pegg Unkar Plutt with it:

 

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That’s actually a neat ability. You’ll be able to perform a free action even if you overlap an enemy ship. He’s no Dash Rendar – but that can get you out of a tight spot or help you correct a mistake. Plus it helps work those pesky TIE Swarms a little bit.

If you’d like to read-up on the new X-Wing Wave, check out the full run down from Fantasy Flight Games. But now lets switch gears and check out the Armada ships!

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First up for Armada Wave 5 is Phoenix Home Expansion Pack:

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This is a new Pelta-Class ship for the Rebels. This ship boasts Command Sato who has a really great ability of allowing you to swap out dice. Talk about concentrated firepower!

 

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The Imperial Light Cruiser (also from Rebels) makes it’s debut as well. The Arquitens-class light cruiser was primaily used as a blockade ship. It’s speed and fire power helped it to effectively patrol the outer rim. They can be very deadly, especially in numbers…

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The Rebel Fighter Squadron Pack II sees a host of new fighters making the jump. The Z95’s, E-Wings, VCX-100 (the Ghost) and the Lancer-Class (the Shadow Caster) are adding their firepower to the Rebel Forces. And naturally that adds a few other star pilots to the mix like Hera Syndulla:

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Adding the option to give Rogue to other fighters its REALLY good! I’m sure we’ll see her pop-up in fighter-heavy lists in the future!

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But don’t think the Imperial Fleets are getting short changed either, they have the intimidating VT-49 Decimator, the Lambda-Class shuttle, TIE Defenders and TIE Phantoms to help them out! Those Phantoms have Cloak and are sure to throw you opponents for a loop trying to pin them down. Plus the TIE Defenders look like fast, beefy fighters to content with also.

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For more about Wave 5 for Armada check out the full post from Fantasy Flight Games. That’s all for now, but keep you eyes peeled – we’re at GenCon and we’ve already seen these in person. See everyone on the flip-side…

 

Kylo Ren – he’s got a condition.

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