Star Wars: X-Wing Wave V Announced
Fantasy Flight Games has a brand new wave of ships heading to X-Wing – say hello to the new class!
There are 6 ships coming to Star Wars: X-Wing with the announcement of Wave V. Some are updates to classics while others are brand new to the series. Get ready to make the jump to lightspeed with this new batch, including The Ghost!
Whether your strategy relies on fast starfighters nimbly outmaneuvering their opponents or heavy ships that can cover any angle, the ships and upgrades you find in this wave unlock deep new options for their factions. As you explore even more of the Clone Wars with new ships for the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance, this wave also brings more depth to the Rebel Alliance, Galactic Empire, and Scum and Villainy factions, adding new layers to the Hyperspace format.
This is pretty big news for the game as it’s introducing two completely brand new ships, the BTL-B Y-Wing and the Nantex-Class Starfighter. These ships are going to help fill out the roster for the Galactic Republic and the Separatists factions.
The Nantex will be one mean “tug-boat” of a ship that relies heavily on their Pinpoint Tractor Array to get targets into position to really unload on them. They’ve even got a few other nasty tricks like Ensnare:
The BTL-B Y-Wing, on the other hand, is Retro ship that fills the “gunboat” role very well. It’s a beefy ship with 5 hull and 3 shields. But that’s not all the protection his ship is packing. Check out the Plated Hull preview from the Shadow Squadron Veteran:
This ship as the ability to soak those crits and covert them into hits. While some would make the case that not getting hit is a better form of defense, not every ship is a fast moving arc-dodger. This new Y-Wing looks to be a bulldog with some staying power.
This new wave is slated for release in Q3 of 2019 – pre-orders are available now!