23 May 2013

Lambda Shuttle, Wait, What?

I'm still trying to decide whether or not I'll pre-order the Wave 3 stuff or wait and pick it up at my FLGS, and as such, I was looking at pictures of the ships and cards this evening, when I noticed something...




Now, I know what you're thinking- "Oh dude, those are just some mission-specific tokens. They're right next to the Tracking Tokens from the box set." 

Entirely possible. 

Although... 



The Slave I contents on TheWarStore.com specifically call out the fact that there are new rules and a new mention in the product description, which seems to be some rather canned text as very similar copy is repeated over on the Slave I page at MiniatureMarket.com as well. 

Ok, so what about the Falcon? 



Doesn't specifically call out new rules and a new mission like Slave I, but does say, "New rules expand the X-Wing galaxy to include large ships and modifications." 

The Lambda's canned text says nothing about any of that. From TheWarStore.com's product description page- 

"Noted for its tri-wing design, the Lambda-class shuttle served a critical role as a light utility craft in the Imperial Navy. Now you can use this utilitarian ship to strengthen your Imperial squad for X-Wing! The Lambda–class Shuttle Expansion Pack includes one large-base Lambda-class shuttle miniature at 1/270 scale, its maneuver dial, all necessary tokens, four ship cards, and a whopping twelve upgrades, which afford Imperial players an astonishing level of customization and control of their squads."

MiniatureMarket.com's entry is exactly the same text as above. 

So... if it's not some included scenario token, what could it be? 

Only thing I can come up with is it's the cockpit in escape pod mode. I remember reading somewhere- maybe one of those big Star Wars ship schematics books, maybe it was one of the sourcebooks for the old West End Games' Star Wars RPG; can't remember now, that the cockpit of an Imperial Shuttle could detach from the body of the ship and act as an escape pod. Maybe FFG included some rules for that? 

So what do you think? Am I off my proverbial rocker as usual? Whatever it is, it seems to have an Agility Value. Past that, I can't make out anything else.