Wave 6- Scum and Villainy Faction, Multiple Expansions
So not only were the ships of Wave 6 unexpectedly revealed over the weekend, but an entirely new Faction was revealed as well! Yeah, that's me with egg on my face for that one. I never thought I'd see the day, but a third Faction has been added to X-Wing Miniatures.
After the initial reveal at the con, FFG went ahead and threw up a big ol' reveal on their website. In case you missed it, check it out here.
Short version? Now there's a third team called Scum and Villainy. Wave 6 will consist of four Expansions total that will make up the Scum and Villainy team. The Expansions are-
- Most Wanted- This includes 1 repainted Y-Wing and 2 repainted Z-95 models, but pilot cards for those ships as well as the HWK-290 and the Firespray as well as a ton of upgrades and whatnots.
- StarViper- This is Prince Xizor's ship from Shadows of the Empire, which I guess makes sense since Dash Rendar is flying around these days.
- M3-A Interceptor- This is the ship that's in the artwork for the Elite Pilot Skill Intimidation. Apparently it's a Mandalore ship.
- IG-2000- Which is IG-88's ship.
Wave 5 and Rebel Aces On Sale?!?!
Yeah, they were. At GenCon. You may recall, they did this for Wave 3 as well a year ago, then the ships hit retailers about a month later as I recall. That said, if you're desperate to get your hands on a Decimator or an Outrider, they're on eBay. As I write this, the Buy It Now on either ship is a cool $80. Rebel Aces is clocking in at around $60-65.
So this totally came out of left field kinda like Armada did. IA is a super cool looking Star Wars boardgame with a bunch of sweet miniatures.
Apparently you can play it as a campaign kind of thing or in a one-off kind of skirmish mode as well. When they get to the part about it having "Ally packs", it kinda made me think of the offspring if Arkham Horror and X-Wing Miniatures had a kid. Dunno how accurate that is, but I like the sound of it. Get the full lowdown here in the FFG reveal article.
So there ya go! Lots to be excited about, huh?