18 August 2014

Potpourri for $500- Wave 6 Revealed, Wave 5 and Rebel Aces, Imperial Assault

So, I unfortunately didn't make it to GenCon after all. Work has just been too crazy for me to get away from here lately, but in case you hadn't heard, it was an eventful weekend for FFG's Star Wars games, including our beloved X-Wing Miniatures.

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. 

Imperial Assault
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? 

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