Old Friends and Deadly Foes
Announcing Seven New Ally and Villain Packs for Imperial Assault
“Han Solo. I’m captain of the Millennium Falcon. Chewie here tells me you’re looking for passage to the Alderaan system?”
–Han Solo, Star Wars: A New Hope
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce seven new Ally Packs and Villain Packs for Imperial Assault! You’ll be able to highlight iconic characters from the Star Wars universe in your games of Imperial Assault with these figure packs:
- Han Solo Ally Pack
- Chewbacca Ally Pack
- Rebel Troopers Ally Pack
- Rebel Saboteurs Ally Pack
- General Weiss Villain Pack
- Royal Guard Champion Villain Pack
- IG-88 Villain Pack
Like the Luke Skywalker Ally Pack and the Darth Vader Villain Pack included in the Imperial Assault Core Set, these new figure packs contain detailed plastic figures to replace the tokens provided in the Core Set. These figures can be used in both the Imperial Assault campaign game and the skirmish game, and every Ally Pack and Villain Pack offers you new missions for both games.
Of course, every Ally Pack and Villain Pack offers far more than just a plastic figure. A new side mission that you can weave into any campaign is included in every figure pack, along with two new skirmish missions that share the same map. Villain Packs offer new Agenda cards for the Imperial player, Ally Packs introduce new Reward cards for the heroes to gain in a campaign, and all figure packs contain new Command cards for building your Command decks in a skirmish. Command cards, Agenda cards, and Reward cards will all be explored in greater depth in future Imperial Assault previews.
Ally Packs invite you to battle alongside iconic heroes from the Star Wars universe. With the Han Solo Ally Pack, you gain access to a sculpted plastic figure of Han Solo, infamous scoundrel and smuggler. You now have the chance to work with Han Solo in any adventure. You’ll find yourself fighting to repel Imperial boarders from the Millennium Falcon in a new campaign side mission. Alternatively, you may enter the Corellian underground to engage in a skirmish, whether you’re rooting out local troublemakers or seizing control of an illicit Sabacc table. This Ally Pack also offers six new Command cards for your skirmish games: cards like I Make My Own Luck allow you to seize control of the initiative for a round.
The Chewbacca Ally Pack offers you a detailed figure of Chewbacca, Han Solo’s co-pilot, compatriot, and fellow smuggler. This noble Wookiee can fight alongside the heroes of the Rebel Alliance in any campaign or skirmish mission, including the three included in this expansion. In a new campaign side mission, you must prevent the Empire from capturing and enslaving helpless Wookiees on Kashyyyk. You may also join Chewbacca for two skirmishes in an Imperial labor camp – you can engineer the escape of a vital prisoner, or infiltrate the facility and secure it for your own faction. New Command cards like Adrenaline grant your Wookiees additional health and greater power in any skirmish missions.
In the Rebel Troopers Ally Pack, you’ll find three sculpted plastic Rebel Trooper figures for use in any campaign and skirmish missions. These fearless soldiers of the Rebellion are ready to lay down their lives to defend its ideals, and the new missions included in this figure pack give you the chance to join the fight for freedom. Journey to a Geonosis foundry for two skirmish missions that challenge you to attack your opponent’s power generators or capture a powerful, experimental weapon. Or, play a new campaign side mission that forces you to download critical data before Imperial Stormtroopers overrun the Rebel Troopers’ position. Six new Command cards bring new options to your skirmish missions with incendiary specializations like Grenadier.
The Rebel Saboteurs Ally Pack brings you new, explosive allies – two Rebel Saboteurs. These figures can be integrated into any Imperial Assault campaign or skirmish game, and they come with their own missions for you to pursue. You may take a break from the main course of the campaign to help these saboteurs destroy a prototype starship. On the other hand, your skirmishes may lead you into the wilderness of Endor as you struggle to recover deadly hazardous materials or use sonic resonators to sabotage your opponent’s position. New Command cards like Hide in Plain Sight ensure that your Spies stay hidden until they arrive at their objective.
You can also turn to the dark side with Imperial Assault Villain Packs. Embrace the power of the Galactic Empire with the General Weiss Villain Pack. This pack contains the pieces to construct a standard AT-ST or General Weiss’s heavily modified assault walker, both of which tower above the battlefield and strike fear into the hearts of the Rebels. New missions are also included within this expansion. During a campaign, you may lure the foolish heroes into a deadly forest ambush. While playing the Imperial Assault skirmish game, your missions might lead you to a derelict Imperial research lab in search of schematics, or you may be stranded on a planet and forced to use the facility’s communications array to reestablish contact with your allies. Meanwhile, new Command cards like Heavy Armor keep your Vehicles fully functional during an enemy attack.
You can showcase your most vicious battle tactics with the Royal Guard Champion Villain Pack. With a detailed figure representing a fearsome champion of the Emperor’s Royal Guard, this figure pack brings new terrors to members of the Rebel Alliance. Lie in wait for the heroes during a campaign and tempt them to take on a side mission to upload a virus into an Imperial datacenter. Alternatively, you may face your opponents in a Kuat space station, whether you’re attempting a risky data heist or trying to intercept a key transmission before your opponent. No matter which skirmish you deploy the Royal Guard Champion in, Command cards like Flurry of Blades ensure that his deadly skills are used to their full advantage.
Another Villain Pack offers you the chance to begin a hunt for your opponent’s characters with IG-88. This deadly assassin and bounty hunter comes to life with a sculpted plastic figure. You may interrupt the heroes’ campaign by leading a Droid revolution against your biological oppressors. Or, in your skirmish missions, your units can enter the shifting junkyards of Ord Mantell, whether you’re hunting down a bounty or gathering crucial salvage before the junkyard’s defenses reactivate. If you muster an army of Droids in a skirmish, cards like Overdrive grant them more actions than ever before.
New Adventures Await
No matter which Ally Packs and Villain Packs you use, you’ll be able to greatly enhance your campaigns and skirmishes within Imperial Assault. Look for these figure packs in the first quarter of 2015, and keep watching the Imperial Assault minisite for more in-depth previews of the campaign game and the skirmish game!