10 September 2015 | X-Wing

Fight a Bigger Battle

Announcing Two New X-Wing™ Starship Expansions

Build up your Resistance and First Order squadrons with the T-70 X-wing Expansion Pack and TIE/fo Fighter Expansion Pack, coming soon to X-Wing!

The Resistance’s T-70 X-wing and the First Order’s TIE/fo fighter just recently debuted in The Force Awakens™ Core Set, and they’re already flying missions, shooting down enemy fighters, and making their mark on the game. With their new stat lines, tech upgrade slots, and talented aces, these starfighters are rapidly helping to decide the fate of the galaxy, even before The Force Awakens arrives in theaters!

Soon, you’ll be able to add more of these ships to your fleet. We are proud to announce that the T-70 X-wing Expansion Pack and TIE/fo Fighter Expansion Pack are being added to the game’s eighth wave of starship expansions!

Like the other expansions in Wave VIII, the T-70 X-wing Expansion Pack and TIE/fo Fighter Expansion Pack introduce pre-painted miniature starfighters, faithfully sculpted at the game’s standard 1/270 scale, along with an assortment of new ship cards, upgrade cards, a maneuver dial, and all the tokens you need to fly your ships into battle.

T-70 X-wing Expansion Pack

Resistance pilots commonly find themselves outnumbered by the First Order. Accordingly, they know that in order to win their engagements – even just to survive – they’ll need to push themselves and their ships to the limits.

In addition to one detailed T-70 X-wing miniature, the T-70 X-wing Expansion Pack comes with five upgrades and four ship cards, including two unique aces, to help push your Resistance forces to victory.

You’ll find an Astromech droid and an X-wing only modification that play to the X-wing’s strengths, and you’ll find a new elite pilot talent, Cool Hand , to help you emerge unscathed from your moments of weakness.

Most importantly, the T-70 X-wing Expansion Pack allows you to field another Resistance X-wing in battle, and that helps you even the odds, especially when that X-wing is flown by a pilot as talented as “Red Ace.”

“Red Ace” possesses an uncanny ability to shrug off incoming fire. The first time he removes a shield token each round, he gains an evade token, making him a hard target for pairs of TIEs to pin down. Combined with the Integrated Astromech modification and the Classic Core Set’s R2-D2 upgrade, “Red Ace” can easily help you turn the tables against the forces of the First Order.

TIE/fo Fighter Expansion Pack

An extremely nimble starfighter, the First Order’s mass-produced TIE/fo offers a unique blend of durability, maneuverability, and advanced tech that its best pilots quickly learn to use to their advantage in combat.

You’ll find one of these ships available in the TIE/fo Fighter Expansion Pack as a carefully detailed and pre-painted miniature, along with six ship cards and two upgrades that allow your First Order pilots to employ cunning new tactics in battle.

Two of the expansion’s three unique aces feature the elite pilot talent slot, and that means they can equip the new Juke upgrade. For two squad points, this elite pilot talent enters X-Wing as one of a very limited number of cards that allow the attacker to modify the defender’s dice results.

“When attacking, if you have an evade token, you may change 1 of the defender’s  results to a  result.”

The drawback, of course, is that you have to hold an unspent evade token, and the rules state that you clear all of your ships’ evade tokens at the end of each round. Here, the TIE/fo fighter’s new tech upgrade, Comm Relay , offers a solution. For three squad points, this upgrade allows you to store a single evade token that you don’t need to remove at the end of the round. Thus, you can perform an evade action in the game’s first round as you close on your opponent’s Resistance forces, and save it to fuel your Juke.

What’s more, if your pilot fires early enough in combat, you can still use that evade token to save his ship from damage after he takes his shot. Accordingly, you’ll find there are few better at juking their opponents than “Omega Leader,” one of the expansion’s three unique aces, whose pilot skill value of eight ensures he almost always fires near the top of combat.

X-Wing Past and Present

Explore Bigger Battles in the Star Wars Galaxy, Past and Present

There are more ships in X-Wing than just those of the Resistance and First Order.

  • You can pair your Resistance starships with those of the Rebel Alliance
  • You can command your First Order pilots and starfighters into battle alongside the ships and pilots of the Galactic Empire.
  • The galaxy's Scum and Villainy include a notorious blend of pirates, mercenaries, and bounty hunters.

When you build a squad, you choose one of these three groups and can use any of its ships, pilots, and upgrades.

With their new starfighters, pilots, and upgrades, the T-70 X-wing Expansion Pack and TIE/fo Fighter Expansion Pack will soon add new intensity to the battles already raging between the forces of the Resistance and the First Order.

As part of X-Wing Wave VIII, they will also expand and intensify all your X-Wing battles, including those fought between the forces of the Rebel Alliance, the Galactic Empire, and the galaxy’s Scum and Villainy.

The Force Awakens Core Set introduces rules for playing with your Resistance and First Order forces alongside the game’s three existing factions, and that means you can look forward to giving Luke Skywalker an Integrated Astromech, flying your swarm of TIE/fo fighters alongside “Howlrunner,” and shutting down focus tokens with Carnor Jax , only to Juke your opponents.

The Star Wars galaxy is a vast and wondrous place, and your X-Wing expansion packs afford you tremendous freedom to explore its space battles, past and present.

Along with all the rest of Wave VIII, T-70 X-wing Expansion Pack and TIE/fo Fighter Expansion Pack are scheduled to arrive at retailers in the fourth quarter of 2015!

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