Join the Party
A New Direction for Star Wars™: Imperial Assault Organized Play
"Will you join me for a little refreshment? Everyone’s invited, of course."
–Lando Calrissian, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Starting with Season One 2019, Imperial Assault Seasonal Kits will no longer focus solely on tournament play, but will reward everyone willing to travel to their favorite local game stores and support the Imperial Assault community. This is true for players looking to enjoy their skirmish games in a more casual setting—as well as for players looking to earn Organized Play rewards for furthering their campaign games.
As the 2019 Season One Kit kicks off the first Imperial Assault Open Play Nights, you'll find more ways than ever to play your favorite Star Wars missions, to make new friends, and to earn custom prizes.
You can now take part in Imperial Assault Open Play even if you've never attended a single tournament. There's no requirement to the number of games you need to play on a given night. There are only two things you need to do:
- Show up at your favorite local game store.
- Play Imperial Assault.
In return, you can earn some cool, extended art cards to upgrade your favorite army—or to throw against the heroes in your Imperial Assault campaign!
The More You Play, The More You Earn
The 2019 Season One Kit for Star Wars: Imperial Assault introduces six different extended art cards that you can earn by playing games at your favorite local retailer. You can earn two of these cards per month—as many as two copies each.
How do you get these cards? You earn them by tracking your games with the store's representative after you complete them.
Each participating retailer will have a tracking sheet on which you'll record the games you've played. Play one game; check off one box. Each time you complete a whole section, you'll earn the associated extended art card.
For example, after you complete a single game—either a campaign game or a skirmish—you can report to your store's representative and check off the month's first box. That box also happens to be an entire section, and you'll earn your first promo card—the double-sided, extended art Death Trooper deployment card. Complete three more games, and you'll earn a second Death Trooper promo. Then, two more games will earn you the month's second promo card—the double-sided, exended-art Rancor.
With this system, you have tremendous freedom to play your games however and whenever you like. You just need to play them at your local game store.
- If you can only play a single game on your game night, that's okay. You can still check off a box.
- If you and your friends want to play through a whole campaign and record the results of all eight of your missions, that earns you all eight boxes checked off.
- If you participate in a tournament that lasts four rounds, those games count, too. You'll check off four boxes. (And if you play an extra game just for fun? Check off another box.)
We Would Be Honored if You Would Join Us
Since its release, Imperial Assault has delighted fans with its tense, fast-paced ground missions and tactical combat. Players have enjoyed the game's head-to-head skirmishes—as well as the chance to lead groups of heroic Rebels on daring campaigns against the Galactic Empire.
We have always touted the game's dual nature—the fact that you can use its components to enjoy the skirmish game or the campaign game—and the idea that each version of the game offers a different, complementary take on the core Imperial Assault experience. Now, we're excited to bring both sides of this beloved board game more fully into our Organized Play program.
Join us in Season One for the first Imperial Assault Open Play Nights. Talk to your local retailer about how you can get involved!