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Fantasy Flight Previews Jabba the Hutt for X-Wing

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March 31st, 2017

In earlier previews of the C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack, FFG explored how the Scum faction goes Epic with its huge new ship and how the expansion adds new versatility to the faction’s M3-A “Scyk” Interceptors. However, if there’s any one part of the expansion that’s most likely to impact both Epic and Standard X-Wing™ play, it’s the new crew upgrade— Jabba the Hutt .

Today, we take a closer look at what Jabba brings to X-Wing.

n X-Wing, Jabba the Hutt is a double-slotted crew upgrade that ensures Scum players a chance to enjoy the bounties of his vast criminal network.

But first you have to get him aboard a ship—which, by the way, is no easy task. Currently, only two Scum ships feature two crew slots—the huge-base C-ROC Cruiser and the large-base YV-666 . And only the YV-666 is legal for Standard Play.

Once you get Jabba on board one of your ships, however, he adds immediate value, placing one illicit token to each of your illicit ( ) upgrades. These tokens then give you more uses of the illicit upgrades they modify; whenever you are instructed to discard an illicit upgrade, you can instead discard its illicit token, if it has one.

In short, Jabba the Hutt is Extra Munitions for every illicit upgrade in your squad.

This means Jabba—like Extra Munitions—serves largely to boost the economic value of your upgrades. But it’s important to note that his influence goes a step or two further.

Read more at the FFG Website ..

FFG Announces Wave XI for Star Wars X-Wing!

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March 16, 2017

From the Core Worlds to Kashyyyk and beyond, the Force connects all living things and binds them together. Pirates, Imperial cadets, and Wookiees. No matter who they are or where they go, they’re all connected by the Force. They’re all drawn together by the eternal struggles between the dark side and the light…

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of three new X-Wing™ starship expansions!

  • Auzituck Gunship Expansion Pack
  • Scurrg H-6 Bomber Expansion Pack
  • TIE Aggressor Expansion Pack

In the Star Wars galaxy, seemingly minor events can alter the fates of countless worlds. A Tatooine moisture farmer purchases a pair of droids. A freighter pilot learns that his YT-1300’s negative power coupling needs to be replaced. A hungry Wookiee reaches for a dead animal skewered on a wooden stake…

Who would have expected the moisture farmer’s nephew would become a powerful Jedi? Or that the repairs to Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon would draw the attentions of an infamous bounty hunter, a crime lord, and even the Dark Lord of the Sith? What would have happened to the Rebellion if Chewie and his Rebel allies hadn’t befriended the Ewoks on Endor?

The Star Wars galaxy is full of these little twists of fate. The Galactic Civil War was shaped by them. And you’ll soon have your chance to pursue more of these twists in your games of X-Wing.

With its trio of ships, Wave XI follows these twists toward a host of explosive new possibilities—all nestled comfortably within the game’s existing mechanics. High-tech bombers. Fighters capable of filling highly specialized roles. Double-slotted upgrades. Unlimited ordnance. And a wealth of abilities that encourage dynamic and interactive new ways to fly!

X-Wing Wave X Starships available now!

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February 6th, 2017

The darkness has taken many forms. So has the light. And the battles between them have shaped the galaxy. Now a new shadow spreads across the stars, and the coming battles will once again determine the fates of countless lives…

All five X-WingWave X starship expansions are now available at retailers throughout the United States. Availability in other regions may vary.

The U-wing Expansion Pack and TIE Striker Expansion Pack have been in stores since just before the release of Rogue One, yet players are still discovering all the new tactics that their ships and upgrades can bring to the table. Racing full-tilt across the battlefield with Adaptive Ailerons . Intercepting your opponent’s ships with the help of the Cassian Andor crew upgrade. Keeping your pilots cool and avoiding stress while relying upon their Expertise to shine in the heat of battle.

Still, for all that you can do with the U-wing Expansion Pack and TIE Striker Expansion Pack, they comprise only a fraction of Wave X and all that it represents for the direction of the game.

Now that the rest of Wave X is available, how will you use its ships and upgrades in your ongoing battles for the fate of the galaxy? Will your fling your opponent’s fighters to and fro with your quadjumpers and their Spacetug Tractor Arrays ? Will you call upon Captain Rex to suppress enemy fire? Will you sneak Ahsoka Tano behind enemy lines in aCaptured TIE ? Or will you oversee the rise of the First Order, sending Kylo Ren and General Hux into battle aboard an Upsilon-class shuttle?

Two new gaming mats for Star Wars X-Wing and Armada available

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December 15th, 2016

Expand your galaxy with the Battle of Hoth game mat and Starkiller Base game mat, now available via FFG’s in-house manufacturing!

Easily portable and made from slip-resistant natural rubber, these 3’ by 3’ playmats immerse you more deeply in your Star Wars battles and raise their stakes to all-new heights. When you enage the enemy atop your Battle of Hothor Starkiller Base game mat, you’re not just moving miniatures and rolling dice—you’re battling for the fate of the galaxy at one of its most storied locations.

Use one of these game mats to enhance the squad-based dogfights of X-Wing™ in Standard Play, or place any two of our Star Wars™ Game Mats side-by-side to evoke the vastness and wonder of space as you conduct the large-scale battles of X-Wing Epic Play or Star Wars™: Armada.

Enter the Heroes of the Resistance for X-Wing

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October 29th, 2016

Fantasy Flight Games announces the Heroes of the Resistance expansion pack for your Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures collection.

Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and the heroes of The Force Awakens fight for freedom with the Heroes of the Resistance Expansion Pack for X-Wing™. Featuring new sculpts for the Millennium Falcon and Poe Dameron’s black-and-orange T-70 X-wing, Heroes of the Resistance also expands your fleet with three unique X-wing pilots, as well as new versions of Han Solo and Chewbacca. Meanwhile, the pack’s eighteen upgrades introduce new elite pilot talents, Tech upgrades, and unique Title upgrades for both the Millennium Falcon and Black One.

Fantasy Flight Games previews the Arc-170 Expansion for X-Wing

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July 12th, 2016

Ever since the release of the original X-Wing Core Set in 2012, the Rebel faction has relied heavily upon the synergies between its pilots, their unique abilities, and their upgrades. Pilots like Biggs Darklighter and Jan Ors have proven to be Rebel mainstays. Astromech Droids like R2-D2,   R5-P9,  and R3-A2 have held their ships together through many tumultuous battles. And ships like the Millennium Falcon have traditionally benefitted from the contributions of such talented crew members as Luke Skywalker,   Chewbacca,  and C-3PO.

In many ways, the ninth wave of X-Wing starship expansions is a return to basics. All its ships and nearly all of its named pilots appear in canonical materials. Its ships’ mobile and auxiliary firing arcs refocus our attention on the importance of our maneuvers, even as they provide us with more options for lining up our shots. And we find the Rebel Alliance empowered by a wealth of new synergies between its pilots, their ships, their talents, and their upgrades.

FFG take a closer look at how all these basic elements come together in new forms in the ARC-170 Expansion Pack.

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Imperial Veterans expansion pack for X-Wing available

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July 5th, 2016

Maximize the impact of your TIE bombers and TIE defenders with the Imperial Veterans Expansion Pack for X-Wing!

Two new TIE miniatures come with alternate paint schemes—one gray TIE bomber with the Gamma Squadron’s signature white stripe and one TIE defender with the bold red paint scheme shared by Countess Ryad and the Glaive Squadron. Additionally, eight veteran pilots and thirteen upgrades dramatically expand your ships’ capabilities and versatility while a new mission, Disable the Relays, highlights many of their new tricks and tactics!

Colored Star Wars X-Wing pegs and bases available now!

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July 4th, 2016

Customize your X-Wing squadron with colored X-Wing Bases and Pegs, available now from Fantasy Flight Games.

This accessory package comes with four small bases, ten small pegs, one large base, and three large pegs. All of them are made to the same specifications as standard X-Wing bases and pegs, and all of them are tournament-legal. Use these bases to identify the different ships in your squadron, to distinguish your squadron from your opponent’s, or simply to add an extra touch of color to your battles for the galaxy.

There are six distinct colors of bases and pegs now available: