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Enter the Clone Wars with FFG and Star Wars X-Wing Minis

Nov 20, 2018

Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The Separatist Alliance has driven a spike into the heart of the galaxy, splintering the once-unified worlds with chaos, tyranny, and fear. But even in this age of uncertainty and disunion, legendary Jedi Knights band together and fight to preserve the Republic.

Soon, you can choose a side and experience a new era of space combat. Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce a new wave of expansions for X-Wing!

These expansions give you the chance to enter this spreading conflict and command endless legions of droid fighters or valiantly lead powerful Jedi Knights and dedicated clone pilots into battle. As you do, you’ll experience new twists to the X-Wing formula, outfit your ships with new upgrades, and immerse yourself in the Clone Wars like never before. In addition to introducing the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance as brand-new factions to X-Wing, this wave also brings the opportunity to round out your Scum and Villainy and Galactic Empire squadrons with updated versions of two classic starfighters.

Brigade Models Release a new Neo-Soviet Supercarrier

Nov 18, 2018

The 6mm sci-fi Neo-Soviet Ulyanovsk supercarrier SFS-1211 made its debut at Brigade Models.

At 115mm long, this is a huge model, the largest spaceship we’ve produced so far. The hull is resin, with four metal engines, three heavy gun turrets and a metal bridge to top it all off. It carries as many as fourteen fighter groups, along with the three battleship-class mass accelerator turrets and a myriad of secondary weapons. It has hefty shielding along with armour plating, so is a very tough nut to crack – you can find the Starmada-X playsheet here.

Spiral Arm Studios Releases Pa’ku Artillery

Nov 4, 2018

This month sees the release of a new support unit for the Broken: Pa’ku Artillery, available now from the Maelstrom’s Edge webstore!

Behind the implacable visage of the Pa’ku resides a powerful, if often misunderstood intellect. Extremely logical creatures, when the Pa’ku are convinced a certain course of action will do more good than wrong, they will take lives without scruples if that is what it takes. Pa’ku artillery has been known to mercilessly bombard hospitals or civilian refugee groups when they have concluded that this was the most logical course of action. They do not make any decision lightly nor do they act carelessly. In fact, the Pa’ku sometimes drive their commanders crazy as they sit pondering the pros and cons of a proposed course of action and all the alternatives, and where the situation is particularly complex have been known to gather for private war councils with their own kind before they will consider responding to a call to arms. Despite their reputation for ruthlessness, when Pa’ku take lives it is because they believe there is no viable alternative. This does not however mean they are saints – all of a Pa’ku’s deliberations are still ultimately guided by self-interest and a desire to survive the chaos of the Edge. Despite their peculiarities, Pa’ku are especially desirable to the Broken. Their solid physiques make them extremely suited to carrying heavy loads, including the biggest artillery the Broken manage to cobble together. At close range, the Pa’ku can extend their very long tongue with enough force to cave in a man’s skull. Pa’ku only speak to other species when necessary, and their language is difficult for most races to translate or speak. Combined with their large size, this generally results in them being overlooked by evacuation efforts, and so as with the even larger Gnolti, joining the Broken is often the only reasonable chance for a Pa’ku to escape the edge and find a new home. Pa’ku are often found in the support lines of Broken forces with giant cannon and other esoteric weapons strapped to their broad shoulders. Linked with electronic targeting systems, these weapons can be slaved together to unleash devastating barrages of firepower onto enemy lines. Their favoured weapon is a multi-barrelled EMP mortar, which carpets the battlefield with explosive energy packets that can fry electronic systems and incinerate softer targets.

You can find the rules for the Pa’ku Artillery unit in the Force Builder section of the Maelstrom’s Edge website.

Shadow of the Beanstalk Announced for the Genesys RPG System

Oct 7, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Shadow of the Beanstalk, an Android sourcebook for the Genesys Roleplaying System!

Enter a cyberpunk future and take on the roles of cops, con artists, roughnecks, and escaped androids trapped between greedy corporations, corrupt officials, and vicious street gangs. Outwit your foes, uncover their conspiracies, flee their retribution, and maybe you’ll survive. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even get rich…

Shadow of the Beanstalk is a 256-page sourcebook for use with the Genesys Roleplaying System. In this book, you’ll find new rules for character creation, new weapons, equipment, and adversaries, new rules for running the net, a guide to New Angeles, and advice for Game Masters running a campaign in the cyberpunk future of Android. Even better, all of this comes accompanied by beautiful art and elegant mechanics that can be used in any science-fiction setting for the Genesys Roleplaying System.

The citizens of New Angeles live in the shadow of the Beanstalk. While humanity has stretched its reach to the stars, most just struggle to get by. You may have exemplary skills, but in this world, standing out can get you killed. Do you have what it takes to survive the crowded streets of New Angeles?

Enter a new cyberpunk future with Shadow of the Beanstalk (GNS04), available now for pre-order from Fantasy Flight Games.

Boba Fett Operative Expansion Available Now for Star Wars: Legion

Oct 5, 2018

The Boba Fett Operative Expansion for Star Wars: Legion is now available from Fantasy Flight Games. Add a mercenary element to your Imperial forces and track your foes to the farthest reaches of the galaxy today!

Despite the military advantages of the Galactic Empire, it is difficult for them to completely stamp out the flames of rebellion. The Rebels always seem to be one step ahead, secreting themselves away in the far corners of the galaxy. So when the Empire needs someone who can do more than fire a blaster, Imperial generals have no qualms about hiring bounty hunters to track important Rebel targets and join the fight alongside their troops. Now, one of the galaxy’s deadliest hired guns is available to hunt down and eliminate Rebel scum wherever they can be found.

When the overwhelming might of Imperial legions isn’t enough to bring down the Rebellion, sometimes it’s best to rely on someone with a little more expertise. Add Boba Fett to your army and he’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done!

Hire the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter to join your Imperial forces on the battlefields of the Galactic Civil War with the Boba Fett Operative Expansion (SWL18) for Star Wars: Legion

Scout Troopers Unit Expansion Available for Star Wars: Legion

Oct 2, 2018

The Scout Troopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion is available now from Fantasy Flight Games.

Diversify your army with some special forces troopers and clear a path for the rest of your Imperial army!

The conflicts of the Galactic Civil War rage across innumerable planets, each with their own unique terrain that could impact the battles that are fought there. If the Empire wants to conquer these planets, it needs specialized soldiers who can go in first and lead the way for the rest of its troops. Fortunately, the Empire’s elite have arrived.

Rebel troops are known for using unconventional tactics in their fight against Imperial domination. The Empire needs troops who can employ similar tactics if it wants to bring Rebel planets under its sway. Send in your best and root out the Rebellion for good!

Pave the way for your Imperial troops with the Scout Troopers Unit Expansion (SWL19) for Star Wars:Legion, available now

5 New Imperial Assault Products Available

Aug 25, 2018

Join the crew of the Ghost and take a stand against the Galactic Empire. Five new products for Imperial Assault are now available from Fantasy Flight Games!

Tyrants of Lothal brings all the action of Star Wars: Rebels to Imperial Assault, the strategy game of epic missions and thrilling combat. A full mini-campaign features your band of rebels joining the crew of the Ghost to take on some of their most dangerous foes, including the brilliant Thrawn and morally nebulous Hondo Ohnaka! Tyrants of Lothalalso offers new ways to upgrade your skirmish games, as you fight head-to-head in the wastelands of Lothal. Meanwhile, an assortment of Ally Packs and Villain Packs offer new missions and lend new depth to the other characters populating the Tyrants of Lothal campaign.

In addition, Tyrants of Lothal and these four Ally Packs and Villain Packs are now implemented into the free Legends of the Alliance app, allowing you to play cooperative Imperial Assault with all the newest heroes and enemies! You can download Legends of the Alliance from the App StoreGoogle PlayAmazon, and Steam!

Robotech: Force of Arms Has Arrived!

Aug 16, 2018

Robotech:Force of Arms game has arrived at PHD’s distributor’s warehouse.

Force of Arms  is a 1v1 card game of the Zentraedi vs the Robotech Defense Forces. 2 players, 30 minutes and a less than $20.00 price tag. If you would like to pre-order the game now you can go to your local game store and provide them SKU:SRF0600 and they can get your copy ordered to be delivered with the first round from distribution.

What Is Up Next?

We are currently working on Robotech: Crisis Point. This will be a 1v1 card game but with even deeper strategy and focused on the MASTERS section of the Robotech series. You will get to play a ground war pitting the Masters vs The Army of the Southern Cross. We are expecting to release it around January 2019.

After Crisis Point we will be working on the 1-6 player cooperative game Robotech: Invid Invasion. It will be a cooperative game where the REF (Scott and his band of survivors) and the Invid are battling for control of Reflex Point and the Earth.  This is based in the New Gen section of the series. We are looking to release this around July 2019.