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FF really ramping up their Star Wars Games output!!!

Started by Deathwing_Matt, August 17, 2014, 07:30:18 pm

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Deathwing_Matt

Hot on the heals of last weekend's announcement of Star Wars: Armada, Fantasy Flight games have announced Wave 6 for X-Wing (includes a new faction called Scum and Villainy) http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4998

They've also announced a new tactical combat game called Imperial Assault, which looks like it will include miniatures of characters such as Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4994

Along with the CCG and the revamped RPG, looks like FF are ramping up their releases, presumably ready for the new batch of films.



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underscore

In some ways I'm happy that there should be a bit of a respite in terms of Imperal/Rebel releases. Rather my wallet will be happy. :)

I'm curious to know what the Scum 'thing' will be. Of course they moved the game away from the 'Imperial==Swarm, Rebel==Elites' long ago but it'll be interesting to see if they come out of the blocks a fully-rounded force.

Eryst

From what I've read over the weekend and a 30min interview with the game designers, scum is looking like it's a pretty complete force straight out of the gates.

They were likening it to a "tricks" list where they mess around with some of the usual mechanics, much like a control deck in Magic.

Will see if I can find the link to the interview, well worth a watch. You can tell from the video that the guys designing it are really passionate about Star Wars and the game and their excitement is quite infectious.

I was thinking I could sit Scum out and give my wallet a rest but not after this interview.

S.

Eryst

Here you go:-

http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/113728-if-you-are-worrying-about-the-future-of-x-wing/

Now I'm kicking myself for painting up Krassis instead of Kath Scarlet, can definitely see Kath in the new cards but not Krassis. And if I get that third Firespray I'm thinking the Emon paint job looks the business (and I love the "X-Wing Alliance" PC game lore)

S.

underscore

QuoteI was thinking I could sit Scum out and give my wallet a rest but not after this interview.

Damnit, that was my thoughts exactly.

I did notice things like the new 'S-Turn' (kinda like a K turn but with a bank template) so I guess the experimental aspect will be more of things like that. I'm also curious to see what these 'mod' parts for the Firespray will be - clip on new bits of plastic or something?

Cheers for the link, Sam.

Eryst

As far as I can tell, there's no physical mods, just a new pilot card, manoeuvre dial and flight stand token.

Where the real differences will come is the illicit card upgrades which are Scum only. This is where I think most of the mechanic changers appear to sit and give them their real character.

The new abilities looks to be very impressive too, ie Boba Fett gets to re roll one attack and defence dice for each enemy ship at range 1. What a beast!

fatolaf

Scum is a faction in the LCG, so it was only a matter of time before it cam into X-Wing..

All new sets will be up on the shop for preorder this week...