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The largest of the Q4 releases for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is the Imperial Assault Carrier Expansion Pack. This is the second large ship for the Empire in the game, which already has two for the Rebels.
The pack comes with two TIE fighters with an alternate blue paint scheme, as well as 11 ship cards and 26 upgrades. The TIE fighters can be affixed to or detached from the carrier, which has capacity to carry up to four fighters. There are also 4 new mission cards that follow a Gozanti-class cruiser charged with intercepting and destroying Rebel Alliance agents. MSRP is $69.95.
The Wave Eight X-Wing starship expansions include the Rebellion Ghost Expansion Pack, Inquisitor's TIE Expansion Pack, Punishing One Expansion Pack, and the Mist Hunter Expansion Pack.
The Rebellion Ghost Expansion Pack includes both the Ghost and the Phantom ships from the Star Wars Rebels animated series, along with 8 ship cards, 16 upgrades and all the requisite tokens and maneuver dials. MSRP is $49.95.
The Inquisitor's TIE Expansion Pack includes the Inquisitor’s TIE Advanced prototype for the Imperial Navy, as well as requisite ship cards, upgrades, tokens and maneuver dials. MSRP is $14.95.
The Scum and Villiany faction will also have new expansions for X-Wing, with the renowned bounty hunters Zuckuss, 4-LOM, and Dengar in the Mist Hunter Expansion Pack ($19.95); and Corellian bounty hunter Dengar’s ship in the Punishing One Expansion Pack ($29.95).
FFG also announced the Return to Hoth expansion for Star Wars: Imperial Assault miniatures at Gen Con (see “FFG Announces 'Star Wars: Imperial Assault' Large-Box Expansion”).
ICv2 snapped some pictures of previously announced (but not revealed) Star Wars: Imperial Assault Ally and Villain Packs (see “'Star Wars: Imperial Assault' Adds New Smuggler and Sand People”), which are in the gallery below.
We also asked Steve Horvath, Senior VP of Communications at Fantasy Flight Games, about incorporating content from Star Wars: The Force Awakens into its line of Star Wars games. “We’re excited about the new movie,” he said. “Yes, we’re doing stuff with it. I can’t talk about what or when yet.”
When asked if Fantasy Flight had announced all its major Star Wars releases through the end of the year, Horvath replied “No.”
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens PR campaign has been in full swing since late last year, with trailers, behind-the-scenes footage (see “'Star Wars' 2015 Comic-Con Reel”), and a print program full of teasers and plot connections (see Marvel Announces 'Vader Down' 'Star Wars' Crossover”). The movie releases nationwide on December 18.