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FFG Previews New X-Wing Expansion

By James Rodriguez | October 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Fantasy Flight Games, News / Rumors, X-Wing 2.0

Alpha Class Star WingFantasy Flight Games just gave us a preview of the new Alpha-class Star Wing Expansion Pack. Come take a look at the new versatile Imperial ship.

Fantasy Flight Games was pleased to show off the new Alpha-class Star Wing Expansion Pack. Let’s take a look at the new ship and see what they had to say about it.

Versatile and deadly, the Star Wing makes its X-Wing™ debut in Wave XII with the Alpha-class Star Wing Expansion Pack!

Having originally appeared in the Star Wars: X-Wing computer game by LucasArts, the Star Wing quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its impressive array of lasers, ion cannons, missiles, and torpedoes. These made it a true threat to Rebels everywhere, and the Star Wing was one of the few Imperial starfighters to boast its own hyperdrive and deflector shields.

Alpha Class Star Wing

Now the ship enters X-Wing at a time when the Empire faces not only the Rebellion’s insurgency, but the additional challenges presented by the galaxy’s Scum and Villainy. It’s harder than ever to anticipate the dangers your squadrons might face. Your rivals might fly aggressively or defensively. They might fly in tight formations or seek to pull your ships in different directions. You must be versatile in order to be victorious.

And in this age of fast-paced, squadron-based dogfights, we face one critical question: what does the Star Wing—this highly anticipated Imperial starfighter—bring to X-Wing?

The Alpha-class Star Wing looks like it’s going to be a great addition to your Imperial forces. The SLAM feature is going to make you very quick, while the titles give you the option to fire secondary weapons, even while you have the Weapons Disable token. Coming with 4 hull and 3 shields, this ship is definitely going to take some effort to take down.

What do you think about the new Alpha-class Star Wing? Are you going to be adding it to your X-Wing collection? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Alpha-class Star Wing Expansion Pack $14.95 (Pre-Order)

Alpha-class Star Wing

The first widely deployed Imperial starfighter to boast shields and a hyperdrive, the Alpha-class Star Wing had limited maneuverability, but was heavily armed for its size. The fighter remains impressively durable and destructive in X-Wing™, where its two agility, four hull, and three shields are paired with the ability to unleash cascading torrents of missile and cannon fire. The Star Wing’s pre-painted miniature is accompanied by four ship cards, seven upgrades, one maneuver dial, reference cards for the reload action and jam tokens, and all the plastic and tokens you need to fly the ship to battle.

About the Author: James Rodriguez

I'm a huge fan of anything tabletop. I play strictly Chaos in Warhammer, and Imperial in anything Star Wars. I spent 8 years in the military. Now I'm happy to be a civilian working with a great group of people. "We are all tyrants. Do not fool yourself. We were bred for nothing else." -Mortarion
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