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A not so long time ago in a galaxy not so far away I reviewed the expansion of the X-Wing game for the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The game X-Wing is a great game made by Fantasy Flight that takes place in the Star Wars Universe. In X-Wing players each take a side in an epic dog fight using Star Wars fighters. The game can either played casually or highly competitiviely and has managed to have its own robust gaming scene.
When the Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out Fantasy Flight Created a special new Core Set (The set you buy to start playing the game) set in the time period of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At the time I thought this was really cool because it would let you play games where Poe Dameron could go against Darth Vader. I also hoped that Fantasy Flight would add more ships from the new time period so players could play scenarios from the new films. Unfortunetly, not many expansions set in the new trilogy time period emerged. There was a First Order Shuttle craft, and a Quad Jumper. The only other ships were the Tie-Fights and X-Wings found within the coreset itself. Now with the Last Jedi coming out that is going to change. Fantasy Flight has 2 new expansions from the upcoming film and both look really exciting.
The new First Order ship is Kylo Ren's Tie-Silencer and the Resistance ship is the Resistance Bomber. Both ships have already been seen in the trailers to the film.
The Tie Silencer comes with a Kylo Ren pilot card that comes with the special power "I'll Show you the Dark Side" that allows him to search through the damage deck for a card that specifically mentions the targeted enemy pilot. The Silencer will sell for $29.95.
Trailer for Star Wars the Last Jedi shows Kylo Ren's Tie Silencer in action. It appears he is swooping in to take out the ship his mother Leia is on. Kylo's narrates the scene saying: "Let the past die, kill it, if you have to, its the only way to become what you are meant to be.
The ship moves in trailer fast, stealthy and aggressive just completly bad ass. If your like me and have already watched the trailer 50 times then you likely don't need to watch it again. I will post it here though in the chance that you just were let out of jail or something.
The Resistance B/SF-17 heavy bomber appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi first teaser. There were multiple of the bombers in a row preparing to attack. This seems consistent with Fantasy Flight says as far as lore for the ship saying that it is protected by turrents and fights in a formation with other B/SF-17s. The ship also comes with blue explosions that I presume are from its bombs.
This ship is a bit larger cand comes with whopping three shield and nine hull points. This expansion will retail for $39.95.
Each set comes with the ships, tokens and a scenario to be used with each ship. You will still need a coreset to play. The ships from original star wars expansions and core set are compatible with the new sets. Both sets are said to be available in early 2018.
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