That’s a helluva pilot! – Heroes of the Resistance

Just in from FFG:

Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and the heroes of The Force Awakensfight for freedom with the Heroes of the Resistance Expansion Pack for X-Wing™. Featuring new sculpts for the Millennium Falconand Poe Dameron’s black-and-orange T-70 X-wing, Heroes of the Resistance also expands your fleet with three unique X-wing pilots, as well as new versions of Han Solo and Chewbacca. Meanwhile, the pack’s eighteen upgrades introduce new elite pilot talents, Tech upgrades, and unique Title upgrades for both the Millennium Falcon and Black One.

I think we all knew that it would come, but just weren’t sure when. With the announcement of this expansion, we finally see the characters and key ships from the Force Awakens transposed in to X-Wing. As someone who already owns 3 YT-1300s and a repainted black T-70, I guess I should feel a little less excited about this pack. That couldn’t be further from the truth! From what little information the article provides, I’m pretty keen to find out the answers to a good few questions…..including:

  • What’s that ‘Weapons Disabled’ token for? Will the Falcon be getting Slam? Or is it a Corran style double-tap ability?
  • Will the generic YT-1300 be getting a boost to bring it in line with the Jumpmaster 5000 Contracted Scout? If so, how?
  • Is that an ‘Illicit’ Upgrade to the bottom left of the pic? Neither of the ships currently have that slot! #intrigued
  • Are the Old Poe / New Poe and Old Han / New Han etc going to be list building choices? I cant think of a time where an old card has been ‘culled’ in place of a new one, so  hopefully this will be the case 🙂

We already know there is a 2PT difference in the Poe cards, which opens up his Elite slot to something other than VI!). I’d hazard a guess that the ‘new’ YT-1300 will have an illicit slot, which would maybe increase the cost by 1/2 PTS – unless it’s on the new Falcon Title card! It does seem like a lot of text on there. Again, will we be able to pick and choose between old and new?

The full article can be found over at the FFG site:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/5/4/these-are-your-first-steps/

As a long-time Falcon (well, more specifically Chewie) player, I’ll be keeping a close eye for more info as it trickles out!

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