The Force Is With Us

Wow FFG or Fantasy Flight Games as they are known, part of the Asmodee Borg Collective made one or two Star Wars related announcements yesterday.

The first one I’m interested in is the first expansion for Star Wars Rebellion, Rise of the Empire.

“…Rise of the Empire enhances your games with eight new leaders, thirty-six plastic miniatures, five target markers, two attachment rings, three new dice, and more than one-hundred new cards. You’ll find U-wings, TIE Strikers, Nebulon-B frigates, and the Interdictor.” 

Rogue One is basically coming to the game. So despite having not played Rebellion yet (and I do own it now), I’m still pretty stoked about this.

You can read the full FFG news post HERE.

Next up from FFG and their big announcements was news about their next big box expansion for Imperial Assault, Heart of the Empire and new villain packs.

Heart of the Empire naturally means the campaign side of the game visits Coruscant. And naturally that means two new skirmish maps.  We can tell which characters are tokens in this box because we are also getting two villain packs and an ally pack along side it.

  • Maul Villain Pack
  • Emperor Palpatine Villain Pack
  • Ahsoka Tano Ally Pack

I’m excited about Maul. Vader,Maul and Palpatine skirmish team up against a Jedi one?

I have to face up to the fact this may be the last wave for Imperial Assault for me. It’s just not getting to the table. I love it. But to justify the expense it needs to be played.

FFG are saying third quarter for these.

You can read the two stories HERE and HERE.

On a related note the Star Wars Destiny Spirit of Rebellion booster box finally arrived this morning.

Sadly I can’t open it until Monday! Dale and I bought this together. Fifty fifty split. So we do that at work, blind drafting booster packs.

On a totally unrelated note, Days of Wonder are releasing the third (?) expansion for Five Tribes, Whims of the Sultan next month.

Jonathan likes to point out, and I’m sure many others have done also, Five Tribes only plays upto four and not five. Plus if you add in the expansion The Artisans of Naqala it’s technically six tribes!

So this expansion allows a fifth player. How it plays with five I don’t know. Would I want to play with five players? These sort of addition player addons make me nervous. If it was meant to be played at that player count or was any good they would have released it that way in the base game. This strikes me as pandering to demands (by who I don’t know). New tiles and options are always good on the other hand.

So yeah this will be added to the collection. If I’m really really lucky it’s at UKGE. But in reality more likely Origins in the US.

You can read the full announcement HERE.

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