A mere week before we get to play with the Wave 4 ships, Fantasy Flight clobbers us with a Wave 5 announcement. The two new ships are...
The VT-49 Decimator, and the YT-2400 Freighter!
From the announcement:
"The YT-2400 Freighter Expansion Pack brings this formidable light freighter to your table as a Rebel starship with two attack, two agility, five hull, and five shields.
The highlight of the YT-2400 Freighter Expansion Pack is its detailed miniature starship, which is enhanced by one new mission, three debris cloud tokens, a maneuver dial, all requisite tokens, and four ship cards, including one for the famed smuggler Dash Rendar.
Of course, a ship as readily customizable as the YT-2400 needs to come with a host of upgrade options, and the YT-2400 Freighter Expansion Pack comes with thirteen upgrade cards, including a Lando Calrissian crew upgrade, the Outrider Title, and upgrade cards designed by each of the game’s first two World Champions."
Sounds like a beast! But the Decimator is even beefier, and the biggest ship yet used for standard play.
"The VT-49 Decimator Expansion Pack introduces four ship cards, three debris cloud tokens, a new mission, a maneuver dial, and all the tokens you need to fly your Decimator into the thick of combat. Finally, you’ll find thirteen upgrade cards, which introduce a variety of crew members like Mara Jade and Fleet Officer designed to help you fill out the Decimator’s three crew member slots."
Good news: Only two ships.
Bad news: Only two ships.
Bad news: Bigger ships = higher cost per ship.
Good news: You probably only need to buy one of each ship.
Bad news: Fantasy Flight is taking practically all of my gaming money.
Good news: ... I dunno. My wife made me one of my favorite desserts for Father's Day, so that was pretty awesome...
The point is, this game is lotsa fun. I can't wait to play with these ships. What are your thoughts on these?