Oh well-played, Fantasy Flight... I finally get caught up with the first three waves of the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game over Christmas, and then you go and announce Wave 4. Sneaky devils...
People who were wondering how much more they'd borrow from the Expanded Universe should wonder no more. All four new ships are from the EU: the Z-95 Headhunter, TIE defender, E-wing, and TIE phantom.
From FF's Web site:
- The Z-95 Headhunter enters the Rebel fleet as an extremely efficient missile platform, better enabling the Alliance to match Imperial forces ship-for-ship.
- The TIE defender is a straight-forward fighter with strong shields, weapons, agility, and a maneuver never before seen on a dial.
- The E-wing pairs the X-wing’s firepower and resilience with the A-wing’s speed and agility.
- TIE phantom pilots rely upon the ship’s unique cloaking device to evade enemy fire and pounce upon their foes with their deadly laser cannons.
Okay, if I'm being honest, those tie fighters look like something cobbled together at a Maker Faire. Maybe that's what Stormtroopers do in their garages on the weekend. "Hey, Steve. Hand me another cold one, and let's glue nine more wings on this thing..." Don't get me wrong: I'm still buying these, of course...
For more details on each of the ships, check out the press release at Fantasy Flight. Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!