'Star Wars: Imperial Assault' Expansion 'Twin Shadows' Takes Players To Tatooine Alongside New Ally And Villain Packs
Fantasy Flight Games has previewed the next expansion for the popular Star Wars: Imperial Assault board game. Titled 'Twin Shadows', the set takes you to the place where it all began: Tatooine.
Han Solo has gone missing on the double-sun desert world and it's up to two new Rebel characters to find him and ensure victory for the underdogs, and the new Imperial and neutral factions to prevent that at any cost. The expansion also introduces four new missions which can be added to the larger Imperial Assault campaign as side-missions; as well as two additional skirmish missions for a quick in and out session.
Players will also get 12 new double sided maps, Command cards, Agenda cards, Condition cards, Class cards, and Supply cards. Who needs to travel to the far corners of the galaxy when you have all that you need at home?
"Three new Ally Packs and Villain Packs offer detailed plastic figures to replace tokens included in Twin Shadows. With these expansions, you can provide figures for the iconic heroes and villains introduced in this expansion: the loyal Droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett, or the Stormtrooper commander, Kayn Somos."
Joining the Rebel Alliance is Biv Bohdrik, whose caption reads 'Vengeful Guerilla' which says all you need to know about this heavily armed powerhouse. And you will certainly need his unique brand of expertise, because the Empire is upping its own game with the Heavy Stormtrooper unit. Seeing that their army of normal stormtroopers was...lacking, to say the least, the Heavy Stormtrooper packs one hell of a punch and nor will he go down easy.
The expansion also introduces the Inspiring Leadership class, which allows commanders a greater amount of strategic control over the board. You don't get to be the biggest, baddest military force in the galaxy with feeble leadership, after all.
The most fun in the expansion comes from the Tusken Raiders who finally get their time in the (twin) suns. Armed with their rifles and Gaffi sticks as well as their xenophobia of outsiders, they're a small force to be reckoned with. "During a mission, Tusken Raiders usually begin their raid with a volley from their Tusken Cycler rifles before closing to melee combat. When you convince the Tusken Raiders to battle alongside your forces, your enemy will soon learn to fear their unbridled ferocity."
Twin Shadows will hit your local game store and online during the second quarter of 2015.