Force Awakens Units for Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Revealed in Leak

Force Awakens Units for Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Revealed in Leak

New Force Awakens X-Wings and TIE Fighters have been revealed for Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Miniatures Game.

This past weekend, Disney used its D23 event to unleash a torrent of Star Wars reveals including new LEGO sets, movie posters and theme park plans. With all that the company announced however, it would seem it was still holding a few things close to its chest. Case in point, a set of leaked photos has revealed that Fantasy Flight Games' popular X-Wing Miniatures Game could soon receive new units based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

While details, both official and not, are currently sparse, the images in question recently hit the web and showcase what appears to be a new starter set where the traditional Empire era X-Wings and TIE Fighters have been replaced with the updated versions from The Force Awakens. The back of the box similarly swaps out the Original Trilogy setting for one drawn from the era of the new films. "It is a time of uncertainty," reads one of the photos. "Unrest grips the galaxy as the influence of the First Order spreads." It goes on to say that "a glimmer of hope remains in the heroic forces of the Resistance." Other photos also showed off upgrade cards to go with the new fighters.

It should be noted, of course, that this could all just be an elaborate hoax. There are plenty of talented artists out there possessing the skills needed to create box mock-ups as well and modified miniatures to resemble the ships from the new movie. That being the case, the existence of the seemingly thorough upgrade cards, along with the Fantasy Flight's apparently strong reaction to the leak, suggests that this is probably the real deal. We've reached out to Fantasy Flight and will let you know if we learn anything more.


Source: Tabletop Gaming News

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How about they use the Warhammer license and put out a "Warhammer Aquila Miniatires Game"? (Gothic) Just print the ships. You already have a working System. (And if you'd be nice you'd either make the old Gothic size-compatible or make the two universes play compatible

It's not even out yet and they're already in max merchandising mode.

Nurb:
It's not even out yet and they're already in max merchandising mode.

This must be your first time looking at a "collectible" game.

I'm still a bit disappointed that the same (albeit slightly modified) classic trilogy ships are being used for the new film. Say what you will about the prequels, but they at least mixed things up with some cool-looking vessels. I suppose it's not too big of a stretch though, seeing as there are real world military aircraft that have been in service for over half a century.

D3s_ToD3s:
How about they use the Warhammer license and put out a "Warhammer Aquila Miniatires Game"? (Gothic) Just print the ships. You already have a working System. (And if you'd be nice you'd either make the old Gothic size-compatible or make the two universes play compatible

Not gonna happen. X-Wing's miniatures are sold for a halfway decent price. GW wouldn't be able to gouge customers with insane mark-ups if they did that.

I hope it's real, would mean we get new ships from the new movie/s, for which I am excited for :D

Nurb:
It's not even out yet and they're already in max merchandising mode.

Well, the best time to make people buy something is when they are drunk on the hype... and they are the most vulnerable when they have just experienced the thing in question...

You would have to get everything ready for people to impart with their cash before release, lest it be too late!

Nurb:
It's not even out yet and they're already in max merchandising mode.

To be honest they are only cruising, the afterburners go on in september...

 

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