Exciting news out of GenCon, X-wing is getting a third faction! All of this information is secondhand, from TeamCovenant Twitter feed and friends at GenCon. But here’s a summary as best as I can tell.
- Star Viper
- M3-A Scyk Interceptor
- Y-wing (Comes with 1 model)
- Z-95 (Comes with 2 models)
- Firespray (presumably just new pilots)
- HWK-290 (presumably just pilots)
This is all very cool. Not only are some ships seeing some potential upgrades (good chance the Y-wing/Z-95 pack will include unique upgrades for those ships like the Rebel/Imperial elite pack does) but a third faction. Mixing a Firespray and a HWK with a Z swarm? Lots of potential.
Unknown at this point if there will be rules for Rebel vs Imperials vs Pirates in one game. It would be hard to manage I expect but a very interesting game.
Only down side is I’m not a fan of the Star Viper or IG-2000 in terms of looks. Also, it delays any potential Nova Courier coming for the Rebels. But it opens the door for things like the Kimogila and AEG-77 Vigo.
Lots more potential info leaking out of GenCon. I’ll update if anything else emerges.
Edit 1: New picture from X-wing fan page on Facebook with all new ships: