FFG: Weiteres Star Wars Organized Play Preview
Fantasy Flight Games stellen auch für Star Wars Imperial Assault und Star Wars Armada das Organized Play für die neue Season im Jahr 2019 vor.
Focus on the Kill
Claim New Bounties During Season Four Organized Play for Imperial Assault
„Bounty hunters. We don’t need that scum.“
–Admiral Piett, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
The skirmishes of Star Wars™: Imperial Assault Organized Play are a fast-paced balancing act of focused strategies and clever tactics.
As you race your opponent to 40 victory points, you need to survey the ever-changing battlefield, think two steps ahead, and look for ways you might outmaneuver your rival. Sometimes you’ll find opportunities to claim the lead by scoring valuable objectives. Sometimes you’ll dispatch units to bait your opponent’s forces out of position. Sometimes you’ll simply want to focus on the kill.
There’s no other path to victory quite so visceral as launching a full-force assault against your opponent’s army. It’s not always the most effective path; you have to know when the odds are against you. But when you see the chance is there—or you just don’t want anyone to tell you the odds—there’s no more direct approach to victory than to focus on the kill.
Accordingly, the 2018 Imperial Assault Season Four Tournament Kit comes with plenty of incentive to rush after your opponent’s units and take them out of action!
Elevate Your Game
Whether you are primarily a fan of the campaign game or you’re a dedicated skirmish player whose interest in Imperial Assault lies primarily with the battles you enjoy through the game’s Organized Play events, the 2018 Season Four Tournament Kit’s prizes will make a stunning addition to your game, quite likely elevating your play experience to a whole new level.
The Tournament Kit contains seventeen copies of an alternate art version of the Empire’s Jet Troopers, illustrated by Caravan Studio. With the elite Jet Troopers on one side and the standard Jet Troopers on the other, this card’s dynamic artwork hints at the impact your troopers can make on the battlefield.
One copy of this card is intended for the tournament organizer to keep or distribute as he or she sees fit; the other sixteen are to be awarded to participants in the season’s Organized Play. At an Entanglement tournament, the Top 16 players should each receive a copy.
While you can certainly provide your Imperial army an incredible measure of mobility and tactical flexibility from the deployment of your Jet Trooper units, you may still, at times, find value in a less traditional approach—such as you might gain by sending out the call to some of the galaxy’s most fearsome bounty hunters.
At these times, when you’re willing to admit you might benefit from hiring the scum, or you simply throw in your lot with a whole Mercenary army, you can either demand your bounty hunters show some measure of restraint or free the deadliest of them—like the assassin droid IG-88—to use whatever means necessary as they Focus on the Kill.
There are three copies of this alternate art skirmish upgrade card in each 2018 Season Four Tournament Kit. The art is provided by William Thomas Arnold, and one copy is intended for the tournament organizer. The other two are awarded as elite prizes.
At an Entanglement tournament, these elite prizes are awarded to the top participants in the order of their finish, with each choosing to claim either one copy of this alternate art card or one set of the tokens awarded as the other elite prize.
The 2018 Season Four Tournament Kit comes with two sets of stun tokens—each featuring purple paint on white acrylic. Each set contains five tokens—easily enough to wreak havoc upon your enemy’s forces.
Race to Battle
Jet Troopers or IG-88? Complete your objectives or launch an all-out assault on your opponent’s units? Use your prizes to decorate your skirmish armies or your campaign games? The choices are yours to make, but you can only make them on the battlefield—and only during Season Four Organized Play.
Take part in this year’s most explosive Star Wars skirmish battles. Talk to your favorite local game store about getting involved with Imperial Assault Organized Play!
Redirect Your Fleet
Try Something New with Season Four Organized Play for Star Wars™: Armada
„It’s a trap!“
–Admiral Ackbar, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
There are two ways to avoid flying your fleet into a trap. You could outwit and outmaneuver your enemy once the trap is sprung, but alternatively, you could assemble a fleet that can respond more swiftly to your commands—allowing you to steer your ships out of harm’s way, even at the last moment.
Either way, you’ll find that the 2018 Season Four Tournament Kit for Star Wars™: Armada offers a range of valuable upgrades to help you better avoid your opponent’s trap and, possibly, snare them in your own!
So as you and your opponents head into the thick of battle during 2018 Season Four, you’ll find plenty of reasons to stay on the move, to maximize your fleet’s responsiveness, to experiment with the unexpected, to unleash a whole new arsenal, and to expand your talents as fleet admiral. Who knows? Your changes may even catch your opponents by surprise and improve your chances of claiming the season’s top prizes!
Choose a Side
Season Four Organized Play for Star Wars: Armada finds the Galactic Civil War still raging across the galaxy. Rebels and Imperials continue to meet in ferocious battles for key star systems and objectives, and the prizes in the 2018 Season Four Tournament Kit support both sides equally.
This means you’ll have plenty of reason to head to battle, whether your organizer runs Fleet Patrol tournaments or schedules some other form of event. You’ll want to win these prizes for your cause and keep them from falling into the wrong hands and bolstering enemy fleets!
The Tournament Kit contains seventeen copies of a double-sided extended art upgrade card that you can use to enhance your fleet. One side features the Boosted Comms upgrade, extending your ability to command your squadrons all the way to long range. The other side features the Slaved Turrets favored by ship captains who prefer to stay at long range and attack their foes from a single firing arc.
One copy of this card is intended for the tournament organizer to keep or distribute as he or she sees fit; the other sixteen are to be awarded to participants in the season’s Organized Play. At a Fleet Patrol tournament, the Top 16 players should each receive a copy.
Ships need more than comms systems and weapons; they need names as well. A good name can inspire the ship’s crew, or it can invoke terror among your enemies.
After you upgrade your ships with the Season Four Core Prize card, you might aim to title your Nebulon-B frigate or Gozanti-class cruiser, using one of the titles from the double-sided Elite Prize card. Printed at the same size as a standard LCG® card, this card features extended art on both sides, with the reliable Yavaris title on one side and the Suppressor title on the other.
There are three copies of this card in each 2018 Season Four Tournament Kit. One is again intended for the tournament organizer, and the other two are awarded as elite prizes.
At a Fleet Patrol tournament, these elite prizes are awarded to the top participants in the order of their finish, with each choosing to claim either one copy of this alternate art card or one set of the tokens awarded as the other elite prize.
The 2018 Season Four Tournament Kit comes with two sets of three acrylic redirect tokens—green on one side and red on the other. As you look for ways to get your ships safely through your engagements with enemy fleets, these are bound to come in handy!
Ready Your Fleet
As the game of epic Star Wars fleet battles, Star Wars: Armada demands you plan well in advance of your maneuvers—even well in advance of your engagements. After all, your Mon Calamari cruisers and Star Destroyers are far too massive to respond swiftly to the threats they encounter. It falls to you to plan intelligently and build flexibility into the remainder of your fleet.
What mixture of ships and squadrons will serve you best in the coming battles? Now is the time to experiment and take your rivals by surprise. Talk to your local retailer about getting involved with Season Four Organized Play for Star Wars: Armada!
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