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Fantasy Flight Games is showing off a first preview for the Tantiv IV Corellian Corvette ship for the X-Wing Miniatures game.


From the preview:

The original Star Wars trilogy opens with an image of the Tantive IV desperately trying to outrun an Imperial Star Destroyer as both ships race past the desert planet Tatooine. When the Tantive IV is crippled and captured by the larger Star Destroyer, it is boarded by Darth Vader and a score of Imperial Stormtroopers. In the chaotic moments that follow, two Droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, manage to get to an escape pod that transports them safely to the surface of the desert planet below…

Thus begins the space opera that has enchanted millions of viewers and changed millions of lives, and with the upcoming release of the Tantive IV™ Expansion Pack for X-Wing™, you’ll be able to relive the drama of the Rebellion’s desperate struggle for survival and blast headlong into all-new adventures of your own devise!

The highlight of the Tantive IV Expansion Pack is its meticulously detailed Corellian CR90 corvette miniature. This X-Wing starship is so huge that everything about it is divided into two sections, fore and aft; the CR90 corvette requires two bases, two damage decks, and two ship cards.

  • Tamwulf

    Still waiting on the Imperial Aces…

    • surprize

      It is disappointing that stuff sells really quickly and they have to keep doing new “print runs” for some of the minis (and I guess that is partly delaying the new waves), BUT (having only got into this game in the past month) its great that its so popular. Really easy to get games of it.

      I guess what I’m saying is we can maybe look on the bright side of limited stock and slower releases in that the game is popular and there is a growing player base?

      • PanzerKraken

        Believe it’s been for a while according to ICV2, it’s been #2 seller, beating out the likes of Warmachine. Still not 40k levels of sales but it’s doing darn well. The constant massive lines at Gencon past two shows has been largely for X-Wing minis.

  • KelRiever

    Too ridiculously overpriced for me. And people complain about GW prices…. 🙂

    • luckyb0y

      I don’t care for X-wing but surly paintjob counts for something. Take a GW price add the price of commission painting and now you can compare.

    • 4tonmantis

      $40 starter set and x-pacs starting at $15

      I believe this is currently the largest model produced and is basically 2 for the sake of gameplay.

      This is nowhere near as expensive to get into as 40k.

      Price out a completed fleet for this and compare it to any GW army with books, cost of glue and paint, etc. Sorry Kel, but I don’t see the comparison.

      • 4tonmantis

        Also, I have an Ork BFG fleet.. the larger ships.. which aren’t as big as this, were ridiculously expensive.

    • Dreissen

      Yeah, that 16″ long pre-painted and pre-assembled model is way overpriced at $90. If only it was more reasonably priced, liked Game Workshop’s 6″ tall unpainted and unassembled Imperial Knight model, at $140.

  • Haibane

    Yeps, then add in licensing costs.

  • Nightbee

    These new ships are way out of scale, right?

    • Ghool

      Yes they are much smaller than they should be.

      • 4tonmantis

        What are these.. ships for ANTS!?!?!?

        • Haibane

          He’s absolutely right o.o

    • As people have replied, they are out of scale with the starfighters. FFG addressed this in their original announcement for the larger ships, saying that they could either re-size them and add them to the game or they could just keep them out of the game.

      I, for one, am glad they went with the “resize” route.

  • PanzerKraken

    The one advantage is that these will be available at most online board game shops that offer deep discounts.