Imperial Assault

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 13th, 2017
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One of the most iconic things about the Star Wars universe is the Force. It’s basically what makes the space wizards in the setting work. Many of the main heroes and villains have access to this power, and three are making their way to your Imperial Assault tabletops. You can now get Emperor Pa...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 25th, 2017
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The Force is a very influential … umm… force in the Universe. Those who can tap into it gain powers and abilities far beyond a normal person. For Imperial Assault, three new powerful Force users will soon be making their way to your tabletops, two for the Dark Side, one for the Light. In ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 20th, 2017
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Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren’t all packed in like ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 27th, 2017
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Imperial Assault can be played two ways. You can just get your forces together and battle against your opponent as a skirmish game, or you can have more of a board-game feel and go with the Campaign Mode. Well, if you choose to go the latter, you’ll be excited to know that a new campaign [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 24th, 2017
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It’s back into the office for most of us. Hopefully your weekend went well. I didn’t get any tabletop gaming in, but I did have a great time with a friend I’d not seen in a bit. So I can’t really complain. Also got a ton done around the apartment. But next week there will [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 12th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games has announced a couple new expansions planned for Imperial Assault. But that’s the future. In the here and now, though, if you want some new figures, there’s a trio of Hero and Villain packs now available....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 8th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games has announced a couple new expansions coming out for Imperial Assault. There’s a new big-box expansion called Heart of the Empire, which takes players to Coruscant, the capital of the Empire. As is usual, with the big box comes several smaller hero and villain expansions. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 3rd, 2017
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The Rebel Alliance is always looking for more people to join the cause. They don’t have the rigid structure and industrial capabilities like the Empire, and so each member of the Rebel Alliance must be extra resourceful and capable. That’s certainly the case with Hera Syndulla. And don...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 5th, 2017
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“Finder’s keepers.” It’s basically the Jawa motto. Certainly, if they come across some droids out in the desert, they’re going to claim them as their own. And soon, that “what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine” attitude can make its way to y...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Apr 3rd, 2017
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Back in the office on Monday and Devo’s telling me about workin’ in a coal mine. Now, obviously, running TGN is nothing like actually being in a coal mine. First, I’m at a desk, typing news stories instead of swinging a pick-axe. Next, I’m in very little danger of getting Blac...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 22nd, 2017
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These aren’t just not the droids you’re looking for, you want to make sure that they’re not the droids that are looking for you. While they might outwardly look like C-3P0 and R2-D2, don’t expect BT-1 and 0-0-0 to help you overthrow oppressive regimes. They’re going to b...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Feb 6th, 2017
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Did you see that ludicrous display last night? I know a lot of people did. Another American Football season is in the books. Time to look forward to next year. Also time to look ahead to next weekend and hopefully some more gaming. And if you’re gaming, you want your gaming tables to look good....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 17th, 2017
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Droids are an everyday part of the Star Wars world. They’re basically everywhere, filling in roles in all parts of life. As such, they should also be pretty common in the various games made about the universe. And it’s not just the more well-known ones such as R2-D2 and C-3PO, either. Wit...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 30th, 2016
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Fantasy Flight has some expansions available for some of their popular board games. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or more into an Earth-centered sci-fi world in the form of XCOM, there’s some new releases that will change how you play the game....
By Polar_Bear
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Dec 5th, 2016
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One of the most notorious crime lords in the galaxy, Jabba the Hutt has a lot of power an influence over the actions of others. With his vast wealth and resources, he can afford to put out large bounties on anyone that crosses him. He can also afford to pay for the best bodyguards around. […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 14th, 2016
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You know, I’m not really sure that a dewback really looks like all that great a way to get around a desert area. They aren’t all that fast. They don’t look that comfortable to ride (you think you get bow-legged riding a horse). And I bet they eat a lot. But, hey, who am I […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 31st, 2016
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The ability to disrupt enemy actions via well-placed firepower is crucial in winning a conflict. The Rebel Alliance knows that they’re outnumbered and running behind the Empire in terms of technology, but they make up for it in dedication and training. And Alliance Rangers are able to increase ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 24th, 2016
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When Luke Skywalker entered the domain of Jabba the Hutt on a rescue mission, it seemed that up to that point, everything had been going wrong. Han was still in carbonite. Leia had been captured, along with Chewie. The pair of droids were being used by the gang leader as his personal servants. But, i...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2016
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Jabba the Hutt operated outside the realm of the law, be it the crushing restrictions of the Empire or the more open rule employed by the Rebellion. He was a gangster, after all. He did his own thing, surrounding himself with his own type in order to rule his criminal empire. So, in Jabba’s Rea...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 16th, 2016
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Tattooine’s just not all that great a planet, it would seem. At least, nobody that comes from there seems to be all that happy about it. It’s not got the most glowing endorsements from its long-time residents. But there are some shining lights in the rough that is the various hives of scu...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 9th, 2016
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So, over the weekend, many companies had a lot of announcements about games and expansions they’re coming out with. I was able to get photos of many of them. Here, now that Gen Con’s over, it’s time to post up the website updates for many of them. Fantasy Flight Games certainly had ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 6th, 2016
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I swear this show is just screaming by this year. It’s already the end of Day 3. Today will be the last day for Gen Con 2016. As usual for Gen Con Saturday, it was a whirlwind of activity. There was roaming the hall, taking photos most of the morning and early afternoon. Then there […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 18th, 2016
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I hope your Monday is going along well. It’s kind of a hot one here in Atlanta. Even inside the office it’s not exactly comfortable. But it’s ok. I’ll make it through. Just gotta focus on one post at a time. And currently, that post is the Terrain Corner for today. This time a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 6th, 2016
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In the Hero’s Journey, you’ll usually have the old sage who will impart wisdom on the young upstart and then, usually, they’ll get killed off. There’s no better example of that type of character than Obi-Wan Kenobi. The old Jedi who first pushed Luke Skywalker along the path t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 1st, 2016
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Oota goota TGN reader? I try not to editorialize about the new releases and previews from companies, but man… I love this preview from Fantasy Flight, taking a look at the Greedo expansion coming out for Imperial Assault....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 27th, 2016
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The Jedi Order had been around for quite a long time before the Emperor decided, “well, that’s enough of that” and started working at getting rid of them all. Sure, he got a lot of them right away with Order 66, but remnants of the Jedi Order were all over (galaxies are pretty big p...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 26th, 2016
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It’s two, two, two previews in one! Fantasy Flight gives us a look at a pair of Villain Packs for Imperial Assault with a preview of both Bossk and the ISB Infiltrators. These figure sets couldn’t be much more different from one-another. On one hand, you’ve got a set of spies. On th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 13th, 2016
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Gee. Another day, another Imperial Assault preview from Fantasy Flight Games. That’s not a complaint, mind you. It just goes to show how much cool stuff they have planned for the game. This time around it’s Agent Blaise, Imperial scout and master interrogator. If you need someone to get i...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 12th, 2016
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It would seem as though The Bespin Gambit isn’t the only thing on the minds of Fantasy Flight Games when it comes to Imperial Assault. Today they’re showing off a trio of new expansion packs, two of which bring rather iconic characters to your gaming table. They’re the Obi-Wan Kenob...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 11th, 2016
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While both side of the Galactic Civil War were happy to hire people to help the cause (hey, that’s how Han Solo got started in things), it’s mostly associated with the Empire. Well, The Bespin Gambit expansion for Imperial Assault has several Mercenary figures available in it. So no matte...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 6th, 2016
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With Star Ware you just about have to have Bespin. If you have Bespin you just have to have Lando. Well, Imperial Assault is headed to Bespin. So that means Imperial Assault is going to have a Lando. That’s what we get a preview of today (they couldn’t put all the Star Wars stuff back [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 4th, 2016
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The characters of the Star Wars universe are what drive the action forward. Sure, there’s millions in the Rebel Alliance, for example, but it’s the heroes like Luke, Han, and Leia that we focus on. Such is also the case in Imperial Assault. The new Bespin Gambit expansion also brings in n...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 7th, 2016
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With the new Bespin Gambit box expansion coming for Imperial Assault, it’s only right that there’d be some Ally and Villain packs coming out as well. Well, Fantasy Flight Games has announced four. One Rebel and three Villain packs will be making their way to you soon, along with the expan...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 4th, 2016
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The gas giant planet of Bespin is a major source of tabana gas. This gas is used in blasters, so you can see how it would be vital for any military to have a good and steady supply of it. As such, the galactic civil war certainly hasn’t left the planet alone, as both Rebels […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 18th, 2016
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Most of the smaller expansion packs for Imperial Assault have been there to use as “upgrades” for tokens that come in the larger sets. Well, this time around that’s not the case. The Alliance Smuggler and Bantha Rider are all-new to the game. So you’ve got the chance to change...