"Light." "Maneuverable." "Lightly-armed." "Lightly-armored." That's how you usually describe a TIE fighter. But it's not how you'd describe the TIE/rb. Nicknamed the Brute, this heavy craft will be making its way to X-Wing tabletops soon. Get a preview of its capabilities in this article.
From the article:
The success of the Empire’s TIE line of starfighters is built upon the speed and maneuverability these ships bring to combat in open space. When it comes to patrolling dangerous sectors such as the Akkadese Maelstrom surrounding Kessel, however, something more rugged, like the TIE/rb heavy, is necessary to ensure the Empire's domination.
Despite sharing a similar appearance to the Empire’s iconic starfighters, this ship, sometimes known as the “Brute,” distinguishes itself with its heavy armor and capacity to house an integrated MGK-300 droid co-pilot. Soon, you’ll be able to bolster the operational flexibility of your Imperial Squadrons with the TIE/rb Heavy Expansion Pack for Star Wars™: X-Wing!
Within this expansion, you’ll find all the components you need to add one of these intimidating ships to your squadrons, beginning with a beautifully detailed, pre-painted TIE/rb heavy miniature featuring canons that rotate to cover both the ship's front and rear arcs. Additionally, four ship cards provide pilots of all skill levels to fly your TIE/rb against any opponent while 12 upgrade cards invite you to outfit it with additional weapons, two distinct MGK-300 configurations, and more. Finally, a medium plastic base, two medium ship tokens, and a dial help you navigate in battle.
Read on for a full look at everything included in the TIE/rb Heavy Expansion Pack!