With the new edition of X-Wing, the Resistance has become its own faction. No longer just "future Rebels," they have struck out on their own to carve their own niche in the game. Of course, that means that they don't have access to any sort of Rebel-only upgrades anymore. But it also means that they have their own Resistance-only upgrades they can take. We get a look at those in this preview.
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The situation is dire. Lurking in the Unknown Regions, the sinister First Order is poised to sweep across the Star Wars galaxy, conquering everything in its path. Now, the Resistance is all that stands in the way of a new era of galactic domination. Launching into battle in a new generation of advanced starfighters, these brave pilots are ready to continue the fight for freedom begun by the Rebel Alliance in the tense ship-to-ship combat of X-Wing™.
Rather than continue as part of the Rebel Alliance, the Resistance is becoming its own unique faction in the new edition of X-Wing, and the Resistance Conversion Kitis the perfect place to begin building your Resistance squadrons. This conversion kit contains everything that veteran X-Wing players need to rekindle hope and bring their existing T-70 X-wing, Scavenged YT-1300 light freighter, and MG-100 StarFortress miniatures from the first edition into the game's second edition. Alternatively, new players can combine the ship cards, upgrade cards, maneuver dials, and ship tokens in this kit with first edition ship expansions to play with the full strength of the Resistance right away.
While the Resistance carries on the legacy of the Rebellion, it is more than just updated versions of classic starfighters. Most importantly, it is made up of people from across the galaxy, each committed to defending the galaxy from tyranny. In the years since the end of the Galactic Civil War, new heroes have taken their place alongside some of the saga’s most iconic characters, each of them contributing to the fight in their own way. Join us today as we take a look at the these characters and what they bring to your games of X-Wing!