According to the Fantasy Flight Games X-Wing miniatures website, a third wave of ships is on the way. Announced in tandem with the recent “May the Fourth Be With You’ Anniversary hoopla, the ship candidates were largely no surprise:
- B-Wing Fighter
- Tie Bomber
- Imperial Shuttle
- HWK-290 Moldy Crow
“Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the next four single starship expansions for X-Wing™!
The HWK-290™ Expansion Pack, Lambda-class Shuttle™ Expansion Pack, B-Wing™ Expansion Pack, and TIE Bomber™ Expansion Pack are scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2013. Each of these expansions comes with a detailed miniature starship, accurately rendered at the same 1/270 scale as the game’s other ships (as always, we worked closely with Lucasfilm Ltd. to ensure the correct sizes of each ship), and includes multiple ship cards, upgrades, a maneuver dial, and all necessary tokens.”
What’s a HWK-290? Got me. Apparently it’s something to do with the expanded universe of books and comics that came out between the original trilogy and the second (bad) one. It’s a rebel ship. The others are obvious choices. I’ve always liked the B-Wing due to its inherently goofy outboard motor look, and the other two are somewhat familiar (we all remember the Imperial Shuttle from Return of the Jedi, and the Tie Bombers made an appearance in Empire Strikes Back). I’m looking forward to this release. Here’s some piccies from the site: