August 29, 2017 by brennon
Fantasy Flight Games has been showcasing more of their new expansion for Star Wars: Imperial Assault, Heart Of The Empire. This time the focus is on skirmishing and what the new expansion adds to the game.
A whole bunch of new options were added into the game for you to use in your skirmish games. Whilst the Rebels got new heroes and plenty of upgrades, the Imperials also got themselves brutal new soldiers and tactics to make the most of their aggression.
The host of upgrade cards, skirmish game options and more can not only be applied to the characters from the box here but also your existing collection. Maybe characters like Chewbacca and Han Solo could benefit from some of the upgrades available in this set.
I have to admit that whilst the story mode and campaigns of Imperial Assault do appeal to be the skirmish variant is also peaking my interest, especially after the news of Star Wars: Legion. Maybe some of the skirmish gameplay here could work as a good aid around some of the larger battles that Legion hopes to recreate.
Thinking in bigger terms maybe your scenarios in Imperial Assault could play a secondary role to Legion. Your heroes could be making their way through an underground facility to take down a shield generator or secure a location whilst the troops fight it out above ground.
Do you play much of the skirmish game?
"...the Imperials also got themselves brutal new soldiers and tactics to make the most of their aggression"