All Three Factions Get New Ships In FFG’s Star Wars X-Wing Update

April 21, 2015 by brennon

Fantasy Flight Games have added four new ships to Star Wars: X-Wing which include two for the Scum & Villainy faction alongside one each for the Rebels and Imperials. See what you think of them below…

New Ships

Scum & Villainy

The first two ships that we get a look at are the Hound’s Tooth and Kihraxz Fighter for those miscreants of the galaxy. We’ll kick things off with the bigger of the two…

Hound's Tooth

“A modified YV-666 light freighter, Hound’s Tooth was the signature vessel of one of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters and slavers, the fearsome Trandoshan Bossk.”

…which is a massive ship when compared to some of the other ships, especially the second addition to the Scum & Villainy faction.

Kihraxz Fighter

“The Kihraxz assault fighter was developed specifically for the Black Sun crime syndicate, whose highly paid ace pilots demanded a nimble, powerful ship to match their skills.”

I really like the look of this ship which looks like an interesting take, or indeed modification, to the kind of Clone War dropships that we would have seen in Episode II and III of Star Wars but with more of a focus of it being a fighter.


The Rebels are getting themselves a new type of ship that I never knew existed. See what you think of the K-Wing which looks like it’s from an entirely different Sci-Fi universe to me…


“A heavily armed bomber that could double as an escort or reconnaissance vessel, the Rebellion’s K-wing was frequently flown on strafing runs against planetary targets and slow-moving capital ships.”

This particular ship comes with four shield and five hull making it quite the durable member of the Rebel fleet. I think the design of it is really cool too even though I don’t see it belonging to the Star Wars universe. However, there are a lot of ships out now I had no idea about!

Imperial Might

Last but not least is a new destructive force for the Imperials in the TIE Punisher that looks like a TIE Bomber that’s been turned up to eleven. See what you think…

TIE Punisher

“A beefier version of the TIE bomber, the TIE punisher built upon that starfighter’s success by adding shielding, a second bomb chute, and three additional ordnance pods, each equipped with a twin ion engine.”

A pretty insane looking vehicle that comes with more bombs. Surely that makes it better right? Two torpedo slots, two missile slots, and two bomb slots give you extra flexibility in a dogfight.

What do you think of the new ships?

"See what you think of the K-Wing which looks like it's from an entirely different Sci-Fi universe to me..."