Fantasy Flight Games has announced an all new Star Wars board game titled Star Wars: Rebellion, a board game that will explore an epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance for two to four players.
In Star Wars: Rebellion, players take control of the Galactic Empire or Rebel Alliance to command starships, account for troop movements, and rally followers to your cause. The game comes with over 150 plastic miniature figures and two game boards, bringing thirty-two of the Star Wars galaxies to your tabletop. The game has a large scope, but it’s intended to be “intensely personal.”
Your forces will be led by iconic heroes or villains, including such Star Wars characters as Leia Organa, Mon Mothma, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Emperor Palpatine. These leaders will put their individual talents behind every move you make, and there will be secret missions revolving around iconic moments from the classic trilogy (the example given is sending Luke Skywalker to receive Jedi training on Dagobah, or having Darth Vader freezing Han Solo in carbonite).
Fantasy Flight Games notes that the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance are vastly different forces, and each has their own play styles and win conditions.
“As the Imperial player, you can command legions of Stormtroopers™, swarms of TIE fighters™, Star Destroyers™, and even the Death Star™. You rule the galaxy by fear, relying on the power of your massive military to enforce your will. To win the game, you need to snuff out the budding Rebel Alliance by finding its base and obliterating it. Along the way, you can subjugate worlds or even destroy them.”
The Rebel Alliance:
“As the Rebel player, you can command dozens of troopers, T-47 Airspeeders™, Corellian corvettes, and fighter squadrons. However, these forces are no match for the Imperial military. In terms of raw strength, you will find yourself clearly overmatched from the very outset, so you need to rally the planets to join your cause and execute targeted military strikes to sabotage Imperial build yards and steal valuable intelligence. To win the Galactic Civil War, you need to sway the galaxy’s citizens to your cause. If you survive long enough and strengthen your reputation, you inspire the galaxy to a full-scale revolt, and you win.”
The board game looks to have some incredible depth and strategy to it, so to find out more, check out Fantasy Flight Games.
The Star Wars: Rebellion release date isn’t solid yet, but it’ll release in the first quarter of 2016.
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