Hi fellow Y-wing lovers, first can I just say that the Y-wing doesn't need to be fixed, it's excellent, but I'll admit it's a bit 1 dimensional at present.
Now despite this topic being discussed in the middle of various threads people are still asking the question about when Y-wing will get some special treatment like the A-wing and B-wing, one of the main desires being new pilots.
I think the Rebel Transport was almost 'Part I' of Y-Wing aces with some astros that it could use especially R2-D6 for EPT's on the named pilots.
I have to say that it does look far less likely now “Most Wanted” has been announced that the Y-wing will get any new rebel pilots because this box does very much look like it contains 'Part 2' of Y-wing aces.
Here's a picture of the upgrade cards from the set:
So looks like 3 cards in here will be giving new options to the Y-wing:
1 – Autoblaster Turret
Assuming this has the same effect and range as the Autoblaster Cannon this could be huge for the Y-Wing. The range 1 bubble is obviously much better than range 1 in arc, and with only 2 attack dice standard this turret will definitely improve the damage output of the woman in question.
2 – BTL _____ Y-wing
This looks to be a Title or Modification for the Y-wing, I don't know what this does but I do not think from the text that it adds a crew slot (as people have speculated)
I think this is a good thing though, the B-wing is getting a crew slot, and in the (now infamous) interview with Frank and Alex they were very clear they wanted to give each-ship it's own individual set of updates.
Maybe something in the image itself could be a clue to it's purpose, it looks to be focused on glowwy purple engines, this could be a clue to what this card does but squinting at the text I would guess something like:
You cannot ___
Edit: I wonder if this might be BTL-A4 It's a 1 man version with the turret locked to a forward position, "You cannot equip turret upgrade cards" i can't see the benefit of usinthis unless it offsets the loosing of a turret with a great bonus, or just a negative squad point cost.
Whatever this is I think it will be awesome, but I don't think it's crew.
3 – Bomb_____
This looks like a Y-wing only torpedo slot upgrade, but definitely isn't an attack.
I initially speculated that this added a bomb slot, (Bomb even being in the name) and it still seems like the most likely thing but the text on the card, to me, now doesn't look to be in-line with other cards that add upgrade slots.
Slave 1 for example:
If this new Torp card adds a bomb would we not be able to see “the” under the “Your u___” line? Maybe it's a prototype print or something, i'm not sure.
However if it is a bomb slot then other questions this raises:
Does this mean the Y-wing could take 2 of these and take 2 bombs? Why should the Y-wing get more bombs than the tie bomber?
I guess it does seem unlikely that the Y-wing can take 2 bombs so maybe the card will introduce a new keyword. “rare” or something, that means you can only take one per ship, OR maybe a new cost mechanic will mean that not only will the Bomb card take up a torpedo slot but will also cost a torpedo slot to equip?
- Why are there no bomb token in the picture if this adds a bomb slot?
Well there are no bomb upgrade cards in the set, and the tokens only come in expansions that also contain the bomb cards themselves. Slave-1 title is similar in that it adds a torpedo slot but the expansion does not include torpedo upgrade cards.
4 - (possibly but unlikely) –Astromechs
The bottom row of astros are clearly salvaged astros and off limits to rebels (probably) but the highlighted ones could possibly be proper Astormechs. It's a massive stretch but it seems odd they are separated from the ones at the bottom. While I don't think they would include 4 cards that the faction can't even use what if these cards have both icons? Another new mechanic that means the card can be used in either the Rebel Astormech slot OR in the Salvaged Slot. I doubt it but this is just a final thought that there may be possibly something extra here.
Edited by Glentopher, 20 August 2014 - 06:21 PM.