Apparently, the YT-1300 and the Firespray are both starting options for character groups in the new RPG. So, I wouldn't be surprised if there will end up being more crossover there. Maybe we will see inspiration for the next wave in the RPG book.
I would guess:
- TIE Bomber
- Lambda Shuttle
There is definitely room for the Lambda and Z-95 in scenario play. I also think the Rebel Transport would be awesome and make for some great scenario possibilities.
The TIE Bomber will be interesting I think. I figure it will have 1 firepower, 1 agility, and 5 hull, to go with being slower than the Y-Wing. Which should have it costing less than 10 points. But, it should be able to load 3x missiles/torpedoes, giving it potentially huge firepower for less than an X-Wing.
Schmitty, that is EXACTLY what I'd like to see in the 3d expansion. Since the Reps already said "every movie ship will be represented" then we can reasonably expect the B-Wing, TIE Bomber and Lambda. it's that #4 that's a problem… but for ME, I'd like it to be the ol' Headhunter.
For those hoping for a Corellian Corvette: Not gonna happen. Even the 1/350 resin model kit is like a 15" monster; at this scale (1/200? That right?), it'd be completely impractical as a game piece and totally nonviable as a price point. Set the Fanboy dreams aside, and be practical.
EU is indeed… spotty. But there are a few perennial faves: Z-95 is one. The sexy TIE Defender is another. But expect balance in the game; f'rinstance, if they release the Defender, it'd take something like the E-Wing to counteract it. FFG is pretty clearly trying to maintain game balance - so you won't see a bunch of Dark side ships without commensurate Light Siders to balance them.
All that in mind, I think Expansion 3 will wrap up the OT. Expansion 4 will be Prequel/Clone Wars ships, possibly with a new Starter. I personally don't care if you don't like them, that's what the franchise is all about now and you're just plain a fool if you think they won't come (assuming the success of the game, of course). There's money in them thar hills, and a LOT of it. They'll come, believe me. You don't have to buy them, but other folks will waiting in your stead. Aaannnd… I'll be one of 'em.