Star Wars Imperial Assault has a lot of cardboard Tiles and Tokens!
On the whole they are pretty OK.
But they are let down by the brown grey card board edge... yukky.
I decided to paint the edges.
I already had these pens from making my x-wing tokens sexy.
I spent 5 hours painting the Tiles and tokens!
It's bloody boring... however it's very easy.
It makes them look so much better in my opinion.
I made sure that things like crates and terminals were painted grey and carefully so that their colours can be kept secret.
The pens are about £3 - £4 each... quite expensive.
I used 6;
Uni Posca Slate grey
Sharpie 'Paint' Black
Sharpie 'Paint' Red
Sharpie 'Paint' Lime Green
Sharpie 'Paint' Aqua
Sharpie 'Paint' pink
Only 2 tokens that have a yellow boarder so I didn't buy a yellow pen, I used GW citadel yellow paint I already had.
I'm pretty happy with them.
I didn't paint the tile connection edges, just the black side edges.
The connection points are hidden once the map is assembled.
And the Map has a nice black border all the way around the edges.
I found that for organising the cards and tiles small elastic 'Looms' are great.
I didn't bother with the character tokens I plan on buying the proper figures later
The sidebar titled "Rebel Alliance Military Ranks" on page 393 might have some errata. The Navy column and the Army column both have Lieutenant listed twice. I wonder if the Navy column should have Lieutenant Commander listed under Commander and First Lieutenant listed under Captain in the Army column.