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Partial Spoiler alert! Rebel Transport Expansion Pack

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First, thanks for the high quality scan Magnus.

 

Second, Tarn Mison? Wow, that's really obscure. The Wookieepedia page says that he was "among a group of six Rebel pilots who flew X-wing starfighter escort for the GR-75 medium transport Bright Hope through the Imperial naval blockade in Hoth's orbit. Despite Mison's and his group's efforts, the Bright Hope failed to escape destruction during its blockade run."

A nice tribute to matt painting artist Mike Pangrazio too.

 

Great to see Dodonna is a character, I wonder if he can be put anywhere or is specific to the GR-75. There's another dotted card to his left, but the name seems short (so not somthing like General Rieekan) though it's clearly a rebel commander of sorts leaning over something.

 

There are 5 more dotted/unique cards, I think the other 2 on the top row are droids (one starts with R5). And the two on the bottom right are maybe title cards (they show pictures of ships, "QUA.. 5 T"? and "TREA...TR"?). Middle of the bottom row is clearly a crew card, and could be Toryn Farr (somebody behind a display screen and I think I see it start with TO)?

 

So, cards I can see are:

Jan Dodonna
Frequency Jammer
Flechette Torpedo x3
Slicer Tools

 

As an aside, I loved the toy of this ship when I was little, and models of the ship seem rare, so it's really nice to see this release.

Edited by redxavier

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Wonder why there is a firing arc on the "torpedo" markers?

 

maybe for the homing ability? ... need to keep the target in the arc .... ? ... :)

Possibly something to do with this flechette torpedo...possibly it strikes anything in this arc?

This is great to see some details coming from this set.. this is what, I think, we all needed.. less speculation and more fact..

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Here are the unique X-Wing pilots

Tarn Mison - PS 3,  Hobbie Klivian PS 5, Jek Porkins PS 7 ept, Wes Janson PS 8 ept.  

 

I scanned the two page article and the back advertisement.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/em791c9h6re5ey4/GTM%20Large%20Ships_0001.pdf

 

oh man, i really cant wait to play with those new pilots :)

Tarn will likely cost 22pts (maybe 23 if he has a cool ability?)

the rest will be 25-28pts (just Wes will have an elite pilot talent i think)

i am not seeing any specific x-wing upgrades there, hope i am wrong (crosses fingers for new astromechs).

Edited by The_Brown_Bomber

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This is great to see some details coming from this set.. this is what, I think, we all needed.. less speculation and more fact..

 

 

Yup, and these cool detailes are all going to make the game last. If FFG had kept this great universe as just a very little dog fight game it would die in a few years. STAR WARS IS F'ING EPIC...and it needs to be played that way. STAR BLAZERS too! :ph34r:

:D:lol:;)

Edited by Joe Boss Red Seven

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Ok, so based on the artwork, the card next to Dodonna would appear to be General Rieekan:

 

General_Rieekan_TCG.jpg

 

 

I always liked this guy as well, so glad to see he's getting some love. Also, he was the rebel leader on Hoth so I would have been surprised not to see him in such a Hoth-related release.

 

...Like I said...needs heaps and piles of EPIC.

:D

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The high res scans are great. Thanks.

 

Some fascinating tidbits. I think it is interesting that the Transport doesn't have an Attack Rating or firing arc. Instead, it has that purple number, which I think is energy. It is also interesting how the Transport maneuver shown on the dial matches up with those other small chits. Really looking forward to the actual rules.

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There is a title card in there for a transport named the Quantum Storm. According to wookieepedia, that was the first transport to escape with the help of the ion cannon.

 

The other title card is for the transport Treasure Trove.

Edited by Araquay

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So now we know who the new X-wing pilots are, their skill levels, and who has an EPT (Porkins and Janson). I am very excited to know I can finally run three X-wings with PtL or a 7,8,8 list with only X-wings. A named skill pilot 3??? my interest is totally piqued. I would have rather had Hobbie get the skill 7 and an EPT but at this point I am happy that there would be any additional X-wings with EPT's 

 

I am still holding out for the Bright Hope title being the last un-flipped card especially since one of the crew cards looked like it might have been Toryn Farr and also since we will now have four of the six pilots who escorted the ship until it was disabled by Zuckuss and 4-LOM. 

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I'm excited to see how the Flechete torpedoes function, perhaps something like: Place the flechete torpedo marker ahead of you at range 1, perform a 3 die attack on everything within the torpedo's arc at range 1-2? Probably requiring a focus. Migh even just be a straight one or two damage like seismic charge.

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There is a title card in there for a transport named the Quantum Storm. According to wookieepedia, that was the first transport to escape with the help of the ion cannon.

 

The other title card is for the transport Treasure Trove.

 

Great work finding these!

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The Transport is only 20 points? So you can have 5 of them in a 100 points game :P

 

Well presumably it'll be completely useless without fighter escorts or upgrades since I think it was mentioned it doesn't have a primary weapon stat.  So you could probably fit them in, but only if you had no real interest in winning since it seems too ponderous for ramming to be a good strategy.

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