GTM #218 - Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game - Wave XIV
by Fantasy Flight Games


“Save the Rebellion! Save the dream!”

– Saw Gerrera

The atmospheric starship battles of Rogue One are coming to players’ tabletops with X-Wing™ Wave XIV! Two new expansion packs draw any pilot into the battles of the Galactic Civil War on behalf of the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire:

• Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack

• TIE Reaper Expansion Pack

Players may be flying through driving rain on a portentous mission to infiltrate the Imperial base on Eadu. Or, they may be engaged in a desperate dogfight in the sunny, tropical skies above Scarif. Either way, they stand to gain by bringing the new ships from X-Wing Wave XIV into their hangar bays.

Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack

Saw Gerrera and his partisans are dedicated to their fight against the Galactic Empire, even if their methods are deemed too extreme by the leadership of the Rebel Alliance. In fact, this band of freedom fighters has fought against tyranny since the Clone Wars, using every strategy and dirty trick available. Now, they zealously fly their customized ships into battles that might seem hopeless or lost. Within the Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack, Rebel Alliance ace pilots gain the tools they need to add some of Saw Gerrera’s guerrilla warriors to their squadrons.

Like the Rebel Aces Expansion Pack and the Heroes of the Resistance Expansion Pack before it, this X-Wing expansion does not introduce entirely new ships to the game. Instead, it returns to two existing ships with a wealth of new ship cards and upgrade cards, while presenting those ships in a stunning new light. In this case, those ships are the U-wing and the T-65 X-wing, now emblazoned with the striking redand-white colors of Saw’s band of outlaw soldiers.

Players now have the chance to field Saw Gerrera himself on the battlefield, as he flies the U-wing into battle. Alongside Saw Gerrera, players will find plenty of other unique pilots, representing the most  skilled pilots among the renegades. With ten new ship cards and fifteen upgrade cards, combined with the maneuver dials, tokens, rules, and other components included in this expansion pack, players will have everything that they need to take the battle straight to the Galactic Empire.

TIE Reaper Expansion Pack

Taking the part of the Galactic Empire in X-Wing Wave XIV, you’ll find an entirely new starfighter from Sienar Fleet Systems—the TIE reaper. The TIE reaper was engineered as a high-performance transport, designed to deliver specialized soldiers such as Director Krennic’s death troopers into the raging heart of a battle. Equipped with advanced ailerons for precise atmospheric maneuvering, thick armor plating, powerful laser cannons, and the capacity to carry elite infantry, this menacing vessel struck fear into Rebel forces across the galaxy.

The TIE reaper first emerges in players’ games of X-Wing as a heavily armored ship. While it may not be as maneuverable as a smaller starfighter, it can still pack a punch, rolling three attack dice as its primary weapon attack. Six hull and two shields ensure that players’ TIE reapers will stick around for a while, even with an agility value of one. The TIE reaper also boasts some unexpected surprises, capable of performing the Segnor’s Loop maneuver and coming to a full stop and holding stationary for a single round. Perhaps more important for most players, however, are the TIE reaper’s two crew upgrade slots.

Two crew upgrade slots offer players the chance to bring a powerful upgrade like Emperor Palaptine into your squadron, but they may also choose an upgrade included in the TIE Reaper Expansion Pack, such as the Death Troopers. A player’s TIE reaper will need to be close to an enemy ship, but so long as their ship is charging directly at an enemy vessel, the Death Troopers can dump stress tokens onto their target, restricting it from performing many of the actions and maneuvers that may prove vital to its survival. Combine that with the TIE reaper’s unusual jam action, and the TIE reaper has already carved out a space in Imperial squadrons as a ship that can easily interfere with enemy plans.

Save the Dream

The dramatic starship battles of Rogue One are coming to the tabletop with X-Wing Wave XIV—and whether players are piloting their ships on behalf of the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, they have the chance to choose between two distinct expansion packs:

• Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack

• TIE Reaper Expansion Pack