Star Wars: X-Wing - Imperial Aces Expansion Pack

Star Wars: X-Wing - Imperial Aces Expansion Pack

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Manufacturer: Fantasy Flight Games

Expand and upgrade your X-Wing game!


The signature coloration of the Empire's most skilled pilots strikes fear into foolish enough to face them in battle. Only members of the Emperor's Royal Guard may fly their unique crimson fighters, often seen escoriting the Emperor's shuttle - or one of its decoys. The pilots of the 181st are among the galaxy's best, identified by the blood-red stripes adorning their ships.


This pack includes everything you need to add 2 TIE Interceptors to your game.


Contents:

1 Rulesheet

2 TIE Interceptor Ships

2 Plastic Bases

4 Plastic Pegs

4 Ship Tokens

2 Maneuver Dial

2 Focus Tokens

2 Evade Tokens

2 Target Lock Tokens (Q, R)

2 Stress Tokens

2 Shield Tokens

6 ID Tokens (#32, 33)

1 Prototype Token

6 Function Tokens

6 Damage Tokens

2 Reference Cards

8 Ship Cards

- 1 Carnor Jax

- 1 Kir Kanos

- 2 Royal Guard Pilot

- 1 Tetran Cowall

- 1 Lieutenant Lorrir

- 2 Saber Squadron Pilot

12 Upgrade Cards

- 2 Push the Limit

- 2 Opportunist

- 2 Targeting Computer

- 2 Hull Upgrade

- 2 Shield Upgrade

- 2 Royal Guard TIE


This is not a stand-alone game. A copy of Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is required to play.

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Not my favorite ones
I do like these ships, but however I don't think they are the best the galactic empire has to offer. The face that they have no shields, and a very low hull amount (of only 3), it's hard to keep them alive, unless you got mad skills. The paint job is amazing though and its an amazing deal to get so much for such a low price! I feel as though they are great for up close and personal fighting, not long at a distance
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Review by joseph on 12/25/2015
Great item
My family loves this game. Great detail and fun.
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Review by Christopher on 12/18/2015
Awesome Edition
This is a great set to pick up especially if you have the original TIE Interceptor. These are my favorite ships and the new paint jobs are awesome.
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Review by Tyler on 12/14/2015
Fly at an ace pace!
The Aces really add an extra challenge to this wonderful game. The ships maneuvers are really fast and can equip two modifications! Holy cow two?! Yes two! Throw stealth device and auto thrusters on and you're set for a high agility defensive dogfight! The ships themselves are beautifully painted and the royal guard red is soo elite you'll need to fly two just because! Get two of the Aces pack for a nasty swarm.
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Review by Boba Tom on 11/9/2015
Great expansion
If you really want to bolster up your imperial army but dont really want to buy multiple blister packs of the interceptors these are great for you because you get pilots and upgrades not found in the non ace blisters
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Review by Sergio on 11/3/2015
Best aces pack
This is the best aces pack. Not only does it add a little color to your Empire fleet, it adds some important upgrades.
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Review by Jonathan on 11/3/2015
"Bang" for your buck
"For The Empire!" That's what I yell when my Aces destroy another rebel scum ship!
If your running with the Empire, This is what you need to help that, good pilots, good upgrade cards and overall a good set. Check it out
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Review by Nathan on 10/28/2015
Vital for Imperial players
If you fly for the Empire, you need this set. Very useful pilots and upgrades, plus you get two very cool repaints, including the TIE interceptor with the bloodstrip for Baron Fel (who comes with the TIE interceptor single pack).
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Review by Kodiak3d on 10/26/2015
Imperial Booster A Must Get
The biggest addition to your fleet is the Royal guard. They will increase your hitting and you'll want to practice your flying as you should be able to get out of the way of your enemies.
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Review by Nicholas on 10/22/2015
GREAT Value
Initially I purchased this expansion because it was the easiest way to get ahold of more Interceptors, but there are so many upgrades available that I am glad I did. the models are very detailed, and the unique pilots are a great addition. Adding in the Saber Squadron pilots and Royal Guard Pilots and Title, you can turn these interceptors into monsters of speed and firepower.

Well worth the value!
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Review by Joshua on 10/19/2015
Good Expansion
This is a pretty nice expansion. The Royal Guard TIE ship card makes the ships able to add two ship mods which is a nice touch - with Push the Limit and Opportunist you can have a nice little squad going.
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Review by matthew on 10/13/2015
Not bad at all!
Overall, this is a very good expansion.

Pros: Excellent paintjobs on the ships; Comes with 2x Push the Limit, a very important upgrade card; Comes with Carnor Jax who is a great pilot; Comes with Royal Guard Pilots, which are also good

Cons: The named pilots, other than Carnor Jax, aren't very powerful. Even Carnor Jax is situational because he needs to be in close proximity to enemy ships. This set also comes with 2x TIE Interceptors, which is great if you like that type of ship but not so good if you want more variety (compare this to the Rebel Aces pack, which has an A-wing and a B-wing.)

Tip: If you get this, also get the Star Viper expansion, which comes with Autothrusters - a defensive upgrade that would prolong the life of your TIE Interceptors.
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Review by gundamz on 10/10/2015
AMAZING
Im a big fan of Interceptors! They fly fast and hit hard. I totally recommend an Imperial fan to buy this. A must have for sure.
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Review by Fluffy on 10/9/2015
AMAZING
Im a big fan of Interceptors! They fly fast and hit hard. I totally recommend an Imperial fan to buy this. A must have for sure.
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Review by Fluffy on 10/9/2015
a pretty great set
this is packed full of goodness. nice models, new pilots, new upgrades and new senario to play. the only thing I wish was that they took the time to make the Royal Guard tie with the secondary wings. then it would be perfect! regardless, it's a great way to build up your imperial fleet.
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Review by Pancho on 10/6/2015
Good Imp Addition
The interceptor goes great with most Imperial lists, and this box contains some exceptional upgrade cards.
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Review by Eric on 10/3/2015
ION-OWNAGE!!!
This expansion was picked up for the SOLE purpose of dog fighting the IMP ACES. At least when I am piloting these guys the Imperials drop like flys lol. My group Handicapped the rebs ION usage just to address my total dominance in a Bwing lol. Like all the the FF Games minis these are beautiful and look great in my collection. At the price you get the two exclusive ( exclusive to rebs aces) ships and a handful of scenario missions. Plus the aces cards are nice also.
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Review by Keltz on 10/1/2015
Amazing
Amazing box set !! Royal guard are great interceptors.
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Review by Wesley on 10/1/2015
Interceptors for the win!
There is probably not a more entertaining ship to fly in x-wing. Grab this set and a few more interceptors, you're going to need them.
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Review by ben on 9/30/2015
Excellent Expansion
After running a few games with these fighters, I can honestly say that they are some of the coolest minis in my collection. I absolutely love the upgrade cards, including the Royal Guard Interceptor title, which gets its full use when used in Epic Play. A couple Interceptors with Push the Limit, Hull Upgrade, and Shield Upgrade can easily outmatch most units on the board, and combined they are a serious threat to any of the larger ships due to their high agility value. I'm looking forward to adding more of these to my collection.
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Review by Ryon on 9/30/2015
Love the royal guard interceptor
This is a great box set with tons of upgrades.
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Review by Wesley on 9/27/2015
Imps 4 life
Push the limit and opportunist both 2x. Prepare to do some wrecking. Even if you are just looking for the upgrade cards this is a good expansion.
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Review by Aaron on 9/27/2015
Another Great Expansion
Cool looking Interceptors, great pilot and upgrade cards, and a good value. What else is there to say?
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Review by Boxcar Gaming on 9/23/2015
Fun Addition to Imperial Faction
With the addition of the Imperial Aces expansion, brought more great cards to play with. Along with that the new addition to the pilots was welcomed. A great one that adds a lot of fun that allow for barrel rolls to be done with banks.
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Review by Dan on 9/21/2015
Can make the ship tougher with shields!!!
Love these. You can make hull and shield upgrades makes this ship tougher(with the royal guard trait, you can use both). 3 attack and 3 agility. The paint schemes are cool also. You can run as a pair of royal guards, Connor jax is one of the better pilots.
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Review by Chris on 9/20/2015
imperial aces is a must for your collection and top tier squadrons!!
This is a great expansion! The price here is too low not to own it and the quality of the sculpts is great! Start your swarm off right with these mean interceptors! The titles,upgrades and pilot's are a must for imperial players.the low point cost leaves plenty of room for Vader,interceptor top tier tournament squadron or whatever else you want to run.to run the said top tier interceptor squad this is a must have by the way.buy it last week!!!!
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Review by jack on 9/19/2015
More Interceptor Love
As I noted in my review for the Tie Interceptor, I noted how it is my favorite ship in the game, and FFG with their first X-wing Aces pack. This set includes one of the most often used Pilot Talents Push the Limit, as well as new pilots who are still some of the most competitive Interceptor pilots. Not to mention that this set includes the highest pilot skill generic ship available at the moment.

And if that isn't enough you also get two repaints of the Interceptor which you can use. The An interceptor with a 181st blood stripe and an interceptor painted in the style of the Emperor's royal guards.
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Review by Jimmy on 9/18/2015
Excellent expansion!
This is one of the best Imperial expansions for the value.

You get 2 more interceptors and , really, who doesn't love interceptors?

You also get the interceptor title, which is almost mandatory to fly an interceptor effectively.

The alternate paint schemes. They are beautiful, enough said!
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Review by Charles on 9/18/2015
Intercept this expansion!
Great paint jobs and excellent cards here. A must if you plan on flying any Interceptors in your squad. Carnor Jax can be positively deadly.
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Review by Sean on 9/15/2015
If you are an Imperial Player you need this expansion..
The alternate paint jobs add differentiation to your ships. The pilot cards are different than those in the Interceptor Expansion set. The upgrade cards are very handy on any imperial ship. This set is the same great value that the smaller X-Wing expansions are..just two bundled together. In fact, you may need to get two of this box because of the massive amount of necessary upgrade cards for your squadron.
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Review by ZimZam on 9/12/2015
One of the better Values of the expansions
Not only do you get two interceptors, they are also specially painted. The Royal Guard title card is worth it in itself. Being able to add multiple modifications to a single ship is easily one of the best bonuses.

I love running swarms of interceptors. With the 3 attack and 3 defense die, the interceptors have heavy attacks and great defense.
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Review by Mark on 9/9/2015
Great set to buy
With cards like Opportunist, Push the Limit, and Royal Guard TIE, this is great set to buy. It is also essential for any Imperial player who wants to make the superb Soontir Fel build.
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Review by Jesse on 9/7/2015
Love the alt paint!
New cards for your interceptors, and great alternate paint schemes! It's worth picking up.
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Review by Luke on 9/6/2015
What can I say this might be one of the best sets to come out for Star Wars X-Wing Alliance game.
What can I say this might be one of the best sets to come out for Star Wars X-Wing Alliance game. The upgrades are amazing besides getting two Push the limit, you also get two Royal Guard TIE Interceptor upgrade cards with allow you to have two upgrades per TIE Interceptor. You also get Opportunist and Targeting Computers in this set which can make for some real good offensive power plays.

The Imperial Aces set also come with the most fun combat mission to date named "Mission 7: Cutting the Cord."

Long story short the Imperial Player gets to use a special prototype version of any non-unique craft. Under the right conditions you can have a TIE Interceptor, or even a Imperial Guard TIE Interceptor, do 7 die damage with its primary laser cannons!!! Heres the run down. You have 3d standard with Interceptor, you get +1d if at range one. You get a +1d if using Opportunist or expose, last but not least you get a +2d if using the satellite that grants the +2d to primary laser damage. In total you are doing 7d damage for your primary laser cannons. To top it off if you are using a Royal Guard TIE Interceptor that is upgraded to RGTI you can throw in a targeting computer to reroll your dice rolls. At this point you might want to use PTL instead of Opportunist or Expose so you can focus and target lock but you will do on dice less damage.

The new named Characters from the 181st and the Royal Guard are also fantastic.

What can I say about the miniatures, they are fantastic. They did a great job with the new paint jobs for the 181st and the Royal Guard Interceptors. The only one problem I have is that the Royal Guard TIE Interceptor doesn't have the modifications it should. The mini is nothing more than a really cool looking Red TIE Interceptor. Although since we don't know to much about them maybe some don't have the full modifications...? Since I can't be for sure I am still giving this 5 Stars.
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Review by Hugh on 9/2/2015
Awesome
A great purchase for any imperial player.

Comes with 2 copies of useful upgrades (push to the limit, hull/shield upgrades) and some nasty pilots. Carnor Jax is a killer and then you also have the option of taking 2 Royal Guard pilots.

I bought one and I'm trying very hard not to buy 1-3 more. Another one would let me field 4 Royal Guard Pilots with Push to the limit. Another 3 would let me do it in all red...

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Review by Steve O on 5/12/2014