Fantasy Flight Games preview the Vulture-class Droid Fighter Expansion Pack for X-Wing.
No matter how skilled they are, starfighter pilots can only do so much from the cockpits of their individual ships. Seeking to overcome these limitations, the Separatist Alliance takes a novel approach to space combat. Rather than “traditional” organic pilots controlling only a single ship, they turn to groups of interlinked droid starfighters that share tactical data in real time and coordinate their movements to overwhelm their enemies.
At the heart of these attack groups is the Vulture-class droid fighter. While weak in isolation, a sufficient number of these fighters can quickly become too much for even the most experienced pilots to handle. Already capable of precise combat calculations, Vulture droids become even more deadly when they’re fed additional tactical data from supporting command ships. Soon, you’ll be able to make these droids the cornerstone of your own strategies with the Vulture-class Droid Fighter Expansion Pack for X-Wing™!
Within this expansion, you’ll find one Vulture-class droid fighter miniature, beautifully painted in the colors of the Trade Federation as well as five ship cards representing different programming styles for you to employ in battle. You can further shape your Vulture droid to fit your personal strategy with five upgrade cards.
Programmed for Destruction: There is a clear distinction between two different classes of starfighters within Separatist Alliance squadrons. On the one hand, the faction’s leaders take to battle in powerful and heavily armored starfighters, such as the Belbullab-22 and Sith Infiltrator. On the other hand, you’ll find the weak droid starfighters that make up the vast majority of the Separatist forces. Expected to take the brunt of enemy fire, these droid fighters can play a number of roles in your squadron.
Cheaply produced on an unprecedented scale, Vulture-class droid fighters are most commonly encountered in large numbers, and the Vulture-class Droid Fighter Expansion Pack gives you two options for building your squadron around inexpensive fighters. With average initiative, a group of Separatist Drones can react to some enemy movements and make good use of the information relayed to them from the tactical droids carried on command ships.
Read more here, and pre-order the Vulture-class Droid Fighter Expansion Pack (SWZ31) from your local game store or direct from the Fantasy Flight Games website here (avaibale later in Q1 2019) — happy gaming!