Monday, 15 December 2014

Star Wars Imperial Assault - A Guest Unboxing

It was a miniatures game involving Star Wars characters so it was inevitable that some-one at my local hobby store Titan Games would purchase one as soon as it arrived... was also of no surprise to any-one locally that the person was Tom (Citizen_W from his blogging days). He's kindly interrupted his frenzied opening of the product in order to take some pictures though I'm afraid any actual product review will have to wait until he's stopped making Squeeeee noises, lol.

Editors Note - He stopped long enough to give me some very brief first impressions though a detailed review will follow at some point.

First Impression.
The first thing that struck me about the box was its weight. Fantasy flight products in general are overflowing with tokens and extra bits but even compared to a similar game like Gears of War, Imperial Assault is a weighty beast. After basking in my new box smell I gave the literature and tokens a cursory glance before diving in to the minis. As you'd expect from FF all the printed material is top quality even if I did get annoyed popping out all the tokens.

They appear to be the standard Fantasy flight hard plastic like Dust Tactics or their large box miniature board games. 99% of them are of a high quality and look amazing, Darth Vader (the mini I was most excited about after the storm troopers) is a little lacking. Its also a shame that the Luke included is farm boy Luke but as these are expansion pack models thrown in for free its a small gripe. The Rebel minis are really interesting and each show a little personality but for me its all about the Imperials. 9 Storm troopers is a little bit of an odd number but apparently I may just be missing one.

Yet to play

Until I can get an objective review of the game here's Fantasy Flight Games's own blurb...rather confusingly the website says this game isn't yet released...I hope I'm not getting any-one into trouble...

Imperial Assault casts you and your friends into the climatic events following the Death Star’s destruction above Yavin 4, and offers two full game experiences within the Star Wars saga. In the campaign game, you and up to four other friends play a series of thrilling missions woven together in a narrative campaign, and in the skirmish game, you and your opponent muster your own strike teams and battle head-to-head over conflicting objectives. Whether you play as a hero of the Rebellion and fight alongside iconic characters like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, or command the seemingly limitless armies of the Galactic Empire, you’ll enter the Star Wars universe in Imperial Assault.

As an added bonus, Imperial Assault includes the Darth Vader Villain Pack and the Luke Skywalker Ally Pack. These figure packs mark the first expansions for Imperial Assault, adding sculpted plastic figures with new campaign and skirmish missions.

Imperial Assault contains:

A learn to play rulebook, a rules reference, a campaign guide, and a skirmish guide
34 detailed plastic figures
59 double-sided map tiles
Eleven custom dice
Over 250 cards
Over 150 assorted tokens
The Luke Skywalker Ally Pack and the Darth Vader Villain Pack

The Box Cover.
Unboxing articles pretty much always start with a picture of the box even though people are more interested in the contents...

The Box Contents.
The bit people care about...however the bit you're really interested in (the models) will be at the build up the suspense...

The Models.
I'm waiting to see some of these appear as crews or characters in some other game system as'll know it will, lol. A couple of the pictures are a bit blurry but you can still get a good idea of the quality of the miniatures...

The 'Ally' and 'Villian' Packs.
Ally/Villian packs are the names given to the expansion packs for this game of which the first are included. You may recognise these two...

There you go then...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.


  1. Mirrors my own thoughts thus far - just put my own unboxing up at - i may have a few slightly better pics of some of the minis there, and I'm actually okay with the vader tbh, it'll look great painted, cos you have to remember hes mostly black, thatll change the look totally.

    1. I'll take a look at your one when I get back from work. To be fair he took the pictures for me on his phone while opening up the box at our local hobby store so they're not bad considering, lol.


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