At a secret research facility on Imdaar Alpha, Imperial scientists are developing a deadly new starfighter that could avoid Rebel sensors and scanners, providing the Empire with the means to crush the Rebel Alliance forever…
Attention all X-Wing fans!
This May, Assault at Imdaar Alpha is a chance for your players to get their hands on preview copies of the game’s fourth wave of starfighters: the Z-95 Headhunter, TIE defender, E-wing, and TIE phantom at YOUR store!
What Is Assault at Imdaar Alpha?
FFG’s Assault at Imdaar Alpha is a global preview event, showcasing the fourth wave of X-Wing starfighters at exclusive, store based, pre-release tournaments taking place the weekend of May 30th – June 1st.
Only a limited number of kits are available, therefore you should apply immediately. This exclusive event will provide your players their first opportunity to see some of the game’s most innovative new starships in action!
Fans are already buzzing in anticipation of the fourth wave of expansions for X-Wing, which include the Empire’s most powerful TIE designs, the TIE defender and the TIE phantom. FFG’s Assault at Imdaar Alpha preview event is an excellent opportunity to connect with your customers by letting them compete for the right to be among the first in the world to field these iconic starships, as well as the Rebellion’s E-wing and Z-95 Headhunter.
Participating stores will each receive a preview kit containing the following items (limit one kit per store):
- One Z-95 Headhunter Expansion Pack
- One TIE Defender Expansion Pack
- One E-Wing Expansion Pack
- One TIE Phantom Expansion Pack
- Sixteen promotional copies of Bandit Squadron Pilot with extended art
- A promotional poster featuring art from the expansions
- An instructional letter detailing how to run an Assault at Imdaar Alpha tournament
How Does It Work?
Each retailer participating in the Assault at Imdaar Alpha preview event will run an X-Wing tournament during the weekend of May 30th – June 1st. Players bring 100-point squadrons and compete through a number of Swiss-style preliminary rounds while following all the standard rules described in the X-Wing Tournament Rules document (pdf, 231 KB).
However, in the final round, everything changes! After the close of the preliminary rounds, the tournament’s two top players set aside their personal squads and command new squads that they build with the starfighters included in the event kit.
One player will construct an Imperial squad that fields both the TIE defender and TIE phantom. The other will construct a Rebel squad that utilizes the Z-95 Headhunter as well as the E-wing. Both players will complete their 100-point squadrons by adding starships and upgrades from their existing X-Wing collections. Then, each of the tournament’s top four participants get to claim one of the preview expansions!
- 1st Place – First choice of one Assault at Imdaar Alpha preview starship expansion
- 2nd Place – Second choice of one Assault at Imdaar Alpha preview starship expansion
- 3rd Place – Third choice of one Assault at Imdaar Alpha preview starship expansion
- 4th Place – Fourth choice of one Assault at Imdaar Alpha preview starship expansion
- Top 16 – One commemorative Bandit Squadron Pilot with extended art
NOTE: Retailers will find the full details on hosting an Assault at Imdaar Alpha tournament in the kit’s instructional letter.
How Do You Get Involved?
All applications are due by Friday, March 21st at 23:59 CST, though we strongly encourage interested retailers to apply immediately due to limited kit numbers.
If you are approved to host an Assault at Imdaar Alpha event, FFG will send instructions for ordering your event kit. They’ll also include your store(s) in a posted list to their website, of participating retailers in a few weeks.
What Can Players Do?
If you’re an X-Wing player, be sure to contact your favorite local gaming store about this exciting preview event and encourage them to participate. Then be sure to check FFG’s website in mid-March for the full list of participating retailers in order to make your plans to attend.
In the meantime, start building your squads and getting in your practice games. This is your chance to be among the first in the world to claim the Z-95 Headhunter, TIE defender, E-wing, or TIE phantom!
You’ll be able to find more information about these exciting X-Wing starfighters in upcoming previews, so keep checking back on a regular basis.
Acquiring a Target Lock
Retailers, remember that FFG have a limited number of Assault at Imdaar Alpha kits, and the sign up for this exclusive preview event closes on March 21st. Submit your application immediately to host one of these exciting, world premiere events!