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Another Great Addition to the Game (Adds Lots of Variety to the Mix)
on November 11, 2012
This is another very nice addition to a fun game. As noted in my other reviews for this line, you can play a few simple and worthwhile games with the core set, but if you want to get the most variety out of the game you'll need a few expansions (maybe more if you really like the game). I highly recommend this Y-Wing expansion for reasons outlined below.
The Y-Wing expansion adds a ship and four pilots that are NOT included in the core set. Pilots include "Dutch" Vander (unique), Horton Salm (unique), Gold Squadron Pilot (generic), Gray Squadron Pilot (generic).
"Dutch" Vander is a level 6 pilot with a very nice special ability, "After acquiring a target lock, choose another friendly ship at Range 1-2. The choose ship may immediately acquire a target lock."
Horton Salm is a a level 8 pilot with one a particularly great offensive ability, "When attacking at Range 2-3, you may reroll any of your blank results."
It also includes several upgrade cards (most of which are unique to this expansion), including two astromech droids (R5 Astromech, and R5-D8), plus Proton Torpedoes and Ion Cannon Turret.
The Ion Cannon is a fun upgrade and the main reason to add a Y-Wing to your squad, but unfortunately the Y-Wing isn't really worth taking unless you also pay extra points for this upgrade (often usually worth it, though, especially since this adds a lot of variety to the game).
The expansion also includes all tokens, dials, etc. that you need to use this ship in a game.
All the ships look amazing, and while some are more fragile than others none of mine have broken after a dozen or so games. I am not rough with the ships, but I am not overly careful with them either (except perhaps when storing them).