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Aid the Rebel Alliance
The TANTIVE IV Expansion Pack for X-Wing (TM) Is Now Available
X-Wing | Published 22 May 2014

“You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies.”
–Darth Vader

It’s time to blast through the Imperial blockade and make the jump to hyperspace. The Tantive IV Expansion Pack for X-Wing is now available at your local retailer!

The Tantive IV Expansion Pack features one detailed, eye-catching Corellian CR90 Corvette miniature. This huge starship is so massive that it is divided into two sections, fore and aft, both of which have their own corresponding ship and damage cards. You’ll also find twenty-four new upgrades, a new maneuver template, and a new range ruler that allows the CR90 to fire its primary weapon at Range “5.”

Meanwhile, as the game’s second huge starship, the Tantive IV greatly enhances a wealth of new play experiences. You can run your Corellian CR90 Corvette through the expansion’s six new missions, which can either be played individually or linked together in the campaign, Point of No Return, which offers the game’s most cinematic experience to-date. Alternatively, you can field the expansion’s iconic starship as the powerful backbone of a Rebel fleet for use in either of the game’s two new Epic Play formats, Team Epic or Epic Dogfight.

Experience the Epic

More than just an expansion, the Tantive IV Expansion Pack is your gateway to a host of epic, iconic Star Wars experiences.

One of the most recognizable starships in the Star Wars galaxy, the Tantive IV was the blockade runner that carried R2-D2 and C-3PO near Tatooine. It was the starship on which Princess Leia Organa secreted the stolen plans for the Empire’s first Death Star. It was the starship that first followed the opening crawl of A New Hope, flashing across the screen in desperate flight from a Star Destroyer, and after it was caught, we caught our first glimpse of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader, as he strode menacingly through the ship’s halls.

Back when we first displayed our prototype CR90 miniature at Gen Con Indy 2013, we also announced that the Tantive IV, along with the GR-75 medium transport, would be released outside of the game’s standard 1/270 scale. Because this iconic starship is simply too big to function in the game at that scale, we were left with two options. We could work with a new scale, or we could leave this iconic starship out of the game.

In the end, we decided the Tantive IV was simply too iconic and exciting to ignore, and we invented a new “relative” scale, carefully balancing the ship's playability against its presence on the table.


A 360-degree view of the Corellian CR90 Corvette. (Click to enlarge.)

The result is that you now have the opportunity to play your games of X-Wing in more formats that ever before. You can continue to focus on dogfights and Standard Play tournaments at 1/270 scale, but you also gain the option to field one of the most iconic starships in the Star Wars galaxy in the game’s Cinematic Play and Epic Play formats.

Accordingly, the Tantive IV Expansion Pack isn’t just another starship; it’s one of the forces that has driven X-Wing to become larger, bolder, and better than ever!

The Rebel Alliance Needs You

If you’re looking for more information about the Tantive IV Expansion Pack, you can check out our previews:

  • We explored how the Corellian CR90 Corvette makes use of the expansion’s new maneuver template and rules for “energy.”
  • Developer Alex Davy presented an in-depth look at the cinematic aspects of the new Epic campaign, Point of No Return.
  • We presented squad lists that illustrated how the Corellian CR90 Corvette could form the backbone of powerful Rebel squads in both the Team Epic and Epic Dogfight tournament formats.
  • The game’s developers addressed how their desire to bring the Tantive IV and Rebel transport into the game led to the creation of the new maneuver template and energy rules, and they further explained how these two things distinguish huge ships from the game’s smaller starfighters and light freighters.

Then, once you’ve had your questions answered, you can head to your local retailer to pick up your copy of the Tantive IV Expansion Pack. The Rebel Alliance needs you!

X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE Fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates Star Wars’ exciting space battles. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

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