Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition – Skystrike Academy Squadron Pack
The hardened recruits of Skystrike Academy are the elite test pilots of the Galactic Empire. These promising individuals undergo ruthless training, testing some of the Empire’s most potent and experimental starfighters. At the head of Skystrike Academy is Commander Vult Skerris , a notorious pilot known for his skill and cunning. His pilot ability allows you to delay his action until after all ships have moved, giving you perfect information to select the most effective action before engaging.
As leader of Admiral Thrawn’s TIE Defender initiative, Vult Skerris is entrusted with the testing and development of the experimental TIE/D Defender Elite prototype. This new variant boasts increased maneuverability and advanced fire control systems for what is an already effective platform. Expanding their research, the Skystrike Academy employs a number of modifications in their testing that extend to other starfighter chassis as well. One example being the modification of TIE/in Interceptors with more Sensitive Controls to further test the limits of both their pilot’s abilities and the craft itself. Regardless of the implementation, the testing of new technology by the Skystrike Academy presents a very real threat that the Rebel Alliance cannot leave unanswered.
This Squadron Pack adds two TIE/in Interceptors and a TIE/D Defender to your X-Wing collection, each sporting a new Skystrike Academy paint scheme based on their appearance in Star Wars: Rebels. Three small plastic bases, three dials and several small ship tokens are also included. In the expansion you will find 5 TIE/D Defender ship cards, 10 TIE/in ship cards and 35 upgrade cards that give you many tactical options to help assert the superiority of the Galactic Empire.