“Might want to buckle up, baby.”
–Lando Calrissian, Solo: A Star Wars Story
From its first appearance, blasting its way out of Mos Eisley spaceport in A New Hope to its triumphant arrival at the Battle of Crait in The Last Jedi, the Millennium Falcon has been an iconic part of the Star Wars saga, transporting us and our heroes to many of the fantastic worlds of a galaxy far, far away.
But long before Han Solo owned the Millennium Falcon and made his own brand of special modifications to the ship, it belonged to infamous gambler and smuggler Lando Calrissian. With the recent release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we finally got to witness some of the Millennium Falcon’s early exploits and see how it inevitably came into Han Solo’s possession. Soon, you’ll have the opportunity to experience this classic ship in an all-new way during your games of X-Wing™ Second Edition.
Fantasy Flight Games have announced the Lando’s Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack for X-Wing Second Edition! This expansion pack will join the rest of Wave I for X-Wing Second Edition, releasing on September 13th, 2018!
Roll the Dice
Long before either of them became affiliated with the Rebel Alliance, both Lando Calrissian and Han Solo made a living by smuggling illicit cargo throughout the Outer Rim. For this reason, Lando’s Millennium Falcon becomes a powerful new option for the Scum and Villainy faction of X-Wing Second Edition.
Within the Lando’s Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack, you’ll find everything you need to add a customized YT-1300 Light Freighter to your squadron, including a beautifully painted ship miniature and an assortment of eight ship cards that reflect the Scum faction’s penchant for risk-taking. But these risks aren’t totally reckless. Any gambler knows the best time to place a bet is when the odds are in your favor, and few are better gamblers than Lando Calrissian. If he’s is at the controls of the Falcon and not stressed, he can gain a stress token to reroll all of his blank results, giving him a much better chance of enhancing an attack or dodging some incoming fire.
Beyond its pilots, Lando’s Millennium Falcon has a few interesting built-in features. Although it was originally built as a freighter, it still makes an intimidating opponent in the middle of a space battle thanks to its double turret arc that functions as a primary weapon. This arc covers much of the space surrounding the ship, making it difficult for an enemy ship to approach without the threat of return fire.
These turrets need operators, of course, and you can enhance their effectiveness by adding a gunner from among the thirteen upgrade cards found in this expansion. In addition to being an ace pilot, Han Solo is just as good in the gunner seat, granting you the ability to perform a red focus action before engaging with enemy ships. In effect, this gives you the chance to rotate your turret into position and focus in a single round, providing ample opportunity to do some damage.
A large ship like the Millennium Falcon can be greatly enhanced by good crew and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to add one among this expansion’s upgrade cards. Scum are known for their unpredictability and Tobias Beckett is sure to enhance this reputation with his ability to dramatically alter the playing field during setup.
Even more unpredictable is the Falcon itself. Han Solo may have put his own mark on the ship, but Lando Calrissian also gave it a few tricks of his own that you also include. With a Rigged Cargo Chute, for example, you can dump a fresh obstacle into the middle of the battlefield and—if you’re lucky—into the path of enemy ships. What’s more, Lando always had an exit strategy, and this version of the Millennium Falcon also includes the escape craft featured in the film. This craft docks snugly in the larger miniature, even as it makes Lando’s Millennium Falcon more versatile with the ability to launch this escape craft, which can operate independently from the larger ship.
We’ll take a closer look at the pilots, upgrades, and escape craft included in the Lando’s Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack in a future preview!
Not a Scratch
The Millennium Falcon has woven itself into the history of the galaxy on a number of occasions. Now, the Lando’s Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack lets you experience the untold history of one of the galaxy’s most storied ships. Take the controls and build your own legacy!
Lando’s Millennium Falcon will be releasing alongside the rest of X-Wing Second Edition Wave I on September 13th!