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Bianca Summers
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My husband and I own the Force awakens set. We just played it for the first time the other day and had a blast. I wanted to get my husband some of the expansions so we could have bigger armies. Which ones would you recommend?
 
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I'm quite new to X Wing myself so while I can't speak from experience, I've asked similar questions myself and here's what I've been recommended:

Original Core Set
I actually own one FA set and one of the original core sets. Okay you are only getting another X Wing and Tie's (not a bad thing!) but you're getting different cards, pilots etc. Plus who can knock an additional set of markers and tokens? That being said, I hear the FA set has the "better" damage deck so I've been advised to use that one over the original.

Rebel/Imperial Aces Packs
You get a couple of ships in each of these packs to expand your forces. I've seen them on sale from time to time but don't appear to be readily available.

If you start there that should give you a decent selection for casual play. I'm sure some X Wings experts can advise further!
 
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If you look closely, expansions that are set in the current "Force Awakens" trilogy have a blue logo on the box. Most of the expansions have a red logo.

So, there are only a few expansions set in the current movies so far. The Falcon, Po's Xwing, FO special forces TIE fighter.....
 
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Bsiler0825 wrote:
My husband and I own the Force awakens set. We just played it for the first time the other day and had a blast. I wanted to get my husband some of the expansions so we could have bigger armies. Which ones would you recommend?


The basic rule is this: buy the ships that interest you. They are all fun and all come with great and useful upgrades. So if you want to field Darth Vader, get the TIE Advanced expansion. If you are a fan of Rey or Poe, get the Heroes of the Resistance expansion.

If I had to pick one favorite expansion, it would be Imperial Aces. It comes with the scenario "cutting the cord" which is a blast. Many of the earlier waves come with really fun scenarios.

And a warning: I bought the same core for my nephews two years ago. I currently own 2-3 copies of each expansion. The game is a blast and addictive to the 9th degree. So be careful out there.
 
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The falcon and Bobba Fet's slave 1 are great. Famous ships and both nice add-on which canoppose each other for balance!
 
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