It was a brute of a ship, arriving in the Maw to pin down the Millennium Falcon in Solo: A Star Wars Story and now Fantasy Flight Games preview the TIE/rb Heavy Expansion Pack for Star Wars: X-Wing.

“How about that? Is that real trouble?”
–Qi’ra, Solo: A Star Wars™ Story

The success of the Empire’s TIE line of starfighters is built upon the speed and maneuverability these ships bring to combat in open space. When it comes to patrolling dangerous sectors such as the Akkadese Maelstrom surrounding Kessel, however, something more rugged, like the TIE/rb heavy, is necessary to ensure the Empire’s domination.

Despite sharing a similar appearance to the Empire’s iconic starfighters, this ship, sometimes known as the “Brute,” distinguishes itself with its heavy armor and capacity to house an integrated MGK-300 droid co-pilot. Soon, you’ll be able to bolster the operational flexibility of your Imperial Squadrons with the TIE/rb Heavy Expansion Pack for Star Wars™: X-Wing!

Within this expansion, you’ll find all the components you need to add one of these intimidating ships to your squadrons, beginning with a beautifully detailed, pre-painted TIE/rb heavy miniature featuring canons that rotate to cover both the ship’s front and rear arcs.

Additionally, four ship cards provide pilots of all skill levels to fly your TIE/rb against any opponent while 12 upgrade cards invite you to outfit it with additional weapons, two distinct MGK-300 configurations, and more. Finally, a medium plastic base, two medium ship tokens, and a dial help you navigate in battle.

Star Wars X-Wing: TIE/rb Heavy Expansion Pack
  • A Galactic Empire expansion for Star Wars: X-Wing
  • Bolster your Imperial squadrons with a beautifully detailed, pre-painted TIE/rb Heavy miniature
  • Includes four ship cards that let you hand pick who pilots this imposing craft
  • 12 upgrade cards invite you to choose the configuration and weapons that best fit your strategy
  • Get your ship into battle right away with the help of two Quick Build cards
SOURCEFantasy Flight Games
Jonathan is a tabletop roleplaying game designer working out of Northampton in the UK who got a taste for creating games after designing the missions and writing the dialogue for the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica's official mobile game. His credits include a rulebook and adventures for the RPG of the world-famous Fighting Fantasy line, adventures for Moebius Adventures, Gallant Knight Games and other publications, as well as dozens of articles, essays, reviews and interviews on the tabletop roleplaying hobby. His first full roleplaying game, 'Those Dark Places', is published by Osprey Games in November 2020.