Every player who shows up and plays in this event gets a resource as a participation prize. The resource for month one is General Orders. This resource costs 5 points and allows you to place 5 Battle Station Tokens on the card. During the Activation Phase, you may remove one of the Battle Station Tokens and place it next to your ship if an opposing ships moves within Range 1-3 and within the forward firing arc of your ship. This resource is going to be highly sought after and will probably see a lot of play in competitive games. General Orders is a great way to gain the Battle Station action for ships that don’t have it on their action bar. It is also useful for adding a second Battle Station Token, so you are free to use one for your attack and the other for defense. For only 5 SP you can’t go wrong with General Orders as your resource.
If you are lucky enough to win the Wrath of Khan scenario, or you get the fellowship award, you can look forward to going home with the U.S.S. Reliant Prize Pack. The U.S.S. Reliant has already been released as a retail expansion pack, however, this updated version reflects the U.S.S. Reliant as captained by Khan in the movie. This version of the U.S.S. Reliant is very similar to the previous version except it gains an extra Weapon Upgrade Slot and it belongs to the Independent Faction, instead of the Federation. This version of the Reliant also has a different special ability. When attacking with your Primary Weapon, you may disable any number of Active Shields to re-roll a number of your attack dice equal to the number of Shields you disabled. Any upgrades that allows you to re-roll attack dice is something you will want to consider adding to your fleet, and based on this special ability alone you can expect to see the U.S.S. Reliant come into play at your local venue.
Khan Singh is the Captain of the U.S.S. Reliant. A skill level 7 Captain, Khan allows you to use any upgrades without paying a faction penalty. Up to 3 of the upgrades you purchase for your ship cost exactly 4 SP each and are placed face down beside your ship card until used. Khan has all kinds of nasty tricks up his sleeve and this special ability reflects that behavior by allowing you to purchase upgrades at a discount (without faction penalty) and then spring them on your opponent, using the element of surprise to your advantage.
One of the thematic Elite Talents in this prize pack is the Ceti Eel. In the movie, Khan uses these creatures to control the minds of Captain Terrell and Chekov. Here, you may discard this card to target a ship within Range 1-3 and when it is that ship’s turn to attack, you may force that ship to either; attack any ship of your choice, not attack and disable its Captain Card, or perform its attack as normal and discard its Captain Card. The target ship must choose one of these options. Both clever and cruel, using the Ceti Eel will force your opponent to choose one of three negative outcomes. No matter what they choose, your opponent is losing something, and this is exactly the type of brutal strategy you would expect from Khan.
The remaining upgrade cards in this prize pack all represent Khan’s ruthless and violent strategies. Fire! is an Elite Talent that adds +2 to your primary weapon value for an attack. If you use this effect, you may also re-roll up to 2 of your attack dice and then place an Auxiliary Power Token beside your ship.
Joachim is a Crew Upgrade that allows you to add +3 to your Captain Skill until the End Phase. If you attack first in the Combat Phase, you may convert 1 of your hit results into a critical hit. Joachim is a perfect support card, boosting Khan’s Captain level, allowing you to attack first and then converting one hit into a critical.
The last upgrade, All Power to Phasers, is a Weapon Upgrade that proves Khan isn’t going down without a fight. This upgrade allows you to gain +2 attack dice in return for disabling your remaining Shields. In true Khan fashion, if he is going to be destroyed, he is going to make sure that you are too.
You’ll want to make sure you reserve your spot for this event early by contacting your nearest local game store. Build your best fleet and test your skill and cunning against other players to see who truly deserves the title of champion.
Visit WizKids/NECA at WizKids.com/Attack Wing for additional information about Star Trek: Attack Wing or go to the WizKids Info Network to find a local game store that is running the Star Trek: Attack Wing – The Classic Movies 3-month Storyline Organized Play event series.