The Interdictor-class Star Destroyer was a variant of the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer equipped with gravity well projectors.
Sienar Fleet Systems already produced an Interdictor, the Immobilizer 418 cruiser based on a 600 m Vindicator-class heavy cruiser (also used for the Enforcer-class picket cruiser). Though it was decently armed for its size, it was a high priority vessel that was generally unable to hold its own in combat, especially if the battle involved Imperial Star Destroyers and comparable vessels.
Kuat Drive Yards decided to produce their own Interdictor offering to rival that of SFS by using an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer hull as a base.
The Interdictor-class Star Destroyer did not require additional support when performing patrol and customs duties. Some bold commanders such as Loka Hask even used the ship to pull armed convoys out of hyperspace and destroy them.
's shields partially collapsed and the hull took some damage, prompting its commanders to call off the battle. Rogue Squadron also successfully used this tactic on the Immobilizer 418 cruiser Aggregator, which caused it to retreat.
So what comes in this new pack? what wondrous goodies does it add to the forces of the Empire? lets crack it open and take a look..........
Once you have popped it out of its massive but very protective packaging you are left with a couple of baggies of goodies, and a nice component list sheet to check you have everything.
That though is the joy of these new packs, all the different upgrades that can of course be used on other ships to change up your play style, it makes you start rethinking your list, wanting to try new things, tactics, techniques, and it really keeps the game fresh.
Flight Commander lets you move your fighters AFTER you have moved, which is really good as it can let you get into range of them first if you are not.
Fighter coordination team lets you move a number of squadrons up to your rating at close-medium range after you perfrom a maneuver, and they can then move up to distance 1. This is excellent, as it has no cost, just after you move, so very good for keeping an escort force close to your ship without having to worry about commands for it.
Engineering team adds another point to your engineering, good for keeping your shields up.
Quad Laser turrets give you a good counter fire against squadrons, again very handy on a ship you know will be in the thick of it.
Leading shots lets you spend (remove) a blue dice from your pool to re-roll the rest, very useful on a big damage output ship.
Now we get to look at the special cards for the interdictors grave wells slot. Since she is the only ship with this upgrade so far its going to be intriguing to see what they actually do.
Grav shift re-route lets you place one of the grav shift tokens into play before setup anywhere on the board. When the fleets are out you can then move each obstacle that's in range 1-3 to medium range, adjusting the battlefield to your desire. Perhaps opening up a lane of attack, or closing one down.
Targeting Scrambler is an excellent support option, that helps out if you ships are targeted. You can exhaust it to force the attacker to reroll up to 4 dice of your choice, so you can use it to get rid of hits, or crits hopefully.
The G7X Grav Well projector causes a grave well token to be put out and any ships that deploy at range 1-3 must set their speed to 0, forcing them to use actions and commands to get going again. This can hinder your opponent, o be used on your own ships to slow down a defence and take your opponent off guard who would have judged for you coming at speed 2.
G8 Experimental projector lets you drop an enemies speed at distance 1-5 before it manovuers which can really limit its turning ability. When you combine this with the other upgrades that can effect speed, she can certainly have na impact on the battlefield.
Always nice to see painted engine glow Its a very detailed model as usual with FFG, and the paint work is nicely done.
Coming in with an RRP of £36.99 this will add a whole new way to think about your battles with the ability to manipulate space, and some excellent cards for your other ships.
Head over here to find your local game store and grab yourself one to add to your fleet.