Welcome to my character article for Star Wars Imperial Assault. This article will talk about the hero character used in campaign mode for IA and will revolve mostly around playing the campaigns with the digital companion app. I spoke about the app and the campaigns in my previous article. There are definitely a number of heroes to talk about and cover many races from the galaxy far, far away. While not much is known about a lot of these characters, FFG didn't give us much of anything in the way of back story, what we know is gleamed from card texts and information in campaigns in the Campaign Guide.
Released in 2014 by Fantasy Flight Games, Imperial Assault is classified as a board game, but with a miniatures game feel. While the figures (mostly) come assembled, vehicles you have to put on a few pieces, they are not pre-painted. IA is for 1-5 players and has multiple ways to play. Originally the campaign mode was meant for multiple players with one person taking on the role of the Empire and others taking on the role of a hero fighting the forces of evil. Depending on the outcome of missions both the bad guys and good guys could earn xp and new cards in a role playing type system.
As a long time gamer, I've seen tabletop Star Wars games come and I've seen tabletop Star Wars games go. Yes, I have tried most of them at one time or another. Growing up in the late 70s and 80s, how could you not get sucked into anything Star Wars years later as an adult?