Episode 12 – Interview with Imperial Assault Designer Jonathan Ying

We sat down with Imperial Assault Designer Jonathan Ying for a quick chat at SHUX. He talks to us about the origins of Imperial Assault and the skirmish mode. He also tells some other fun & interesting stories about IA development.

Jonathan’s new game is called Bargain Quest. It’s up for preorder now after a successful after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. We greatly enjoyed playing it and are looking forward to our own copy.

Thanks for checking out our short break from our usual skirmish analysis. We’ll be back with Heart of the Empire discussion soon.

Episode 11 – Nal Hutta Swamps & Ugnaught List

In this episode we discuss the most recent map added to tournament rotation: Nal Hutta Swamps (link to detailed map preview).

We also discuss the Ugnaught swarm list that has won several recent tournaments. For reference, the list is commonly made up of the following deployment cards:

Please also check out the Imperial Assault Skirmish Map Project for map reference as well as creating printable play-mats of all 42 skirmish maps.

Episode 10 – Mini Episode on the IA Skirmish Map Project & Network Neutrality

In this mini episode we discuss the Imperial Assault Skirmish Map Project and Network Neutrality.

Most importantly, please take a minute to learn about Network Neutrality and let the FCC know it’s important to you at: BattleForTheNet.com

Episode 9 – Jabba’s Palace, Droid Wave, & Cards We Got Wrong

We’re back after a break, so thanks for sticking with us. This episode covers:

  1. Impressions and strategy on the Jabba’s Palace map.
  2. Review of the Deployment Cards in the Droid-Themed Reinforcement Wave: including Hera, Chopper, 0-0-0, BT-1, Jawas, and IG-88’s Skirmish Upgrade.
  3. Quick review & thoughts from a recent Store Championship tournament.
  4. A discussion of some cards we got wrong from the Jabba’s Realm wave.

Episode 8 – BoardWars Tournament

Thanks to BoardWars for hosting this Imperial Assault Vassal Tournament.  This is a full tournament report with discussion and strategy for each round. You might also want to watch some of the match report videos linked below:

Episode 7 – Anchorhead Map, Points for Kills, Jabba’s Realm Command Cards

In this episode we discuss:

  1. The new Anchorhead Cantina Map
  2. The new Points for Kills rules
  3. All the Command Cards from the Jabba’s Realm wave.

Please follow along in the command card discussion with visuals from Boardwars.eu: Jabba’s Realm Box, Rangers, Terro, Jabba, and Luke.

Finally, I want to link to some great Imperial Assault podcasts and interviews with the designers. In chronological order:

Feedback welcome on Twitter or FFG Forums.

More to come soon & thanks for listening.


Episode 5 – ISB Headquarters & Worlds Discussion

In this episode we discuss the new ISB Headquarters map. We also talk about the upcoming World Championship for Imperial Assault, specifically covering the metagame, lists we would play, and general tournament advice.

Here’s a preview of the new ISB Headquarters Map

You can contact us on Twitter @IANewOrders

Nick also posts frequently on the FFG Forums as ‘nickv2002’ here’s the New Orders thread.

Episode 4 – Rancor, Weequays, Gamorreans, & Jet Troopers Spoiler Discussion

In this episode we discuss the newest spoilers from Jabba’s Realm after doing a bit of testing on the Rancor, Weequays, Gamorreans, and Jet Troopers over the weekend. Please review the new cards (we don’t spell out every detail on the episode) and join the skirmish discussion.

The official spoiler page from FFG.

There is also a short discussion about the Sorin list that starts at 13m38s in to the episode.

Episode 3 – Jabba Spoilers, Cross-Training, & Recent Tournaments

First up is a quick discussion of 2 recent tournaments. Second, we discuss when to roll a white or black die with Cross-Trained Stormtroopers. This is the Damage Probability Calculator we use.

Finally, for the bulk of the episode (starting at 12m50s), we discuss spoilers for Jabba’s Realm! We assume you’ve seen all the spoilers posted by FFG at the links below (please review them if you haven’t yet because we didn’t want to waste time re-reading entire cards):

Jabba’s Realm
The Battle for Tatooine
A Step Above Scum