"You can keep the lightsaber you stole, let it become just another dusty souvenir, or you can give it back and come with us—come with me, and be trained in the ways of the Force. You can learn what it truly means to be a Jedi."
–Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars Rebels
Before Luke Skywalker blew up the dreaded Death Star, before Princess Leia called for aid from an old war hero, before the Rebel Alliance crystalized into a force that would bring down a Galactic Empire, there was Phoenix Squadron. They were a band of rebels who fought against the Empire in the Lothal sector, tucked away in the outer rim of the Star Wars galaxy. Thanks to the crew of the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels, they acheived great success.
Still, Phoenix Squadron has enemies. With the increased Rebel activity in the Lothal sector, the Emperor has sent one of his most trusted and efficient servants, the dreaded Grand Admiral Thrawn, to hunt down and destroy Phoenix Squadron. Sensing profit from chaos, the pirate Hondo Ohnaka hides on the edges of the conflict, more than willing to assist the side with the deepest pockets.
These figure packs contain everything you need to add these heroes and villains to your Imperial Assault campaign and skirmish games! Daring missions, powerful command cards and beautifully sculpted figures await you in each of these packs! These figure packs will release alongside Tyrants of Lothal, and they work in conjunction with the mini-campaign found in that expansion.
With the Spectres on your side, it may seem as though you're invincible. With the backing of the Rebel Alliance, surely you can rise against the Empire and bring freedom to the galaxy. However, on the planet of Lothal, there is an enemy even the Spectres have little chance to overcome. Grand Admiral Thrawn is one of the Empire’s brightest minds, and with an order to destroy the Phoenix Squadron, nothing will stand in your way with the Thrawn Villain Pack.
Thrawn’s impact is felt in the game at the very start of the round. The Imperial player may choose one hero, and if that hero is the first to activate, it becomes stunned. Thrawn’s bold predictions can shake up the Rebel players' plans, penalizing a hero who wants to escape quickly before you have an opportunity to activate your own forces. No matter what heroes dare to face the might of the Empire, few will be able to overcome Thrawn’s tactical mastery.
HEROES, VILLAINS, AND PIRATES
The Lothal system is a powder keg ready to explode. While the Spectres and the rest of the Phoenix Squadron have had some success in undermining the Galactic Empire, the stakes have been raised. Grand Admiral Thrawn has arrived, and with him, the threat of the Rebel Alliance being wiped out. In the midst of this chaos waits a pirate hoping to make a profit. The Spectres are strong, but can they stand up to Grand Admiral Thrawn and the tyrants of Lothal?<