Assembling the July Wave of Shatterpoint Characters
July is just around the corner, and we are getting our second wave of additional content for Star Wars: Shatterpoint. Coming out this month is the Plans and Preparations Squad Pack, the Jedi Hunters Squad Pack, and the You Can’t Run Dual Pack. Let’s dive into what you get with each expansion, and talk a bit about building these units!
Plans and Preparations Squad Pack
Primary: Jedi Master Luminara Unduli
Secondary: Padawan Barriss Offee
Supports: Republic Clone Commandos (x2)
It is worth noting that there are no alternative model options in this box. What you see is what you get. While other previous sets allowed you to put a helmet on a character, or not, this set does not provide that opportunity.
Jedi Hunters Squad Pack
Primary: Grand Inquisitor
Supports: Fifth Brother, Fourth Sister
I believe this is the first Squad Pack to include 4 completely unique units, and when assembling as squad from this box, you would have three cards on the table, and only 3 units on the table. Most squads are built with 3 cards and 4 units (with the support including 2x that unit). The Grand Inquisitor gets 8 Squad Points to spend, and each of Reya, Fifth Brother, and Fourth Sister cost 4 points each.
There is an alternative head design for Fifth Brother in the box, but not for any of the other characters.
You Can’t Run Dual Pack
Primary: Darth Vader
Secondary: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Of course, these two units are not meant to work together, but it’s great to see Darth Vader enter the Shatterpoint universe. Having Obi-Wan Kenobi as a secondary – and it makes sense if you look at his card and read up on why – is going to make for some unique combinations with Anakin and Ahsoka!
Putting the Figures Together
When the figures arrived, there were no build instructions uploaded to put them together. That didn’t stop my father-in-law. If you are a seasoned war gaming assembler and painter, you will have no issues figuring out how all of these units go together. There is the added the bonus that there are no droids to put together, so no finicky pieces to glue.
Assembling the figures only took a few hours, which was everything from clipping them out and getting them all together. The assembly did NOT include the diorama build from the You Cannot Run Dual Pack. There are also additional items that can be added to Darth Vader’s base which we chose NOT to include on our model.
Overall, the miniatures and sculpts for this round of expansions is really impressive. Darth Vader and the Grand Inquisitor are especially great, and we cannot wait to get these on the table and review their various abilities. Stay tuned for more!