One of the main reasons I create an insert for a game is to reduce set up and tear down time. Storing the game is just a useful by-product of this. This means, not just getting everything in the box, but getting everything in the box so that the game comes out as set up as it can be.
I have no idea how Fantasy Flight can possibly expand this game. It seems so complete as is, but who knows. There is still plenty of room in the box (there is a 32 mm riser to lift everything else to the top) for expansions if they ever come.
Anyway, that’s probably enough. You can check out the pictures and pick up the plans below to make it yourself if it strikes your fancy. As always, if you see something that needs to be fixed please contact us or leave a comment.
Please note: The starting Leaders are stored under the Mission Cards in the faction trays.
I have not acquired the expansion yet so I was unsure of how I was going to tackle adding it to the insert. Fortunately, Kevin (from the comments) has given us a work around until something more permanent materializes. I have not tried this yet. Here are his suggestions and a couple pictures to illustrate.
New Miniatures – I put the new figures in with the old that have a summary resource icon, so now I have to do a little searching.
New Objectives – The new objective cards fit nicely with the old.
New Advanced Tactics Decks – The new mission cards make the deck too large to rest over the starting leaders as they were, BUT the new advanced tactic decks, two for each player, take up that space nicely.
New Mission Cards – I threw all the damage tokens on top of the destroyed planet markers, and the remaining space holds one mission deck, then I removed the old tactic cards from the game, removed the divider, and that holds the other mission deck.
New Action Cards – The new action cards fit lovely in their assigned space, albeit a wee bit tighter.
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