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Huge ships function similarly to standard ships, and obey the rules for standard ships except as noted.


During the Engagement Phase, each huge ship may perform multiple attacks.

Standard Attack

During its engagement, a huge ship may perform one standard attack which is either a primary attack or special attack with an “Attack:” header. This is resolved in the same manner as a standard ship .

Bonus Attacks

When an attack granted by a special weapon has the “Bonus Attack:” header, a huge ship equipped with that upgrade may perform the listed bonus attack while it engages, before or after its standard attack. Additionally:

  • A huge ship may perform any number of bonus attacks each round.
  • A huge ship can use each “Bonus Attack:” or “Attack:” header only once per round.
  • If an effect grants a huge ship a bonus attack that is a primary attack or a special attack with an “Attack:” header, it can perform only one bonus attack using that primary attack or “Attack:” header per round.

Firing Arcs

Huge ships have standard firing arcs as denoted on their ship cards. By default, their primary attacks can be made at range 1–3.

Attack Range 4–5

Unlike standard ships, huge ships can sometimes perform attacks at range 4–5. Some special weapons and abilities can extend a huge ship’s firing arcs to range 4 or 5 while a weapon with that range requirement occupies that arc or that ability is active.

If a ship’s front arc Front Arc or full front arc Full Front Arc extends to range 4 or 5, its bullseye arc Bullseye Arc also extends to range 4 or 5.

Defending at Range 4–5

While a ship defends, if the attack is range 4–5, and the attack does not have the ordnance icon, the defender rolls two additional defense dice.

Damage Cards

Huge ships use the huge ship damage deck instead of the standard damage deck. Each side should use its own huge ship damage deck. The rules for the huge ship damage deck are described below.

Facedown Damage Cards

If a huge ship has suffered more than four facedown damage cards, it is suggested that players arrange the ship’s damage cards in groups of five. This makes it easier to count and track damage during a game.

Faceup Damage Cards

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Each card in the huge ship damage deck has two effects: a primary effect (on the bottom), which functions like the effect of any other faceup damage card, and a precision shot effect (on the top), which is an additional effect that attackers can apply when firing from certain angles.

While a huge ship defends, if it is dealt a faceup damage card, resolve the precision shot effect only if the attacker is in the specified arc of the defending huge ship: side arc, full front arc, full rear arc, or bullseye arc. Note that precision shot effects trigger only if a huge ship is defending.

After resolving the precision shot effect (if applicable), apply the primary effect of the faceup damage card. Slide the card underneath the ship card or its other faceup damage cards such that only the primary effect is visible.

Docking With Huge Ships

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Some upgrades allow standard ships to dock with huge ships. While a docked ship deploys, it may execute its maneuver from the front or rear guides, or by aligning the center of its maneuver template to the huge ship’s center line.

During the System Phase, any number of ships docked to a huge ship may deploy from it. If a ship cannot be placed while being deployed, it is destroyed.

During the System Phase, one or more standard ships may dock with a huge ship carrier at range 0–1.


Energy Energy is a type of charge that follows all the standard rules for charges (see Energy).

Engagement Value

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Each huge ship has an engagement value, a second orange number printed beneath its initiative value. During the Activation Phase, a huge ship activates according to its initiative value, like normal. However, a huge ship engages during the Engagement Phase at the initiative of its engagement value instead.

A huge ship’s initiative cannot be altered, and it cannot be caused to engage at an initiative step other than its engagement value. (Han Solo (Gunner/Rebel) acts as an exception to this, see FAQ for more information)


A huge ship is ionized while it has six or more ion tokens. Otherwise, an ionized huge ship behaves in the same manner as an ionized standard ship (see Ion).


Huge ships are limited to straight Maneuver: Straight (white), bank Maneuver: Bank left (white) or Maneuver: Bank right (white), and stop Maneuver: stop (white) maneuvers. To execute these maneuvers, huge ships use the huge ship maneuver tool.

Straight Maneuvers

The straight edge of the huge ship maneuver tool is used for executing straight maneuvers. This edge has six lines that players use to execute straight maneuvers at various speeds.

To execute a straight maneuver, a player follows these steps:

  1. Align Tool: The player places the straight edge of the maneuver tool against one of the long edges of the huge ship’s base. Then the player aligns the speed 0 line of the tool to the huge ship’s center line.
  2. Move Ship: The player moves the huge ship along the tool until the ship’s center line is aligned with the speed that corresponds to the maneuver’s speed. Then the player returns the tool to the supply and the maneuver is complete.

When executing a straight maneuver, the base of the huge ship might overlap another ship or obstacle.

Bank Maneuvers

The hook and jagged edge of the maneuver tool are used for executing bank maneuvers. This edge has four lines, which players use to execute bank maneuvers at various speeds.

To execute a bank Maneuver: Bank left (white) or Maneuver: Bank right (white) maneuver, a player follows these steps:

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  1. Position Tool: The player positions the maneuver tool by sliding the tool’s hook underneath the opening of the huge ship’s base so it fits into the base’s left groove (for a Maneuver: Bank left (white)) or right groove (for a Maneuver: Bank right (white)). Both the hook and the hook’s edge should be flush against the huge ship’s base.
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  2. Place Huge Ship: The player places the huge ship so the front right corner of its base (for a Maneuver: Bank left (white)) or front left corner of its base (for a Maneuver: Bank right (white)) is pressed into the corner of the maneuver tool that corresponds to the speed of the bank maneuver (shown below).

When executing a speed 0 bank, the player aligns the front edge of the ship’s base with the speed 0 line on the tool (shown below).

When executing a bank maneuver, the base of the huge ship might overlap another ship or obstacle.

Stationary Maneuver

A huge ship executes a stationary maneuver [0 Maneuver: stop (white)] following the stationary maneuver rules for standard ships.

"Move" and "Rotate" Effect

If another card’s effect instructs a huge ship to move or rotate its base a number of degrees, it does not move or rotate its base. Such effects include:

  • Barrel Roll
  • Boost
  • Cloak/Decloak
  • SLAM
  • Any effect that calls for a base rotation (e.g. “rotate your base 90˚” or “rotate your base 180˚”) to occur.

Overlapping Objects

Huge ships have additional rules for overlapping objects that they use in place of the rules used by standard ships.

Overlapping Obstacles

After a huge ship overlaps an obstacle, the obstacle is removed from the play area. Then the huge ship suffers an effect according to the type of obstacle it overlapped, as follows:

Then the huge ship continues to resolve its activation. It does not skip its Perform Action step.

Overlapping Huge Ships

During the Activation Phase, if a huge ship overlaps another huge ship, it executes a maneuver that is one speed lower than what was revealed on its dial. The huge ship repeats this process until it does not overlap another huge ship (executing a stationary maneuver Maneuver: stop (white) if it was executing a speed 0 bank).

Then the ship that executed the maneuver and each huge ship that it overlapped suffers Critical Hit damage equal to the speed of the maneuver on the overlapping ship’s dial.

If a standard ship (a small, medium, or large ship) overlaps a huge ship, it resolves the overlap using the same rules used for overlapping a standard ship.

Overlapping Standard Ships

After a huge ship overlaps a standard ship, the standard ship suffers Critical Hit damage equal to the speed of the huge ship’s revealed maneuver. Then, the standard ship is picked up and set aside until the huge ship completes its maneuver.

After the huge ship completes its maneuver, each standard ship that was picked up is placed in the huge ship’s full rear arc Full Rear Arc at range 0–1. Starting with the first player, players take turns placing any of their standard ships that were picked up. Any standard ship that cannot be placed is destroyed. After a player places their ship, they must choose an opponent, who may rotate the ship 90° to the left or right using the position marker from the core set.

After all ships are placed, the huge ship rolls one attack die for each small ship it overlapped, two for each medium ship, and three for each large ship; for each Hit result, the huge ship gains one stress token, and for each Critical Hit result the huge ship suffers one Critical Hit damage.

Obstruction By Huge Ships

While a huge ship obstructs an attack, the defender rolls one additional defense die.

Red Maneuvers

While a huge ship executes a red maneuver:

  • If it has one or more active energy (Energy), it loses one Energy instead of gaining one stress during the Check Difficulty step.
  • If it has zero Energy and is not stressed, it gains one stress token during the Check Difficulty step.
  • If it has zero Energy and is stressed, it executes a white 2 Maneuver: Straight (white) maneuver instead of the maneuver on its dial.

Resource Trackers

Huge ships use resource trackers to note their current active energy (Energy) and active shields. To use a resource tracker:

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  • When a huge ship loses Energy or shields, reduce the relevant tracker by that amount.
  • When a huge ship recovers Energy or shields, increase the relevant tracker by that amount, to a maximum of its energy or shield value, respectively.


Players set up a game with huge ships using the same steps used for a standard game of X-Wing, with the following additions: Gather Forces: Set each huge ship’s resource tracker so its shield and energy values match those shown at the bottom of its ship card. Place any turret arc indicators and their associated markers (see Turret Arc Indicators).

Place Forces: Place huge ships before all other ships. If there are multiple huge ships, they are placed in descending order according to their initiative value.

Like a large ship, a huge ship’s base may extend outside of its side’s setup area as long as it fills the length of that area. It cannot be placed with any portion of its base outside the play area.

Prepare Other Components: Players shuffle the huge ship damage deck and place it facedown outside the play area. If the players have more than one huge ship damage deck, each player uses their own deck. Additionally, players place the huge ship maneuver tool outside the play area.


After a huge ship gains a stress token, it must spend one Energy to remove a stress token, if able. After a huge ship recovers Energy, it must spend one Energy for each stress token it has. Then it removes one stress token for each Energy it spent this way. Otherwise, a huge ship interacts with stress tokens in the same manner as a standard ship (see Stress).


A huge ship is tractored while it has six or more tractor tokens. After a huge ship becomes tractored, it is not moved as a standard ship would be. Otherwise, a huge ship interacts with tractor tokens in the same manner as a standard ship (see Tractor).

Turret Arc Indicators

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A huge ship can have up to two turret arc indicators if it equips two upgrades that grant it a Turret Arc or Double Turret Arc arc indicator. If a huge ship has two upgrades that grant it a turret arc, place one turret arc indicator on one mount and a different colored turret arc indicator on the other mount. Then place the position marker that matches the color and type of indicator on the upgrade card that grants the Turret Arc or Double Turret Arc.

Each indicator is associated with the upgrade that has the matching position marker. Since the indicators correspond to different weapons, each indicator can be pointed at different arcs or at the same arc. Regardless of whether a turret arc indicator is on the front or rear mount, its firing arcs are always measured from the center of the ship, not from the mount. Additionally, regardless of which mount they are on, both indicators behave similarly and occupy the arc they are pointing toward: Front Arc, Left Arc, Right Arc, or Rear Arc.

When a huge ship is instructed to rotate its turret arc indicator—such as via the rotate Action: Rotate action—it can rotate either or both of its turret arc indicators.


Attacks FAQ

Q: If a C-ROC Cruiser is equipped with IG-88D (Crew) (Crew Upgrade Slot), Corsair Refit (Configuration Upgrade Slot), and Heavy Laser Cannon (Cannon Upgrade Slot) and a friendly IG-88B is in play, how many times can the C-ROC fire its Heavy Laser Cannon (Cannon Upgrade Slot) per round?

A: A: Per Attacks (RR V1.10, pg 35), a huge ship can choose a special attack (such as the one on Heavy Laser Cannon) for the attack it performs when it engages. Per the same page, it can perform up to 1 bonus attack granted to it for a given special attack with an “attack:” header per round. Therefore, the answer is “two times,” but there are several ways this can occur. The C-ROC chooses to perform its standard attack using Heavy Laser Cannon, and also does one of the following:

  • The C-ROC performs an attack that misses and uses IG-88D and IG-88B's abilities to perform a bonus attack with its Heavy Laser Cannon.
  • The C-ROC spends 1 Energy and uses Corsair Refit to perform a bonus attack using Heavy Laser Cannon.

Note that the same applies to special attacks that generate their own bonus attacks, like Cluster Missiles (Missile Upgrade Slot)—in that case, the C-ROC could choose Cluster Missiles for its standard attack and then fire one subsequent bonus attack using Cluster Missiles if there was an eligible target, or it could chose it for its attack when it engages and also use Corsair Refit and spend 1 Missile Upgrade Slot to fire Cluster Missiles for a bonus attack against any ship in range and arc, but it cannot do both during the same round.

Q: How many times per round can a ship use Corsair Refit (Configuration Upgrade Slot) to make a bonus attack if it has a Cannon Upgrade Slot, Turret Upgrade Slot, and Missile Upgrade Slot upgrade equipped?

A: Once. While it can fire one of these weapons with its standard attack and another with a bonus attack (or fire one weapon twice this way, as described in the example above), it can only use the “Bonus Attack:” header on Corsair Refit once per round.

Q: Can a CR-90 Corvette with Han Solo [ Gunner Upgrade Slot, Rebel ] perform an attack at Initiative 7?

A: Yes. While huge ships are unable to engage at initiative steps other than the one defined by their engagement value, they are capable of making attacks at other initiative steps if instructed by a card like Han Solo.