Expanding Fronts is a massive modification for Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds aimed to breathe life back into the classic LucasArts strategy game by adding various new units, features, and gameplay elements. Each of the 8 civilizations are being reworked and enhanced to make each feel more unique and authentic to the universe, while maintaining the classic Battlegrounds gameplay. In addition, the Scenario Editor is being filled with hundreds of new units, buildings, effects, triggers, and objects to allow campaign and scenario designers more freedom than ever before.

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Today, we're going over a handful of the upcoming improvements to the Expanding Fronts mod, and what content there is to look forward to in the future. In addition, we announce the release date for our next version, and open our Discord server to the public.

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BACK AT IT

Since 1.2's release back in January, we've been hard at work gathering feedback and adding new content to Expanding Fronts. This month, we will be releasing a new build of the mod for players to download.


WHATS NEW IN 1.2.1

The 1.2.1 release of Expading Fronts will primarily include various bug fixes and small balance adjustments, but there is a pile of new content incoming as well. Thanks again to the animation efforts of user The_Undying_Nephalim, and new sprite processing tools developed by Tevious, the Zann Consortium faction now contains a complete roster of unique animated infantry and support units, including heroes, and a new style of Force-user Temple.


NIGHTSISTERS

Instead of training Jedi and Sith, the Zann Consortium will have access to Nightsisters, which possess unique unit and Temple structure graphics and sound. In addition, the Zann can now train a unique third unit type from the Temple: the Nightsister Hunter. The game's first ranged Jedi-type unit, Hunters carry energy bows that fire deadly homing projectiles. Like other Jedi/Sith units, they can pick up and carry holocrons, and are subject to Temple upgrades. They cannot, however, convert enemy units.


NEW WORLDS

1.2.1 will feature a handful of new Random Map scripts as well; including the island world of Ahch-To, and the dried, coral-covered seabeds of Rugosa. Both scripts have unique, challenging terrain features, and will make use of the many new terrains, structures, and props added in Expanding Fronts. Many of the older EF scripts are likewise going through tweaks to improve balance and overall map quality.


COMING MAY 25

Expanding Fronts 1.2.1 will be made available for download on May 25th. In the meantime, the Monthly Google Drive Build has already been updated with some of the new content and fixes, as well as a partial changelog.


JOIN US ON DISCORD

A Discord server for Expanding Fronts is now available. Discuss the game, chat with the devs, and organize multiplayer matches with your friends. You can join us HERE. Thanks once again to everybody who has supported the Expanding Fronts project over the years. We look forward to bringing you even more content in the future. May the Fourth be with you.



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wookieejedi
wookieejedi

Awesome! Cool to see The_Undying_Nephalim working on this too, as I follow his work on FS2!

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EgoJisto
EgoJisto

It's really hard to tell how I am happy that you continue your work on this mod - and even got help from an experienced animator to aid in creation of infantry!

My sincere thank you to the team behind this - and to The_Undying_Nephalim in particular. Great work indeed.

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Emperors_Fist
Emperors_Fist

Great news! It's good to see you people keep Star Wars RTSs alive!

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FlippyWarbear
FlippyWarbear

Brilliant. Great to see you fellas are still active!

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YeshuaEnthusiast
YeshuaEnthusiast

Is there a trick to using multiplayer lan with this mod? I tried the last release and couldn't play it with friends... (everything looks awesome btw)

Thanks and Blessings

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Author
Gen_Rhys_Dallows

GameRanger is currently the most reliable way to play EF in multiplayer.

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

This is truly breathing life into a game that deserves it

Thank you for your continued work

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Spi-Hamentsios10
Spi-Hamentsios10

Is there a Naboo Faction? or if not is there going to be one?

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lordoflinks
lordoflinks

There is one already in the base game; two in fact. The Gungans and Royal Naboo.

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Spi-Hamentsios10
Spi-Hamentsios10

lol how did I forget this! What a shame! It's been a while actually.
Ah yes I wanted to ask about a Naboo campaign. I know there's a gungun campaign not no Naboo. Anyway.

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies!

I'm so excited! :D

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Guest
Guest

Will we see Tyber Zann and Urai Fenn as heroes for the Zann Consortium in this version? (unless there's something I missed)

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ARK2
ARK2

Is it possible to translate to other languages?

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Guest
Guest

Is there any future plans or any news regarding the First Order units and Sith such as Kylo etc.

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