I just got my first model for X-Wing Minis (an E-Wing) and received a card in the box called "Advanced Sensors". It's a 3-point card granting "...1 free action..." "Immediately before you reveal your maneuver,...". My question is What can I do as a Free Action using this card? All I can find in the rule book is that it is "something specified in a card or a game type" and nothing else.

  • Have you got a core set of some sort? You need one of those to play the game. The extra ships are just expansions.
    – Desorder
    Mar 3, 2017 at 7:59

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Free actions are actions that are specified on the ship's action bar, other cards or special mission rules. You can normally only perform actions during the Perform Action step of the Activation phase.

Advanced Sensors allows you to perform any one of these free actions outside of the regular step at the cost of skipping that step.

From the X-Wing Rules reference (pg 12)

A free action is an action granted to a ship through a card ability or other effect. It does not count as the one standard action that a ship performs during the “Perform Action” step.

• A stressed ship cannot perform free actions.

• A ship can perform free actions even if it skipped its “Perform Action” step due to overlapping an asteroid obstacle or another game effect.

• If a ship is specifically granted a free barrel roll action or a free boost action and cannot complete the action in the desired direction, it may choose a different direction. It cannot choose to perform a different action.

  • Thanks for pointing out the page, I guess I didn't read it closely enough the first time...
    – Areadbhair
    May 12, 2016 at 14:17

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