Chimaera expansion preview for Star Wars: Armada
January 9, 2018 - 6:02am
Star Wars: Armada is a two-player miniatures game of epic space battles. Players assume the roles of fleet admirals with the Imperial Navy, or the Rebel Alliance, and issue tactical commands to large ships and squadrons. The Chimaera expansion adds new tactical upgrades and miniatures to the game. Grand Admiral Thrawn was already previewed from this expansion but new details regarding the ships have been added. The Chimaera, an Imperial-class Star Destroyer, is Grand Admiral Thrawn's flagship of the Seventh Fleet. The included miniature has the Chimaera sigil to differentiate it from other Star Destroyers and adds two ship refit cards which you can use on your Star Destroyers. Taskmaster Grint is another newly added card which adds similar effects to Grand Admiral Thrawn but with a reduced cost. The "Seventh Fleet Star Destroyer" title is also being added which helps reduce damage at the front hull of your ships. You could also designate one of your Star Destroyers as the Chimaera itself which lets you cycle through your Fleet Command upgrades mid-battle to find the one that works best for your current situation. This expansion also adds two Mandalorian Gauntlet Fighter squadrons which are Rogue squadrons and benefit from the Assault ability. You can read the full preview on the Fantasy Flight Games website. Pre-orders of the expansion are currently available. You will need the core set to play the game with this expansion.