Star Destroyers! A Preview of Expansions for Star Wars: Armada
January 20, 2015 - 5:30pm
The upcoming release of Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars: Armada has generated significant excitement, especially after their last news release concerning the overarching design of fleet-building in this new miniatures game. Now, FFG introduces the first wave of expansion packs for the game, which include two capital starships for the Empire: the Victory-class Star Destroyer and the Gladiator-class Star Destroyer. The Victory-class Star Destroyer is included in the core set, but the expansion version of this ship will include different upgrades. Players will be able to choose from the Victory I-class and Victory II-class ships, which carry differing fleet build points and slightly different-yet significantly different-upgrade possibilities. The Victory-class Star Destroyer is a powerhouse, and each of the fourteen upgrades in this expansion pack offers a variety of strategic possibilities. The Gladiator-class Star Destroyer is faster and more agile than the Victory-class, equipping it with a more balanced distribution of armaments and more speed, yet at the cost of reduced command capabilities and a similarly reduced cost to deploy to the fleet. In an upcoming news release, FFG will present the capital starships of the Rebellion. For more information on these two Star Destroyer expansions for the Star Wars: Armada miniatures game, visit the article on FFG's web page.
Star Wars: Armada is an epic two-player game of tactical fleet battles in the Star Wars universe. Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wing and TIEs. As Rebel and Imperial fleets collide, it is your job to issue the commands that will decide the course of battle and, ultimately, the fate of the galaxy.