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Fantasy Flight Games Sneak Peeks First ‘Star Wars: Armada’ Expansions

Star Wars: Armada Wave #1When it comes to Star Wars releases, it’s like watching Fantasy Flight Games print money. Alongside the skirmish level miniatures game Star Wars: Imperial Assault burning up wishlists, fans of awesome looking starship models and fleet scale SF action are eagerly anticipating Star Wars: Armada. FFG has revealed the first wave of expansion packs for Armada and here’s a look at what you can expect. The core set for Star Wars: Armada is set for a Q1 2015 release and carries an MSRP of $99.95 while the expansions are priced from $19.95 to $39.95.

From FFG:

“The fleet will be here any moment.”
    –Leia Organa

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of the first wave of Star Wars: Armada expansion packs!

  • Victory-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack
  • CR90 Corellian Corvette Expansion Pack
  • Nebulon-B Frigate Expansion Pack
  • Assault Frigate Mark II Expansion Pack
  • Gladiator-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack
  • Rebel Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack
  • Imperial Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack

As you launch into Armada and its tactical fleet battles, these expansion packs allow you to customize and expand your fleet. Five of them introduce carefully detailed and pre-painted capital ships, each of which comes with its command dials, ship cards, an array of upgrade cards, and all the tokens and other components you need to deploy it into battle. Meanwhile, the fighter squadron expansion packs each come with eight sculpted squadrons, representing four different types of fighters. You’ll also find eight squadron cards, including one unique card for each type of squadron.

Use these expansions to grow your fleet or to tailor it around your favorite strategy. Either way, these ships, squadrons, and upgrades allow you to explore a vast range of tactics and strategies that reach beyond those available in the Core Set.

Victory-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack

The largest and most powerful of the starships from the Armada Core Set, the Victory-class Star Destroyer formed the core of the Imperial Navy at the outset of the Galactic Civil War. These ships measure roughly nine-hundred meters in length, sport crews numbering over five-thousand, and feature a dagger-shaped design that allows them to concentrate nearly all their weapons on their forward firing arcs.

The Victory-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack bolsters your fleet with one sculpted and pre-painted miniature Star Destroyer identical to the Star Destroyer miniature from the Core Set. It also comes with all requisite tokens and command dials, as well as more than a dozen ship and upgrade cards. The expansion’s two ship cards allow you to outfit your Star Destroyer as either a Victory I or Victory II, and its fourteen upgrades open a wide range of strategic possibilities as they allow you to upgrade your armament, your crew, and even your Star Destroyers themselves.

CR90 Corellian Corvette Expansion Pack

The first starship to appear in the classic Star Wars trilogy, the CR90 Corellian corvette is a small capital ship of roughly 150 meters that featured prominently in the Rebellion, largely due to its versatility. Often referred to as “blockade runners,” CR90 corvettes can be outfitted to slip through Imperial blockades, haul cargo, serve as trooper carriers, or engage Imperial ships in battle.

You can add one of these versatile starships to your Rebel fleet with the CR90 Corellian Corvette Expansion Pack. The expansion comes with one pre-painted miniature CR90 corvette, one command dial, all requisite tokens, and ship cards for both the CR90a and CR90b configurations. Additionally, eight upgrades allow you to equip your corvette for battle, including the commander card, Mon Mothma, and the Tantive IV title card.

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Jeff McAleer

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