Fantasy Flight Games Announces Next Star Wars: Armada Wave

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Mar 15th, 2017
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There’s some more ships coming out soon for Star Wars Armada, the fleet-combat game from Fantasy Flight. This time around, we’re getting the Imperial Light Carrier as well as Hammerhead Corvettes. These ships might not be familiar to those that haven’t watched some of the more-recent Star Wars movies (so… me), but they are featured in Rogue One.

From the announcement:

When the battles of Star Wars™: Armada start getting heated, shields begin to fail, and hulls creak and groan under the strain of repeated battering. It’s at times like these that a fleet admiral’s cunning may prove the difference between victory and a resounding defeat…

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the sixth wave of Armada expansions!

Light on ships, but heavy on new ideas, Armada Wave VI features two expansions—the Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack and the Hammerhead Corvettes Expansion Pack. Inspired by Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One, the expansions give us three new ships—one Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier and two Hammerhead corvettes. While these are solid ships, they are by no means the biggest and baddest battleships you’ll find in the Star Wars galaxy, but if you overlook the threats they pose? You do so at your peril.

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  • Matt

    Was there a Quasar (the Imperial triangle carrier ship there) in the new movie? I’ve only seen it once. Both these ships are in the Rebels TV show though and has been pointed out to me by people who are even bigger Star Wars nerds than me the Hammerheads given here are the ones from the show and not the movie which have an extra engine and other stuff which I’ve already forgotten what it was.

    I am curious how well the Hammerheads will do from a sales perspective. Some of the recent small ships have sold out very quickly and been hard to find for months after their release, so putting two together means you buy one product and if you are a gamer you are probably good, unless they are ridiculously good for their in game cost. Will this however work against collectors who just buy Armada models as display pieces because now they have to pay twice as much as they would if they were sold separately and get duplicates of a kind of fringe piece, it isn’t the movie version (I am guessing collectors will know the above trivia), and if displaying in the box it takes up a lot of shelf real estate for a small ship. Finally and this is a fringe case but what if the ideal number to run for your play style or the current meta is 3 and this ends up causing availability issues again. It will be interesting to see once it hits the stores.