Star Wars: Armada scales up the battles by scaling down the ships. Though the big ships like Star Destroyers and Mon Calamari Cruisers might take center stage, any admiral would be remiss to ignore the smaller ships and fighter squadrons. There’s a new batch for both the Imperials and Rebels coming in Wave V for Armada, of which we get a preview here.
Imperials are getting squadrons for TIE Defenders and TIE Phantoms, while for bigger ships, they get the Decimator as well as the Lambda Class Shuttle. Meanwhile, the Rebels are getting E-Wings and Z-95 Headhunters. As for bigger, ships, they’re getting the VCX-100 Freighter and the Lancer-Class Pursuit Craft. There’s lots of new abilities to sort out with the various ships as well. Many of them aren’t really direct-combat vessels, but instead do best with disrupting the enemy’s lines of communication or enhancing your own.
Figuring out how best to integrate and neutralize these figures will be key to continued success in the game.