Star Wars: Armada

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 25th, 2017
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Grand Admiral Thrawn. That’s really all you need to know, but I’m sure you want to know more. *urge to know more intensifies* Fantasy Flight Games has announced the next wave of Star Wars: Armada releases and one of the upgrade cards you’ll be getting is Grand Admiral Thrawn. The Re...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 7th, 2017
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Both the Imperial and Rebel navies are constantly looking for an advantage over the other. As such, there’s always new ship designs going into production, and new tactics being created to utilize those ships. This means new ships hitting your tabletops for Star Wars: Armada. In this case, it...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 21st, 2017
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It’s always important to make sure you and your opponent are on the same page when it comes to rules. It’s also good to see that a company is supporting a game they make, wanting it to be as good and balanced as possible. If you’re a Star Wars: Armada player, you’ll want to ch...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 5th, 2017
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Normally, you don’t want your own ships just crashing into others while fighting in space… or really down on a planet’s surface, either. But sometimes it’s just what is going to get the job done so your side can win. Entire strategies have been built around such tactics, and s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 22nd, 2017
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If there’s one thing that the space battles in Star Wars taught us, it’s never underestimate the power of a fighter squadron. X-Wings and a light cruiser take out the Death Stars. An A-Wing crashing takes out the Executor. Squadrons of fighters can really swing a battle in your favor. And...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
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-recen...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 27th, 2016
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Fantasy Flight is headed for the stars in this latest set of releases. If you’ve been on the lookout for the latest set of Star Wars: Armada ships, as well as their new campaign, you’re in luck. Also available is a new expansion for Cosmic Encounters. Plus, there’s new card protecto...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 19th, 2016
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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 co...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 12th, 2016
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Well, the weekend is over. Mine didn’t quite turn out like I’d hoped. Didn’t get a chance to do any gaming, but did have a chance to do some cooking. This year’s fruitcake is a success, I’d say. Just need to get more people to give it a try. But anyway, let’s get s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 9th, 2016
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While most of us think of the formidable Imperial-class Star Destroyer when we think of the Imperial armada, there’s plenty of smaller craft that would be used, particularly out on the Outer Rim, when sending a whole ISD would be overkill (even in Imperial standards). That’s where the Imp...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Dec 5th, 2016
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Not every ship in your armada is going to be the “big guns, blow apart the enemy” sort of ship. There are going to be those ships that simply make all your other ships more “big guns, blow apart the enemy.” That’s what you get with the Phoenix Home. You’re not goin...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 12th, 2016
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When playing games of Star Wars Armada, you might imagine yourself as a leader of the Rebellion or the Empire and the battle is one of but many in the ongoing civil war rocking the galaxy. Well, soon you’ll be able to actually make the game be part of a bigger whole. In The Corellian […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 12th, 2016
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While the news of the last week might be about the next 3-6 months in gaming (what with all the previews and announcements that were revealed during Gen Con), that’s not to say you have to wait those 3-6 months before new stuff hits your tabletops. Fantasy Flight Games has released the latest w...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 9th, 2016
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So, over the weekend, many companies had a lot of announcements about games and expansions they’re coming out with. I was able to get photos of many of them. Here, now that Gen Con’s over, it’s time to post up the website updates for many of them. Fantasy Flight Games certainly had ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 6th, 2016
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I swear this show is just screaming by this year. It’s already the end of Day 3. Today will be the last day for Gen Con 2016. As usual for Gen Con Saturday, it was a whirlwind of activity. There was roaming the hall, taking photos most of the morning and early afternoon. Then there […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jul 25th, 2016
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As a conflict progresses, both sides learn things from the other. Crews will gain combat experience and battle plans will be altered based on how technology reacts during engagements. And that’s just what you’ll get to simulate with the Corellian Conflict expansion for Star Wars Armada fr...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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Well, in rather short order, we’ve gotten the preview for the Interdictor and now The Liberty for Star Wars Armada from Fantasy Flight Games. The MC80 (which is the Liberty’s ship type) brings a new style of play for the Rebels. Now you don’t have to try and circle-strafe your Imper...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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Fantasy Flight Games has posted up a preview of their upcoming Interdictor expansion pack for Star Wars Armada. Getting pulled out of hyperspace into a trap, or using the ship’s huge gravity wells to keep Rebels from escaping makes the Interdictor an important part of the Imperial fleet. Even i...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 28th, 2016
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If you’re like me, you have spent a lot of time looking over stats for models in a game you play and endlessly coming up with different builds for your teams/armies/fleets. “I could take X, and that’d give me points for Y, but not enough for Z.” and so forth and so on. Well, F...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my p...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 20th, 2016
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The Star Wars universe is full of many unique ships. So there’s plenty to choose from when deciding on the next wave to come out for Star Wars: Armada. These two might not be directly talked about in the movies, but anyone who’s familiar with the Extended Universe knows about the Imperial...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 9th, 2016
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Much like the Assault Carriers also coming out in this new wave of ships for Star Wars: Armada, no enemy admiral is going to exclaim in terror the worry of a broadsides attack from a Medium Transport. But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth bringing to the battle. What they lack in pure, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
May 2nd, 2016
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TIE Fighters, as Obi-Wann reminded us, are short-range fighters. Only a couple models come with hyperdrives. So to get from system to system, or even quickly within the same system, they need to hitch a lift. One such craft they can join up with is the Imperial Assault Carrier. We’ve got them f...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Mar 16th, 2016
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It’s been a little while since we’ve heard about it, but Star Wars Armada is getting a new expansion. Fantasy Flight Games has just announced the new sets, bringing a new style of base to the game, the Flotilla....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 19th, 2015
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Hello there, all you gaming friends out there in gamer-land! Seems for the moment that it’s actually going to be a bit winter-like here in Atlanta. At least for a couple days. No, it’s not like the winters I remember in Chicago, but if we had a winter like that down here, this place would...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 5th, 2015
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Hello to everyone on this cold Saturday. I hope you’re having a good day. I’m cracking nuts… for that fruitcake I’ve been telling you all about all week. They don’t use the phrase, “nutty as a fruitcake” for nothing, you know. I hope you have your own project...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Nov 30th, 2015
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So, it’s just shy of December. I think there’s something major Star Wars-related happening in December, but I can’t quite remember it at the moment. I’m sure I’ll figure it out at some point. In the meantime, you can now get the 2nd wave of releases for Star Wars Armada ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 14th, 2015
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Welcome once again to Saturday. It’s been quite a morning over here. Rather busy for a Saturday. Biggest thing I’ve been working on is my decision to magnetize my Betrayal at Calth set (yes, this means it’s not 100% assembled yet. The games I’ve been playing of it have been us...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 1st, 2015
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Star Wars Armada breaks away from the one-on-one dogfights of X-Wing and puts everything on a much grander scale. However, that certainly doesn’t mean that the iconic starfighters of the Star Wars universe have to be left out. The base game already comes with flight stands of various fighter sq...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 23rd, 2015
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Fantasy Flight Games has another Star Wars Armada preview for us today. We’ve seen the Imperial Star Destroyer. We’ve seen the MC80 Frigate. We’ve seen the Imperial Raider. Time once again for a mid-range Rebel ship with the MC30. Not quite the powerhouse of firepower of its bigger ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 21st, 2015
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Fantasy Flight Games actually created a new ship for the Star Wars universe. Before something that size was needed for the X-Wing Miniatures game, nothing that already existed really fit. So they worked with the people over at Lucas Arts and the Imperial Raider Corvette was created. That’s noth...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 10th, 2015
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It’s a trap! Ok, now that that cliche is out of the way, we can get on with the rest of the preview for the MC80 set for Star Wars Armada. As always with Fantasy Flight expansions, they really do try and give you as much bang for your buck as possible. More than just […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Sep 3rd, 2015
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Ah, the ISD. It’s the poster-child for the Imperials. When you think of the Empire’s ships, you think of it and the TIE Fighter first (probably). Star Wars Armada originally came with Victory-Class Star Destroyers and… they’re cool and all… but we all know that what we r...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 26th, 2015
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We’ve not been hearing much about Star Wars: Armada recently. It would seem that was due to a manufacturing issue that pushed the Wave II releases from 3rd quarter to 4th quarter. However, things seem to have worked themselves out and the latest sets will soon be making their way to your tablet...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 27th, 2015
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I, as I mentioned in my post yesterday, am more-than-likely playing 2nd edition D&D when this will be posted to the site. Some friends I know have a long-running campaign and the DM is writing me in as an occasionally-recurring NPC. Not sure what my character will be (at time of typing), but it ...