FFG: Corellian Conflict Overview

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The new Star Wars: Armada campaign is in stores now – come take a tour of The Corellian Conflict!

Here at BoLS, we’ve been waiting for this one for awhile. We weren’t quite sure what this new expansion for Armada was going to bring to the table. But once we opened the box we were not disappointed:

Let’s get this out of the way first:

  • New Missions
  • New Aces/Starfighter Squadrons
  • New Terrain
  • New Objectives
  • New Rules for a Campaign (duh)
  • New Map for tracking the Campaign
  • Plus lots of tokens and doodads for Campaign play
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This box has everything you’ll need for running a 2-6 player campaign using all of your Star Wars: Armada goodies. The map is made of high-quality poster-like material so it’s perfect for hanging on a wall of your hobby space or store. Depending on how many players you have, each player can control a fleet and engage in a dynamic campaign to dominate the Corellia system.

The rules are fairly typical campaign style – unique ships are unique for the entire faction and you’re supposed to keep track of destroyed ships throughout the campaign. This means that if you lose your Ace Squadron they are gone for the rest of the campaign. This does put a cap on the number of games you’re probably going to play. Personally, I really like the thought of waging a war vs a few buddies with set fleets and victory conditions.

The Corellian Conflict is really a campaign in a box but, importantly for Tournament players, it has a bunch of new Aces/Squadrons you’re going to want to take in your games. All the general missions and the new Aces/Squadrons are 100% legal for organized play events from FFG. This is pretty much a must buy for any serious Star Wars: Armada players out there. There are missions that are campaign specific – be sure you read the rules about those before you bring them to a tournament!

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Overall, this product really is a fantastic campaign-in-a-box deal. Campaigns are great ways to try new ships out in an environment that can really breed a fun, collaborative community. If you’re looking for ways to get people interest in Star Wars: Armada running a campaign is a perfect way to build some interest. And even if you’re just looking for some casual games it’s still a good pick-up because the campaign is only a couple of rounds. I would definitely recommend folks give this one a shot!

The Corellian Conflict $29.95

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Join your friends in open warfare to decide the fate the Corellian Sector! The Corellian Conflictcampaign expansion for Star Wars™: Armada allows you and up to five of your friends to wage an epic campaign spanning multiple fleet battles. Take sides with the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance, then vie for key hyperlane routes, seize vital shipyards, and establish new bases. Victory depends on your team’s ability to control vital worlds while crushing your foes in battle!

The Corellian Conflict also introduces twelve objectives that expand upon the challenges presented by the objectives in the Core Set. Finally, as you pursue these new paths to victory, you can consider the strategic advantages offered by sixteen unique squadron cards, all of which allow you to field legendary pilots and squadrons of the Galactic Civil War in combat!

 

The Corellian Conflict puts the WAR back in Star Wars!

  • I love Armada. But it just can’t catch a hold in my area. XWing is huge. Armada is hidden in a corner.

    • orionburn

      Apparently that sums up my FLGS. I recently inquired about Armada because that calls to me much more than X-Wing does. Guy I play Blood Bowl with said that he knows of 2-3 people that play Armada but the majority of people are into X-Wing.

      Since there’s no solid re-release date on Battlefleet Gothic I was going to turn to Armada to tide me over. Not sure whether to pull the trigger on it or not :/

      • Dirheim

        I think that the problem is that a game called “Armada” seems to be just a skirmish battle with 3-4 capital ships at most per side. This is the big fleet game that many people was expecting.

        • orionburn

          I have absolutely no idea how any of the Star Wars games play. I’ve pretty much been GW/40k guy up to this point. At least with BFG you had numerous ships and fighters/bombers in each game. While there aren’t many ships that come with the starter box for Armada I guess I figured you’d be playing with at least 8-10 capital ships and then the squadrons of fighters. So is Armada basically X-Wing but with the big boy ships?

          • bobrunnicles

            If you play at a tournament level, then basically I would say yes. However there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from playing whatever size game you want between you and your friends 🙂

          • Dirheim

            The problem is that when you move beyond the 5 capital ships the terrain size increases a lot if you want to maneuver with a bit of strategic sense. In BFG/Firestorm Armada you could have 2-3 detachments of capital ships (with frigates, cruisers,,,) easily playing in a 4″x6″ surface. Try to fit that amount of Armada minis in the same surface

          • bobrunnicles

            Agreed – that was included as part of the ‘playing whatever size game’ you want lol. The sheer size of some of the bigger ship models themselves will dictate how many you might want to use at once.

    • ellobouk

      I really wish I could get into it, the price of that core set is what keeps putting me off (and I can guess it’s similar for many potential players).
      I mean, the thing costs as much as (or in some cases more than) the Tantive IV or Imperial Raider, I’m fairly sure you can put together a solid 100 point X-Wing list for the same money.

      I love the look of the game, I love the bigger ships getting the love (I’ve always just adored the Imperial Class, ever since the opening scene of Episode IV, and the number of sould I would sell to get an Executor class in there somehow just cannot be counted), but I keep seeing it on the store shelf and going “It’s just so much money, and that’s just the starter”.

      • Dirheim

        That’s why I’m just collecting the models I like but for sci fi fleet games I play Firestorm Armada

      • I gues because I play 40k and warhammer that I don’t think the cost of Armada is any big deal. You can get a viable fleet for less than $200, and its already painted for the most part other than the starfighters.

        Armada is probably other than Blood Bowl the cheapest game that I play.