SW Armada: Wave 6 Unveiled by FFG

At long last, the next ships for Star Wars Armada have been revealed. You Rogue One fans will be very happy!

We have two new releases coming for Wave 6, one Rebel and one Imperial. These are slated to ship in Q2.

Hammerhead Corvettes Expansion Pack $39.95

Brace for impact with the Hammerhead Corvettes Expansion Pack for Star Wars™: Armada! Named for its distinctive silhouette, the Hammerhead corvette is officially classed as a transport, but features combat-worthy engines, hull, and armament. Often fielded in groups by the Rebellion, Hammerheads lend themselves to formation tactics with their agility and responsiveness. You’ll be able to explore some of these formation tactics with the expansion’s two pre-painted Hammerhead miniatures, and you’ll find them supported by two ship cards, as well as a full complement of fourteen upgrade cards heavily focused on close-range combat!

 

Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack $29.95

The Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack introduces one pre-painted Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier miniature to your games of Star Wars™: Armada. A mobile starfighter base frequently used as a garrison vessel, the Imperial light carrier bristles with laser turrets that allow it to defend itself while its fighter craft are away on crucial missions. It comes supported by two ship cards and a total of ten upgrades, including a dual-slotted Weapons Team / Offensive Retrofit upgrade that allows you to disrupt your opponent’s ships with the game’s first boarding action!

 

Thoughts:

The addition of a small ship with Squadron:4 is intriguing.

More interesting is the boxing of the Hammerheads as a pair.  Hmmm.

Boarding is going to be a thing – and I say – ABOUT TIME FFG!

Dual-slot upgrades are bulky to equip, using up both the required slots, but the cards we’ve seen look like they are worth it.

Notable Cards:

Meet the new Admiral, she loves her squadrons.

Boarding Shenanigans – OUCH!

RAMMING SPEED!

 

~More on these two in the days ahead. What do you think Admirals?

  • pokemastercube .

    you say rogue one, these ships are from rebels originally

    • dinodoc

      The Hammerhead is a KOTOR Easter Egg originally

      • pokemastercube .

        i know that, tho the corvette is different to the cruser of the TOR era

  • Jamie Nasmyth

    Also the Quasar is a Medium base ship….

  • mafiacheese

    YES! My wish for Hammerhead Corvettes has been granted!

    The carrier, though, is an odd one to me, because my only experience with it was from a book where it was a Rebel ship, but I haven’t seen Rebels at all, so I guess they “acquired” it from *somewhere*…

    • pokemastercube .

      alderan had them built and then given to pheonix squadron, they were based off of old ships from the pat as the empire wouldnt think much of rebles aquiring what looks like a old ship

    • dinodoc

      The rebels stole it as a flagship for Phoenix Squadron.

      http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Quasar_Fire-class_cruiser-carrier

  • david

    The Hammerhead is the rebels version of the Ork’s Brute Ram ship.

    • dinodoc

      I’m mad as a Khornate that they don’t have a card named “Ramming Speed!”

  • JD Robertson

    I’m a little disappointed that the light carrier is Imperial and not the captured one from Rebels.

    Also, no Thrawn.

    Otherwise super-excited.

    • JD Robertson

      The official preview talks about the External Racks card in the Hammerhead kit. Three points and an ordnance slot to add 2 black dice to a single close range attack per game. So for 51 points a Raider I can roll 2 blue 4 black with re-rolls once a game. Ouch.

  • vyrago

    snooze.

  • Dirheim

    It’s me or this “Armada” game it’s getting smaller ships with each wave, should’t it called something like Task Unit or Squadron?

    • I’m just waiting till the Super Star Destroyer lands. It’s only a matter of time…