Let’s take a look at what canon Galactic Civil War ships we still need in Star Wars Armada.
Armada has come a long way from the early days of Victorys battling Nebulon-Bs and CR90s. We’ve now got large(ish) rosters to build our fleets with, and plenty of options. Recently however we’ve seen a “mild” slowing of releases from FFG. I’ve heard some people say that is due to the simple fact that they aren’t really any more ships to make. Well, I’m here to disagree with that, to show just how many ships are left to make I’m going to go over a list of Canon ships still waiting to be added to Armada.
For this list I’m going to stick to ships that would have been active during the Galactic Civil War and have been depicted in a movie or show.
Venator-Class Star Destroyer
The Venator is best known for being the main ship of the Old Republic Fleet during the Clone Wars and an early model of Star Destroyer. It’s been depicted numerous times in Episode III and in both Clone Wars shows and the movie. This heavy warship, with a massive carrier capacity is known to have been used by both sides during the Galactic Civil War despite being at an older model ship by that time.
Imperial Arrestor Cruiser
The Arrestor Cruiser is an Imperial Capital ship that feature large tractor beam projectors. The ship design was originally a rejected concept for the ISD, but was reused in Solo and can be seen in the propaganda film just before Han joins the Imperial Navy. Not much else is known about the ship at this time.
Imperial Support Vessel/Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser
The IGV-55 is a modified version of the classic Gonzanti. This ship, again from Rebels, focuses on Electronic Warfare. While small its ability to gather intel and slice into targets from a distance make it deadly.
The CR70, as the name suggests, was a predecessor to the CR90. The most well known CR70 was the Tantive III seen on screen at the end of Revenge of the Sith. Though replaced by the CR90, the CR70 was still used by desperate Rebel groups during the Galactic Civil War.
Also known as a Dornean gunship, the Braha’tok-class is perhaps the most egregious omission from the Armada ship list. This ship has made on screen appearances at Endor in RoTJ, at Scarif in Rogue One and in Rebels. It’s had more movie appearances than any of the MC classes have every gotten or even then Star Wars classics like the B-Wing or TIE-Interceptor (not counting hologram camoes). The face that it’s shown up so often but not in Armada is a painful omission.
MC80a “Wingless Liberty” (Questionable)
When filming the Battle of Endor in RoTJ in order to pad out the Rebel fleet ILM special effects artists chopped the wings of the MC80 “Libtery” model and filmed some scenes with the model like that. From that was born the idea of the MC80a “Wingless Liberty“. This was later retconned as just another version of MC80s but its current canon status is a little unclear, despite being on screen.
Plenty of Ships To Go
So you can see here that there are 7 Canon ships with on screen appearances that can be added to Armada. That’s not counting even more ships from canon comics, from canon books but that don’t have any existing art or the still huge number of ships from Legends (which FFG pulls from all the time) or even repurpsoed Clone Wars ships. The well is deep, and I am thirsty, lets hope we get some water soon.
Let us know what ships you are dying to see in Armada, down in the comments!