The tyrant Palpatine is dead. But the fight isn’t over. The war goes on even as the Empire’s power diminishes. But we are here for you. Know that wherever you are, no matter how far out into the Outer Rim you dwell, the New Republic is coming to help.
—Leia Organa, Star Wars: Aftermath
The Galactic Civil War rages on in Star Wars™: Armada! Even after the death of Emperor Palpatine, the Galactic Empire refuses to yield to the relentless forces of the Rebel Alliance. Those who have survived the Battle of Endor seeking to strengthen their grip on the galaxy converge for a counterstrike that can end the Rebel Alliance, while the Rebels attempt to track down each shard of Imperial might and destroy it. In order to claim victory, each side will need to utilize the power of new technologically-advanced capital ships, the like of which has never been seen before.
As you assume the role of fleet admiral, it is your mission to crush the opposition and ensure that your side reigns supreme. Whether you serve the Imperial Navy or the Rebel Alliance, you must use all your tactical skills to launch a strategic assault on your opponent and bring down their ship. With the final days of the Galactic Civil War at hand, the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance and even a single battle may tip the scales of power. Now, you can harness the element of surprise with two brand-new ships whose designs have been drawn from the pages of the Star Wars novels that bind the galaxy together beyond the events of the films.
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Nadiri Starhawk Expansion Pack and the Onager-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack for Star Wars: Armada in the fourth quarter of 2019—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping for the continental United States!
Nadiri Starhawk Expansion Pack
The Starhawk-class Battleship was the first capital ship commissioned by the nascent New Republic Defense Fleet after the Battle of Endor. Assembled at the Nadiri Dockyards from the salvage of captured Star Destroyers, the Concord served as the flagship for Commodore Kyrsta Agate during the capture of the infamous Kuat Drive Yards, while the Amity and the Unity joined her in time for the climactic Battle of Jakku. There, all three Starhawks bore the brunt of the battle to destroy the remnants of the Galactic Empire. But how your galactic battles play out is up to you.
As the largest ship in the Rebel fleet, the Nadiri Starhawk can stand against any opposing force, even the fearsome Super Star Destroyer, and the Nadiri Starhawk Expansion Pack provides you with everything you need to add this large ship to your Rebel fleet. This expansion comes complete with one ship and speed dial, four command dials, two ship cards, and fifteen possible upgrade cards, including the courageous commander Kyrsta Agate . After you deploy, Agate allows you to gain 1 non-scatter defense token, which you may discard to resolve the its effect during your "Spend Defense Tokens" step, provided your speed is not 0.
This skill allows one of your existing ships to take advantage of the new salvo defense tokens introduced in this expansion. Spending a salvo defense token allows a ship to perform a salvo attack after the Resolve Damage step of an attack, returning your assailant’s fire shot for shot. Even if your ship is destroyed before performing a salvo attack, as long as the token had been spent it still performs the attack before being removed. Every rebel in the Alliance knows that no matter the cost, they will go down fighting.
We'll take a closer look at everything in the Nadiri Starhawk Expansion Pack in a future preview!
Onager-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack
The Onager-class Star Destroyer is a specialized platform for some of the Empire’s most dangerous weaponry. The arrival of its ominous silhouette in orbit heralds a bombardment by massive particle cannons, or, more rarely, a devastating pulse from superheavy composite beam turbolasers. Its deployment in more sensitive Imperial operations can be neither confirmed nor denied.
What makes the Onager-class Star Destroyer unique among the Galactic Empire’s specialized collection of ships is its special battery armament. By using its this armament, this incredible ship can perform ignition attacks beyond long range, keeping its crew safe while still wreaking havoc on enemy forces. On top of this remarkable ability, the Onager-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack provides everything that you as a skilled imperial officer need to add one of these elite vessels to your fleet, including a painted ship, a speed dial, and three command dials as well as two ship cards and fifteen upgrade cards.
Among the officers you may choose to helm your Onager-class Star Destroyer, you will find the assertive Commander Beck . Up to two times during your activation, Beck allows you to resolve a command as if you had spent a command token. If you do, you gain a raid token that prevents you from resolving the matching command type again until you are able to clear it. While this opportunity does come at a cost, it may be well worth it to wipe out a key part of your opponent’s fleet in one fell swoop. With the full power of the Empire at your back, the battle will nearly be over before it even begins.
We'll take a closer look at the Onager-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack in a future preview!