Getting Started: Star Wars: Armada

Intensify the forward batteries, I don't want anything to get through.”
- Admiral Piett, Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Armada, is a game of fleet-based space combat in a galaxy far, far away, that lets you and your friends take command of some of the most iconic ships in the Star Wars Galaxy. The game is very objective based and comes with a variety of possible scenarios. Star Wars: Armada has beautiful, pre-painted and assembled, plastic miniatures representing Republic, Separatist, Imperial, and Rebel forces. Build out your list with upgrade like turbo lasers, concussion missiles, enhanced shields, tractor beams, or unique admirals and officers like Admiral Piett or Admiral Ackbar. Games are played on a 6ft by 3ft table with some 2D terrain in the form of asteroids, debris, and space stations.

If the idea of maneuvering an Imperial Star Destroyer, screened by swarms of TIE Fighters, into range of a full fusillade into a Rebel capital ship is appealing to you; or if you want to aid Count Dooku and his automated droid battle ships against Republic destroyers, read on for our beginners buyer’s guide.

The first thing a new player to Star Wars: Armada needs to do is to choose what faction they would like to collect. If you are interested in collecting either Rebel Alliance or Imperial Navy, pick up a core set that will provide you with a few ships and squads of fighters for each faction, as well as all necessary components to play. If you prefer to play a Clone War era faction, each has its own starter set that will also provide you with a hand full of ships and fights to get started, as well as all necessary components to play against a friend who has their own set. We also recommend buying a dice pack.

Once you get some learning games in, think about how you want to expand your fleet by checking out what other ships you might like, or fighter packs, to increase your variety of choice. Perhaps you find yourself in the need of a fighter carrier, or maybe you need some extra punch from a heavier armed capital ship? Be sure to message us or come in for a visit at the Outpost, if you would like to ask any questions or inquire about a game demo.