Greetings fleet commanders! We’re back with another unboxing. This time, it’s the Star Wars Armada Rebel Assault Frigate. This is the largest of the starships for the Rebel fleet released so far (until the MC-80 gets released in Wave 2). It comes with the best front shields released to date and some serious fire power.
While the Assault Frigate doesn’t have quite the same forward firepower as the Victory-class Star Destroyer, nor the pure beefy hull points, she’s still one mean customer and has the sheilds to tank a lot of abuse. She’s also more maneuverable than the big Imperial ship which may prove to be the edge for her.
One of the larger ships in the Rebel fleet (fluff-wise), the Assault Frigate is still not the brute the Imperials can throw into the mix, but with a mix of great upgrades and officers, the Star Wars Armada Rebel Assault Frigate pack is one you’ll want at least one copy of.
From Fantasy Flight:
“The largest and most heavily armed of the Rebellion’s first wave of starships for Star Wars: Armada, the Assault Frigate Mark II is a light warship seven-hundred meters long that sports a crew just under five-thousand and features a considerable armament of fifteen turbolaser batteries, fifteen laser cannons, and twenty quad laser cannons. Designed in secret by Rebel engineers, the Assault Frigate Mark II frequently surprises Imperial admirals with its speed.
The Assault Frigate Mark II Expansion Pack introduces one fully pre-painted Assault Frigate Mark II starship miniature, along with all the command dials and tokens that you need to bring it to battle. Two ship cards allow you to configure your Assault Frigate Mark II to better fit your fleet, and fourteen upgrade cards allow you to further refine its role within your fleet as you select your crew, upgrade your armament, and assign your commander.”
As I alluded to above, she doesn’t just make an impression on her own, the pack is full of additional officers and upgrades you can use not only on the Assault Frigate, but also to boost additional ships in your fleet (even a few usable by either side!).
Expect this one to be a must-have for every Rebel Fleet Commander! See you next time, and may the Force be with you!