Star Wars Armada Star Fighter Expansions Unboxing
Welcome to the Star Wars Armada Star Fighter Expansions unboxing. Below, we’re going to be digging into two of the newest packs released by Fantasy Flight for the Star Wars Armada miniature game. Part of the first wave of expansion add-ons for the game, a Rebel and Imperial box has been released, each containing two squadrons of iconic Star Wars fighters.
First up, the Rebel Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack gives you two more squadrons of the iconic X-wing to add to the four that ship with the core set. You’ll also be getting two squadrons each of Y-wings, A-wings, and B-wings.
In addition to the 8 squadron models, there are cards for a vanilla squadron of each fighter type and a named leader variation. The cards are interchangable amongst sets of the same type, so the pilots in the core and the expansion are interchangable for the X-wings. This allows for a fair bit of mixing and matching to invest the point amount you want in the fighter craft of your squadrons.
From Fantasy Flight:
“Even in the largest of battles, a single pilot can sometimes prove the difference between victory and defeat. Some of the most pivotal battles of the Galactic Civil War have been decided by the Rebellion’s courageous starfighter pilots.
Squadrons play an important role in the tactical fleet battles of Star Wars: Armada. Though they’re dwarfed by the capital ships they accompany, squadrons are not to be ignored; swarms of them can take down even the largest of ships. By adding eight squadrons of A-wings, B-wings, X-wings, and Y-wings to your fleet, including unique squadrons led by such aces as Wedge Antilles and Tycho Celchu, the Rebel Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack helps to tip the scales in your favor.”
Next, we have the Imperial Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack. Featured, as with the Rebel squadrons, are 8 squadrons with 2 each of the TIE fighter, TIE Interceptor, TIE Advanced, and TIE Bomber.
Here two; we get 4 vanilla squadron cards for running bare bones, and one iconic Star Wars Imperial pilot to lead a squadron for you (Vader included!). Truth be told; I’m more than a little excited to have Darth Vader vaping Rebel scum for my fleet. There’s a good mix of attack and support craft as was the case with the other expansion; both packs are balanced and make a solid addition to your growing fleets. I anticipate picking up a couple more of them myself, just to be able to swarm certain craft types.
From Fantasy Flight:
“In battle, the Empire deployed swarms of TIEs to neutralize enemy squadrons and safeguard its larger Star Destroyers and their superior firepower. These easily recognizable starfighters were designed for speed and maneuverability, rather than durability, and the aces who flew them through many battles quickly earned intimidating reputations for their combat skill and fanatical loyalty.
The Imperial Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack for Star Wars: Armada introduces an array of eight starfighter squadrons, evenly split between four different types of fighters. By adding these TIE advanced, TIE interceptor, TIE bomber, and TIE fighter squadrons to your fleet, you’ll be able to swarm your foes, protect your capital ships, and send the Rebellion’s hopes down in flames.”
Both of these Star Wars Armada Star Fighter Expansions make a great addition for anyone’s fleet whether they’re just starting or if they already have a number of ships under their command. Thanks for the read and we hope to bring you more!