Greetings Fleet Commanders! Today we’re talking about the Star Wars Armada Victory-class Star Destroyer expansion pack. Finally we get to the 800-lb Gorilla. The Victory-class Star Destroyer is a brute; nothing else in the game has as much firepower or the sheer hull points. The Assault Frigate has a slightly higher front shield, but the Victory out classes her in everything else. The Victory-class does have a significant drawback though, she’s slow and handles like a brick.
The Star Wars Armada Victory-class Star Destroyer is a great ship; just the model alone is beautiful. The pack is a fine collection of upgrades and officers to improve your fleet and just club your opponent over the head.
The Victory-class is a brute in the finest sense. She will dismantle smaller ships with devastating broadsides and feast on your opponent’s tears (she has handed me my ass in rather spectacular fashion previously). There’s not a lot of variety for the Imperial fleet as of yet, but there’s a hell of a ship in this pack. Until the MC-80 and Imperial-class Star Destroyer are released with Wave II, she’s the queen of the stars.
From Fantasy Flight:
“The largest and most powerful of the starships from the Armada Core Set, the Victory-class Star Destroyer formed the core of the Imperial Navy at the outset of the Galactic Civil War. These ships measure roughly nine-hundred meters in length, sport crews numbering over five-thousand, and feature a dagger-shaped design that allows them to concentrate nearly all their weapons on their forward firing arcs.
The Victory-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack bolsters your fleet with one sculpted and pre-painted miniature Star Destroyer identical to the Star Destroyer miniature from the Core Set. It also comes with all requisite tokens and command dials, as well as more than a dozen ship and upgrade cards. The expansion’s two ship cards allow you to outfit your Star Destroyer as either a Victory I or Victory II, and its fourteen upgrades open a wide range of strategic possibilities as they allow you to upgrade your armament, your crew, and even your Star Destroyers themselves.”
If you’re an Imperial Commander, there’s not a lot to choose from so far, but your remaining options are pretty good. The ship is fun to play, comes with a good amount of options, and will take a beating before she goes down. Good luck, and see you amongst the stars, Commander!