Protect the Republic
Announcing Two Galactic Republic Expansions for Star Wars: Armada
"The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun, the clone war has."
–Yoda, Star Wars™: Attack of the Clones
War! The threat of the Separatist Alliance is spreading, leaving plundered worlds and petty tyrants in its wake. To counter this menace, the Galactic Republic has mobilized its fleets, meeting the Separatists in epic clashes among the stars. Guided by the ideals of the Republic, the ancient Jedi Order and legions of clone troopers manning these ships fight to bring a swift end to the chaos of the Clone Wars and restore peace to the galaxy.
Soon, you will be able to take up the mantle of the Galactic Republic as the tactical fleet combat of Star Wars™: Armada enters a new era of the Star Wars saga. Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the first Galactic Republic expansions for Star Wars: Armada:
Featuring three highly-detailed, pre-painted capital ships, two commanders, and 12 starfighter squadrons between them, these expansions include everything you need to begin building your Galactic Republic fleet and play out the battles that will decide the fate of the Star Wars galaxy. Additionally, players will also find all the essential components needed for one player to learn the game, making this the perfect entry point for new players or veterans looking to experiment with new ships.
Read on for more information on adding the Galactic Republic to your Star Wars: Armada collection!
Galactic Republic Fleet Starter
As great armadas clash in battles across many systems, the final fate of the Galactic Republic will be decided by massive capital ships and the vast number of starfighters they unleash. Legendary Jedi Knights led these fleets and their elite clone forces against the Separatist menace. The Galactic Republic Fleet Starter is your entry point to the epic space battles of the Clone Wars.
This set lays the foundation for your Republic fleets by putting you in command of a mighty Acclamator-class Assault ship and two powerful Consular-class Cruiser miniatures. Each of these ships can be deployed in one of two variants, giving you the freedom to fine-tune your fleet’s firepower. Though these ships are often outnumbered by seemingly endless Separatist fleets crewed by battle droids, they are never outmatched. Twenty upgrade cards see champions of the Republic like Bail Organa step forward to boost your fleets while the crews of ships like the Implacable are ready to sacrifice themselves for others.
Meanwhile, four squadrons of brave clone troopers launch into battle in the V-19 Torrent, ready to defend the fleet from swarms of Separatist droid fighters. Ideal light escorts, two squadron cards give you the freedom field a generic squad of V-19s or use the skills of elite Blue Squadron pilot “Axe.”
No matter how you decide to outfit your fleet, the Galactic Republic Fleet Starter is an excellent place to begin your Star Wars: Armada journey. You’ll find all the components necessary to begin playing within this set, including nine attack dice, 10 command dials, eight speed dials, 12 objective cards, six obstacle tokens, a range ruler, and a maneuver tool.
We’ll take a closer look at everything in this expansion in a future preview!
Republic Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack
With the fate of the Republic hanging in the balance, Jedi and clones alike do more than just crew capital ships in the large-scale space battles of the Clone Wars. They also take to a variety of starfighters to counter the Separatist threat and the Republic Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack brings the power of the Republic Navy’s redoubtable starfighter corps to Star Wars: Armada, giving you access to skillful Jedi and elite clone pilots that expand your fighter squadron options.
This pack includes everything you need to add eight more fighter squadrons to your fleet, including seven elite pilots. Devastate your opponent’s squadrons with the speed and power of the Delta-7 Aethersprite, bombard their capital ships with BTL-B Y-wings, control the battlefield with heavy ARC-170 Starfighters, and escort your own forces with versatile V-19 Torrents.
In addition to two squadrons of each type of fighter, you’ll also find everything you need to use them in battle in this expansion, including 10 squadron disks, eight activation sliders, and 11 squadron cards.
We’ll take a closer look at all of the ships in this expansion in a future preview!
Fly for Freedom
With the galaxy engulfed in conflict, Jedi and clone crew massive warships and take to the stars to defend the Republic. Assemble your fleet, issue your commands, and enter the epic space battles of the Clone Wars!
The Clone Wars come to Star Wars: Armada in the fourth quarter of 2020. Pre-order your copies of these expansions at your local retailer or online through our webstore—with free shipping in the continental United States—today!
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