Heart of the Swarm
Announcing Two New Separatist Alliance Expansions for Star Wars™: Armada
“Master, General Grievous’ ship is directly ahead, the one crawling with Vulture droids.”
–Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith
Separatist fleets sweep across the galaxy like an unstoppable machine, brushing aside any resistance. The only thing standing between them and total galactic domination is the Republic Navy. To defeat this foe, Separatist leaders add to their arsenal with new technological monstrosities that will ensure victory in the Clone Wars.
Now that Star Wars: Armada has fully entered this new era of the Star Wars™ saga with the Separatist Alliance Fleet Starter and the Separatist Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack, even more ships are on their way to round out your Separatist fleets:
Not only do these expansions add the power of these two large ships to your fleets, they also put the skills of some of the Separatist Alliance’s most nefarious officers at your disposal in the form of upgrade cards. Hyper intelligent droids join members of the Corporate Alliance, Commerce Guild, and more aboard your ships, unlocking even more strategic possibilities. Meanwhile, the Separatist war machine grows even larger with new weapons, fleet commands, titles, and a host of other upgrades.
Read on for a glimpse at what these expansions add to your Separatist fleets!
Invisible Hand Expansion Pack
Flagship of the cruel General Grievous, the Invisible Hand has its own dark reputation. Its presence at the head of the Separatist navy heralds shameless avarice and calculated destruction on a galaxy-shocking scale. But it is not alone. Each Providence-class Dreadnought bristles with heavy armament, shrugs off enemy ordnance with powerful shielding, and leads whole fleets of lesser ships into battle. Carrying countless fighters and battle droids to the front, these dreadnoughts are the soulless heart of the Separatist war machine.
Whether you’re commanding the infamous Invisible Hand itself or another Providence-class Dreadnought, this Expansion Pack gives you everything you need to add one of these daunting warships to your fleet. A beautifully detailed, pre-painted miniature makes an imposing presence on the field while two ship cards allow you to field it as either a Providence-class Dreadnought or Carrier.
As one of the most prominent ships in the Separatist Navy, the Providence-class Dreadnought often leads Separatist fleets into battle and 14 upgrade cards give you the freedom to outfit it for battle. Among them is the Supreme Commander of the Separatist Droid Army himself, General Grievous, who rallies those under his command after a friendly ship or unique squadron is destroyed, allowing them to ready a defense token or recover and exhaust a discarded defense token.
We’ll take a look at everything in the Invisible Hand Expansion Pack–including all the upgrade cards–in a future preview!
Recusant-class Destroyer Expansion Pack
Produced in vast numbers by the Commerce Guild, the Recusant-class Destroyer reinforces the daunting ranks of the Separatist fleet. The Recusant is a formidable warship, capable of independent command and armed with an array of turbolasers for long-range combat and lighter laser cannons to cover against fighter attack. Its speed and maneuverability threaten the weak points of an enemy battle line, but when gathered together, they can overwhelm more powerful Republic ships with their sheer numbers.
Within this expansion, you’ll find everything you need to add a Recusant-class Destroyer to your fleets, beginning with a beautifully detailed, pre-painted miniature. Two ship cards bring this miniature to life on your tabletop as either a Light Destroyer or a Support Destroyer, each featuring their own unique armament and upgrade bar.
Beyond the ship cards themselves, 14 upgrade cards invite you to make your Recusant-class Destroyer even more specialized with additional weapons, titles, and officers such as the Commerce Guild’s Shu Mai, who gives her ship the chance to reroll up to three dice while attacking a ship during two non-consecutive rounds.
We’ll take a look at all the possibilities of the Recusant-class Destroyer Expansion Pack in a future preview!
No matter what sectors of space the Clone Wars spread to next, these expansions will serve as the core of new Separatist tactics. Be sure to check this space in the future for more information about these potent new capital ships!
Look for the Recusant-class Destroyer Expansion Pack to release with the Invisible Hand Expansion Pack on April 16 in many parts of the world, however in the US, these products have been delayed until May. Pre-order your copies at your local retailer or online through our webstore—with free shipping in the continental United States—today!