Star Wars Armada from Fantasy Flight Games is an excellent game, bringing large scale ship combat to your tabletop, and I have been a fan since I first played it, and certainly an Imperial player, so seeing the new wave of releases I wanted to see what it adds to both factions, so lets start with the Empire, and the Imperial light cruiser.
As seen in the Star Wars Rebels television show, the Imperial light cruiser is a communications and blockade ship used to help the Empire spread its domain throughout the galaxy. In Star Wars™: Armada, the Imperial Light Cruiser Expansion Pack presents this ship as a fast, small-base Imperial vessel that excels at providing long-range fire support from its broadsides. With its ship, its two ship cards, eight upgrades, and all requisite accessories, the Imperial Light Cruiser Expansion Pack will have you racing around the Rebels' flanks and into a new era for Imperial tactics!
So lets pop it open and see what we get, and what it adds to the game........
Minister Tua can add the ion upgrade to your ships unlocking some new potential combos.
Damage control officer can help you negate some criticals... Engineering team we have seen before, they are handy and add another point for your engineering, useful when you use the new admiral who can cause damage to your own ships. Reinforced blast doors can be discarded to remove 3 damage from your ship, very very handy! Dual turbolaser turrets can be exhausted whilst attacking to add ared dice to the pool at the cost of removing a dice, handy when you have rolled a blank for sure.
Lastly we get two name cards.... the Hand of Justice can be exhausted to allow a ship in range 1-5 to ready one of its defences, and the Centicore that helps ships when they activate a squadron action, as they can be in medium range of you, so you can help push them.
With an RRP of £18.99 you get a smaller ship that can still pull her weight, and really add to the Imperial forces options with a fast nippy ship, so head on over to your local game store and grab yourself a pack.
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