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Star Wars: Armada

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08 Aug 2014 17:41 #184368 by Michael Barnes
Maybe I should just play Tonga Bonga, this shit is too complicated.

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08 Aug 2014 17:42 #184369 by Hex Sinister
I'm too dumbstruck to process this rationally. I need a week to let it soak.
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08 Aug 2014 17:46 #184371 by Erik Twice
Is this how I look when I talk about train games? My goodness...

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08 Aug 2014 17:47 #184372 by charlest

VonTush wrote: It looks like the first Star Destroyer is the Victory-II Class according to the ship base. So each may be unique...But Charles I think nailed it. Variations on a theme.

One thing for certain though, with FFG keeping their info so close to their vest, there is no way I'm buying more than one until I start to see what else they have planned down the line.

X-Wing makes them tons of $'s, so I don't see them stopping with that anytime soon. And the tourney scene is just getting stronger.

But perhaps they do stop and just let XWing lay and then extend the license with Wizkids and just cash checks as Wizkids continues to pump out Star Trek and soon D&D.


No way they stop expanding X-Wing. I think X-Wing will still be more popular than Armada. You can play a 100 point X-Wing tournament match in 30-60 minutes. FFG estimates Armada taking 2 hours, which will limit its tournament appeal.

Armada is also much more expensive to get into, which will factor somewhat into its popularity. I think this will, of course, rake in the money for them though. They're looking to wholesale steal the Attack Wing community, grab a solid number of X-wing players who will fork out the cash for both, and grab a few people who stayed away from X-Wing but will like the idea of Capital Ships more. I see Attack Wing suffering much more so than X-wing.

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08 Aug 2014 18:00 #184373 by Jackwraith
Yeah, I'm really arching an eyebrow at this one for one word: "unpainted". If that means that the squadrons are too small to get good detail on and they're simply pre-formed different types of plastic (as in, black and gray plastic molded together to form the TIEs as is apparently the case), that's one thing. If they're going full-on GW and expecting me to paint things, that's a big "fuck you" right there. I did it for years. I'm not doing it again.

That said, I'm rapidly reaching my limit in Star Wars/FFG expenditures, regardless. I haven't even picked up any Wave 4 of X-Wing yet because I just don't play often enough. Throwing down another $100 (or $70 Amazon equivalent to legal tender) for an expanding miniatures game is just a bit too close to old habits for me. I think I'm done here, no matter how cool it looks (and it does.)

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08 Aug 2014 18:08 #184375 by Michael Barnes
I'm not painting jack fucking shit. If I get into this, you're going to have to just use your imagination on the little ships.

Has anyone bitched about the scale between the caps and fighters yet on BGG, the game has been announced now for about two hours, it's overdue.
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08 Aug 2014 18:16 - 08 Aug 2014 18:19 #184376 by Gary Sax
Too bad the Rebel Mon Calamari big ships won't be in the game, but it just gives them somewhere to expand into. I love those ship designs.
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08 Aug 2014 18:33 #184377 by metalface13
What if every time your fighter squadrons engage you move to another table and play the dogfight out in X-Wing?
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08 Aug 2014 18:37 #184378 by metalface13
I'm sure they'll add the Millenium Falcon, Slave I and other similarly sized ships as well.

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08 Aug 2014 18:59 - 08 Aug 2014 19:03 #184379 by scissors
Somebody PM Black Inferno to see if we can't get a Fuck FFG chant going.
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08 Aug 2014 19:22 #184385 by Space Ghost

metalface13 wrote: What if every time your fighter squadrons engage you move to another table and play the dogfight out in X-Wing?


Then I would buy in.
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08 Aug 2014 19:53 #184387 by Michael Barnes
HA! I read Metalface's quoted comment and then looked at your avatar...perfect!

Re: the Mon Calamari...I've often wonder why, following that naming convention, the Gamorrean Guards were not called Porkchoppies or Baconians.

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08 Aug 2014 20:15 #184392 by Gary Sax
"Prosciuttoneans"
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09 Aug 2014 09:09 #184413 by VonTush
Replied by VonTush on topic Re: FFG's Star Wars: Armada

Michael Barnes wrote: Has anyone bitched about the scale between the caps and fighters yet on BGG, the game has been announced now for about two hours, it's overdue.


The official answer is 41 minutes. Between earliest post on BGG to the first comment on scale.

Surprisingly there isn't a whole lot of buzz that I'm seeing. A lot of "expensive" and "I already play XWing".
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09 Aug 2014 10:37 #184420 by ChristopherMD
Fuck, I really wish FFG had the Babylon 5 license.
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