Wave 5 announced at GenCon

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Wave 5 announced at GenCon

Postby pasewi » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:21 pm

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/n ... commanders

Pelta-class light cruiser ("Phoenix Home") for Rebels, with a new Fleet Command upgrade type.
Arquitens-class cruiser for Imperials

Each faction gets a second fighter pack as well. Ghost, E-Wings, Z-95s, Shadow Caster, Phantoms, Defenders, Decimators, and Lambdas. One generic and one unique for each squadron type. And new squadron keywords.

With two waves dropping this month, and Corellian Conflict plus Wave 5 by the end of the year, it's (finally) a good time for Armada.

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Re: Wave 5 announced at GenCon

Postby Inquisitor Wall » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:32 pm

Very cool. I am glad to see Ghost. Sad that there is another star wars release without Ahsoka.

Spoke too soon. Looks like she is in x-wing wave 10 with Sabines custom tie fighter.
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Re: Wave 5 announced at GenCon

Postby Kinne » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:48 pm

I think this puts Armada well past X-Wing for same timeframe releases.

And there are four new squadron key words: Snipe, Strategic, Relay and Cloak.

Prepare for a LOT of saltiness (Steve) about this one, because each faction gets two, so now each side will have abilities the other side doesn't.

Lambdas look to be pretty obnoxious. Now your Squadron command range with Boosted Comms is Range 5 plus Range 1-3. I'm assuming the number limits the number of squadrons that can be activated through the shuttle?

And I really want to know what Snipe does. Maybe allows you to fire up to X dice at a squadron protected by Escort?
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Re: Wave 5 announced at GenCon

Postby Kinne » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:50 pm

Also the Turbolaser upgrade that comes with the Arquitens seems kind of pointless. . .if I'm reading it correctly, you add a Red die to your attack, but then have to remove a die? I mean, I guess swapping a blue die for a Red could work. And since you add it to the attack pool, you can roll your attack, see the result, then decide to place a blank Red or a superfluous Blue Accuracy for a Red die and maybe get more damage.
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Re: Wave 5 announced at GenCon

Postby Kowal » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:06 pm

Boners equal very yes.
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Re: Wave 5 announced at GenCon

Postby Kinne » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:50 pm

Many arousals. Much erection.
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Re: Wave 5 announced at GenCon

Postby pasewi » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:14 am

I was hoping that the new turbolaser would let you swap a die after the roll. Swapping before the roll just kinda imitates the new Rebel commander for tuning your range as you approach. Maybe useful on something besides the Arquitens, or maybe the other version of the ship isn't all reds like this one is.

Think Moff Jerjerrod will be as good for VSDs as he looks?

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Re: Wave 5 announced at GenCon

Postby Kinne » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:06 pm

ISDs as well. Pop a Nav command, then watch an ISD pull a 2-2 turn.
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