Star Wars Armada – Imperial Wave IV

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I’ve just finished adding the last few touches to my wave IV(technically wave III & IV) reinforcements and added even more firepower to my Armada force.

I’ve only played a few games with each of the ships so far and I love how they work. Nothing has the sheer firepower of an ISD, so doesn’t make quite as big of a splash as when that was released, instead being a bit more subtle in the way that they change the shape of play.

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The Interdictor, on the face of it, comes across as a slightly weaker VSD that moves a touch better and costs more. Doesn’t really seem worth it. But where it really shines is in it’s upgrades and it’s sheer survivability. The ship adds a new upgrade slot, the ‘Experimental Retrofit’ slot and in it you can add lots of gravity manipulating shenanigans.

 

Whilst I won’t go into a huge amount of detail on it, I will say that I love this ship. It adds enough to the game to change up gameplay and fleet building tactics to a good degree, without making it feel overpowered. It was also a lot of fun to paint the addition of the grave well generators and central trench are nice ways to break up the classic grey space triangle look.

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The Gozantis are another great addition to the game and, like the Interdictor, don’t really look all that special on the face of things. Whilst they are weak, they are also cheap and disposable and above all else a really easy way to add more activations to your fleet. Just that will make them worth their points. Throw in another new upgrade slot type ‘Fleet Support’, which as the name may suggests makes the Gozantis more of a support unit, and you have another great addition to the game that changes everything in one hell of a good way.

I wanted o paint these up so that they each had squad markings an keep the red stripe theme going across all my ships. Here’s a closer look at each of the squads…

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Star Wars Armada – Imperial Squadrons!

Today I’m going to share a few pictures of all of the Imperial Squadrons I have painted up so far. A few I painted up in standard Imperial colours before I’d decided on a scheme for my fleet…

but a few others are in the fleet colours…

The idea was for generic pilots to be flying in red ships and any unique pilots to be flying around in white ships.

I’ve also painted up a few rogues to go alongside these…

As you can see I jumped on the bandwagon with the Firesprays! I don’t even feel guilty 🙂

Star Wars Armada – Imperial Fleet

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So I’ve been playing a lot of Armada recently and after a long while of using grey triangles I wanted to spice them up a bit. Now those that know know I’m a bit of a Star Wars geek and the idea of Star Destroyers being anything other than Imperial White hurts my head a little bit. It took a long time for me to convince my self that it was a good idea to throw some red stripes on my ships, but I’m glad I did.

I think it’s nice and bold and stands out from the crowd. I still wanted them to look like the classic Imperial ships, but with a wee bit of colour added and felt red would be the most suitable. I’m still toying with adding the ship names in aurebesh somewhere on the hulls, but am most likely to just leave them as is. Most of the markings were done with masking and airbrush, but then highlighted with some brushwork. The symbols were done with stencils, which I picked up from ProTech Models. So take a look at some more images of this lot and let me know what you think….