Jason and I (and sometimes John and Chris) have played a fair bit of fleet scale Star Wars using proxies and the BFG rules. Last year, Jason was even trying to meld those with X-Wing. Then Armada was announced. It's not the cheapest. However, when I ordered it was almost $20 cheaper than that price. Pretty good for a big-box game shipped to NZ. In case you somehow aren't aware by this stage, its by the makers of X-Wing but the unit is the capital ship rather than the fighter. Fighters are now grouped into squadrons and, come wave 2, we will even get Imperial Class Star destroyers on the table. I wasn't going to get this but changed my mind after an Easter holiday and was hoping it would be here for Star-Wars day. Still, May the Sith is the next best thing...
I have high hopes for this game. 180 pts, which is what the starter is, is apparently not a good game. Most seem to recommend putting two sets together and playing 300pts. Still the WWPD guys seem to have been having a blast in their earlier reports getting to grips with the rules using one set. So I am game.
Then of course comes the escalation.... and I really believe it is time once again for a fleet based Star Wars campaign. Who is with me?
As an aside, I really like the Most Wanted box for Xwing. It's got ships but it also has heaps of extra cards to repurpose Y-Wings, Firesprays, and HWKs that people already own into pirate ships. I hope they do upgrade boxes like that for Armada too.