STAR WARS: ARMADA – IMPERIAL LIGHT CRUISER EXPANSION PACK

PrintE-mail Written by Ed Fortune

One of the fun things about Star Wars Armada is that playing the Imperial side means you get to have all the big ships. Sure you get eaten away by the nippy X-Wings and the manoeuvrable rebel frigates but you’ve got the big guns and the big hull. Still, it would be nice to have something a little more agile as an option.

The Imperial Light Cruiser Expansion Pack adds an extra dimension to Imperial play by giving you a small-base ship to play with. The cruiser will be familiar to anyone who’s watched Star Wars Rebels; the light cruisers are the ships that tend to do the blockades and look suspiciously like old refitted Jedi cruisers from The Clone Wars.

In play, it’s fast but not terribly tough. You can outfit with some Turbolasers and enhanced armament to give it a lot more punch. This means you can play the Rebels at their own game and sneak behind their larger ships and take out the weaker shields located there. 

The extra cards will be familiar to fans of Star Wars Rebels. For example, you can add Ministrer Tua to your ship. She’s an annoying (and not very competent) busybody on the show, but in game she’s really handy as she lets you add more upgrades. The Imperial Commander that comes with this set is Moff Jerjerrod. That’s the bloke from Return of The Jedi who’s responsible for getting the Death Star finished in time for the Emperor’s visit. Much like in the movie, he’s a bit rubbish. He allows you to change movement slightly at the cost of one hull. Any competent player can plan far enough ahead to not need this power. There are better commanders in the game.

The Imperial Light Cruiser is a nice upgrade. To get the most out of it you do need plenty of TIE fighters and perhaps more than one cruiser, but it’s still quite entertaining to operate.
 

STAR WARS: ARMADA – IMPERIAL LIGHT CRUISER EXPANSION PACK / DESIGNERS: JAMES KNIFFEN CHRISTIAN T. PETERSEN / ARTIST: BEN ZWEIFEL / PUBLISHER: FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

 



Suggested Articles:
Divinity: Original Sin II can be best summerized as "Old thoughts, new ideas". You have the freedom,
ARK: Survival Evolved is a rare beast indeed. As one of many games jumping on the open world surviva
Combining the freedom of Wing Commander: Privateer with a setting that might as well be described as
Above all else, Friaxis is a developer that uses DLC as an excuse to completely change the rules of
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Other articles in Games Reviews

DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 21 September 2017

ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED 11 September 2017

SUNLESS SKIES (EARLY ACCESS) 11 September 2017

TYRANNY DLC – BASTARD’S WOUND 07 September 2017

XCOM 2 DLC – WAR OF THE CHOSEN 31 August 2017

SONIC MANIA 28 August 2017

FIGHTING FANTASY LEGENDS 22 August 2017

WOO-HOO! 17 August 2017

HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE 11 August 2017

SUNDERED 01 August 2017

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner