Announcing Two New Galactic Republic Expansions for Star Wars™: Armada
The first battles of the Clone Wars are rippling across the galaxy as mighty warships from the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance meet in epic battles that will shape the conflict to come. Desperate to mount a defense and prevent more star systems from slipping into Separatist hands, the Republic deploys new ships to turn the tide.
You’ve built your first fleets with the Galactic Republic Fleet Starter and Republic Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack. Now, two more iconic Clone Wars-era ships are on their way to reinforce the Republic:
These expansions bring two of the Republic’s most recognizable capital ships to your fleets along with a host of iconic characters, powerful new weapons, and other upgrades to customize your fleets to your exact specifications.
Read on more information on what these expansions bring to your Republic fleets!
Venator-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack
In the vicious battles of the Clone Wars, Jedi Generals such as the wise Plo Koon command their forces from the bridge of mighty Venator-class Star Destroyers, earning these vessels the moniker of “Jedi Cruisers.” Kuat Drive Yards designed the ship to be flexible; capable of fighting toe-to-toe with other warships, launching wings of starfighters, and breaking blockade sieges with devastating bombardments. As a command craft and warship, the Venator-class Star Destroyer has no equal in the Republic Navy.
This Expansion Pack contains everything you need to field this commanding ship in your Republic fleets, beginning with a beautifully detailed, pre-painted Venator-class Star Destroyer miniature. A beacon of the Republic, the Venator-class Star Destroyer often leads fleets into battle and this expansion gives you two different options for adding it to your fleet on two ship cards.
As powerful as it is, the Venator-class Star Destroyer is also commanded and crewed by some of the best the Republic has to offer, including two new commanders that set the tone for your entire fleet. A Jedi Master like Luminara Unduli knows that Republic ships will need to have their defenses up if they are to survive the Separatist onslaught and helps ships in her fleets ready their defense tokens. Apprentices often carry on the wisdom of their masters, of course, and this is certainly the case with , who uses Unduli’s teachings on defense to allow a ship to redirect an attack’s damage to a completely different hull zone.
In addition to these characters, you’ll also find a wide array of other ways to customize your Venator-class Star Destroyer among the 16 upgrade cards found in this expansion, including new weaponry and other offensive and defensive enhancements. We’ll take a look at everything in this expansion in a future preview!
Pelta-class Frigate Expansion Pack
A flexible vessel capable of serving as a combat transport or a medical evacuation craft, the Pelta-class frigate is a mainstay of the Republic Navy. These ships fulfill vital strategic and logistical roles, keeping the Grand Army of the Republic in fighting shape and supporting key operations across the galaxy.
You’ll find everything you need to add a Pelta-class frigate to your Republic fleets within this expansion, including a beautifully detailed, pre-painted miniature and two ship cards that invite you to fly it as a transport or as a medical frigate. Although it may be small, the Pelta-class frigate can still carry some of the Republic’s best tactical minds, including
Including Tarkin, this expansion adds seven upgrade cards to your Republic arsenal, inviting you to upgrade your ship with two new commanders, additional crew, a new fleet command, unique titles for your Pelta-class frigate. We’ll take a look at all these upgrades in a future preview!
For the Republic!
These two new ships add vital new options to the Grand Army of the Republic. Be sure to check this space in the future for more information about these potent new capital ships!
Look for the Pelta-class Frigate Expansion Pack to release with the Venator-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack on April 16 in many parts of the world, though in the US, these products have been delayed until May. Pre-order your copies at your local retailer or online through our webstore—with free shipping in the continental United States—today!