Over Christmas, I acquired the Star Wars Armada game, and have been playing quite a bit with my oldest son. Â So far, we are really enjoying the game, I have always been fond of capital ship scale war games. Â George settled on the Empire as his side of choice, the big ships are just very cool, and I ended up with the Rebels.
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Initially, battles seemed very one-sided, the Empire dominated each engagement, utterly destroying the Rebel fleet. Â However, after thinking about the tactics, and increasing the number of squadrons, the tide has changed. Â In the last several fights, the Rebels have finished with a commanding lead. Â Not necessarily a total victory, but enough to win the battle, and even destroy a few Star Destroyers as well.
The Empire countered by higher more squadrons, especially bounty hunters and TIE interceptors, and now the battles have drawn very much even. Â In the latest engagement, the point totals came out practically even, enough so that we declared it a tie, instead of a clear winner.
The next step is to teach the game to a few other players, and get enough to expand the play group. Â At that point, I am very eager to try out the Corellian Conflict campaign, and have the challenge on a continuing and lasting campaign.