I finally got around to playing my first full game of Armada the other night and the game is fucking amazing.
Completely different from all the other Fligth Path games. And so much more game there it appears. Really kicking myself for not taking advantage before Wave 2 dropped and CSI and MM had most of the stuff at half off.
My local store has been selling them for $40 all through December, but they were doing the same for Imperial Assault. The difference is that I think they marked down a set number of core sets for each game, and then let the price go back up when they went through that stock. Those $40 copies of Imperial Assault are long gone, but as far as I know Armada is still there. I almost bought a copy myself, but the extra content is much more expensive than either X-Wing or Imperial Assault.
Star Wars: ARMADA core set $45.00 at miniaturemarket right now.
If you've been on the fence this is a good time to get your turbolasers on.
CSI is also blowing those out a few bucks more, but its basically half price. I wonder if this is a sign that ARMADA has not gained the sales traction they had hoped for.
I think it is. A lack of buzz along with the huge initial buy-in. I think I paid something like $265 for two cores plus wave 1 over the summer. And this was with sale prices on expansions! And I have a feeling that a lot of other people out there are like me and actually waiting for the sales before purchasing. Oh, and it took forever for wave 2 and the freaking iconic Imperial Star Destroyer to come out. I don't think that helped.
Not really. You'd be extremely bomber heavy and have odd lists. The Force Awakens core set is good, but you'd probably want to pick up earlier expansion packs like B-Wing, A-Wing, X-Wing, TIE Fighter, TIE Advanced, etc.
If you see the Flick 'Em Up expansion on sale anywhere, grab it immediately. Running around on horses and lassoing wild colts is extremely fun. Not to mention trying to shoot a cowboy off a horse by firing up a ramp.