Ships of the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance will be joining Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars:  Armada tabletop miniatures game in the fourth quarter of the year along with two expansions offering players new ways to customize their fleets.

This will be the first time that starships and fighters from the Clone Wars era will appear in the game, allowing players to join the Jedi Order in defending the Republic or oppose it as a Separatist.  Each faction will appear in a Fleet Starter, which is designed to provide new players with a jumping-on point by including all of the core materials needed to begin building fleets and playing the game or to enable existing players to jump-start a fleet for a new faction.  A smaller Fighter Squadron Expansion for each faction allows players additional options for their fleets.

Two new packs feature the forces of the Galactic Republic:

The Galactic Republic Fleet Starter includes an Acclamator-class assault ship and a pair of Consular-class cruisers, 4 squadrons of V-19 Torrent fighters, 9 attack dice, 10 command dials, 8 speed dials, 20 upgrade cards, 12 objective cards, 6 obstacle tokens, a range ruler, and a maneuver tool.  MSRP is $99.95.

The Republic Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack comes with two squadrons each of the Delta-7 Aethersprite, BTL-B Y-wing, ARC-170, and V-19 Torrent fighters.  Also included are 10 squadron disks, 8 activation sliders, and 11 squadron cards.  MSRP is $24.95.

The Separatist Alliance is also represented by two packs:

In the Separatist Alliance Fleet Starter, there will be 1 Munificent-class frigate, 2 Hardcell transports, 4 squadrons of Vulture-class droid fighters, 6 ship cards, 20 upgrade cards, 9 attack dice, 10 command dials, 8 speed dials, 12 objective cards, 6 obstacle tokens, a range ruler, and a maneuver tool.  MSRP is $99.95.

Meanwhile, the Separatist Fighter Squadrons Expansion Pack will offer two each of the Vulture Droid, Hyena Bomber, Droid Tri-Fighter, and Belbullab-22 Starfighter squadrons, plus 6 elite pilots, 10 squadron disks, 8 activation sliders, and 10 squadron cards.  MSRP is $24.95.

Players can add the Upgrade Card Collection, which features 290 upgrade cards in the new standard-sized card format.  This boxed set includes the entire library of upgrade cards previously published as mini-cards, and has duplicate copies of some of the most popular cards.  The cards in this set have been updated to reflect the current rules and those from the new Clone Wars expansions.  Rounding out the set are a number of tokens for the game, including 6 proximity mine, 8 raid, and 2 focus/chaff tokens.  MSRP is $24.95.

The Dial Pack allows players to field larger fleets by providing 10 additional command dials and 7 speed dials, plus tokens.  MSRP is $12.95.

Click Gallery below for images of the new components.

The new Clone Wars era fleets were teased at last years Star Wars Celebration (see “Fantasy Flight Teasers from Star Wars Celebration Panel”).