The largest and most powerful of the starships from the Armada Core Set, the Victory-class Star Destroyer formed the core of the Imperial Navy at the outset of the Galactic Civil War. These ships measure roughly nine-hundred meters in length, sport crews numbering over five-thousand, and feature a dagger-shaped design that allows them to concentrate nearly all their weapons on their forward firing arcs.
The Victory-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack bolsters your fleet with one sculpted and pre-painted miniature Star Destroyer identical to the Star Destroyer miniature from the Core Set. It also comes with all requisite tokens and command dials, as well as more than a dozen ship and upgrade cards. The expansion’s two ship cards allow you to outfit your Star Destroyer as either a Victory I or Victory II, and its fourteen upgrades open a wide range of strategic possibilities as they allow you to upgrade your armament, your crew, and even your Star Destroyers themselves.
Available in both the Core Set and the Victory-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack, the Victory-class Star Destroyer can be fielded as either of two subclasses. The more powerful Victory II costs eighty-five fleet points, and the Victory I, which is very nearly as imposing, costs seventy-three.
These ships are the same in the expansion pack as they are in the Core Set, but the upgrades differ. Both the Victory I and Victory II can host as many as five standard upgrades, plus a title. Additionally, the Victory-class Star Destroyer can serve as an excellent flagship for your commander, so you can theoretically associate as many as seven upgrade cards with a single Victory-class Star Destroyer.
Even though the Core Set offers a wide enough range of ship cards, squadrons, and upgrades to permit a great deal of fleet-building flexibility, it includes only one commander card for each faction and just one title for each type of ship. The Imperials gain Grand Moff Tarkin as their sole commander, and any Imperial looking to field a unique Victory-class Star Destroyer must choose to field the Dominator.
These are both solid options, but the Imperial Navy gains greater flexibility with the Victory-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack. Admiral Motti offers his services as commander, and you can field the Corrupter or Warlord instead of the Dominator (or alongside it).
These cards greatly expand the range of possible synergies you’ll be able to develop within your fleet, as do the expansion’s eleven other crew members, teams, hangar bays, and armaments. Accordingly, the Victory-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack, like each Armada expansion, isn’t just all about its pre-painted miniature Star Destroyer; it’s about harnessing enough firepower to put the fear of the Empire into your opponents.
This is not a complete game experience. A copy of the Star Wars: Armada Core Set is required to play.
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Thursday, 3 October 2019 | Zac
This is a great first pick up for an Imperial player as when combined with the VSD in the Core set you'll have the makings of a strong multi-role fleet.
The VSD is able to fulfil any role in your fleet: from dishing out damage from it's forward arc to pushing out squadrons.
The Corrupter title gives you a deadly bomber carrier and the Warlord title allows the VSD-II to dish out more consistent damage.
The VSD-I favours close range engagements while the VSD-II has the flexibility to hold back at medium.
The included commander, Admiral Motti, adds additional hull health to each ship which can make all the difference in an intense firefight.
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