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Will we see expansions for other armies/forces sooner rather than later? We've already seen 2 other troop choices announced. The imperials, based on the fluff have Dark Troopers, Imperial Troopers, Imperial Soldiers and Spacetroopers to call upon. Rebels have Hoth & Special Forces troopers? So wondering if we will see Wookiees and Mandalorians sooner rather than later? :)

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24 minutes ago, Ken on Cape said:

Don't forget Ewoks, and Gunguns.  ;)

I’m sure there will be an all-aquatic expansion, which would certainly include Gungans. 

An available commander will be Kit Fisto, whose model will be depicted whipping his shirt off—his Signature move. 

Kit-bashed terrain (pun definitely intended) will be derived from aquarium decorations. 

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There is a very wide array of Imperial troopers to pick from. Unfortunately not near as many Rebels. The fluff problem is resources, the Empire has the entire very loyal Core, inner and outer colony regions plus a variety of other firmly pro-Imperial worlds to get volunteers from. Worlds that aren't beaten up and subjugated and are happy to be part of the Empire. Meanwhile the Rebels have mostly scattered Outer Rim planets and individuals they pick up here and there because its not as if they can just set up a recruiting station with posters saying "See the Galaxy, meet strange new cultures, and shoot them!" For this reason the Empire can have very highly trained specialist forces like the Aquatic, Ice, Shore, and Sand trooper legions and that's all they do for the most part. The Rebels on the other hand have very few specialist teams and even those aren't generally specialist-location trained. So you have limited manpower which means the same teams and battalions of guys get rotated around quite a bit. So we have Commandos like those on Endor, Saboteur troops like in Rogue One(who technically are still commandos but its a different uniform) Rebel troopers which can be dressed as Hoth Troopers or standard garb, and Rebel Navy troopers. Two of them are already done.

So it will be interesting to see where they go with it. I think they are going to have to dig into the EU just to get Rebel counterparts for the mass of Imperial troops available. 

 

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I would like to think we would get Sniper classes and Jet Pack troopers in future updates. I know the most wanted type of Jet Pack would be a Mandalorian wave. I am sure many want to see Boba Fett in this game. 

Could they be a "Gun for Hire" Faction and be used for both sides?  

Also I would like to see a "Spy" type figure or card be introduced. Give one figure maximum per side offering a quick long range move with a quick attack and a self sacrifice.

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3 minutes ago, Col. Dash said:

So it will be interesting to see where they go with it. I think they are going to have to dig into the EU just to get Rebel counterparts for the mass of Imperial troops available. 

 

This is a great way to introduce a 3rd (rebel friendly & compatible) faction. Just so long as the fairly counter any upcoming Imperial offering. I would love to see EU in this game but with Disney somewhat trying to scrap the Pre-Disney EU (some of it is making its way into Disney era Star Wars EU canon) it may take a bit of convincing. Disney, once they have made a decision usually doesn't change their minds. Key word usually I mean they did bring Grand Admiral Thrawn back along with Rex and Ahsoka Tano for Rebels, so who knows.

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FFG has has the license since before the Disney buyout and canon split, they can use Legends material if they get LFL approval. Happens all the time in the RPGs and in X-Wing (and to a lesser extent Armada, but usually only with squadrons). So if they want, they have full approval to pull out whatever wild world of sports they want - it just has to get approved and they have to think it'll be marketable. This is why you see a lot of current canon tie-ins. 

As for Rebel variety, I think they have some:

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Personally i'm hoping for Death Troopers by the end of the year, so the imperial faction has some dark colored elite troops for some visual variety. For the Rebels i'd like to see Han and Chewie, maybe Hoth rebel troops, bothan operatives/commandos.

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2 hours ago, Rammstein117 said:

Personally i'm hoping for Death Troopers by the end of the year, so the imperial faction has some dark colored elite troops for some visual variety. For the Rebels i'd like to see Han and Chewie, maybe Hoth rebel troops, bothan operatives/commandos.

I'd love to see them soon too. I would settle for Imperial Navy Troopers for a black scheme in the mean time quite happily, though.

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one obvious guess is Admiral Thrawn. ANd I also guess that one way  or another we will see Sabine Wren soon (since apparently she is the favourite character of FF when it comes to games - see X wing) .

regarding troops, quite surely there will be Rebels speeder bikes, jet troopers,  E-web gunners, overtanks, ewoks units for rebels, maybe even wookie units for rebels, dewback riders.

They also mentioned creatures, so I'm quite sure Rancors will make their appearance in all the glorious Legion scale (i mean Imperial assault rankor is huge, a legion one would be ginormous)  

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4 hours ago, Jiraiya1969 said:

Jyn Erso and Hera Syndulla as Generals. Baze Malbus, Chirrut Imwe, Kannan Jarus, Sabine Wren as Special Forces.

Maybe we will see special teams for troopers... so a trooper pack that is "Phoenix Squadron" but has Hera as commander figure, sabine, kanan, ezra, zeb, chopper as the other figures. They get a group special ability.

 

There are so many named characters for rebels that I could totally see there being more "hero" units for the alliance than the imperials. 

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18 minutes ago, Wiredin said:

Maybe we will see special teams for troopers... so a trooper pack that is "Phoenix Squadron" but has Hera as commander figure, sabine, kanan, ezra, zeb, chopper as the other figures. They get a group special ability.

 

There are so many named characters for rebels that I could totally see there being more "hero" units for the alliance than the imperials. 

True, but there are quite a few named Imperials from the new Star Wars media as well. Krennic, Thrawn, Pryce, Kallus, Rukh, Kreel, Doc Aphra (although she could just as well be part of a "scum" faction, unless you have Vader as a Commander), and probably other characters whose names I'm forgetting or was only revealed in some reference document that was released later. 

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I would really LOVE to see massive table wars that would utilize the Clone armies and the Droid armies. Prequel era factions would absolutely be a must for massive scale fights rather than small skirmishes which seems to be what we'll get with original trilogy factions. I understand a lot of people don't like the "generational clash" (droids vs. rebels or rebels vs clones) but it's a miniatures wargames. We are going to need more factions and honestly, prequel era has the perfect WAR factions. So many droid types and so many different clone styles as well as a massive amount of cool and interesting vehicles. 

I hope to see all three trilogies. Galactic republic with Jedi leaders? Incredible. Imagine having a massive battle replicating the Petranaki arena fight! That would be incredible. I have high hopes for this game and so far it looks great, but I don;t think I'll be buying it until I know for a fact it isn't solely original trilogy.

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11 hours ago, ricoratso said:

I would really LOVE to see massive table wars that would utilize the Clone armies and the Droid armies. Prequel era factions would absolutely be a must for massive scale fights rather than small skirmishes which seems to be what we'll get with original trilogy factions. I understand a lot of people don't like the "generational clash" (droids vs. rebels or rebels vs clones) but it's a miniatures wargames. We are going to need more factions and honestly, prequel era has the perfect WAR factions. So many droid types and so many different clone styles as well as a massive amount of cool and interesting vehicles. 

I hope to see all three trilogies. Galactic republic with Jedi leaders? Incredible. Imagine having a massive battle replicating the Petranaki arena fight! That would be incredible. I have high hopes for this game and so far it looks great, but I don;t think I'll be buying it until I know for a fact it isn't solely original trilogy.

I would rather they keep it smaller, you can always play whatever scale you want but for the sake of pickup games and tournament play keep it at 800pts so you can play a game in 90min. This is one of the downfalls of armada, is the setup and play time are so laborious.

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@ricoratso To be fair, the multi-generational battles can make sense with a little creative thinking. Empire vs Droids: Droids still fighting the last war. Rebels vs Droids: Rebels checking old Separatist base for supplies and Droids are still active. Empire vs Clones: Clones that didn't get the Order 66 signal because reasons. Cones vs Rebels: Either Imperial unit that hasn't gotten updated equipment yet, possibly led by fallen Jedi. Or just enjoy the game and stop worrying, like when historical gamers pit historically allied forces against each other.;)

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