Wondering how the different fleets play in Armada? Perhaps you’re looking to choose your next faction.? Well, in this blog you’ll find a handy guide to each fleet, describing their play style and what you can expect when you face them across the oceans!

Thanks to Chris Cowburn for putting this guide together.

BASILEANS

 

Basileans can heal damage quicker than other races thanks to their unique options. It’s probably best to close with the enemy as quickly as possible, unleash point blank broadsides, and then repair while you turn around for another pass. Boarding actions should only be attempted if you have the superior crew strength and are confident you can finish the ship off quickly.

ORCS

 

Orcs are intent on one thing and one thing only – destruction. They are equally adept at this whether it’s through shooting or boarding actions. Their unique upgrades can enhance either, or both, meaning a ship that gets too close will definitely be in a worse state following the engagement.

DWARFS

 

Dwarfs are probably the ‘jack of all trades, master of none’. They have decent shooting, decent boarding action abilities and can repair quickly too. They can also significantly boost their boarding action effectiveness by taking The Berserker Captain – Gruffydd Egilax. They don’t have a squadron available, nor a standard Large ship, but their support ships are probably the most unique in the game. They can also be the most forgiving fleet to use for a new starter, thanks to everything having Advanced Engines.

THE EMPIRE OF DUST

 

Armada Empire of Dust Monolith colour

The Empire of Dust are more a shooting oriented fleet, and their Large and XL vessels boast destructive Broadside batteries. They also have numerous ways of setting enemy ships ablaze thanks to Balefire, Lightning Bolts and Fire Oil, which will cause your opponent to drastically change their plans. While their Crew Strength might be slightly below other fleets, the Curse of Undeath can swing the fight back in your favour, but you probably don’t want to stay grappled for too long, unless it’s the Khopeshii.

TWILIGHT KIN

 

Twilight Kin sail under a Shroud, offering additional protection from the enemy’s warning and ranging shots. A lot of their damage will be dealt while close to the enemy thanks to the amount of Close Quarter weapons available. These can unleash a devastating volley, ready to soften up the targets before the deadly Blade Dancers are unleashed onto the decks of the enemy ships. Nothing will stop the Twilight Kin from inflicting agony and torment on enemy captains, and they have a unique upgrade allowing them to grapple enemy ships travelling at Full Speed.

ELVES

 

The Elves act on water the same way they do on land – with grace. Their Masters of the Waves ability allows them to quickly outmanoeuvre the enemy. They are probably best staying out of boarding actions unless they have superior crew strength though. Instead concentrate on sailing into point blank range and delivering a point blank broadside before sailing past the ship. Adding Thrennian Sea Guard to the crew can add extra defence against enemy boarding attacks, just in case you’re facing a foe that likes to get up close and personal.

 

Armada is a tabletop game for two or more players. Choose your side and then command a fleet of Mantic miniatures to represent powerful navies such as the stoic and pious Basileans, or plot carnage and destruction with the rampaging orcs. With a range of beautiful ship models to choose from and many stories to tell, Armada is truly an amazing spectacle to play and witness. The 96-page rulebook contains the core rules, 10 action-packed scenarios and advanced rules for potentially devastating weather effects.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE DIGITAL EDITION!

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The Armada Two Player Starter Set is the perfect place to start your journey onto the seas of Pannithor. Inside you’ll find everything you need for two-players to start their own fleet of courageous Basileans or marauding orcs, along with a rulebook, tokens, ship cards and a paper gaming mat. The fight for the oceans is about to begin!

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Ahoy there captains. Seas Aflame is a supplement book for Mantic’s game of epic naval warfare: Armada. Take your games of Armada to the next level! With ten new scenarios, rules for fliers and fortifications as well as a full campaign system, the book also expands on the naval background in the world of Pannithor and introduces the next wave of fleets to be released for the Armada game.

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Armada is a tabletop game for two or more players. Choose your side and then command a fleet of Mantic miniatures to represent powerful navies such as the stoic and pious Basileans, or plot carnage and destruction with the rampaging orcs. With a range of beautiful ship models to choose from and many stories to tell, Armada is truly an amazing spectacle to play and witness. The 96-page rulebook contains the core rules, 10 action-packed scenarios and advanced rules for potentially devastating weather effects.

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