Fantasy Flight previews the Imperial Light Cruiser for Armada

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December 13th, 2016

The Galactic Empire is always after new and better ways to take care of the Rebel scum running around the galaxy. As such they are previewing the Imperial Light Cruiser expansion pack for Star Wars: Armada.

The Galactic Empire governs countless star systems, worlds, and citizens, so its ranking officials cannot be bothered to tend to the minutiae of its every interest. Instead, they rely upon a bureaucracy built of necessity, one in which responsibilities are delegated from the likes of Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and Grand Moff Tarkin down to lower Moffs, regional Governors, and local Ministers.

Accordingly, when a ranking official like Grand Moff Tarkin finds himself forced to deal with the failures of his subordinates, the response is almost always swift, authoritative, and decisive. Responsibilities may be reallocated. Resources will be assigned as needed. Heads may roll. And if the matter is military, troops and vessels will be deployed as necessary.

To deal with Rebel insurgence in the Outer Rim, the Empire’s military deployment would frequently include one or more Arquitens-class cruisers. Featured in the Imperial Light Cruiser Expansion Pack for Star Wars™: Armada, these versatile ships are smaller than the Star Destroyers the Empire reserves for its most urgent concerns, but they present a considerable threat, nonetheless, due to their speed, responsiveness, and the firepower they command with their quad lasers and turbolasers.