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Matthew “Biggs” Kelsey
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Phase 3 - Maneuver: Getting There the Fastest with the Mostest
It's time to actually "play" the game you've spent so much time setting up.  Here is where we attempt to either recover from a bad deployment, or push our advantage to the maximum.  I have seen a lot of games won and lost in deployment, but this is the phas...

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Playing By The Rules - Intentions and Reality
It pains me to write another article on the state of the game, but we have ourselves a teachable moment here.  So today we are going to talk about the recent drama over the very rules that govern how the game we love is played.  Before I go any further, the...

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Wave 6 Upgrades - Offensive Retrofit
Only one offensive upgrade this expansion that isn't also a Boarding Team. But wow if it isn't a doozy. Disposable Capacitors - 3 points Small or Medium ship only. When you activate, you may discard this card.  If you do, the blue dice in your battery armam...

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Wave 6 Upgrades - Boarding Teams (Weapon Team + Offensive Retrofit)
These are the first two slot upgrade for Armada, and because of what every upgrade that has these two slots have been so far, we're going to call them Boarding Teams. First, let's look at the ships that can use these upgrades.  For Rebels you have the follo...

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300th Post - A Brief History of Armada
Thanks to all of you readers for giving me, Shmitty and Truthiness your attention, as Truthiness comes up with great list ideas, Shmitty crunches numbers and uses logic to prove things others can only guess at, and I... write the other articles. 2015 Armada...

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Konstant Kontact - Biggs goes to Mr Nice Guy's Store Championship
Not much time to write about this one.  I came up with it last night, just before going to bed: It's Admiral Konstantine! Konstant Kontact - 399/400 Advanced Gunnery Jamming Barrier Salvage Run Imperial II-Class Star Destroyer - 166 points  - Admiral Konsta...

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2 Triangles and a Baby - Streetsboro Ohio Store Championship Invasion
Two Store Championships this weekend.  One where the Pittsburgh crew heads out to invade Ohio, about a 2 hour drive from us.  Another where we defend our local turf... well... kinda.  Not the place we typically play, but they were nice enough to acquire a S...

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Phase 2 - Deployment: Ships Just Got Real
We have now talked about Preparation , and now it's time to move on to the next stage in the game.  Phase 2 - Deployment - is where the theoretical goes out the window and you know what you are using, and what the opponent has brought to the game.  This is ...

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Wave 6 Upgrades - Officers
Two new unique offers were released with Wave 6, which give you quite a few interesting options going forward.  Let's take a look at them now: The Grand Inquisitor - 4 points - Imperial Only When an enemy ship at distance 1-5 changes its speed, you may exha...

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Wave 6 Upgrades - Admiral Sloan - Commander
Today is the release date for Wave 6, so let's discuss the commander that everyone is actually talking about!  It's time for General Organa again! Just kidding, it's really Admiral Sloan. Admiral Sloan - 24 points - Imperial While a friendly squadron withou...
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