Firestorm Armada — Review
Well the fellows over at the D6 Generation wasted no time and have done an outstanding review of the new Firestorm Armada sci-fi ship combat miniatures game by Spartan Games. Forward to 2hr 24min into the podcast to get right to the review.
We agree with the D6G overall that Firestorm Armada has the potential to be an outstanding game. The only real negative we have seen so far in the game is that there seems to be no allowance for disparate fleets. To keep a solid balance the six fleets currently in the game all have a similar balance of support ships, capital ships, and carriers. None of the fleets focus heavily in one area such as smaller ships, wings, or large capital ships. We have not tried playing a disparate scenario yet so it is possible the system can handle it, but we suspect such a game would be considerably unbalanced. A race would probably need to be designed from the ground up to make such a unique composition balanced with the existing fleets.
If you have even the slightest interest in sci-fi ship combat give Firestorm Armada a look.
Also see Firestorm Armada — First Impressions and Spartan Games Interview.
7 thoughts on “Firestorm Armada — Review”
20Jan10 at 1754
[…] Russ Wakelin, of DakkaDakka fame and the D6 Generation podcast, has started a wiki page on DakkaDakka on Firestorm Armada with useful comments. Also see their Firestorm Armada review. […]
26Oct10 at 1015
[…] Games has released a number of new ships for Firestorm Armada. Each race gets a new specialty ship and a new faction, the Raiders, is available now. The new […]
28Dec10 at 1445
[…] Wars is not exception. While the miniatures are of the same high quality as Spartan’s Firestorm Armada miniatures they do not particularly appeal to us, but the rules sound so good we will probably pick […]
28Dec10 at 1449
[…] Wars is no exception. While the miniatures are of the same high quality as Spartan’s Firestorm Armada miniatures they do not particularly appeal to us, but the rules sound so good we will probably pick […]
29Dec10 at 1817
[…] Games released a preview of the Kurak, a new race for Firestorm Armada. It is unknown if this will be a complete seventh race or more of an alliance fleet for use with […]
12Jan11 at 1529
[…] upcoming products. Neil mentions, among other things, that there will be 40 new ship miniatures for Firestorm Armada in 2011 along with a host of new races. He also let slip that there are 146 miniatures already […]
22Jul11 at 1323
[…] has not forgotten Firestorm Armada either. First off we got the new Xelocian ships. The Hantari Cruiser does not have colored […]