Instruments of Destruction

Spartan Games have released previews of the upcoming Destroyer models for Firestorm Armada.

As an Aquan player, I am immediately intrigued by the new Stingray-class. It’s a bit of a departure from the prevailing design philosophy the Aquan fleet has had up to now, but not nearly as big a one as the Medusa Dreadnought which I blogged about last week. I will want to see the ship from a few more angles before I am sure about it, but at the moment I am leaning towards investing in a few as an when they become available. We will also have to wait and see if there is going to be a big shift in Aquan design from now on.

I am also quite taken with the Terran Artemis-class. I like the sleek lines and it reminds me of the images given of the Nebula-class Star Destroyer from the Star Wars expanded universe, which is one of my favourites from that setting.

Dindrenzi ships have always had a rifle-like appearance and the Trident-class Destroyer haves that to it’s extreme with it’s bow resembling nothing so much as a giant weapon barrel. It’s a nice effect, makes the ship look very businesslike and brutal.

The Sorylian Kestros also is clearly a no-nonsense, heavily beweaponed design with what appears to be a very large array of forward torpedo tubes ringing the hull.

The Relthoza Venom and Directorate Nemesis are also very cool models which I think any player would be happy to add to their fleet. These two are perhaps a bit more conservative than the other ships but still very cool.

I’m a huge fan of shiny spaceships and so I’m always happy to see some new Firestorm Armada previews. Especially when the ships in question are as nice as these. The numerous releases for Dystopian Wars in the last few months have left Firestorm Armada fleets looking a bit sparse for options. These Destroyers and the Dreadnoughts previewed last month. are promising signs that we can hope to have all options for the existing fleets catered for before too long.

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