Vassal is a Java (which most people already have on their computers) application used to replicate board games.
The Armada Vassal module is a top-down (2D) recreation of the Star Wars: Armada miniatures game.
It's not a substitute for the real thing but a supplement. Vassal lets players hone their skills and connect with opponents across the globe!
It's 100% free.
Always up to date with the latest releases and previews.
Easy to use.
If you can use a mouse and a keyboard you're good. Every game piece has a right-click menu with all available actions.
You can learn hotkeys for important actions as you play. Hotkeys are visible in the right-click menus. This greatly speeds up play.
You can set up your fleets based on export from the major list builders. Very fast and convenient.
Lots of automation and reporting reduce bookkeeping to a minimum and speed up play.
Support for Corellian Conflict and Rebellion in the Rim.
You can play from home (convenient and safe).
You can save games and continue later.
You can log games and review them later.
GREAT community: it easy to find games and the atmosphere is always friendly and casual.
You can join ongoing games as an observer and watch.
Get inspired by the lists you meet online and the talented players behind them.
The only real drawback: you try something on Vassal and then decide to buy more plastic to try it IRL 🙃
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Module version 4.4.0 "We will have revenge" is available!
Direct download link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AimQ2v3vu93erjF3vD0f-PqXPmrNPUbx/view?usp=sharing
Full wave 10 release. Some images are of poor quality and will be replaced later on.
Armada 4.4.0 was built using Vassal 3.5.5. It should be compatible with module versions 4.0.0+ and Vassal 3.5.0+ but ALWAYS update to the most recent versions of both!
Onager has an additional range overlay that shows the exact ranges for the special arc.
Fixed some nomenclature errors.
MAJOR NEW FEATURES
Added remaining w10 cards.
Added quick-spawn functionality to all w10 cards.
Sounds can now be muted in-module (Preferences --> Sounds).
OTHER NEW FEATURES
Shu Mai can spawn round tokens.
Munitions/Parts Resupply can spawn respective command tokens.
Volume of "SET" sound slightly decreased.
Setup ("L") token added. It can rotate. Gink wanted it - I've forgotten why...
Add better quality card images as they become available.
Look at "locking pieces" functionality (to make accidentally nudging stuff not a thing).
Make shield dials toggleable (easier to resolve obstacle overlap corner cases).
Updated to 4.3.5 in preparation for the Sunday tournament: https://armadaihaveyounow.blogspot.com/2021/03/vassal-armada-module-version-435-is.html
Module version 4.3.0 "Spinning is a good trick" is available!
Adds new ships and spoiled cards from wave 10. First build using Vassal 3.5.0.
Armada 4.3.0 was built using Vassal 3.5.0. It should be compatible with module versions 4.0.0+ and Vassal 3.5.0+ but ALWAYS update to the most recent versions of both!
Fixed a bug where players would be unable to exhaust defense token 3 if defense token 4 was already exhausted AND defense token 4 was a Salvo token.
MAJOR NEW FEATURES
Pelta (republic version), Venator, Providence, and Recusant added.
Added 6 spoiled upgrade cards (Tarkin, Luminara, Grievous, Barriss, Shu Mai, and Invisible Hand).
(Warlords builder has support)
OTHER NEW FEATURES
Sounds can be turned off under Preferences --> Sounds.
Mouse Drag Threshold can be set lower (I use "2") to allow fine manipulation of pieces.
Center On Opponent's Moves can be turned off - or tweaked to trigger only when you're looking at a completely different part of the table.
RRG can be accessed from the Help menu.
Spawn Fleet Commands directly from the Chimaera title card.
Spawn Round tokens from Garm & Tagge (and Bail & Pryce).
Explore new features added in Vassal 3.5.