Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ranking the Upgrades - The Weapon Teams

Weapons Teams make things dead, and are thus the backbone of any fleet.  I should probably get around to ranking them, right?

Plus, I need a filler article, because wow am I slacking off at putting quality strategy articles together.  You guys love this pap right?  I'm expecting no less than 6 comments on how I ranked something too high / too low.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Giving Back As the Best Community In Gaming

Instead of a Monday article on strategy or tactics, we're going to talk about giving back to communities less fortunate than ours.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Using New Objectives to Your Advantage - Navigation

Last time we look at the Assault Objectives, and with the Defensive Objectives not fully spoiled, we are forced to move on to the Light Blue objectives everyone enjoys - so without further ado... Navigation!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Using New Objectives To Your Advantage - Assault

Corellian Conflict is looking to give us a host of new objectives to play around with - doubling the number of possibilities from the starter set.  How will you be able to make those objectives work for you in your lists, and how do you combat them as First Player?  Let's take a look today at the Assault Objectives:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

WWPD Steven - Konstantine vs Rieekan Livestream!

Hyperspace Assault - watch a Konstantine match where the 2nd medium base ship jumps in midway through to begin speed shenanigans.  Is it enough of a trick to work?  Can it destroy the TRC-90s and GR75s?  Is a Mauler + Bounty Hunters team enough to slow down a Rieekan Aces build?

Tune in to find out!

Also there was some Imperial Assault today as well.  Looks like a skirmish game.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Interview with Josiah Burkhardsmeier - World Champion 2016

Here at Steel Squadron HQ we have a tradition following the World Championship of interviewing the winner.  At least, it is a tradition now, as previously it was just something we did once to see if it would work and couldn't believe we lucked into.

Anyways, here is our interview with Josiah (JJs Juggernaut) Burkhardsmeier, the World Champion of Armada!

Heya Josiah.  First off, congratulations on the big win!

World Champion Josiah (center) poses with two good looking gentlemen.

Hey! Thanks so much! I'd be glad to answer any questions can. I also plan on doing a write-up of my games in the near future, though it depends on how hectic my schedule gets!

Monday, November 14, 2016

WWPDSteven's Youtube Streams & Steel Squadron HQ

Hello everyone!  Big announcement time!

WWPDSteven of the FFG forums, known for his Historicals focused website and also for being a top 4 finisher for Armada at Worlds, has begun a partnership with Steel Squadron HQ to post his new Youtube streams as they are completed.

Don't forget, you can also watch him stream live at

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Match-up of the Week - You Come at the King, You'd Better Not Miss.

Truthiness must have been very disappointed to have missed the World Champions, because he's decided to take it up with our World Champion himself.

The battle will take place Sunday at 1pm EST on Vassal.  I am working until 3pm.

Stop scheduling things like this!  I can't stream unless I am off!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Worlds Wrap-Up

Gonna take a break about talking strategy, since that is what literally everyone is going to be talking about for the next few days, and since Saturday.  No, today I want to talk about what even the FFG folks were impressed with:  Community.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Biggs Pre-Action Report - Worlds

By now I have finished Day 1 at Worlds, and I've already played at least a few games with my list.  But as I write this it is a week before I am set to actually play.  So here is what I am taking to Worlds, what I am going to try to be doing, and my rational for my strategy.  We will see how it actually works in practice, but play testing it hasn't done too bad.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A New Resource

I'm flying to Worlds today.  I hope I get to see a lot of you up there, and if you can't make it I will be doing my best to report back so that it is like you are there!

But today we are going to talk about a new resource that someone shared with me.  Adrian Romero, a reader of the blog, sent in a spreadsheet that he designed to calculate damage odds with Armada.