No – that’s not your favorite Indie-Band’s name. It’s the next pair of Expansions announced for Star Wars: Legion!
Coming in the second quarter of 2018, The Leia Organa Commander Expansion AND The Fleet Troopers Unit Expansions are heading to your FLGS for games of Star Wars: Legion.
via Fantasy Flight Games
While Luke is more of a combat-commander, Leia is a true leader of units. She’s no slouch in combat, but her true abilities lie in bolstering the troopers you take with her to new heights. She is the more inspirational and defensive option. For example, FFG writes that she has Inspire 2 which will allow her to remove up to two suppression tokens from a friendly unit that is nearby. On top of that she comes with 3 command cards that are unique to her as a leader. One example is the ability to call in bombardments!
From Alderaanian diplomat to leader of the Rebel Alliance, Leia Organa’s legacy has been one of inspiration, heroism, self-sacrifice, and leadership. Along with Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, her actions directly led to the ultimate downfall of the Galactic Empire—so it’s only fitting that she takes her place in Star Wars: Legion as the Rebellion’s second commander, battling alongside Luke Skywalker.
Inside the Leia Organa Commander Expansion, you’ll find everything that you need to add Leia Organa to your army as a commander. A single unpainted, easily assembled miniature beautifully represents Leia Organa on the battlefield, while new upgrade cards allow you to customize how she is represented in the game. Finally, a hand of three new command cards lets you add a unique touch to your overarching strategies, bringing some of Leia Organa’s own unique tactics to your games. Releasing alongside the Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion, these two expansions promise new tactics for the Rebellion to employ in their struggles for freedom.
Fleet Troopers in the Rebel Navy are trained for Close Quarters Combat and equipped to fight at shorter ranges. Their DH-17 blasters are less accurate than the A-280, but they get two white dice per trooper! Their volume of fire is what makes them deadly. They also have the Ready 1 ability which allows them to get an aim token whenever they perform a standby action. This combo will allow them to hold until the time is right to spring an attack on the enemy when it’s most advantageous. They will also come with heavy weapon options like the MPL-57 grenade launcher or scatter guns to pump up the damage as well.
From the opening shots of A New Hope, we’re introduced to an ongoing space battle as a massive Star Destroyer closes in on a tiny corvette. The first characters we see within the beleaguered Tantive IV are C-3PO and R2-D2, but only moments later, we witness a squad of troopers dashing down the hallway to defend Leia Organa’s starship against the Imperial boarding party. With this Unit Expansion, you can bring those soldiers’ dedication and readiness for battle to your games of Star Wars: Legion.
The Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion immediately expands the options available to your Rebel armies with seven unpainted, easily assembled Fleet Trooper miniatures. An assortment of upgrade cards lets you customize your Fleet Troopers to match the battles you expect to face. After all, whether you’re battling in the tight corridors of a starship or on a more open battlefield, your Fleet Troopers can make the difference in your fights. Releasing alongside the Leia Organa Commander Expansion, these two expansions promise to shake up Rebel Alliance tactics for Star Wars: Legion.
A diplomatic mission from Alderaan? Uh-huh…
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