The backbone of the Imperial Military marches to war with a new preview from Fantasy Flight Games!
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The Stormtroops have a pretty basic stat-line which is typical considering they are the Imperial Army’s primary infantry. Their basic weapon is, shockingly enough, the least accurate weapon in the game (1 white die is about as bad as you can get and still count as having an attack). To help with their Blaster, the Stormtroopers do get Precise 1 so they can at least get a re-roll… On the plus side, a red armor die is actually pretty good for basic Infantry.
Although the squad is pretty standard looking, they do get 4 upgrade slots: heavy weapon, personnel, grenades, and gear. Those heavy weapon slots will afford you the option of taking some nice weapon upgrades with the unit:
The HH-12 Stormtrooper is a fantastic anti-vehicle weapon but it does come with a significant draw back – you cannot move the during the turn you wish to use this weapon. But if you plan accordingly, you’ll be able to drop 3 black dice worth of pain on a target!
the DLT-19 Stormtrooper can help pick off targets at range 4 with 2 red dice which are pretty accurate. This is a great option for a squad that is going to be more of an anti-infantry unit. It’s also decent vs light armor too – Impact 1 is going to help push that damage through.
One of the differences in the Expansion pack vs the core set is that the expansion pack comes with more upgrade options. For example, Impact Grenades and Grappling Hooks:
Impact Grenades, as the name implies, have Impact 1 on the attacks. That makes them handy for anti-vehicle attacks. These grenades actually make them a viable option against armored targets…as long as you can get close enough to use them…
Grappling Hooks allow the Stormtroopers to avoid taking pesky tests while climbing. Depending on the terrain rules, this could be very useful! This expansion is slated to drop the same day as the Core set so keep an eye out for it later this year!
No image is more iconic and symbolic of the Empire’s power than the expressionless helmet of an Imperial Stormtrooper. These soldiers have been deployed on hundreds of worlds across the galaxy, and everywhere they go, they keep the boot of Imperial oppression firmly placed on the neck of all who resist.
In the Stormtroopers Unit Expansion, you’ll find seven Stormtrooper miniatures, identical to the ones included in the Star Wars: Legion Core Set, along with the unit card and upgrade cards that you need to add another unit of Stormtroopers to your army.
“TK-421, why aren’t you at your post?”