SW: Legion – Stormtroopers Advance

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!

Stormtroopers Unit Expansion $24.95

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?”

  • Cergorach

    The special ability of the Stormtroopers isn’t accurate with the movies: Precise, they were anything but…

    • Stonewall

      I am guessing you haven’t seen any of the theories that they where ordered to miss them on purpose to funnel them towards where Vader wanted them. They all missed while escaping with Leia as they wanted to track the falcon back to the rebel base. Remember they took out that sand crawler with accurate shots. 🙂

      • Jeremy Larson

        They just get shy when the camera is on them and it throws off their aim.

    • marxlives

      Right! Well rerolling 1 white die per model makes a stormtrooper’s vision of precision relative.

    • Chaos_United_8

      They massacred the Rebels in Rogue One.

      • ellobouk

        and at Hoth.

        And weren’t doing terribly at Endor really.

  • Nelson

    The special ability of the Stormtroopers isn’t accurate with the movies: Precise, they were anything but…

    • euansmith

      I used to bull’s-eye Echoes back in Beggar’s Canyon; and they aren’t much over 2m.

      • marxlives

        It is just Russia trying to influence miniature wargaming again.

        • euansmith

          Fake Views?!

          • marxlives

            Dude you crack me hard man! you make my days!

          • euansmith

            Ditto, dude, and thanks 🙂

  • euansmith
    • Matthew Pomeroy

      Really loving these dudes. and they will be just fine for EoE RPG

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    Such a shame this game is so damned expensive in the UK.

    • ellobouk

      I know, I’d love to play, but between X-Wing, Armada, 40k, Trying to complete my set of Talisman… disposable is mostly spoken for

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        well its not just the problem of too many things- in the US Star Wars Legion starter is $89.95, so in the UK it should be around £63. But in fact the RRP in the UK is £89.99.

  • Mikołaj Nowak

    Question: there will be a Clone Wars expansion sometime? Any info about that?

    • euansmith

      And where’s the Jar-Jar-Binks mini?!

    • It would be awesome. Customising the paint on the soldiers of the Great Army of the Republic! Batch painting droids. 😀

      However, I’m not sure that FFG got the right to the prelogy… They never published any xwing miniatures from that period. Except the ARC-170…

      • They should do it! It would be like the Horus Heresy