Star Wars Legion: Luke Skywalker & The Rebels

Fantasy Flight Games has a new Preview for Star Wars Legion and this time it’s all about Luke & The Rebels!

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From his humble origins as a farm boy on Tatooine, to the destruction of the first Death Star, to Jedi training with Yoda and beyond, Luke Skywalker has played a pivotal role in the unfolding Star Wars saga. It’s only natural that you should find him as the Rebel commander in the Star Wars: Legion Core Set, leading your troopers into battle on another unsung battlefield of the Galactic Civil War.

Luke’s not quite as killy as Vader, but he’s got some things that make him full of surprises. First off, he’s 40 points cheaper – that’s about a squad’s worth of Rebels! Next, Luke is faster – he uses the speed 2 movement range vs speed 1. And Luke can Jump which allows him to ignore terrain that is height 1 or lower. To top it off, he can then Charge after making a move action as well! This guy will cover some ground and get right into combat!

His Lightsaber is of course Anakin’s old lasersword. He’s not quite as good as Vader with in, but he’s no slouch either! It has a 6 Black Die attack along with Impact 2 and Pierce 2. Heavy armor doesn’t stand a chance against this farmboy. And let’s not discount his DL-44 blaster. 2 Red dice with Pierce 2 isn’t anything to sneeze at.

Defensively, he’s also got the Deflect ability which can allow him to send ranged attacks back as his opponents – oh and he’s also immune to Pierce as well.

Luke also has access to Battle Meditation which allows you to bypass the normal order restrictions and give an order to any unit on the battlefield. Jedi Mind Trick can be used to add 2 more suppression to an enemy unit potentially causing them to break and run!

Last but not least, Luke also has 3 personal command cards – unfortunately, FFG didn’t show those off but did mention they were coming with him so keep an eye out for those in a later update!

The Rebels

As cool as Luke is, he’s not going to show up and take on the Empire by himself. He’s got friends and allies that actually come to his aid as well. Those are the real heroes of the rebellion – the humble Rebel Troopers!

The Rebels have better blasters than the Stormtroopers in the form of the A-280 Blaster Rifles. They have Black Dice for attack and are range 1-3. They are lighter in terms of Armor with only 1 white defense die, but they have Nimble which grants them a dodge token if they spent a dodge token to defend. Stay agile folks!

The AT-RT is a salvaged small walker that helps the Rebels have a bit of armor on the battlefield. It does ignore most small arms fire which is nice and it’s pretty mobile due to it’s Climbing Vehicle and Expert Climber traits. Offensively, it’s got an A-300 Blaster Rifle with two white dice at ranges 1-3. But it really shines up close with it’s Grappling Claws which have Impact 1 with 3 red die for it’s attack. And don’t discount it’s hard point slot either which can come with a Rotary Blaster, a Laser Cannon, or a Flamethrower!

These wily Rebels are going to be available on the launch day for Star Wars Legion, which is March 22! Get ready to have a reckoning with the Force!

Star Wars™: Legion $89.95

Warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars universe, from the Rebel Alliance’s defeat in the Battle of Hoth to a few elite Rebel strike teams taking on a legion of stormtroopers on the Forest Moon of Endor. You can seize your chance to get your boots on the ground and lead your troops to victory with Star Wars™: Legion, a miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe!

Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army of miniatures filled with troopers, powerful ground or repulsor vehicles, and iconic characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game’s unpainted, easily assembled minis give you a canvas to create the Star Wars army you’ve always wanted to lead into battle—whether you fight for the monolithic, oppressive Galactic Empire or the ragtag Rebel Alliance.

  • briandavion

    Luke and the rebels? sounds like a band name

  • Raven Jax

    I just wish the sculpts were better.

  • becizzle

    If this game isn’t easy and accessible (a la 40K 8th) it will fail miserably, regardless of the power of Star Wars.

    Also, who the hell is going to play Rebels when you can play Darth and company?!

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      Or bounty hunters.

    • Sebastien Bazinet

      This is why I won’t get it. No one I know wants to play ugly rebels