The Rebellion is getting a new unit expansion in Star Wars: Legion – The Rebel Commandos. It’s time to get your camo on and get into position as the Rebels bring in the Snipers and Saboteurs!
The Galactic Empire might have the numbers but the Rebels have unorthodox tactics to win. No unit better embodies these tactics than the Rebel Commandos. Highly trained and prepared for clandestine missions on the fringes of battles, these units can help turn the tide in the Rebellion’s favor.
Battle-hardened veterans of the Galactic Civil War, Rebel Commandos are the best soldiers that the Alliance has to offer. Skilled in a variety of advanced combat tactics, including infiltration, sabotage, and sharpshooting, these elite troops are notorious among Imperial units and nearly legendary to their fellow Rebels. The Rebel Commandos’ reputation is so great, in fact, that their mere presence on the battlefield completely changes the dynamics of a battle.
The Rebel Commandos unit expansion comes with 7 unpainted miniatures and all the cards and tokens you need to play them on the tabletop. This expansion also comes with a few different squad options as well. First up, you’ve got the larger, full squad to work with:
This is a typical team of 4 commandos with the option to add a heavy weapon. They have some abilities to assist with their survival on the tabletop as you can see. Low Profile increases their cover, Scout 2 allows them to get into position quickly, and Sharpshooter 1 aids in their offensive prowess.
The other configuration of the squad focuses more on their Heavy Weapon potential with a two man strike team:
As you can see, they are a much cheaper option and must come with a Heavy Weapon. If you’re looking for a discounted way to bring some firepower then the Rebel Commandos are where it’s at – but what kind of weapon are we looking at? Check it out:
This is where the Heavy Weapon team really shines. The DH-447 Sniper is a powerful weapon. First off, the range is Range 1 to the board edge. If they draw line of sight, then they can shoot it. On top of that, High Velocity means that the target can’t spend dodge tokens. And Pierce 1 can punch through defenses. If you deploy this team in a good spot, they will cause chaos in the enemy ranks.
The Proton Charge is a fantastic tool for board control.
“These specialists can litter the field with deadly proton charges that can be detonated after any unit performs an action, damaging anything at Range 1 and in line of sight. When deployed strategically, these charges can impede opposing forces’ progress towards objectives or even keep them from flanking your troops.”
If you put these in the right spot (like covering an objective) you can cause the enemy to make some extremely difficult choices.
These Commandos add some sneaky punch to the Rebellion’s arsenal. If you’re looking to take on the Empire don’t skip past this unit – they are ready to take the fight behind enemy lines!
The Rebel Alliance can recruit new members from across the galaxy, finding pilots, soldiers, and medics among those who hate the Empire. Plenty of beings can take up a blaster rifle to fight Stormtroopers, but there are a few who are willing to push the boundaries and do whatever it takes to keep the Rebellion alive. Saboteurs. Snipers. The Rebel Alliance’s most dangerous operatives—now entering the infantry battles played out in your games of Star Wars: Legion.
Within the Rebel Commandos Unit Expansion, you’ll find a squad of seven unpainted, easily assembled Rebel Commando miniatures. You may field this unit as a full, standard unit on your battlefield or a small team operating on the edges of the map or behind enemy lines, but no matter how you position the Rebel Commandos, their unorthodox tactics and powerful weapons can sway the battle in the Rebellion’s favor. With five distinct upgrade cards that can be added to the Rebel Commandos or another unit, you’ll find everything you need to put fear in Imperial hearts with this expansion for Star Wars: Legion.
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