Star Wars: Legion – Director Krennic Commander Preview
The Director is IN. Check out the next Commander for the Empire – Director Orson Krennic!
Ambition is a powerful thing and sometimes it can cause folks to bite off more than they can chew. But that hasn’t caused Director Krennic to stumble…yet. Today, Fantasy Flight Games pulls the covers off the new Commander Expansion.
There are few the Emperor would entrust with a project as important—or demanding as much secrecy—as the construction of the Death Star. Such an undertaking requires someone with the ruthless dedication to see it through to the end and cunning enough to ensure that it remains a secret through the long years it takes to complete. In other words, a project of this magnitude requires Director Orson Krennic.
In Rogue One, Director Krennic came across as more of a ruthless project manager who just wanted to be in charge. He was also willing to get his hands dirty (provided he had the support of his Death Troopers). His rules reflect that mix of bureaucrat and over-confident battlefield commander.
Krennic isn’t a slouch in combat with this custom DT-29 blaster pistol. Just try to keep him out of melee as that’s not exactly his area of expertise. He does have an air of confiedence which is probably why he’s got Compel as rule. Plus he’s smart so Cunning also fits. However, he does keep his Entourage of Imperial Death Troopers around, so that could be why he feels so sure of himself.
That Entourage allows you ignore a rank of Death Troopers when constructing your army – basically you get a free unit!
The Director’s Order
Cunning is great for breaking ties with your opponent and their order cards – but what about Krennic’s orders? They aren’t to shabby:
Voracious Ambition adds a little luck and a little bit of “poker-face” to the equation. You’ll get 3 random orders that you can pull over to this card and use instead of the order tokens you’d normally draw. Because you’ll know what they are a head of time, you can make your opponent second guess themselves with their plays. Krennic loves those head games!
Deploy the Garrison allows you to get some free standby actions for your Troopers. That’s a great way to up your action economy.
And finally Annihilation Looms is the “big” order. This card drops suppression tokens on each trooper unit. And if it’s round 5 or 6, they each get TWO. That’s going to cause some major problems for units that were already feeling skiddish! Good thing your Death Troopers can ignore the first one, right?
Every great achievement requires just as much ambition, and there are few as ambitious as Director Orson Krennic. As the head of the Empire’s Advanced Weapons Research division, he oversaw the creation of the dreaded Death Star, and he employs the same ambition on the battlefields of Star Wars: Legion. Ruthless and cunning, Krennic can manipulate friends and foes alike to acheive his goals in battle.
The Director Orson Krennic Commander Expansion contains one finely sculpted Director Orson Krennic miniature, enough for one commander unit, along with new unit, upgrade, and command cards to field in battle.
The Verge of Greatness, indeed…
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