Fantasy Flight Games shows off the new Operative for the Separatist Forces – it’s Bounty Hunter Cad Bane!
Cad Bane is joining the tabletop with the upcoming Operative Expansion for Star Wars: Legion. This Bounty Hunter is bringing his own brand of skills and is sure to be a great asset for those Separatists Forces.
“Becoming one of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters takes more than just skill with a blaster. You also need to outsmart your opponent, taking away their natural advantages while being ready to improvise when things don’t go according to your plan. To that end, Cad Bane brings a unique mixture of skill and instinct to every fight, keeping a cool head to accomplish his goals and force his enemy’s hand. “
One of Cad Bane’s tricks is the Bounty ability. This allows him to earn some extra victory tokens by taking out his specific target. If you’re looking for a way to squeak out a win when playing to the mission, Cad Bane can help with your goals.
Note that he’s also got the Jump 1 ability for moving around the board and when you couple that with the Steady ability he’ll be moving around and popping off accurate shots as needed.
Command Card wise, he’s coming with three of his own:
I’m Your Worst Nightmare is a great way to get the most out of his activation. Not only does it provide some extra Uncanny Luck, he also gets to perform 2 attack actions, too.
I’m In Control allows for some sneaky suppression token manipulation as you can transfer his tokens to those troops around him – friend or foe. If you do manage to turn the tables on some enemy troops, they also get pegged with an immobilize token as well. Also note that this can happen at the start AND end of Cad Bane’s activation meaning you could move into or out of danger.
And finally we have I Makes The Rules Now. This one is a little strange as has some unique rules that go along with it. Basically, this card uses three unique Bane tokens that are placed face down. Each one has a different effect.
Here’s FFG with the rundown:
“If you did not divulge this command card, you could potentially set a trap for enemy forces, placing the Kablamo! Bane token and detonating the weapon on the card when it is revealed. Alternatively, divulging this card during the Deploy Units steps lets you place all three tokens beyond range 1 of any deployment zone and leave your opponent guessing. It could just be Smoke and Mirrors and have no effect beyond removing the token, but it could also be the Here I Am token, causing Cad Bane to appear and replace this token on the battlefield or, if he is already on the battlefield, instantly move to this token.”
That Cad Bane is one tricky Bounty Hunter! Keep an eye out for the new expansion in July.
There are some jobs battle droids just can’t complete. When a task requires a little more finesse, the Separatist Alliance doesn’t hesitate to hire a professional bounty hunter like Cad Bane. Willing to take on any job with no questions asked, Bane doesn’t adhere to conventional tactics, instead manipulating others to his advantage.
This expansion puts all of Cad Bane’s skills at your disposal and gives you plenty of options for assembling the unpainted hard plastic miniature you find in it. In addition to being able to choose whether Cad Bane enters battle with his signature wide-brimmed hat, you can also build the miniature with his dual LL-30 blaster pistols or with a single pistol and one hand activating his electro gauntlets. Rounding out this pack are a unit card, six upgrade cards, and Cad Bane’s three signature command cards.
“I think he’s making these rules up as he goes…”