FFG Live in June for Star Wars Legion

June 18 will see the return of John Shaffer and his  Star Wars: Legion miniatures painting tips! Last month, John took us through some beginner tips and introduced the Star Wars: Legion Paint Sets. Join us again this month to find out how to take the next steps in miniatures painting with more advanced techniques.

On June 22 – 23, join us for the Star Wars: Legion World Championship livestream! This exclusive invitational event features eight of the world’s best Legion players, and only one can come out on top! We’ll be streaming matches from both days starting at 10 a.m. central time, so swing by to see Star Wars: Legion played at the very highest level.

This leads into our first season break—we’re off until the second season of FFG Live starts on July 18! Be sure to keep an eye on the Fantasy Flight Games website for additional information on our games and upcoming streams.

Join us on our YouTube and Twitch channels for FFG Live, every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 PM Central Time. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss a new video or livestream—we hope to see you there!

Down AT-ST Release Date Pushed Back to June 27th

According to the distribution website the release date for the Down AT-ST Battlefield Expansion is now June 27th. Previously it was May 30th.

It looks like May 2019 will be the first month since Star Wars Legion incarnation that there will not see any new releases.

Fantasy Flight Games has had a pretty consistent release schedule so far. It is unclear at this time why new releases have seemed to be delayed.

The speculated release of the Bossk and Sabine Operative Expansions were previous late May, are now speculated to release early June.

Check back for updates as they come available.

The Fifth Trooper: Armor for your Armoire – Let’s talk about the Occupier Tank in Star Wars Legion

Remember back in the beginning of Star Wars Legion play when every game had armor in it? Whether you were running the AT-ST, a couple of AT-RTs or the T47, it seemed like we all had armor at one point in our lists and we were having a blast. It was fun because it was thematic, it was also nostalgic and throwing up to 14 dice at another unit is amazing (thanks to Weiss’ giving you arsenal 4). Then the meta shifted and all of us “meta philosophers” told you the age of armor was over and so we (for the most part) moved on.

Star Wars Legion Tank

Out of the gate this once again was a win for the Empire. Why did it make us all so happy when announced? First, unlike the Landspeeder it made sense. This was a replica from an amazing scene from one of our most beloved recent movies, not a round peg – square hole like the Landspeeder. Like the Star Wars Legion core set and the AT-ST and T-47 before it, the Occupier knocked on the door where we hide our inner child and said “come out and play”.

continue reading after the jump: https://thefifthtrooper.com/star-wars-legion-tank/

Legion Academy: Medical Droids

Medics are units that possess the Treat ability. Below you will find the rules associated with this keyword.

Treat X : Capacity Y

Treat X: Capacity Y is a free card ability and can be used as a free action during a unit’s activation. When a unit uses the Treat X: Capacity Y ability, place one wound token on the card that has the Treat X: Capacity Y keyword, then choose a friendly trooper unit at range 1 and in line of sight and remove a total of up to X wound and/or poison tokens from that unit or restore up to X miniatures to that unit. This ability cannot be used if the card that has the Treat X: Capacity Y keyword has a number of wound tokens on it equal to or exceeding Y.

• Wound tokens on cards are not considered to be on units and do not count toward a unit’s wound threshold, nor can they be removed by abilities that remove wound tokens from units.

• Treat X: Capacity Y can be used on units that have the trooper, emplacement trooper, or creature trooper unit type.

Continue reading after the jump: https://www.legionacademy.net/2019/05/30/medical-droids/

FFG: An Updated Star Wars: Legion Rules Reference Is Now Available

The galaxy is a dangerous place swarming with deadly troopers and ruthless operatives. Being properly equipped to win your battles is essential for survival. Don’t head into the next skirmish without first arming yourself with the latest Star Wars™: Legion Rules Reference, available now!

This update contains breakdowns of new unit keywords like Coordinate, Detachment, Spur, and Fire Support. You’ll also find an explanation of the creature trooper unit type as well as how poison and shield tokens function.

Highly Explosive

Included in this Rules Reference are an errata for the Coordinated Fire command card from the Imperial Specialists Personnel Expansion as well as key changes to arming and detonating charge tokens; you can now detonate charges when a unit attacks, moves, or performs an action. Other new additions to existing entries in this update are marked in blue.

Scouting Ahead

Every product that has been released through the upcoming Imperial Shoretroopers and Dewback Rider Unit Expansions are supported by this update. All changes will formally go into effect on May 27th, 2019.

These rules should not only enhance your game experience but also give you the tools to outwit your next opponent on the battlefield. The updated Star Wars: Legion Rules Reference is available to download now.

The Fifth Trooper: When Death Troopers come knocking: Why my Star Wars Legion list has changed

If you have listened to our podcast The Fifth Trooper or our sister cast Notorious Scoundrels, you know that since January I have been running a 12-activation list that I loved. It didn’t have any heroes; it didn’t have any truly costly units; it was just a wall of units coming down at you (if you haven’t heard of it or need a refresher it is to the right).

 I loved this list for several reasons:

  • Activation Control: I had 12 activations, generally I could count on having at least 2 more than most opponents I faced.
  • Blue Bid: It had a 5 pt bid. 90% of the time this meant I was going to be blue player.
  • Low Cost Units: The costliest unit I had in the list were the Royal Guard. That was it. So, the fear of losing a centerpiece unit was not a factor. Continue reading →