FFG: Announcing the Dewback Rider Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

“Look sir, droids!” 
–Davin Felth, Star Wars: A New Hope

The Galactic Empire rules over countless worlds, each boasting its own unique flora, fauna, and terrain. Rather than adapt their military vehicles to the conditions of every individual world, Imperial commanders commonly prefer to use local creatures to support their operations. Now, one of the most iconic creatures from the Star Wars saga is on its way to bolster your Imperial forces.

Able to survive extreme temperatures, these mighty reptilian creatures are the perfect complement to Imperial troopers during their patrols. Within this expansion, you’ll find an unpainted, beautifully detailed Dewback miniature featuring a Sandtrooper rider with four distinct customization options: your Dewback Rider can be built carrying the standard shock prod, or you can equip them with three different weapons.

On top of the ability to customize the look of your Dewback Rider, this Unit Expansion gives you plenty of ways to tweak how this unit operates in the thick of battle. Six upgrade cards accompany the miniature, letting you modify its armament, training, or the comms systems it carries into battle. Finally, a unit card  and a handful of tokens round out this expansion, giving you everything you need to deploy it as a support unit for your Imperial armies. Read on for more information on the Dewback Rider Unit Expansion!

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Impact X Blog: Occupier Tank: Unit Analysis

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The TX-225 GAV/w or Occupier Tank is one of the many examples of the empire leveraging their wealth and technology to bring impressive warmachines to the field. The Occupier Tanks are well armored, mobile, and versatile weapons platforms making them terrifying and powerful war machines, but even more they often transport a unit of troopers with them who can support the armor or be deployed to hold down an area. The Occupier is the Empire’s second heavy unit introduces the Transport mechanic. when included in a list the Occupier is often one of the centerpieces of the army.

 

Base Unit Summary: (80 pt x2 unit comparison)

  • Damage Output – Ranged: Below Average: 3.75
  • Damage Consistency – Ranged: Above Average: Impact 2
  • Damage Output – Melee: Below Average: N/A
  • Damage Consistency – Melee: Average: N/A
  • Damage Resistance: Above Average: 50% + Armor (90% against non-impact weapons)
  • Wounds: Below Average: 8
  • Threshold: Average: 75%
  • Range: Above Average: 1-4
  • Speed: Below Average: 1
  • Role: Tank, Transport

Unit Role:

The Occupier is a mobile weapons platform and troop transport. its primary job is to get troops safely into position and then to support them in place by soaking up a lot of focus that would otherwise be going towards them as well as putting out a large amount of firepower itself. It demands your opponent focus on it or give up the portion of the board that it has claimed.

 

Continue reading after the jump: https://www.legionimpact.com/blog/occupier-tank-unit-analysis?fbclid=IwAR2GCi_d_VjYOcTUwMLBdtGJiYT0JntUiozSdbWidRZ-5jrmCE6T8ILCbgk

FFG: Preview the TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank Unit Expansion

“Get out of there!”
   –Cassian Andor, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Galactic Empire has always recognized the ability of advanced weapons to sway the masses. Much of the time, these technological terrors can prove their point without firing a single shot; the sight of an AT-ST striding across a battlefield or the Death Star looming in the sky is often all it takes to bring local populations in line. It should be no surprise, then, that the same research programs that spawned these menacing weapons also produced the TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank.  

Low and menacing as it lurches forward, one of these tanks creates an imposing presence while it patrols the streets of Imperial-occupied worlds. Able to operate in the tight confines of cities or on open battlefields, the Occupier Combat Assault Tank can frighten those who oppose the Empire into submission with its weapons and appearance alike. Soon, you can add another massive Imperial war machine to your Imperial armies with the TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion.

Within this expansion, you’ll find one unpainted TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank miniature featuring a wealth of customization options. In addition to letting you choose whether a pilot peers out of the tank’s lower hatch, the tank’s hardpoint can be customized in four distinct ways. On the one hand, a gunner wielding a DLT-19 blaster rifle or an RT-97C heavy blaster rifle can lay down additional fire from the rifle pintle. On the other, the tank’s commander can direct troops from the upper hatch, or you can simply opt to have this hatch closed. Finally, this expansion also contains three crates of kyber crystals that can be loaded onto the tank or added to the battlefield for even more cover and thematic flavor.

Besides its many aesthetic options, the Combat Assault Tank is just as customizable in actual battle. Six upgrade cards give you the power to outfit your tank with a variety of pilots, weapons, and comms systems, allowing you to deploy the Combat Assault Tank that best conforms to your army’s battle plans. Join us today as we take a look at everything the TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank can do!

Crush the Rebellion

In its mission to conquer and hold worlds, the Empire needs vehicles that can do more than just press the attack. In this capacity, the TX-225 is one most versatile tools that Imperial commanders have at their disposal. Its low profile, heavy armor, and surprising maneuverability make it useful in a number of situations, from transporting cargo to providing Imperial troops with fire support in tight quarters.

But just because it plays many roles does not mean it’s any less powerful than other heavy Imperial weapons. Like an AT-ST or an E-Web Heavy Blaster Team, a TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank features devastating firepower that poses a threat to enemy personnel and vehicles alike. Even better, if your target is within range, a tank’s Forward Twin MK 2e/w Cannons and Lateral Quad MK 2e/w Cannons can be linked together in a single attack to deliver a tremendous blow to an enemy unit.

Wielding such heavy firepower and while also operating a massive vehicle like the TX-225 takes the coordination of an entire team and handpicking an elite pilot to command your tank can make it even more potent. First Sergeant Arbmab,  for example, excels at putting his Occupier Combat Assault Tank in the most advantageous position for his gunners to open fire. If you’re looking to get the most out of your attacks, however, you can do no better than anImperial Hammers Elite Armor Pilot,  who finds ways to maximize the effectiveness of the tank’s weapons with every attack.

However powerful it may be, the Occupier Combat Assault Tank is nevertheless dependent on a frontal assault to make the most effective use of both its weapons and armor. To overcome this limitation, the TX-225 features a rifle pintle that gives tank commanders even more ways to plan their attacks. With a DLT-19 Rifle installed, your tank gains another way to fire on armored vehicles that approach from any direction. A RT-97C Rifle,  on the other hand, increases your rate of fire, perfect for attacking enemy personnel.

Even with the addition of these weapons, the Occupier Tank is still vulnerable to being flanked by opposing forces, and Imperial commanders must resort to other means to keep their tanks moving. Fortunately, the TX-225 is usually accompanied by detachments of Stormtroopers and—when working together—these units can form a potent attack group. With Stormtroopers screening its sides, the Ground Assault Vehicle is free to play to its own strengths, focusing fire directly ahead.

In turn, the TX-225 becomes the first Star Wars: Legion vehicle able to transport troops. While boarding an open transport like the Occupier Combat Assault Tank still leaves a unit vulnerable to attack, that unit can take advantage of the vehicle’s speed to get into the fight even faster. In fact, you can even deploy a trooper unit directly onto a TX-225 and have it ferry your troops into the thick of things from the very beginning of a battle! If this is the case, it’s key for the GAVw to stay in contact with your army’s commanders, which can be made much easier by outfitting it with an HQ Uplink.

Rule Through Fear

Rumbling up the street, its laser cannons poised for attack, the TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank can make even the most steadfast Rebels rethink their commitment to defying the Empire.

Link to original article after the jump: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/4/2/sending-a-message/

Impact X Blog: Death Troopers Unit Analysis

Death Troopers are an elite variant of the Stormtroopers who are part of Imperial Intelligence. They serve as protective details and bodyguards for important Imperial officers and members of the Tarkin Initiative, as well as being used as special-mission experts and specialized commandos. In Star Wars: Legion Death Troopers ar the fourth Special Forces choice for the empire and represent an elite strike force and shock troopers.

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