Announcing Two New Operative Expansions for Star Wars: Legion

“The Force is strong in my family.”
   –Luke Skywalker, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Order your own copy of these Star Wars: Legion Operative Expansions at your local retailer or online through our website—with free shipping in the continental U.S.—today!

The Force binds the Star Wars galaxy together, connecting all living things and granting those sensitive to its presence extraordinary abilities. Sometimes, this mysterious energy field flows from one generation to the next, bestowing its gifts on multiple members of the same family. Soon, two Force users sharing this legacy can join the battles that will determine the fate of the galaxy. Continue reading →

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Shipping Now: Sabine, Bossk, and the Down AT-ST

The Sabine and Bossk Operative Expansions along with the Down AT-ST status have been switched to “Shipping Now” on the Fantasy Flight Games USA website.

Though the US status page is notoriously unreliable, usually once the status has be changed to “Shipping Now” that means the items will be on store shelves in two weeks time.

So it looks like the US will finally be getting their shipment of Down AT-STs along side Sabine and Bossk on June 27th.

FFG: Preview the Bossk Operative Expansion

In a galaxy stricken by increasingly brazen “rebellion,” the Galactic Empire has come to rely on the talents of a cadre of infamous bounty hunters to supplement its forces and take down high profile Rebel leaders. Among the most widely feared of these hunters is the cold-blooded Bossk.

Remorseless and brutally efficient, this reptilian warrior has carved himself a reputation equaled only by the notorious Boba Fett. His success is at least partly a result of his unique Trandoshan physiology, which allows him to heal from otherwise deadly wounds at an astonishing rate. When Imperial military commanders have a target in mind, few can equal the raw ferocity and cunning of Bossk. Soon, you can harness the firepower and ferocity of a born hunter with the Bossk Operative Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion. Continue reading →

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/

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!

Living Tanks

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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