Speculation: DT-5537 is the named Death Trooper

Earlier today the Death Trooper expansion for Star Wars Legion was announced. Much like the Pathfinders expansion, there is an upgrade card with a pip next to a name meaning that this particular upgrade card is for a named character.

After a quick search on Wookieepedia you can find that there is one named Death Trooper from Rogue One.

DT-5537 was the designation of a humandeath trooper that was part of Unit TI-23. Having undergone advanced training at a camp on Scarif and received classified augmentations, DT-5537 was proficient in demolitions, improvised weaponry, and guerrilla tactics.

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FFG: FINALLY!! Krennic and Death Troopers Announced!

Since Star Wars Legion was first announced I’ve been waiting for the Death Troopers. A year and a half later here we are (not sure why their not painted):

Krennic looks great as well

Read their announcement after the jump: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/12/3/emerging-darkness/

Never Tell Me the Odds: Rebel Commandos – Saboteurs

This is part two of the Rebel Commandos article series.  This article focuses on Proton Charge Saboteurs; the sniper article can be found here: Rebel Commandos – Sniper

The format of this article will be a little different, since the full squad and strike team play differently but share the same weapon upgrade.  First we’ll hit some high level pros and cons common to both versions of Commando saboteurs, then we’ll look at the proton charge stats.  Lastly, we’ll look at the differences between the full squad and strike team, and some tactics.

Note: Endless at Yavinbase also has a great article on Commandos generally, which you can find here: Databank – Rebel Commandos

Also, I want to credit Rick Stegich for many of these tips.  Rick is a solid saboteur player who earned an Adepticon invite at the Michigan GT with a triple saboteur list.

Pros

  • Can get in cover more easily
  • Courage 2 means usually getting both actions
  • Proton charges are excellent for area denial
  • You get to blow stuff up (usually)

Cons

  • Fragile for cost
  • Spec ops slot reduces activation control
  • Saboteurs are defensive units; a high bid and turn 0 are very important
  • Need to be run in twos or threes to be effective

Lets get to the blowing stuff up bit.

Continue reading after the jump: https://swlegionodds.com/2018/11/26/rebel-commandos-saboteurs/

 

FFG: Preview the Imperial Royal Guards Unit Expansion

The Imperial Royal Guard is shrouded in mystery. Encased in blood-red robes and peering out from behind featureless masks, these enigmatic warriors do little to reveal their combat prowess. Regardless of the rumors surrounding them, their mere presence and menacing force pikes are all it takes to keep any visitors from making threats against the Emperor.  

Soon, you can witness the deft reflexes and superb combat awareness of the Imperial Royal Guards firsthand with the Imperial Royal Guards Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion. These elite warriors are trained in many forms of combat, making them equally lethal up close or from a distance. More importantly, they are unquestioningly loyal to Emperor Palpatine, following his orders without hesitation.

Continue reading after the jump: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/11/21/a-royal-charge/

FFG:Announcing Two Rebel Expansions for Star Wars Legion – Jyn Erso & the Pathfinders

After the Friday’s leak, it’s not surprising that come Monday we got an official announcement.

I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited about these releases. But regardless of how excited I am for these, I cannot wait for the official announcement of my long awaited Death Troopers.

Read FFG’s official announcement after the jump: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/11/19/rogue-spirit/

Star Wars Legion – DEATH TROOPERS & Krennic – Confirmed (Basically)

Krennic and Death Troopers

Someone has been doing some detective work and found links for Krennic and the Death Trooper expansions on the FFG site which should be enough to confirm them.

Tabletop Oddity wasn’t the one who find the links but he has an awesome video giving some good evidence that Krennic and the Death Troopers are the next wave after Jyn and the Pathfinders.

Video can be found here: https://youtu.be/LU800mUErww

Impact X: Wookiee Warriors – Unit Analysis

Nicholas Freeman just posted his analysis of the Wookiee Warriors:

He writes: Wookie Warriors are self sufficient skirmishers, they are melee power houses, and they are hardy enough to shrug off even the most vicious attacks. In Star Wars: Legion the Wookie Warriors are a Rebel elite unit option. They are fast, sturdy, and efficient in melee – and as such see specialized use in of Rebel forces.

 Base Unit Summary: 

  • Damage Output – Ranged: Below Average: 3

  • Damage Consistency – Ranged: Average: N/A

  • Damage Output – Melee: Average: 3.75

  • Damage Consistency – Melee: Average: N/A

  • Damage Resistance: Below Average: 16.7%

  • Wounds: Above Average: 9

  • Attrition: Above Average: 3/figure

  • Range: Below Average: 1-2

  • Speed: Average: 2

  • Courage: Above Average: 2 + Indomitable

  • Role: Melee, Skirmisher

Continue reading after the jump: https://www.legionimpact.com/blog/2018/9/24/wookie-warriors

Impact X: Imperial Royal Guard: Unit Analysis

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Imperial Royal Guard are bodyguards to the most important figures in the empire, they are melee power houses, and ready to jump in front of any threat to ensure the success of the mission. In Star Wars: Legion the Royal Guard are an Imperial elite unit option. They are fast, sturdy, and efficient in melee – and as such see specialized use in of Imperial forces.

 Base Unit Summary: 

  • Damage Output – Ranged: Below Average: 3
  • Damage Consistency – Ranged: Average: N/A
  • Damage Output – Melee: Average: 3.75
  • Damage Consistency – Melee: Average: N/A
  • Damage Resistance: Average: 50%
  • Wounds: Average: 6
  • Attrition: Above Average Average: 2/figure
  • Range: Below Average: 1-2
  • Speed: Average: 2
  • Courage: Above Average: 2 + Disciplined 2
  • Role: Melee, Guardian

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Scout Trooper – Strike Team: Unit Analysis

Scout Troopers are Imperial special forces and vanguards, better trained and more self-sufficient than their infantry counterparts, but lighter armored to help keep them mobile. They are trained and equipped to be independent in most roles on the battlefield. The Strike Team variant is a small squat focused on delivering a specialized weapon to the battlefield. In Star Wars: Legion the Scout Troopers are the Empires first elite unit option. Their training and equipment make them self-sufficient and versatile in many different roles – and as such see specialized use in the Imperial forces.

 

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Base Unit Summary: 

  • Damage Output – Ranged: Average: 2
  • Damage Consistency – Ranged: Above Average: Sharpshooter 1
  • Damage Output – Melee: Below Average: 1
  • Damage Consistency – Melee: Average: N/A
  • Damage Resistance: Below Average: 33.4%
  • Wounds: Below Average: 2
  • Attrition: Average: 1/figure
  • Range: Below Average: 1-2
  • Speed: Average: 2
  • Courage: Above Average: 2
  • Role: Upgrade Dependent

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Impact X: Scout Trooper: Unit Analysis

Scout Troopers are Imperial special forces and vanguards, better trained and more self-sufficient than their infantry counterparts, but lighter armored to help keep them mobile. They are trained and equipped to be independent in most roles on the battlefield. In Star Wars: Legion the Scout Troopers are the Empires first elite unit option. Their training and equipment make them self-sufficient and versatile in many different roles – and as such see specialized use in the Imperial forces.

 

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Base Unit Summary: 

  • Damage Output – Ranged: Above Average: 4
  • Damage Consistency – Ranged: Above Average: Sharpshooter 1
  • Damage Output – Melee: Below Average: 2
  • Damage Consistency – Melee: Average: N/A
  • Damage Resistance: Below Average: 33.4%
  • Wounds: Average: 4
  • Attrition: Average: 1/figure
  • Range: Below Average: 1-2
  • Speed: Average: 2
  • Courage: Above Average: 2
  • Role: Skirmisher

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