Never Tell Me the Odds: Recon Intel – What does it mean for the game?

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Recon Intel

With the release of the Imperial Royal Guard and impending release of Wookie Warriors the upgrade, Recon Intel, will be hitting the play space for Legion. Today I wanted to talk about my thoughts on this new upgrade. Several weeks ago we spoke on Notorious Scoundrels (A Competitive Star Wars Legion Podcast with myself, Orkimedes – Never Tell Me The Odds, and Endless – Yavin Base) about Recon Intel and it jump started my brain into how different and elaborate this card is from most of what we’ve seen.

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Impact X: Overcharged Generator: Upgrade Analysis

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Upgrade Summary:

For 10 points and a generator slot this upgrade allows you to add 1 black die and the Impact 1 keyword to your to an attack while from a weapon with fixed front, in exchange for exhausting the card.

Upgrade Analysis:

1 black dice is either .5 or .625 damage depending on if the unit using it converts surges. However the Impact 1 keyword is quite powerful, and the main point in adding this upgrade to an attack. Adding another instance of Impact to the results of your attack can be quite devastating to an opponent’s vehicle units especially in lists that are lacking Impact in other places.

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Impact X: Barrage Generator: Upgrade Analysis

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Upgrade Summary:

For 10 points and a generator slot this upgrade allows you to add 2 white die and the Suppressive keyword to your to an attack while from a weapon with fixed front, in exchange for exhausting the card.

Upgrade Analysis:

2 white dice is either .5 or .75 damage depending on if the unit using it converts surges. However the Suppressive keyword is quite powerful, and the main point in adding this upgrade to an attack. Adding another suppression to the results of your attack can be quite devastating to an opponent’s troopers and very effective at keeping them at bay or even getting them to turn and run.

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