Star Wars Legion: Boba Fett & Scout Trooper
Fantasy Flight Games führt mit Boba Fett einen neuen Einheitentyp ein: Operatives.
Boba Fett Operative Expansion – 12,95 USD
“He’s worth a lot to me.”
–Boba Fett, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Thus far, Star Wars™: Legion has introduced a variety of commanders to the many unsung battlefields of the Galactic Civil War. From Darth Vader to Leia Organa, each of these commanders has their own methods for getting the most out of their troops. But some iconic characters work better on their own, as independent units capable of dominating sections of the battlefield without worrying about the troops fighting alongside them. Soon, Imperial generals will be able to add one such unit to their army. Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the Boba Fett Operative Expansion for Star Wars: Legion!
Order your own copy of the Boba Fett Operative Expansion at your local retailer or online through our website today!
As evidenced when he tracked Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon to Bespin, Boba Fett is a cunning bounty hunter who considers all the angles. He’s also a formidable warrior, with his intimidating Mandalorian armor concealing an assortment of deadly weaponry. Although he works on his own, Boba Fett is just as lethal as any squad of Stormtroopers.
As the game’s first operative, the Boba Fett Operative Expansion includes everything you need to add the galaxy’s best bounty hunter to your Imperial army. A single unpainted, easily-assembled miniature depicts Boba Fett taking flight in search of his next quarry. Meanwhile, three command cards let you tap into the many dirty tricks that Fett has hidden in his Mandalorian armor, and three upgrade cards give you even more tools to equip Boba Fett or another unit for battle.
The Boba Fett Operative Expansion is set to be released alongside the Scout Troopers Unit Expansion.
Gun for Hire
With Boba Fett’s introduction to the game, Star Wars: Legion also welcomes a new unit type: the operative. Every Star Wars: Legion army can have up to two operatives, letting you pair these powerful units with one or two commanders. Whether Darth Vader dispatches Boba Fett to do the will of the Empire or he works alongside General Veers, Boba Fett can wreak havoc across the battlefield, beginning with his three signature command cards.
Although these cards only allow you to issue orders to Boba Fett himself, they also give you access to many of the gadgets Fett has added to his armor. For example, Boba Fett can shoot his Whipcord Launcher with lightning-quick reflexes, pinning an enemy trooper unit in place with two immobilize tokens and two suppression tokens. Not only could this leave a powerful unit such as Luke Skywalker exposed to attack, it also gives Boba Fett the chance to zip around the battlefield and find a better position while engaged to this unit.
When he does move in for the attack, Boba Fett has plenty of options to choose from. His E-3 Carbine is the most visible threat, piercing through enemy defenses from longer ranges. But Boba Fett also hase a whole array of weapons hidden within his armor. Wrist rockets don’t have quite the same range as his carbine, but they can conveniently break through a vehicle’s armor. And if an opponent does manage to get close enough to Boba Fett to perform a melee attack, his boot spikes should prove to be more than a match.
But Boba Fett’s Mandalorian armor does more than store weapons, of course. It adds a good amount of protection, ensuring that Boba Fett rolls red defense dice when he is attacked. On top of that, though, it also helps him become Impervious to enemy fire. This ability gives Boba Fett the opportunity to stave off damage by letting him roll an extra defense die for every point of Pierce in the attack pool.
We’ll take a closer look at Boba Fett and all of the cards in his expansion in much more detail in a future preview!
Begin the Hunt
Boba Fett is the most infamous bounty hunter in the galaxy for a reason. You’ll soon be able to find out why in your games of Star Wars: Legion!
Scout Trooper Unit Expansion – 24, 95 USD
–Scout Trooper, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the Scout Troopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!
Order your own copy of the Scout Troopers Unit Expansion at your local retailer or online through our website today!
While Stormtroopers form the bulk of the Galactic Empire’s infantry forces, elite troopers are sometimes needed. These soldiers are capable of both working in large groups and smaller teams, with their specialized training making them particularly dangerous. Soon, these special forces will roam the battlefields of your games of Star Wars: Legion.
Within the Scout Troopers Unit Expansion, you’ll find a squad of seven unpainted, easily assembled Scout Trooper miniatures that can be used to field two different special forces units: a standard squad or a two-miniature strike team. Employing a variety of special-issue weapons, either of these units are ready to locate and secure key points on the battlefield, paving the way for more Imperial troops. Additionally, the five upgrade cards included with this expansion can be added to the Scout Troopers or another unit, giving you more options for outfitting your Star Wars: Legion armies.
The Scout Troopers Unit Expansion will be released alongside the Boba Fett Operative Expansion.
Scout Troopers bring a dose of much-needed versatility to Imperial forces. As a standard unit, Scout Troopers can easily be deployed ahead of other infantry, navigating dense terrain to eliminate opposing squads before enemy forces can react. When they operate as independent pairs, however, Scout Trooper strike teams can be deadly at either very close or very long range, depending on the needs of the battle and the conditions of the battlefield itself.
This versatility should be expected from a special forces unit, and the Scout Troopers operate differently than other Imperial infantry units. Rather than the standard-issue E-11 Blaster Rifles carried by Stormtroopers and Snowtroopers, Scout Troopers are equipped with much more accurate EC-17 Hold-out Blaster. These weapons might not have the range of the E-11, but they make up for it in sheer firepower, with each miniature in the unit contributing two black dice to the attack pool.
Where standard Scout Troopers operate best at medium range from enemy units, two heavy weapons miniatures can be added to your squads that greatly vary their operating effectiveness. You could add a Sonic Charge Saboteur who can disrupt enemy movement by seeding the battlefield with deadly charges. Alternatively, a DLT-19x Sniper can launch attacks against practically any enemy it can catch in its sights.
On top of their weapons, Scout Troopers’ training in advanced reconnaissance has made them adept at using difficult terrain to their advantage. These troopers carry the Scout 1 ability, letting them perform a speed-1 move immediately after being deployed. This could give your Scout Troopers a head start toward any objectives that might be on the battlefield, or it could allow them to immediately enter cover and become a much harder target for enemy units.
We’ll have more information about the Scout Troopers Unit Expansion and its upgrade cards in a future preview!
The Tip of the Spear
Scout Troopers are the first Imperial troops on the ground, gaining a foothold on a planet’s surface long before other troops arrive. When combined with an elite warrior like Boba Fett, no Rebel force will be able to stand against you.