Star Wars Legion: Rebel Commandos & Han Solo
Star Wars Legion ist gerade erst erschienen – schon werden weitere Verstärkungen angekündigt.
Rebel Commandos Unit Expansion – 24,95 USD
“We’ve all done terrible things on behalf of the Rebellion. Spies, saboteurs, assassins. Everything I did, I did for the Rebellion.”
–Cassian Andor, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Rebel Alliance can recruit new members from across the galaxy, finding pilots, soldiers, and medics among those who hate the Empire. Plenty of beings can take up a blaster rifle to fight Stormtroopers, but there are a few who are willing to push the boundaries and do whatever it takes to keep the Rebellion alive. Saboteurs. Snipers. The Rebel Alliance’s most dangerous operatives—now entering the infantry battles played out in your games of Star Wars: Legion.
Within the Rebel Commandos Unit Expansion, you’ll find a squad of seven unpainted, easily assembled Rebel Commando miniatures. You may field this unit as a full, standard unit on your battlefield or a small team operating on the edges of the map or behind enemy lines, but no matter how you position the Rebel Commandos, their unorthodox tactics and powerful weapons can sway the battle in the Rebellion’s favor. With five distinct upgrade cards that can be added to the Rebel Commandos or another unit, you’ll find everything you need to put fear in Imperial hearts with this expansion for Star Wars: Legion.
Spies, Saboteurs, Assassins
Rebel Troopers are perfect for taking the fight to the Empire in pitched battle—but the conflicts of Star Wars: Legion are many and varied. Sometimes, you don’t want a cheap, expendable infantry unit that’s planning to go toe-to-toe with Imperial Stormtroopers. If you’re planning on running infiltration, sabotaging enemy operations, or taking a sharpshooter’s role, the Rebel Commandos are the perfect ones for the job.
Rebel Commandos enter Star Wars: Legion as the game’s first special forces unit, and as you might expect, they bring some completely new tactics to your tables. First, there are two distinct unit cards for the Rebel Commandos, inviting you to field this unit in two distinct configurations. For sixty points, you may have a standard unit of Rebel Commandos, with four normal Rebel Commando miniatures and the option to add a heavy weapon miniature to their unit.
Alternatively, for just sixteen points, you may bring a Rebel Commando strike team into your forces. This unit starts with a single Rebel Commando, but the Heavy Weapon Team ability forces a Rebel Commando strike team to equip a heavy weapon upgrade card. The miniature added by that card becomes the unit leader, creating a small, two-person team centered around a specific, deadly, heavy weapons miniature.
On their own, Rebel Commandos are armed with the standard A-280 Blaster Rifles wielded by Rebel Troopers across the galaxy. Their specialized training, unique abilities, and range of upgrades easily give the Rebel Commandos an edge, but perhaps the most dangerous Rebel Commandos are the ones armed with heavy weapons. Within the Rebel Commandos Unit Expansion, you’ll find two heavy weapons upgrades. You may be joined by a DH-447 Sniper, capable of picking off enemy targets from any distance—potentially across the entire map. Alternatively, you may upgrade your unit with a Proton Charge Saboteur, whose deadly charges can be armed in advance and detonated at the perfect time, injuring any unit that’s foolish enough to approach.
Whether you choose to field the Rebel Commandos at full strength, or you’re simply bringing snipers or saboteurs as part of a few small strike teams, you’ll have the tools that you need to sway the battle in your favor. The seven miniatures included in this unit expansion allow you to field both a standard unit and a strike team of Rebel Commandos, helping you to tailor your Rebel army to play however you choose.
We’ll have much more information about the Rebel Commandos and the upgrade cards included in their unit expansion in a future preview!
Hit and Run
The Rebel Commandos are the best of the best, and with them fighting under the command of Han Solo, your opponents won’t know what hit them until it’s too late.
Han Solo Commander Expansion – 12,95 USD
“Hey… it’s me!”
–Han Solo, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars™: Legion went on sale yesterday, releasing the Core Set with eight distinct expansions to expand your Empire and the Rebellion forces. Between these unit expansions and the units included in the Core Set, you already have options for building your armies, but there’s even more on the way. Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Han Solo Commander Expansion for Star Wars: Legion!
From his first introduction in a seedy cantina on Tatooine to his unorthodox leadership of the Rebel strike team on Endor, Han Solo is one of the most beloved heroes of the Star Wars saga. Over the years, he’s played a lot of roles: gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, and finally, general of the Rebel Alliance. Soon, you’ll be able to have Han Solo leading your Rebel troopers and vehicles into battle—and he’s got the skills to ensure that you can always shoot first.
Within the Han Solo Commander Expansion, Rebel leaders will find everything they need to add Han Solo as a commander to their Star Wars: Legion armies. A single unpainted, easily assembled miniature features Han Solo with his DL-44 heavy blaster pistol drawn and ready to fire. Three new upgrade cards give you the tools to outfit Han Solo or another unit for battle, and three command cards let you bring Han’s trademark daring and braggadocio to the field. Releasing alongside the Rebel Commandos Unit Expansion, these two expansions let you create your own battles on Endor or any other planet from the Star Wars galaxy.
Sorry About the Mess
Han Solo enters the game of Star Wars: Legion as the Rebellion’s third commander, taking his place alongside Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa to round out the trio of heroes from the classic Star Wars trilogy. As we’ve already explored, a Star Wars: Legion army can have up to two commanders, and with the release of Han Solo, you have choices to make if you want two commanders in your army. Whether you pair him with the Force powers and combat prowess of Luke Skywalker or the inspiring leadership of Leia Organa, Han has a bag of tricks for any commander to take advantage of.
Han Solo wouldn’t be caught on the battlefield without his trusty DL-44 blaster pistol. This blaster pistol can pierce through enemy blocks and when Han Solo’s the one pulling the trigger, it’ll almost always hit his target. Even if your opponent manages to catch Han Solo in melee combat, he’s no slouch in a brawl. Still, Han Solo’s preferred weapon is his blaster, and his abilities make him even more dangerous to your enemies.
For instance, most units in Star Wars: Legion are limited to a single attack per activation—and only the most powerful units have the power to break that limit. Han Solo, as you might expect, is one of those units. Han is already placing his shots hard and accurately with his DL-44 blaster pistol, and his Gunslinger ability rewards you for making these ranged attacks. After you take a ranged attack action with Han Solo, you can immediately perform an additional ranged attack against a different unit!
Han Solo’s sharpshooting can certainly help you wherever he stands in the battle, but his three personal command cards give you the power to shape the unfolding conflict with Han’s unique brand of leadership. For example, you might need to guarantee that you have priority for one round of the battle. Sorry About the Mess lets you ensure that Han Solo can always shoot first. Unlike every other command card, Sorry About the Mess has zero pips in its upper-left corner, ensuring that you’ll always win priority. And while it only lets you give an order to Han Solo, he gains an aim token and a dodge token when you issue that order, prepping Han Solo to run or fight—whichever you need!
We’ll take a closer look at Han Solo and all the cards in his expansion in much more detail in a future preview!
You’re a Scoundrel
Han Solo may be a smuggler and a scoundrel, but he’s willing to take up arms and fight alongside the Rebel Alliance. And soon, you can do the same in your games of Star Wars: Legion.
Quelle: Fantasy Flight Games