Star Wars Legion: Spezialisten Erweiterungen
Zwei neue Erweiterungen Spezialisten für die Ära der Klonkriege für Star Wars Legion werden vorgestellt.
Star Wars Legion – Republic Specialists Expansion
“Come on. When have I ever let you down?”
–Clone Commander Cody, Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith
The Grand Army of the Republic is a massive organization consisting of countless troops, vehicles, and all the equipment needed to support them in the field. More than just soldiers, countless clone specialists hold it all together, keeping it prepared to overcome whatever obstacles are thrown in its path.
Whether they’re trained to lead their fellow clones into battle or repair vehicles on the fly, the impact of these specialists is felt far beyond their individual units. Soon, you’ll be able to make use of these clones’ special skills with the Republic Specialists Personnel Expansionfor Star Wars™: Legion!
Within this expansion, you’ll find a generic Clone Commander who can lead an individual unit as a personnel upgrade or your entire army as a commander. Three new command cards that can be used by any Republic commander give this clone even more options for directing your forces in the thick of battle. Meanwhile, a Clone Medic, Clone Engineer, and Clone Comms Technician can add new dimensions to any unit with the Personnel slot.
Join us today as we take a closer look at the Republic Specialists Personnel Expansion!
On the Front Lines
Although the Jedi may be the highest-ranking members of the Grand Army of the Republic, it is the clones that most often carry out battle plans and complete the Republic’s objectives. With the ranks of Jedi perilously thin, Clone Commanders often have to step up and lead from the trenches.
Combining the skill at arms and genetic template all clones share with further specialized training and engineering, Clone Commanders are more than capable of leading entire regiments and can be trusted with the most vital missions and battlefronts. As the leader of an individual unit, a clone commander rallies units around his own, helping them shake off the effects of suppression. Better yet, Clone Commanders are invaluable for their ability to make units more reliable and generate surge tokens they can then share with their fellow clones.
Clone Commanders prove just as effective when they lead an entire army. In this capacity, they deftly direct their fellow clones on the battlefield with the ability to issue an order to a friendly corps clone trooper whether they are the nominated commander or not. Then, during their activation, they can further bolster up to two friendly units with surge tokens. Beyond their innate abilities, these commanders can continue to improve their armies with the addition of gear and commands. A Portable Scanner, for instance, is useful for any leader, but becomes even more vital if they display some Vigilance that allows up to two friendly trooper units at range 1–2 to keep a dodge token into the next round.
But Clone Commanders don’t merely hang back and support the rest of their army. They share the combat training common to all clones, making them exceptional shots with their DC-15 blaster rifles and more than a match for most opponents in melee combat. Combined with the defense provided by their armor, these commanders readily wade into the thick of battle alongside their troops.
Beyond their personal skills, Clone Commanders have the weight of the Republic behind them and they know how to use it with three new command cards available exclusively to the Republic. Vehicles often play an important role in Republic strategy, and a Clone Commander can easily set up a Synchronized Offensive by mobilizing a vehicle and a friendly clone trooper unit that can provide some useful Fire Support.
If a Clone Commander has spotted some advancing enemy units, they can take more direct action by calling in some devastating Air Support. This attack can potentially put an enemy army on its heels early in a battle as its Beam slices through tight enemy formations, allowing the commander using it to target up to two additional enemy units. However, vehicles aren’t the only way for the Republic to mount an offensive. Clones are perhaps the best resource Republic commanders have to complete their objectives and when rallied to make an attack, few things can stand in their way.
No matter the mission, specialized clones are available to make sure the Grand Army finishes what it starts. When facing legions of Separatist battle droids, then, this starts with ensuring every last soldier stays in the fight and aClone Medic does just that. Importantly, these medics share the fighting spirit and prowess of their commanders and continue to contribute to their unit’s attack pool even while they treat the wounded. The same goes for theClone Engineers who keep the Republic’s vehicles in top shape.
None of these clone’s efforts would be worthwhile without proper communication, of course, which makes a Clone Comms Technician an essential piece of any army. They add the comms slot to their unit, making it even more versatile and potentially keeping it in contact with the rest of the army via an HQ Uplink.
More Than Copies
Every clone is trained to fight and give their life for the Republic. But not all clones have the training to keep the Grand Army of the Republic running like a well-oiled machine. Add even more variety to your armies when the Republic Specialists Personnel Expansion arrives on January 22!
Star Wars Legion – Separatist Specialists Expansion
“Their chances of success against us are 742 to 1”
–Tactical Droid TX-20, Star Wars™: The Clone Wars
The Separatist Alliance’s nigh-inexhaustible reserve of battle droids and their supporting engines of war is a very real threat to the galaxy. The implacable advance of superior numbers is often the default tactical approach for Separatist commanders, though at times the deployment of more specialized droids to support the endless ranks of battle droids is required to ensure victory.
Soon, you’ll be able to make use of these specialized droids with the Separatist Specialists Personnel Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!
Within this expansion, you’ll find a T-series Tactical Droid who can lead an individual unit as a personnel upgrade or your entire army as a commander. Three new command cards that can be used by any Separatist commander give this tactical mastermind even more options for directing your forces in the thick of battle. In addition, a Medical Droid, Worker Droid, and Recon Droid can add new tactical support options to any unit with the Personnel slot.
Join us today as we take a closer look at the Separatist Specialists Personnel Expansion!
Droid armies are direct and unwavering, yet they can struggle to anticipate the creativity and resourcefulness of Clone commanders. To adjust to these complexities, the T-series Tactical Droid directs Separatist forces with unfathomable tactical discipline, either from the front lines or safely from their command center.
Though not the strongest combatants, the T-series Tactical Droid can direct multiple units with cold efficiency. As the leader of an invidual unit, a T-series Tactical Droid can direct the unit personally, insuring the other droids aren’t reliant on their AI programming, while also adding to the reliability of the attack and defense rolls of the unit with the inclusion of an automatic surge token every round. The upgrade version also bolsters the attack of their unit with an additional red dice, which adds up with the inclusion of a heavy weapon in the unit.
A T-series Tactical Droid can prove just as effective when they lead an entire army. Not only do they provide an inexpensive option for your Separatist forces, thus freeing up valuable points to take even more infantry or fitting in expensive options like an AAT tank, they also contribute to better order control, a characteristic that helps the Separatist army thrive. In this capacity, they efficiently direct their fellow droids on the battlefield with the ability to issue an order to a friendly corps droid trooper unit whether they are the nominated commander or not. Combined with the Coordinate ability from B1 or STAP units, this can contribute to complete control of your droid forces every round. To further define their support role, during their activation they can bolster up to two friendly units with surge tokens. New upgrades in the expansion like Portable Scanner, is useful for any leader, but becomes even more vital when combined with Vigilance that allows up to two friendly trooper units at range 1–2 to keep a dodge token into the next round. A very useful tactic when fielded alongside units like Maul or Dooku, who benefit greatly from dodge tokens.
Beyond the contents of this expansion, these commanders can continue to improve their armies with the addition of other command upgrades. With all those face up order tokens, an upgrade like Strict Orders can help keep suppression under control for several units and Inspiring Presence further increases the courage value of units within Range 4. If you are looking to employ more Aggressive Tactics , you can stack up the surge tokens on your units to further ensure their success.
Beyond their leadership skills, T-series tactical droids also bring new tactical options to the fore with three new command cards available exclusively to the Separatists. Order control is further improved when deploying vehicles with the Mechanized Incursion command card, which can spread out your order chain and also give you a high chance of activating first in the round with one of your units.
If a Separatist commander has spotted a distant threat that they will have a hard time reaching, they can take more direct action by calling in an Orbital Strike . This attack can suppress a problematic unit early on and the orbital barrage is something even a Jedi cannot deflect. This card can also be used by a Field Commander unit like an AAT upgraded with the T-series Tactical Droid Pilot, adding even more utility. Vehicles aren’t the only way for the Separatists to mount an offensive though. Droid troopers are perhaps the best resource Separatist commanders have to complete their objectives and when bolstered with a card like Roger, Roger! , your ranks of battle droids become even more resilient with the benefit of dodge tokens, or adaptable, with the flexibility of surge tokens.
Specialized droids add all new options to suit your battle plan. Though the Separatist army is largely composed of droids, the leadership of the Separatists is often made of flesh and bone. Accordingly, an EV-series Medical Droid can keep your Sith overlords and their bounty hunter compatriots healthy on the front lines by removing wound or poison tokens. If your tactics veer more towards mechanical resiliency, the PK-series Worker Droid is a great inclusion to keep the rest of your army in working order.
Droids excel at coordination and communication, but if you want to mark a unit for termination, the Viper Recon Droid can call out an enemy unit with observation tokens, bestowing valuable accuracy to other units that attack the marked enemy unit. These little droids are also capable of defending themselves and can contribute two white dice to their unit’s attack pool at range 2.
Upgrade Your Tactics
Though templated and mass-produced, the Separatist army greatly benefits from the inclusion of specialized droids to perform vital tasks. Through this specialization the droid legions can overcome and adapt to better crush the forces of the Republic. Tap into these superior tactics when the Separatist Specialists Personnel Expansion arrives on January 22!
Quelle: Fantasy Flight Games