Serve the Empire
Preview the Kayn Somos Villain Pack for Imperial Assault
“Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so precise.”
–Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope
The white armor of Imperial Stormtroopers is a symbol of the Empire’s might across the galaxy. These highly trained soldiers are the iron fist of the Emperor, crushing dissension and spreading fear everywhere. Some Stormtrooper officers even exceed their soldiers in ruthlessness, and few are more feared than Kayn Somos, the Stormtrooper commander stationed on Tatooine. With the Kayn Somos Villain Pack, you can bring this trooper’s powerful leadership and unforgiving methods to your games of Imperial Assault!
The Kayn Somos Villain Pack offers a sculpted plastic figure of Kayn Somos to replace the token found in the Twin Shadows expansion. Of course, like other Ally Packs and Villain Packs, this expansion offers far more than a plastic figure. Three new missions expand both the campaign game and the skirmish game, while new Agenda cards, Deployment cards, and Command cards invite you to pursue cunning new tactics in any mission.
Join us today as we explore the cunning tricks and brutal tactics employed by Kayn Somos, Stormtrooper commander!
Lead Your Troopers
Whether you bring Kayn Somos into a campaign to hunt the Rebel heroes or make him part of your Imperial squad in a skirmish, he’s a powerful force for spreading the Empire’s rule. In battle, Kayn Somos has enough attack dice to strike from range, and his surge abilities allow him to gain more damage or pierce enemy armor. But even while Kayn Somos can deal significant damage on his own, his leadership inspires those he leads to greatness.
As a Stormtrooper commander, Kayn Somos lives and dies alongside the troopers he leads. You’ll be able to make your Troopers more dangerous than ever with Kayn Somos’s Squad Command ability. By spending a surge during combat, you may choose a friendly Trooper figure adjacent to Kayn Somos. That figure immediately becomes Focused, making its next attack more powerful and increasing your chances of destroying the Rebel scum who dare to challenge Imperial rule.
You can also showcase Kayn Somos’s bloody brand of leadership by setting up a Firing Squad. As an action, Kayn Somos can choose up to two adjacent friendly Troopers. Each of those Troopers may immediately interrupt to perform an attack! Both attacks must target the same figure, which means that Firing Squad is an excellent way to gain more attacks during your turns and potentially bring down a dangerous hero. When you field Kayn Somos in your campaigns or skirmishes, you can be certain that your Troopers will become much deadlier. What’s more, the upcoming release of the Twin Shadows expansion will add Heavy Stormtroopers to the Imperial battalions. With Heavy Stormtroopers fighting alongside normal Stormtroopers , Kayn Somos will have plenty of Troopers to command in battle.
The Kayn Somos Villain Pack offers new power to Stormtroopers across the Empire with the new Stormtrooper Support Agenda set. You may challenge the Rebel heroes to face the full strength of Kayn Somos and his Stormtrooper trainees on a peacekeeping mission in the Strength of Command side mission. If the cowardly Rebels refuse to face you in battle, they’ll have the threat of Kayn Somos looming over them for the rest of the campaign – the reward for Imperial victory in Strength of Command is the ability to call upon Kayn Somos at any later point in the campaign.
The other Agenda cards in the Stormtrooper Support set invite you to draw upon the Empire’s vast resources to make your Troopers even more dangerous. For example, you may play Perpetual Reinforcements when a Trooper with a reinforcement cost of three or less is defeated to immediately deploy that Trooper to any active deployment point. When you use Perpetual Reinforcements, you turn a figure’s defeat into a tactical redeployment.
The Military Presence Agenda card allows you to call even more Stormtroopers to your side. Once you acquire Military Presence, you keep it secret until the beginning of a new mission. Then, during that mission’s setup, you can play Military Presence to add one regular Stormtrooper group to your hand, giving you added reinforcements to bring into play and crush the Rebellion.
Hold the Line
You’ll also be able to bring the might of the Empire’s Stormtroopers to your skirmish games with the new cards included in the Kayn Somos Villain Pack. You may choose to take the Tarkin Doctrine to heart with a new skirmish upgrade, Rule by Fear . This skirmish upgrade only costs one point to include in your squad list and it has a potent effect on the start of the game. At the start of the first game round, Rule by Fear allows you to draw two command cards, then choose one card in your hand to discard. In this way, you can immediately gain an additional Command card and you can tailor your hand toward the threats you’re most likely to face on the field of battle, giving you a better chance of coming out on top.
Three new Command cards increase the prowess of your Troopers in any skirmish mission. For example, you may play Rank and File at the start of a Trooper’s activation to immediately grant one movement point to that Trooper and each Trooper adjacent to it. This added movement can be extremely valuable when you’re moving squads of Stormtroopers and Heavy Stormtroopers into position to attack or seize objectives.
The two other command cards in this Villain Pack give you ways to get even more activations out of your army every turn. You can play Squad Swarm after activating a group to immediately activate another ready group with the same name. The combined cost of both groups cannot exceed fifteen, but you’ll certainly be able to activate two groups of Heavy Stormtroopers or elite Stormtroopers in a row, potentially destroying your target before it has a chance to activate.
You can also take advantage of Kayn Somos’s personal Command card, Rally the Troops . As an action with Kayn Somos, you can play Rally the Troops to choose any friendly Trooper within three spaces and ready that figure’s Deployment card. By playing Rally the Troops strategically, you can maximize the damage that your Troopers deal each round, punishing your opponents for daring to test the resolve of the Empire’s elite soldiers.
Rule the Galaxy
The Galactic Empire is strong, but without the soldiers that support its rule, it would surely crumble under the Rebel attacks. Fight for the future of the Galactic Empire when you call upon Kayn Somos to lead your troopers in Imperial Assault!
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