4 December 2018 | Star Wars: Legion

A Loyal Companion

Preview the Chewbacca Operative Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

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Chewbacca, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

With his enormous strength, Chewbacca is a valuable asset for the Rebellion in any fight. From the depths of the Death Star, to the frozen plains of Hoth, to the forest moon of Endor, he has demonstrated time and again the power of having a Wookiee on your side. But perhaps even more valuable than his size and strength is Chewbacca’s unwavering loyalty to his friends.

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Willing to follow Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa into any conflict, Chewbacca lends his aid to each of these bold leaders on the battlefields of the Galactic Civil War. Soon, Chewbacca will be able to team up with these heroes during your games of Star Wars™: Legion with the Chewbacca Operative Expansion.

Within this expansion, you’ll find a single unpainted, easily assembled Chewbacca miniature charging into battle with his bowcaster at the ready, alongside all the cards and tokens you need to add him to your army. In addition to his formidable presence, Chewbacca’s signature command cards let you do even more with the Rebel commanders leading your army.

Join us today as we take a closer look at how Chewbacca can support his friends in battle!

Let Him Have It

Entering Star Wars: Legion as the Rebellion’s first operative, Chewbacca creates new opportunities for your army not seen in your other units. His Wookiee physiology makes him capable of feats unheard of in other species, and for 110 points you can find out exactly what it means to team up with a Wookiee.

Towering over most other combatants, Chewbacca attacks with the strength of several humans. Absolutely terrifying up close, the four red dice Chewbacca rolls in melee combat make him more than capable of taking on an entire squad of enemy troops on his own. He’ll likely encounter a lot of blaster fire before he can move in, however, and luckily enough, Chewbacca also carries weapons that others would find unwieldy. Not only does his bowcaster give him an effective ranged attack, it can also pierce through an enemy block and has a better shot of damaging any armored vehicles that might be harassing your troops.

This brute strength certainly comes in handy when performing attacks, but it has other advantages that might not be as readily apparent. Chewbacca is so dedicated to his friends that he’s willing to put his own life on the line to save them. His incredible nine health surpasses even the mighty Darth Vader, and Chewbacca can put all of them to good use, beginning with his Guardian 3 ability.

If he’s working closely with another trooper unit, Chewbacca can use this ability to cancel three hits from a ranged attack made against his companion. Although this could result in Chewbacca taking some damage himself, this only makes him stronger. Once he has four or more wound tokens, Chewbacca's mighty rage is unleashed, granting him the ability to charge at an enemy and perform a free melee attack.

Seeing as he’ll already be wounded, the Tenacity upgrade can make Chewbacca’s melee attack even more potent by adding a red die to his pool. Such an attack would be particularly powerful against an enemy commander and being a Hunter can help Chewbacca get the most out of those five red attack dice. Even with nine wounds, Chewbacca won’t last long rolling white defense dice. Equipping him with some Emergency Stims,  then, can give him the strength he needs to make one last charge.

A Little Help From My Friends

While Chewbacca is more than willing to aid his fellow Rebel soldiers on the battlefield, he has built particularly strong relationships with the trio of commanders he could join on the battlefield. It should be no surprise, then, that each of his signature command cards reflects these bonds and gives Chewbacca the power to work alongside one of these heroes for a round.

In our announcement, we already discussed how Chewbacca and Han Solo gained a reputation as Notorious Scoundrels during their days smuggling cargo across the galaxy. Already bolstered by their Teamwork ability, this powerful card allows you to return one of Han Solo’s valuable command cards to your hand, giving you another opportunity to play Sorry About the Mess and give both Han Solo and Chewbacca a boost from the start of the round. 

Chewie may have the tightest relationship with Han Solo, but that doesn't mean his team-ups with other heroes are any less effective. If he joins up with Luke Skywalker to fight for a Common Cause,  for example, the pair activates one after another to make a quick and powerful push. Not only does this card give you a good shot at winning priority, it also gives you the chance to unleash two powerful heroes before your opponent has a chance to react.

Finally, when combining his strength with Leia Organa’s superior planning abilities, both can team up for an impressive display of both Brains and Brawn.  Firing three black dice from her Sporting Blaster, Leia Organa already has a powerful ranged attack. But if Chewbacca is in the right position when this card his played, he can add his bowcaster to the attack pool. Better yet, the four dice Chewie contributes to this attack also gain the benefit of Leia Organa's Sharpshooter 2 ability for a potentially devastating strike.  

Laugh It Up

No matter the danger, no matter the odds, Chewbacca will follow his friends on any mission. And once there, you’ll find that he’s far more than just a walking carpet.

Look for the Chewbacca Operative Expansion (SWL24) and the Wookiee Warriors Unit Expansion (SWL25) to release together in the fourth quarter of 2018! You can pre-order your copy of the Chewbacca Operative Expansion at your local retailer or online through our website today.

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