Announcing the Boba Fett Operative Expansion for Star Wars: Legion
“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!
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 in the third quarter of 2018. For a closer look at the Scout Troopers, click here!
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 has 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!
Look for the Boba Fett Operative Expansion (SWL18) to release alongside the Scout Troopers Unit Expansion (SWL19) in the third quarter of 2018! You can pre-order your copy at your local retailer or online through our webstore today.
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