Two Rebel Alliance Expansions for Star Wars: Legion Are Available Now
"We have no time for sorrows, Commander."
–Leia Organa, Star Wars: A New Hope
The Rebel Alliance is accustomed to being on the defensive on almost every front of the Galactic Civil War. In terms of pure numbers, they are no match for the vast legions of the Galactic Empire. Fortunately, help has arrived that should tip the scales in the Rebellion’s favor.
The Leia Organa Commander Expansion and the Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion are available now from your local retailer or online through our website. Fill out your Rebel forces and spark hope across the galaxy today!
An Inspiring Presence
Despite the long odds they face, the Rebellion does have a few advantages over the Empire. One of them is their cadre of leaders who inspire their troops to perform to the best of their abilities and no one is better at this than Leia Organa. While she may not be adept with a lightsaber like fellow Rebel commander Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa brings her own brand of leadership to the battlefields of Star Wars: Legion.
A former Imperial Senator, Leia Organa knows how lead people and she retains all of these abilities even in the heat of pitched battle. The Leia Organa Commander Expansion invites you to make the most of these skills. In addition to a beautifully detailed Leia Organa miniature, this expansion also features her three signature command cards that highlight her ability to get the best out of the troops under her command. You’ll also find three upgrade cards in this expansion that can be used to further customize Leia Organa or another unit in your army.
As the Rebel Alliance’s second commander, Leia Organa gives you more options when filling out your ranks. At only 90 points, you can easily slot her into your army alongside Luke Skywalker and still have plenty of points left over for other units. But on the other hand, Leia Organa might work better on her own, with the points that you save by removing Luke from your army being used to surround Leia with even more troops.
Luke’s combat prowess might be missed, but Leia Organa can help keep these extra soldiers in the fight by granting them additional dodge tokens thanks to her Take Cover 2 ability while also removing their suppression tokens with her inspiring presence.
For a full preview of the Leia Organa Commander Expansion, including an in-depth look at her command cards, click here!
Protecting the Fleet
Rebel troops are prepared to defend freedom on almost any world, and even on the ships that fly between them. One such unit is available to you with the Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion. With seven unpainted, easily assembled Fleet Trooper miniatures and all the cards and tokens you need to integrate a unit of Fleet Troopers into your army, you have a new option for filling out the corps of your army.
Accustomed to fighting in the tight confines of naval starships, the Fleet Troopers work best up close to the enemy. Their DH-17 blaster pistols have a shorter range than other Rebel infantry units, but they do allow each miniature in the unit to contribute two white dice to every attack. At just 44 points, this added firepower is only marginally more expensive than a unit of Rebel Troopers and adding another Fleet Trooper mini can make the Fleet Troopers even more potent.
In addition to the standard Fleet Trooper, your unit can be further enhanced by troopers carry a variety of heavy weapons. An MPL-57 Barrage Trooper, for example, has a bit more range and is an ideal choice for attacking enemy vehicles or infantry hunkering behind cover. Alternatively, the Scatter Gun Trooper shares the Fleet Troopers’ affinity for close-quarters combat, but adds even more lethality with the two red dice it contributes to the attack pool.
No matter how you choose to deploy your Fleet Troopers, they are excellent at holding their position and daring the enemy to move on them. Their Ready 1 grants them an aim token after they perform a standby action, putting them in perfect position to launch a counterattack if an enemy unit moves too close.
Be the Spark
The Rebel Alliance may be outnumbered, but they are resilient. Recruit new troops to push back against the weight of the Empire with these two expansions for Star Wars: Legion!