Preview the Imperial Death Troopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion
“Are we blind? Deploy the garrison!”
–Director Orson Krennic, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
With nearly limitless resources at its disposal, the Galactic Empire is capable of creating all kinds of unimaginable weapons. But not every problem can be eliminated with a single blast from the Death Star’s immense superlaser. Some missions require a more delicate touch. When high-ranking Imperial officers like Director Orson Krennic need a scalpel instead of a cudgel, they turn to the Imperial Death Troopers.
Trained in multiple forms of combat and proficient at erasing their involvement from operations, these elite soldiers are a terrifying sight to anyone unfortunate enough to stand in their way. You’ll soon be able to have your own squads of Death Troopers do your bidding on the battlefields of the Galactic Civil War with the Imperial Death Troopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion.
Within this expansion, you’ll find six unique, highly detailed, unpainted Imperial Death Trooper miniatures for you to add to your collection, including four troopers prepared to carry out any mission with their E-11D blaster rifles. Meanwhile, the Death Trooper designated DT-F16 and a DLT-19D Trooper can bring even more firepower to the unit. Finally, you can make full use of all your Death Troopers’ training with eight upgrade cards that give them access to more gear and comms equipment.
Join us today as we take a look at everything included in the Imperial Death Troopers Unit Expansion!
Imperial Death Troopers are the best of the best. Hand-picked from the ranks of the Stormtrooper Corps by Imperial Intelligence, it should be no surprise that these troops appear to be the natural evolution of the Empire’s most iconic troops. Whereas Scout Troopers specialize in deploying ahead of other troops to secure key points and the Imperial Royal Guard focus on protecting high-profile officers, the Death Troopers are a more well-rounded special forces unit that can serve many purposes.
Whether they're protecting a high-value individual or directly confronting the enemy, Death Troopers set themselves apart in a number of ways. Most Imperial troops are known for their precise shooting, but even the best Stormtroopers can’t match the pinpoint accuracy of a unit of Imperial Death Troopers. Whether they’re fighting at range with their E-11D blaster rifles or engaged in a close-up firefight with their SE-14r light blasters, Death Troopers rarely miss their marks, making any enemy think twice before moving within range.
Such frightening accuracy is intimidating on its own, but the Death Troopers’ advanced training has given them other abilities that further distinguish them. On the one hand, Death Troopers exhibit an almost supernatural discipline, allowing them to wade into even the thickest fire without becoming rattled, especially if they’ve been trained to Duck and Cover. On the other hand, they can just as easily be ordered to standby and prepare for an enemy assault, giving them plenty of time to greet any opposition with a full-on barrage of blaster fire.
No matter how you employ your Death Troopers on the battlefield, they can choose the right tool for the job from a full arsenal of weapons. Already a potent weapon on its own, the E-11D blaster rifles can be further modified for more versatility. The Death Troopers often find themselves fighting in tight quarters, and the E-11D’s Grenade Launcher Config can be especially useful in rooting out any Rebels that have begun digging in behind cover.
Sometimes, however, it’s more important for the Death Troopers to simply pin the enemy in place to buy the rest of the army some time to perform a flanking movement. In those instances, the E-11D Focused Fire Config gives them the power to hit an enemy unit with suppressive fire from a distance. This configuration may extend the effective range of the E-11D and help you keep the Rebels' heads down, but it does little to bolster the weapon's damage. If you’re looking to deal more damage from long range, you may consider swapping one of your Death Trooper’s E-11Ds for a DLT-19D that offers a deadly attack with a chance to punch through a Rebel vehicle’s armor.
While the Death Troopers’ advanced training, exceptional discipline, and expertise with a wide range of weaponry may inspire dread among Rebels, these same attributes often make them an example for their fellow Imperials and Death Trooper squad leaders have little trouble exploiting this to their advantage. A leader like DT-F16, for example, can push a friendly unit to move under duress, helping put them in a more advantageous position. At the same time, with the rest of the Imperial army already looking to them for guidance, the Death Troopers are ideal candidates to carry a Comms Relay and pass orders from command to nearby friendly units.
Efficient and merciless, Death Troopers represent the pinnacle of Imperial ground forces.
Rule Through Fear
Encased in jet-black armor and armed to the teeth, Imperial Death Troopers are a terrible sight for any who come into contact with them. And once the fighting begins, you can show any misguided Rebels what it truly means to oppose the Galactic Empire.
Look for the Imperial Death Troopers Unit Expansion (SWL34) and the Director Orson Krennic Commander Expansion (SWL33) at your local retailer in the first quarter of 2019. Pre-order your copy at your local retailer or online through our website here!
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