Announcing Two Operative Expansions for Star Wars: Legion
"I'll take on any job...for the right price."
–Cad Bane, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
While clone troopers and battle droids duke it out on the front lines of the Clone Wars, agents for both sides keep the war effort alive on other fronts. A skilled politician swaying public opinion or a lone bounty hunter tracking down a high-value target can achieve just as great of a victory as the largest army.
Soon, two new players from vastly different arenas can test their experience on the battlefields of the Star Wars™ galaxy. Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce two Operative Expansions for Star Wars™: Legion:
Relying on instincts honed in their respective professions, these operatives offer enticing alternatives to your standard battle plan. In addition to their inherent skills, both Padmé Amidala and Cad Bane are versatile units that can be customized to fit your battle plan as well as the look of your army.
The Galactic Senate is no place for civility. Full of politicians squabbling for their own interests rather than those of the worlds they represent, it is easy for an idealistic Senator to be cast aside. Despite this, Senator Padmé Amidala continues to fight for the principles of freedom and democracy from the floor of the Senate and—if necessary—the battlefields of the Clone Wars.
When she does join your army, this Operative Expansion gives you plenty of ways to customize your unpainted, hard plastic Padmé Amidala miniature. Not only can you assemble the miniature with or without a cape, Padmé Amidala can also enter the fight wielding either her ELG-3A Blaster Pistol or an E-5 blaster she has looted from one of the B1 Battle Droids scattered across the battlefield.
In addition to how you choose to build your miniature, you’ll also find Padmé Amidala a versatile unit in the thick of battle. This spirited Senator can also use her leadership skills to help other Republic units perform their best and her three signature command cards only increase her ability to bolster friendly troops. Meanwhile, six upgrade cards can improve her mobility, augment her training, and more.
We’ll take a look at everything included in the Padmé Amidala Operative Expansion in a future preview!
Bounty hunting may be far removed from the halls of power frequented by Senators like Padmé Amidala, but the two professions aren’t actually all that different from one another. Both require grit, cold calculation, and more than a fair share of discretion to accomplish their goals. When the Separatist Alliance needs a task completed quickly and quietly, then, they turn to a professional bounty hunter like Cad Bane.
Willing to take on any job with no questions asked, Bane doesn’t adhere to conventional tactics, instead manipulating others to his advantage. Of all the tools he has at his disposal, none may be more effective at bringing in his quarry than the Electro Gauntlets that pin a unit in place and leave it open to fire from other units. In addition to these gauntlets, five other upgrade cards in this expansion invite you to outfit Cad Bane with various tools for his bounty hunting career.
No matter what cards you choose, your choices can be reflected in the hard plastic Cad Bane miniature included in this expansion. This miniature can be assembled with or without Cad Bane’s signature wide-brimmed hat as well as with his dual LL-30 blaster pistols or with a single pistol and one hand activating his gauntlet’s control panel.
We’ll take a closer look at everything included in the Cad Bane Operative Expansion in a future preview!
War is not won by soldiers alone. Bounty hunters and politicians all leave their own mark and soon two of the best in their respective fields can join your war effort.
Look for the Padmé Amidala Operative Expansion (SWL66) and the Cad Bane Operative Expansion (SWL67) at your local retailer in the second quarter of 2020. Pre-order your copies at your local retailer or online through our website—with free shipping in the continental United States—here!