“Somebody has to save our skins!”
-Leia Organa, Star Wars: A New Hope
In the epic miniatures games of Star Wars™: Legion, players discover an invitation to engage in the unsung battles of the Galactic Civil War, commanding the forces of the Rebellion or the Galactic Empire in conquest across the galaxy. Whereas the Galactic Empire stifles hope and crushes entire planetary systems under their heel, the Rebellion fights to bring freedom from tyranny. And soon, the Rebel Alliance will be able to supplement their armed forces in battle with a powerful new commander and trooper unit:
• Leia Organa Commander Expansion
• Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion
From her early life as Alderaanian royalty to becoming one of the key leaders of the nascent Rebel Alliance, Leia Organa has played a pivotal role in the unfolding saga of the Star Wars galaxy. Now, with the Leia Organa Commander Expansion, she enters the game of Star Wars: Legion, ready to play a similar role as a commander for the Rebel armies.
The Star Wars: Legion army building rules allow players to have up to two commanders in their army, and with the addition of Leia Organa, that option becomes open to Rebel generals. Players may choose to have Leia Organa lead soldiers into battle on her own, or combine her with Luke Skywalker to create an army where brother and sister fight side-by-side against the evil of the Empire. Still, although Leia Organa holds the same rank as Luke Skywalker, she offers a completely different approach to commanding an army.
Luke Skywalker is at his best when he’s fighting on the frontlines, using his growing Force powers and lightsaber mastery to help turn the tide of battle. Though Leia Organa is more than capable of defending herself with her martial arts training and her sporting blaster, her true talents come into play when she inspires her troops to greater feats of courage in the face of terrifying odds. Her mere presence can inspire units around her, removing suppression tokens and maintaining morale.
Leia Organa can also help shape the outcomes of players’ battles with her three personal command cards, which encapsulate Leia’s personal strategies and tactics. Whether players are using Leia to inspire nearby troops or harnessing her leadership position in the Rebellion to call in orbital bombardment strikes, Leia Organa’s command cards have the power to turn a battle in the Rebellion’s favor. These three command cards, Leia Organa’s unit card, new upgrade cards, and all the tokens players need are included in the Leia Organa Commander Expansion, along with the unpainted, easily assembled Leia Organa miniature.
Defend The Fleet
Releasing alongside the Leia Organa Commander Expansion, players will be able to supplement their Rebel Troopers on the battlefield with the contingent of Fleet Troopers included in the Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion. Trained for closequarters combat onboard the naval vessels of the Rebel Alliance, the Fleet Troopers wield their rapidfire DH-17 blaster pistols with uncommon accuracy. Although a Rebel Trooper armed with a A-280 blaster rifle may be more accurate over long distances, the Fleet Troopers’ DH-17 blaster pistols produce a greater volume of fire, making them truly deadly at close range.
Fleet Troopers also offer a variety of upgrade slots for players to supplement their abilities. Players may bring in additional Fleet Troopers to increase their numbers, or add to their ranks with heavy weapons fighters, armed with weapons like an MPL-57 grenade launcher or a deadly scatter gun. What’s more, the Fleet Troopers are exceptionally prepared for biding their time until the opportune moment to fire. This fact is reflected by the Fleet Troopers’ Ready 1 ability, which allows them to take an aim token whenever they perform a standby action. By holding their action until the enemy comes within range, the Fleet Troopers can set up a devastating volley of fire.
Within the Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion, players will find all the tokens, unit cards, and upgrade cards they need to add a unit of Fleet Troopers to their Rebellion armies, along with seven unpainted, easilyassembled Fleet Trooper miniatures.
Fight For Freedom
Reinforcements are arriving for the Rebel Alliance—and it’s up to players to lead these new units into battle. Prepare for the epic ground battles of Star Wars: Legion, and look for the Leia Organa Commander Expansion and the Fleet
Troopers Unit Expansion soon!