GTM #215 - Star Wars: Legion - AT-ST & T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansions
by Fantasy Flight Games

The greatest infantry battles of the Galactic Civil War come to the tabletop with Star Wars: Legion, inviting players to enter the Star Wars galaxy as military commanders, leading the ragtag Rebel forces or Imperial legions into battle on countless planets. Over the course of the game, armies will clash as players compete to prove their tactical mastery over the battlefield and the challenging command system of Star Wars: Legion.

Even out of the Core Set, players can test their skills by commanding various Imperial or Rebel forces, led by heroes (and villains) like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Whether a player fights for the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance, they can reinforce their armies with the game’s first heavy units: the AT-ST Walker and T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansions.

~ Deploy Walkers ~

For the enemies of the Galactic Empire, there are few things more intimidating than an AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) stomping forward, firing blasts from its twin laser cannons, and supporting fire from its additional weapons. These walkers are a symbol of Imperial power, and deploying them on the battlefields of Star Wars: Legion can have a potent effect on the morale of any opponent.

Though the single AT-ST miniature included in the AT-ST Unit Expansion comes unassembled and unpainted, players can quickly and easily assemble this stunning miniature to tower above the infantry below. What’s more, this miniature can be easily customized to reflect the different weapons that players can load onto their AT-STs. Whether a player wants to equip a DW-3 Concussion Grenade Launcher, an 88 Twin Light Blaster Cannon, or the AT-ST Mortar Launcher, they’ll be able to tweak and customize the physical miniature so that it reflects their choices on the battlefield.

Still, while the Empire’s All Terrain Scout Transports provide a platform for devastating firepower, they aren’t invulnerable. Most infantry weapons are incapable of piercing the AT-ST’s armor, but they’re known to have a weak spot on their rear hull — a place where concentrated firepower could punch through the armor and cause significant damage to the pilots inside. Wise Imperial commanders will be sure to support advancing AT-STs with infantry squads to ensure no cunning Rebels can slip behind the AT-ST.

~ Air Superiority ~

The Galactic Empire may control the military production of a thousand worlds, drawing massive amounts of resources and labor and harnessing the galaxy’s best scientific minds to mass-produce war machines like the AT-ST. The Rebel Alliance, on the other hand, must often make do with lower quality weapons and vehicles, adapting their equipment to fit the environments they work in.

Though they must be modified to function on extremely cold planets like Hoth, the T-47 Airspeeder has proven to be a versatile vehicle for the Rebel Alliance. These fast-moving airspeeders can fill reconnaissance and scouting functions, but their powerful laser cannons also give them a role to play on the battlefield. No matter where it comes from, a little air superiority is something that every Rebel commander should at least consider for their forces.

T-47 Airspeeders are fast-moving and well suited for strafing runs across the enemy front lines, but players can tweak this unit’s role by choosing upgrade cards for the airspeeder’s rear firing arc. A player might choose to lay down more fire with the AX108 “Ground Buzzer” or target enemy vehicles with the Mo/DK Power Harpoon — but no matter which upgrade players choose, there’s the option to customize the physical T-47 Airspeeder miniature, making the miniature on the battlefield match the mechanics used to control it in the game.

Of course, a unit like the T-47 Airspeeder is likely to stray far from the command radius of a player’s commander. Even if a T-47 Airspeeder is on the other side of the battlefield or far behind enemy lines, chances are good that a player will still need to deliver orders to activate the T-47 Airspeeder at the most opportune moment. Fortunately, a T-47 Airspeeder can be equipped with Long-Range Comlinks. This simple upgrade means that a player can always deliver orders to the T-47 Airspeeder — exactly as if this unit were inside a commander’s radius.

~ Heavy Support Coming In! ~

The first heavy units are coming soon for Star Wars: Legion. Ensure that your players have everything they need to continue the battles of the Galactic Civil War with two new expansions: the AT-ST and T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansions!