From the opening shots of A New Hope, we’re introduced to an ongoing space battle as a massive Star Destroyer closes in on a tiny corvette. The first characters we see within the beleaguered Tantive IV are C-3PO and R2-D2, but only moments later, we witness a squad of troopers dashing down the hallway to defend Leia Organa’s starship against the Imperial boarding party. With this Unit Expansion, you can bring those soldiers’ dedication and readiness for battle to your games of Star Wars: Legion.
The Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion immediately expands the options available to your Rebel armies with seven unpainted, easily assembled Fleet Trooper miniatures. An assortment of upgrade cards lets you customise your Fleet Troopers to match the battles you expect to face. After all, whether you’re battling in the tight corridors of a starship or on a more open battlefield, your Fleet Troopers can make the difference in your fights. Releasing alongside the Leia Organa Commander Expansion, these two expansions promise to shake up Rebel Alliance tactics for Star Wars: Legion.
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.