The Rebel Alliance can recruit new members from across the galaxy, finding pilots, soldiers, and medics among those who hate the Empire. Plenty of beings can take up a blaster rifle to fight Stormtroopers, but there are a few who are willing to push the boundaries and do whatever it takes to keep the Rebellion alive. Saboteurs. Snipers. The Rebel Alliance’s most dangerous operatives—now entering the infantry battles played out in your games of Star Wars: Legion.
Within the Rebel Commandos Unit Expansion, you’ll find a squad of seven unpainted, easily assembled Rebel Commando miniatures. You may field this unit as a full, standard unit on your battlefield or a small team operating on the edges of the map or behind enemy lines, but no matter how you position the Rebel Commandos, their unorthodox tactics and powerful weapons can sway the battle in the Rebellion’s favor. With five distinct upgrade cards that can be added to the Rebel Commandos or another unit, you’ll find everything you need to put fear in Imperial hearts with this expansion for Star Wars: Legion.
Sometimes a single unit with the right training can accomplish what an entire brigade cannot. As demonstrated on Endor, when a small Rebel strike team managed to bring down the shield generator protecting the second Death Star, these specialized troops can be invaluable to any army.
This is especially true of the Rebel Alliance, who lack the numbers to face down legions of Imperial troops in open battle. For them, a team of operatives working on the fringes of a battle can assist more traditional troops by making use of unorthodox tactics to disrupt Imperial operations.
You can now add these squads of Rebel snipers and saboteurs to your Star Wars™: Legion armies with the Rebel Commandos Unit Expansion. Whether you choose to deploy your operatives as a full unit or break them into smaller teams, the seven unpainted, easily assembled Rebel Commando miniatures in this expansion can be enhanced with five upgrade cards that further enhance their unconventional approach to the battle.
Battle-hardened veterans of the Galactic Civil War, Rebel Commandos are the best soldiers that the Alliance has to offer. Skilled in a variety of advanced combat tactics, including infiltration, sabotage, and sharpshooting, these elite troops are notorious among Imperial units and nearly legendary to their fellow Rebels. The Rebel Commandos' reputation is so great, in fact, that their mere presence on the battlefield completely changes the dynamics of a battle.
As Star Wars: Legion’s first special forces unit, the Rebel Commandos truly differentiate themselves from other troops with their specialized training that grants them abilities not seen in other troops. For example, Rebel Commandos thrive on covertly inserting themselves into critical areas of the battlefield. This makes them naturally proficient at maintaining a low profile, helping them improve their cover while they infiltrate Imperial operations.
Similarly, Rebel Commandos can’t fight an entire war for you, but they can provide your army with crucial advantages. This starts at the very beginning of the game, when they can use their Scout 2 ability to perform a speed-two move immediately after being deployed. This quick movement gives your commandos the chance to get the drop on enemy troops or immediately set up their own sniper nest in a perfect position to make use of their Sharpshooter ability.
Such abilities ultimately give the Rebel Commandos the freedom to behave differently than other trooper units. They could use their A-280 Blaster Rifles to directly attack enemy troops, but Rebel Commandos are better equipped to agitate enemy forces from afar. Fittingly then, neither of the Rebel Commandos' two heavy weapons options seek to inflict massive casualties, but instead force the opposing player to rethink their strategies.
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |Star Wars legion Rebel commandos unit
Tuesday, 9 April 2019 | Geoff
Brilliant models as always and great service.
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 | Philip
A mon calimari sniper... a guy with demo charges... why are you reading this review?? You need to own this
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