The Stormtroopers have been known to miss from time to time, but now it looks like their aim is going to be just fine in the upcoming Star Wars: Legion game. Let’s take a look at the latest preview from Fantasy Flight Games and see what they had to say about it.
Inside the Stormtroopers Unit Expansion, you’ll find seven unpainted, easily assembled Stormtrooper miniatures, along with the cards and tokens that you need to add this new squad of Stormtroopers to your army. The Stormtroopers Unit Expansion will be released at the same time as the Star Wars: Legion Core Set and seven other expansions.
The white-armored stormtrooper is a common sight on occupied worlds throughout the galaxy, so it only follows that it would also be a common sight on the battlefields of Star Wars: Legion. Two units of Stormtroopers are included in the Star Wars: Legion Core Set, but as a corps unit, you can include up to six units of Stormtroopers in your army. Their low cost of 44 points for a single squad also makes them one of your go-to options for filling out your army’s rank and file.
As the primary infantry unit of the Galactic Empire, you can expect to see a lot of Stormtroopers on the battlefields of Star Wars: Legion—so you’ll want to know exactly what they’re capable of. A standard unit of Stormtroopers consists of four Stormtrooper miniatures, but you can add more miniatures with upgrade cards, as we’ll explore below. Stormtrooper weapons are not the most accurate—each Stormtrooper firing an E-11 Blaster Rifle only contributes a single white die (the least accurate attack die). Despite their sub-par weaponry, Stormtroopers have received extensive training, and they also have the Precise 1 ability, which lets them reroll one additional die when using an aim token. What’s more, Stormtrooper armor is relatively sturdy, allowing them to use red defense dice, which offer significantly more protection than white defense dice.
Though all Stormtrooper units begin using this same basic template, they have four available upgrade slots for you to customize each unit and make it unique: heavy weapon, personnel, grenades, and gear. Just like the Stormtroopers units included in the Core Set, the Stormtroopers Unit Expansion offers the same upgrades for your personnel and heavy weapon slots. By taking the Stormtrooper upgrade, you add another standard Stormtrooper miniature to the squad—giving your squad more firepower and making it harder for your opponent to completely destroy it.
Alternatively, you may decide to bring in some specialists with armaments that make them much more dangerous than a standard Stormtrooper. Stormtrooper units have a single heavy weapon upgrade slot, and the same two heavy weapon miniatures are offered in the Stormtroopers Unit Expansion and the Core Set—the DLT-19 Stormtrooperand the HH-12 Stormtrooper. Heavy weapons troopers commonly display an additional weapon profile on their upgrade card. When you’re attacking with this unit, you can choose to have the heavy weapon miniature attack with the weapon shown on its upgrade card—though it may also use the weapons on its unit card if you prefer.
Prepare for Battle
Muster your units of Stormtroopers and prepare to march into battle! The power of the Galactic Empire will spread across the galaxy and the Imperial banner will fly above every planet. Look for the Stormtroopers Unit Expansion to release alongside the Star Wars: Legion Core Set and seven other expansions!
The new Stormtroopers expansion looks like it’s going to be a great addition to your Imperial army, and you can never have too many Stormtroopers. They’ll only be firing one white die which, according to FFG, is the least accurate dice in the game, but when you have multiple units firing, the dice and chances start to add up. You’ll also have the option of upgrading a couple Stormtroopers to heavy weapons which will give you a different weapon profile to use if you need it. Are you going to be picking up some additional Stormtroopers to help the Emperor take control of the Galaxy? Let us know in the comments below.
Stormtroopers Unit Expansion $24.95
No image is more iconic and symbolic of the Empire’s power than the expressionless helmet of an Imperial Stormtrooper. These soldiers have been deployed on hundreds of worlds across the galaxy, and everywhere they go, they keep the boot of Imperial oppression firmly placed on the neck of all who resist.
In the Stormtroopers Unit Expansion, you’ll find seven Stormtrooper miniatures, identical to the ones included in the Star Wars: Legion Core Set, along with the unit card and upgrade cards that you need to add another unit of Stormtroopers to your army.
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