Fantasy Flight Games just gave us a preview of the upcoming T-47 airspeeder for Star Wars: Legion and they look like they’re going to be a perfect addition to Rebel players.
The T-47 Airspeeder has been known to take down an AT-AT from time to time, and it looks like they’re going to be just as good 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.
Land battles are an undeniable, unforgettable part of the Star Wars saga, as the soldiers of the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire clash on the surface of planets like Scarif, Hoth, and Endor. These battles are rarely fought on the ground alone, however. Starfighters and airspeeders whip over soldiers’ heads, strafing the unfolding battle and cutting down infantry before they have a chance to return fire. Air superiority is a crucial advantage for any commander, and soon, the Rebellion will be able to rule the skies with the T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion.
The T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion contains an unpainted, easily assembled T-47 airspeeder miniature with all the cards and tokens you need to play. Along with the AT-ST Unit Expansion, the T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion and six other expansions will be released simultaneously alongside the Star Wars: Legion Core Set. You can pre-order your copy of the T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion at your local retailer or online through our website today!
Rule the Skies
Like the AT-ST for the Imperial forces, the T-47 Airspeeder is a heavy unit—the first to become available to Rebel Alliance generals. These airspeeders were most famously used in the Battle of Hoth, using some unconventional tactics to foil the advancing Imperial walkers. Still, there’s no reason why you can’t transplant a few T-47 Airspeeders to other planets in your games of Star Wars: Legion.
As a heavy unit, you’re limited to having two T-47 Airspeeders in your army, and although their health isn’t nearly as high as the AT-ST, your opponent may still find that T-47 Airspeeders are hard to pin down. These airspeeders feature speed-three movement, and they must perform a free, compulsory move at the beginning of each activation. By moving across the battlefield so quickly, it can be hard for other units to keep your airspeeders within range. What’s more, the armor on a T-47 Airspeeder is thick enough that standard infantry armaments will be hard-pressed to pierce it. With the Armor keyword, all normal hits are canceled, leaving only critical hits able to stand a chance of causing lasting damage.
If you’re flying T-47 Airspeeders as part of your army, you’ll want a real ace at the controls. Fortunately, the Rebellion has just the right ace in Wedge Antilles. Wedge Antilles is known as one of the greatest pilots of the Rebellion, and with his upgrade card, you can see how Wedge can push the limits of any repulsor vehicle. By using Wedge Antilles, you can take a free action to perform a Full Pivot—turning his vehicle up to 360 degrees, instead of just 90 degrees. With Wedge behind the controls, your airspeeder may race forward with its compulsory move, spin completely around, and immediately launch a devastating attack and continue its strafing run back along the enemy lines.
The new T-47 Airspeeder looks like it’s going to be a hard-hitting ship that’s going to take some of the pressure off of your ground troops by flying in and taking out some of your opponent’s infantry before they have they have the chance to attack. You can have up to two of these ships in your army, and from the sounds of it, you’re going to want them.
When the Rebel Alliance first landed on Hoth, they found a cold and inhospitable planet—ill-suited to supporting life of any kind, much less hosting the secret base of a full-scale rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Still, the Rebellion survived, adapting their strategies, tactics, and equipment to deal with the oppressive environment. A crucial part of their survival was tinkering with their airspeeders to withstand the killing cold of Hoth. Soon, you’ll be able to outfit your Rebels with the same speeders!
You may be battling the Empire on the frozen wastes of Hoth, or you may be fighting on the surface of any other planet, across the thousands of planets that make up the galaxy. No matter where you are, there’s always good reason for you to get a little air superiority. The T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion adds one T-47 airspeeder miniature to your Rebel armies. Along with the beautifully sculpted, unpainted miniature, you’ll find all the unit cards and upgrade cards that you need to make the T-47 airspeeder a crucial part of your battle for freedom.