Today we unbox two of the Rebel Expansions for Star Wars Legion to see all the new rules, components and even build the models themselves.
The two expansions of the Rebel forces in Star Wars: Legion, Troopers and AT-RT, give great additions to the starter box’s forces. Take a look at this quick review then be sure to press play on the video below to watch the entire review and unboxing!
AT-RT Unit Expansion $24.95
The Rebel Alliance is constantly outgunned in their war against the Empire. Since they cannot hope to match the awe-inspiring military production of a galaxy-spanning Empire, the Rebellion has turned to salvage in order to supplement their forces—such as with the AT-RTs. First introduced by the Republic during the Clone War, the All Terrain Recon Transport, or AT-RT, has since been co-opted by the Rebel Alliance to aid their war against the Empire.
The AT-RT Unit Expansion includes a single new AT-RT miniature for you to add to your Rebel army, complete with three different gun attachments that can be attached to your miniature. Along with the AT-RT, you’ll find the associated unit card and an assortment of upgrade cards for you to enhance your AT-RT and other units.
The AT-RT comes with one plastic miniature, one unit card, three upgrade cards, ten tokens, and one rulesheet. The tokens include aim, dodge, three wound markers, order activation, and vehicle damage tokens. The AT-RT has Armor, which cancels some dice roll results. As well, it is a Climbing Vehicle, treating this vehicle as a trooper for vertical movement, and Expert Climber, which prevents having to roll defense dice or suffering wounds. The AT-RT’s Grappling Claws attack with three red dice in melee combat, also having Impact 1 special rule. The A-300 Blaster Rifle has a range of 3 and attacks with two white dice.
The AT-RT comes with five upgrade cards: AT-RT Laser Cannon (35 points), AT-RT Rotary Blaster (30 points), AT-RT Flamethrower (25 points), Comms Jammer (15 points), and the Long-Range Comlink (10 points). The Laser Cannon is Impact 3, which changes dice roll results against units with Armor, as well as Fixed Front, which requires defenders to be inside the frontal arc. It attacks with one red and two black dice, with range 2-4. The Rotary Blaster has Fixed Front as well, is range 3, but fires five black dice.
The Flamethrower has blast, which ignores cover, Fixed Front, and Spray. Spray “adds this weapon’s dice to the attack pool one time for each mini in the defending unit to which line of site is not blocked.” The Flamethrower is range 1 and rolls two black dice for attacks. The Comms Jammer prevents enemy units at range 1 to be issued orders unless they issue orders to themselves. The Long-Range Comlink allows this unit to be issued orders as though they are within range of the commander.
Work in progress paint scheme for the walker. Full tutorial here on YouTube.
The model comes with multiple parts and will require clean up and glue to assemble. The plastic on this is similar to the Runewars sets, though it isn’t as soft as some others. Be sure to dry fit first prior to gluing, though each piece slots together fairly easily. The model comes with three weapon options for the front firing arc. The base has fire arcs built into the base itself, os you can easily see front and back of the model. The movement templates lock into the base as well, both front and back.
The Alliance recruits warriors from every world—wherever they can find beings who have come to hate the Empire’s tyranny. Together, these ragtag groups of recruits become Rebel Troopers, carrying out the fight against the Empire on dozens of worlds across the galaxy. The Rebel Trooper is well-used to embarking on stealthy missions, and above all, they’ve learned to trust the other soldiers in their squad with their lives.
The Rebel Troopers Unit Expansion features a full unit of seven Rebel Trooper miniatures, identical to the Rebel Troopers included in the Star Wars: Legion Core Set. This expansion also includes the unit card and an assortment of upgrade cards, inviting you to kit out your Rebel Troopers for any battlefield scenario.
The Rebel Troopers expansion comes with seven plastic miniatures, one unit card, five upgrade cards, nine tokens, and one rulesheet. The models come in individual backs for easy sorting and assembly. The tokens include aim, dodge, suppression, panic, ion, standby, and order tokens. The Rebel Troopers have Nimble, which regain a dodge token if you spent one while defending. In melee combat, they attack with one black dice. Their A-280 Blaster Rifle has range three and attacks with one black dice.
The Rebel Trooper expansion comes with five upgrade cards: Grappling Hooks (3 points), Impact Grenades (5 points), MPL-57 Ion Trooper (32 points), Z-6 Trooper (22 points), and Rebel Trooper (10 points). The Z-6 Trooper has a range up to 3 and fires six white dice when attacking. The MPL-57 Ion Trooper has a range up to three and fires two red dice. This model also has Impact 1 and Ion 1, which applies an ion token to a vehicle wounded by this weapon. Impact Grenades fire at range one with one black dice. They have Impact 1. Grappling Hooks give the upgraded model Expert Climber, which prevents having to roll defense dice or suffering wounds while clambering.
Work in progress paint scheme for the troopers. Full tutorial here on YouTube.
The models assemble fairly easily by slotting into the various parts. The plastic is harder than the Runewars plastic. There are some mold lines to clean up and these will require glue to stay together. If there is bending, you can use a hairdryer or heat to bend it back into shape. Otherwise, these models have good detail and all come with their own bases. There are a lot of options for painting these troopers up, with lots of variety available.
There we go, the first two expansions for Star Wars: Legion Rebels. Be sure to stay tuned for more fun content regarding painting, playing, and rules as Legion continues to be revealed. Be sure to check out the entire review and build by pressing play on the video below!
Models provided by FFG for review.