“Somebody has to save our skins!”
–Leia Organa, Star Wars: A New Hope
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Leia Organa Commander Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!
From Alderaanian diplomat to leader of the Rebel Alliance, Leia Organa’s legacy has been one of inspiration, heroism, self-sacrifice, and leadership. Along with Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, her actions directly led to the ultimate downfall of the Galactic Empire—so it’s only fitting that she takes her place in Star Wars: Legion as the Rebellion’s second commander, battling alongside Luke Skywalker.
Inside the Leia Organa Commander Expansion, you’ll find everything that you need to add Leia Organa to your army as a commander. A single unpainted, easily assembled miniature beautifully represents Leia Organa on the battlefield, while new upgrade cards allow you to customize how she is represented in the game. Finally, a hand of three new command cards lets you add a unique touch to your overarching strategies, bringing some of Leia Organa’s own unique tactics to your games. Releasing alongside the Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion, these two expansions promise new tactics for the Rebellion to employ in their struggles for freedom.
Read on for more information about this hero of the Rebellion.
With the Leia Organa Commander Expansion, Leia Organa takes her place besides Luke Skywalker as another commander of the game’s Rebel forces. In Star Wars: Legion, an army can have up to two commanders, meaning that your armies of the Rebellion can now be led by Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, or both working in tandem. While Luke Skywalker’s power with a lightsaber and growing knowledge of the Force make him an exceptional combat-oriented commander, Leia Organa can help meld your forces together to create something more than individual soldiers—to create a true rebellion.
Leia Organa is fully capable of holding her own on the battlefield. Her training in martial arts makes her dangerous in hand-to-hand combat, and she is deadly accurate with her sporting blaster—though its range is more limited than a blaster rifle. Still, like her counterpart General Veers on the Imperial side of Star Wars: Legion, Leia Organa truly shines by leading the troopers that follow her into battle to new heights. Rather than concentrating fire and increasing damage, however, Leia Organa’s abilities are more defensive and inspirational in nature.
For instance, Leia Organa can urge the troops around her to greater feats, even in the face of terrifying odds. With Inspire 2, Leia Organa can remove up to two suppression tokens from other nearby friendly units, keeping your units fresh and ready for action, even when they’re taking heavy fire. Because suppression tokens rob your units of vital actions or even cause them to panic and flee the battlefield, the ability to remove these suppression tokens by inspiring your troops gives Leia Organa a massive advantage on the battlefield.
Leia Organa inspires the nearby Rebel Troopers and removes their suppression tokens.
Even setting aside her personal abilities and upgrade cards, Leia Organa can shape the ways that your battles of the Galactic Civil War unfold through her unique command cards. Every commander in Star Wars: Legion comes with three command cards that reflect the strategies and tactics unique to that leader. Leia is an expert at coordinating your forces and leading them to act outside of their normal activation opportunities—but she can also use her high position within the Rebel Alliance to call in bombardments that can shake even the most entrenched Imperial garrisons.
We’ll take a closer look at Leia Organa’s command cards and everything else included in her expansion in a future preview!
Leia Organa has shaped the history of the galaxy throughout the Star Wars saga… and soon, she’ll be able to have a similar effect on your games of Star Wars: Legion.
Look for the Leia Organa Commander Expansion and the Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion to release together in the second quarter of 2018!