Fantasy Flight Games held their seminar yesterday at the traders/dealers day at this years GenCon over in Indianapolis and had a load of things to reveal for all of its Star Wars games, and loads more other games. One of the big announcements was Chewbacca for Star Wars Legion, more details from FFG’s website below
–Chewbacca, Star Wars: A New Hope
The Rebel Alliance is made up of diverse beings from across the galaxy. Each of these has something to contribute to the Alliance’s mission, but few can match the raw strength of a Wookiee. Soon, you’ll have the chance to bring one of the most well-known Wookiees in the galaxy to your tabletop. Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the Chewbacca Operative Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!
Han Solo’s ever-faithful companion, Chewbacca isn’t afraid to follow his friends into battle. Once there, it isn’t hard to see how he can aid the three Rebel commanders as they attempt to capture crucial objectives or secure a foothold on the battlefield. His immense strength and personal connection to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa make him a natural choice to join these iconic heroes on the battlefield as an operative.
Inside the Chewbacca Operative Expansion, you’ll find everything you need to add Chewbacca to your Rebel army. A single unpainted, easily assembled miniature depicts Chewbacca roaring into battle, his trusty bowcaster at the ready. Three upgrade cards provide more tools for preparing Chewbacca and your other units for battle, and three command cards can add more variety to your hand, allowing Chewbacca to team up with the three Rebel commanders.
Releasing alongside the Wookiee Warriors Unit Expansion, you’ll be able to bring your own detachment of mighty Wookiees to the battlefields of the Galactic Civil War late in the fourth quarter of 2018.
More than a Walking Carpet
With the Chewbacca Operative Expansion, Rebel generals have new options for building their armies. In Star Wars: Legion, every army can pair up to two operatives with the one or two commanders that they’ve chosen to lead their foot soldiers and vehicles into combat, and Chewbacca makes a welcome addition to any army.
Towering over most of his foes, Chewbacca can easily overpower any enemy units that stand in his way, making him one of the most powerful melee characters in the game. When it comes time to fight, though, Chewie would just as soon use his bowcaster. This powerful weapon packs quite a punch, both cutting through enemy blocks and blasting through their armor.
Despite the raw power that he brings to every battle, Chewbacca’s greatest strength might be the relationships he has built with the commanders he’ll join on the battlefield. He was flying with Han Solo long before they joined the Rebellion, so it’s only natural that the pair should be fighting in sync in the heat of battle. Both heroes are formidable combatants on their own, and Chewie’s Teamwork ability further encourages him to work side-by-side with Han. This ability simply allows Chewbacca and Han Solo to gain an aim or dodge token whenever the other unit gains a token of the same type!
These strong relationships are even more evident in Chewbacca’s signature command cards. In addition to Han Solo, Chewbacca also formed a strong connection with both Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa during the Galactic Civil War and each of his command cards gives you the power to use Chewie in tandem with one of these iconic heroes. For example, the strong affinity he shares with Han Solo allows you to ignore the normal rules concerning command cards. Normally, a command card is discarded at the end of the round it is revealed. But Chewbacca and Han Solo have a reputation as Notorious Scoundrels, allowing you to bring one of Han’s discarded command cards back to your hand for another use.
We’ll take a closer look at Chewbacca and all of the cards included in this expansion in a future preview!
Chewbacca brings a new level of ferocity to the battles of the Galactic Civil War, and he doesn’t like to lose. Soon, you’ll be able to tap into this untamed power during your games of Star Wars: Legion.
Look for the Chewbacca Operative Expansion (SWL24) and the Wookiee Warriors Unit Expansion (SWL25) to release together in the fourth quarter of 2018! You can pre-order your copy of the Chewbacca Operative Expansion at your local retailer or online through our website today.