Despite only having four lines of dialogue across two movies, five if you count a death scream; Boba Fett still remains one of the most loved characters in all of science fiction!
Overrated or just a bad ass, is down to the choice of the individual, but one thing that can’t be denied is how popular the character is. Now Fantasy Flight Games have just released a model of this legendary (sic) bounty hunter for its excellent Star Wars: Legion Game!
“As you wish.”
–Boba Fett, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Despite the military advantages of the Galactic Empire, it is difficult for them to completely stamp out the flames of rebellion. The Rebels always seem to be one step ahead, secreting themselves away in the far corners of the galaxy. So when the Empire needs someone who can do more than fire a blaster, Imperial generals have no qualms about hiring bounty hunters to track important Rebel targets and join the fight alongside their troops. Now, one of the galaxy’s deadliest hired guns is available to hunt down and eliminate Rebel scum wherever they can be found.
Add a mercenary element to your Imperial forces and track your foes to the farthest reaches of the galaxy today!
Unlike the rank-and-file troops that make up the bulk of the Empire’s ground forces, a bounty hunter like Boba Fett is free from the rigid constrictions and uniformity common in military units. He chooses instead to use his own methods and equipment to perform the bidding of those who purchase his services. For 140 points, Boba Fett provides your Imperial army with a wholly unique unit that operates much differently than your general issue troops.
Boba Fett immediately distinguishes himself from other troops with his three signature command cards. As a bounty hunter, he works independently from the standard chain of command, and these cards give him the power to carry out his employer’s wishes as efficiently as possible. While he may not be able to issue orders to other units, these cards do help him make full use of the deadly gear he wears into battle. For example, he can launch a Z-6 Jetpack Rocket from across the board to stop an approaching AT-RT or other armored unit in its tracks.
In addition to the gadgets and weapons unlocked by his command cards, Boba Fett always carries a diverse array of weaponry that help him dole out damage. Whether he chooses to launch a Wrist Rocket, fire his carbine, or attack up close with his Boot Spikes, you can be assured that he has the perfect weapon for any situation. Even better, the dice and keywords from his weapons can be combined into a single pool with Boba Fett’s Arsenal 2 keyword, giving you the chance to wipe out an entire unit in a single attack.
One feature that Boba Fett does have in common with other Imperial troops is the thick armor he wears. Like these other units, Boba Fett rolls the more powerful red defense die. But his Mandalorian armor takes things one step further, adding an extra layer of defense. Thanks to this armor, Boba Fett bears the Impervious keyword, allowing him to roll additional defense dice if the attack pool includes the Pierce keyword. While powerful armor tends to slow units down, Boba Fett is the exception. His jetpacks lets him use the largest movement tool and makes him truly capable of wreaking havoc almost anywhere on the battlefield.
For a full preview of the Boba Fett Operative Expansion, including a look at all of his command cards, click here!
On the Hunt
When the overwhelming might of Imperial legions isn’t enough to bring down the Rebellion, sometimes it’s best to rely on someone with a little more expertise. Add Boba Fett to your army and he’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done!
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