Recently we got the preview of the Rebel Veterans for Star Wars Legion from Fantasy Flight Games, and in keeping with the Hoth theme, hot on its heels we get a look at the Tauntaun Riders Unit Expansion. One of the strangest looking creatures in the whole of the Star Wars universe is the Tauntaun, a lizardlike creature that we first see striding the fridged wastes of Hoth in the opening moments of The Empire Strikes Back.
These creatures look like a cross between a ram and a lizard covered in fur, make ideal mounts for the harsh climate of Hoth and the Rebel forces use them as scouts to check out the sectors around Echo Base. Their thick fur and huge muscles make them ideal to use in such hostile surroundings and they have great speed and agility to them which can be used to check out difficult terrain with ease.
Announced late last year, but just being previewed now, the Tauntaun Riders Unit Expansion contains two Tauntauns and their riders, each posed differently and an ideal addition to your Rebel forces. The riders are equipped with the hostile weather gear that both Luke and Han wore in the movie, and each creature has saddles and tack such as reins to complete the model.
Coming in at 90 points for the pair, the Tauntaun Riders Unit Expansion is fast with a speed of three and ignores difficult terrain, gets a free dodge token if it makes a Move action and can perform a free attack at the end of a Move action. Add to this Sharpshooter and the ability to Ram other units and we are looking at a versatile and fast weapons platform that is far cheaper than an ATRT!
I love the look of the Hoth themed miniatures and these are some of the best looking sculpts for the game to date and you can expect a full review very soon here on Gamers Web.
Tauntaun Riders Unit Expansion are now available for pre order now from Fantasy Flight Games. Gamers Web recommends 6s2hit.com for great value and up to 25% discount on retail prices!
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