He got no lines in his first on-screen appearance but became a fan favourite. Bossk is finally out from Fantasy Flight Games so let’s take a look.
Bossk is a Trandosian, a reptilian race with heightened senses and strength far superior to humans. They have a natural instinct to hunt and many use this talent to aid them as bounty hunters, tracking down prey for credits and will sell their services to the highest bidder. Bossk is by far and wide the best known and was part of a number of bounty hunters tasked with tracking down Luke Skywalker and his rebel friends in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back!
Though he never uttered a word in the movie, he became a fan favorite and did eventually have his background expanded in more depth. Now the model has been immortalised in the form of a expansion for Star Wars Legion from Fantasy Flight Games.
The miniature is not like the majority of others in the range and will need glue for assembly, and gives you two options, Bossk aiming down his weapon or about to throw a grenade, either choice will require gluing into place.
I’ve covered the sculpt in the video but it is a really great rendering of this villain and one that will really benefit from using the new Contrast paints from Games Workshop as the colours need to be vibrant and pop!
Bossk in the game is a bit of a powerhorse. He is an Operative and as such can’t issue orders to other units, which has him as pretty much a one man (lizard) army. He isn’t cheap coming in at 115 points without upgrades, but his stats and such more than make up for the expense.
He has several keywords on his command card that make him a combat monster. With Unhindered he can ignore difficult terrain, allowing him to move at full speed (speed two), Expert Climber means he never needs to roll checks when clambering. Enrage 3 makes him deadly in combat, especially if he has taken damage already in which case he gets the Charge key word.
One of the most unique aspects of Bossk is his ability to regenerate wounds that would kill a lesser being. With Regenerate 3 he can attempt to regain up to three wounds per turn by rolling a surge or shield on the armour die (white in his case) so if you equip him with Emergency Stims he can take a lot of damage before he is out of the action, especially with seven wounds which almost puts him up there with Vader and Chewbacca!
And of course what kind of bounty hunter worth his salts would be without Bounty as a keyword, allowing you to grab extra points from those pesky rebels you have ear marked for termination, er I mean capture!
In hand to hand he is pretty nasty with his claws doing one red, two black and one white damage, and his ranged attack with his Relby 10 Mortar Rifle does a lot of damage with one red and four white dice!
Its his other equipment such as his Dioxis charges that allow him to poison units and the effects remain in play for the rest of the game.
A formidable, if expensive unit expansion to add to your collection, Bossk is every bit the lizard in a space suit you would imagine him to be and I can’t wait to use him in games, perhaps running tag team with Boba Fett in a larger battle.
One of the best sculpts so far for Star Wars Legion and something I highly recommend, even if just to paint this amazing model up. I have put some links below to some of the awesome groups on Facebook and there are some totally amazing paint jobs on both Bossk and Sabine Wren there.
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