Star Wars: Legion - E-Web Heavy Blaster (engl.)
"Imperial troops have entered the base!"
–Echo Base alarm, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the E-Web Heavy Blaster Team Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!
Imperial troops are known for their relentless assaults, pressing the attack even in the face of the strongest Rebel resistance. But when the Empire really wants to bring the fight to the Rebels, it calls in its heavy blaster teams. Bridging the gap between lightly armed trooper units and the heavy AT-ST, an E-Web Heavy Blaster Team gives you even more options for rounding out your Imperial army.
The E-Web Heavy Blaster Team Unit Expansion expands the possibilities for your games of Star Wars: Legion with an unpainted, easily assembled E-Web Heavy Blaster Team miniature that you can field as a support unit. Additionally, three upgrade cards let you customize your heavy blaster team, improving its communications or modifying its power generator to create new ways to attack.
You can look for both the E-Web Heavy Blaster Team Unit Expansion and the 1.4 FD Laser Cannon Team Unit Expansion at your local retailer in the third quarter of 2018. For a closer look at the 1.4 FD Laser Cannon Team Unit Expansion, click here!
The addition of an E-Web Heavy Blaster Team to your Imperial forces immediately gives you new options when selecting the support units that will join your ground troops. While 74-Z speeder bikes whip across the battlefield with lightning speed in an attempt to flank or strafe the enemy, an E-Web team takes a decidedly direct approach, raining heavy fire upon any units that dare approach.
Among Imperial units, an E-Web Heavy Blaster Team is only surpassed by the AT-ST in terms of raw firepower. The heavy blaster rolls a red, two black, and two white attack dice, all for significantly fewer points than the walker. Better still, an E-Web Heavy Blaster Team won’t lose any attack dice as it takes wounds, unlike the more frail corps units.
But an E-Web heavy blaster is a heavy piece of equipment. Between their thick armor, the heavy blaster itself, and its generator, the team moves at a plodding pace. Already limited to using the shortest of Star Wars: Legion’s jointed movement tools, the E-Web Heavy Blaster Team can only perform one move action during its activation, and it cannot move and fire during the same activation.
This may seem like a serious limitation, but it frees the E-Web team to move and take the standby action during its activation. Thanks to the Sentinel keyword extending its standby range to three, a well-positioned E-Web Heavy Blaster Team still has the opportunity to attack—or at least make opposing units think twice before coming within range. A strategically placed E-Web Heavy Blaster Team can lay down the covering fire your other troopers need to move in and secure key positions on the battlefield.
The E-Web team’s position is even more important when you consider that its attack are fixed to its front arc, making it vulnerable to flanking maneuvers by enemy units. The team isn’t totally out of luck if a Rebel unit manages to get the drop on them, though. They can always use their E-11 blaster rifles to return fire with two white attack dice. Still, if you've laid your plans correctly, this won't be too much of an issue, as the E-Web heavy blaster is surprisingly maneuverable once it’s in place. It can fully pivot when needed and can even reposition itself immediately before or after moving, ensuring that it will not easily be caught unawares.
Like the 1.4 FD Laser Cannon Team Unit Expansion, the E-Web Heavy Blaster Team also features upgrades that allow you to modify the blaster’s power generator however you see fit. If you anticipate facing waves of foot soldiers, aBarrage Generator can give you the suppressive fire you need to pin them in place. If enemy vehicles are headed your way, on the other hand, you can equip an Overcharged Generator to give the E-Web the power it needs to crack through their armor. Finally, being in close contact with headquarters is always important and an HQ Uplink can help keep the E-Web Heavy Blaster Team in the loop with your army’s plans at crucial moments.