Fantasy Flight Games Announces Crashed Escape Pod Battlefield Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

Fantasy Flight Games announce the Crashed Escape Pod Battlefield Expansion for Star Wars: Legion.

Sometimes, an escape pod crash-landing on a desolate desert planet is all it takes to alter the fate of the galaxy. R2-D2 and C-3PO set the classic Star Wars trilogy in motion when they launched themselves from the Tantive IV to the scorching hot surface of Tatooine, and soon, you can play out the early stages of their desperate mission to restore hope to the galaxy. Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the Crashed Escape Pod Battlefield Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!

More than just a terrain piece or objectives, the unpainted, hard plastic crashed escape pod miniature and hard plastic R2-D2 and C-3PO miniatures you’ll find in this expansion are an invitation to join two of the Star Wars saga’s most iconic droids on their adventures across the galaxy. These miniatures can play a central role in two distinct scenarios outlined by six new battle cards. Alternatively, four unit cards give you the chance to add both R2-D2 and C-3PO to your Rebel or Republic armies.

The Droids You’re Looking For

Escape pods are a standard feature on warships across the galaxy and when opposing troops abandon ship, it’s not uncommon for a battle to spill over to a planet’s surface. Whether your troops are investigating the wreckage or using it for cover, the escape pod miniature is this expansion is sure to enhance any battlefield, adding even more thematic flair to your Star Wars: Legion battles.

But escape pods can carry more than just ground troops. They’re also a good way to get sensitive information off a ship before it falls into the wrong hands. During these occasions, both sides are likely to do whatever they can to recover this data, including deploying troops to the crash site. As a result, the Crashed Escape Pod Battlefield Expansion also contains six battle cards that make the escape pod the focal point of two different scenarios.

In the first scenario, the escape pod makes a crash-landing on a planet’s surface at the end of Round 1, and the droids it carries become the prime objective of both armies. In the second, two droids carrying vital intel find themselves hopelessly lost in the unforgiving wilderness and both sides start a desperate search. Whoever finds and extracts the droids could well turn the tide of the war.

No matter which scenario you choose to play, the C-3PO and R2-D2 miniatures included in this Battlefield Expansion make a perfect alternative to the objective tokens found in both the Star Wars: Legion Core Set and the Clone Wars Core Set. This may help bring these iconic droids to life as objectives on your battlefields, but it is far from their only use.

Read more here, and pre-order the Crashed Escape Pod Battlefield Expansion (SWL43) for Star Wars: Legion from your local game store or direct from the Fantasy Flight Games website, arriving in Q1 2020 — happy gaming!