Fantasy Flight Games preview the Republic Forces in The Clone Wars Core Set for Star Wars: Legion.
The Separatist Alliance’s massive droid military menaces countless star systems, threatening to dissolve a republic that has stood for a thousand years. Now, the Galactic Republic puts its faith in an army of clone soldiers in a desperate bid to preserve democracy throughout the galaxy.
Leading these untested clones into battle are none other than the Republic’s noble Jedi Knights. Once the guardians of peace and justice, the Jedi are now called into an all-out war for survival. Fighting side-by-side, Jedi and Clone Troopers are a formidable force. But the Separatists command innumerable battle droids, ready to crush all who stand in their way. Soon, you’ll be able to play out the battles of this pivotal period of the Star Wars saga with the Clone Wars Core Set for Star Wars™: Legion.
If you choose to take up the cause of the Galactic Republic, this Core Set provides fourteen Phase I Clone Trooper miniatures—enough for two corps units—to form the foundation of your armies, as well as a BARC Speeder miniature that adds some much needed versatility and mobility to your Republic forces. Finally, leading this grand army into battle is legendary Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, who threatens enemy forces with his lightsaber and unconventional battle tactics alike.
From his duel with Darth Maul to mentoring a young Anakin Skywalker in the ways of the Force, Obi-Wan Kenobi had distinguished himself from his Jedi brethren long before the onset of the Clone Wars. With the Separatist threat looming, however, Kenobi is ready to take on his most crucial role yet.
Like most Jedi, Kenobi wades into battle with his lightsaber at the ready. But where others use their lightsabers to quickly cut through swarms of Separatist battle droids, Kenobi instead chooses to put up a nearly impenetrable defense. In addition to easily deflecting any blasters bolts that come his way, Kenobi uses his mastery of the Soresu form of lightsaber combat to protect those under his command, going so far as to redirect attacks made against them.
Even though he may specialize in defensive techniques, that does not mean that Obi-Wan Kenobi is not a formidable warrior in his own right. He can still use the Force to reach great heights, making all but the tallest obstacles minor impediments on his way to a target. Once he’s spotted a target, Kenobi shows little reluctance to charge directly at them and begin the attack and—if it comes to a duel—his precise strikes deal as much critical damage as possible.
Beyond his skills as a warrior, Kenobi is also a leader to the clone troopers under his command. As a commander, he holds great influence over your army, of course, and has plenty of ways to impact the tactics you employ in battle. He can, for example, use his mastery of the Force to guide the troops under his command. By doing so, he grants up to two friendly units a surge token, which they can spend to convert an attack surge to a hit or a defense surge to a block.
Read more here, and look for the Star Wars: Legion Clone Wars Core Set (SWL44) which is set to be released in the third quarter of 2019. Pre-order now from your local game store or direct from the Fantasy Flight Games website here — happy gaming!