Fantasy Flight Games has announced the Darth Vader Operative Expansion for Star Wars: Legion coming in the fourth quarter of 2019. In this expansion players can add Darth Vader to their Imperial armies and work to crush the Rebellion forces. He will not only use his lightsaber, but will also harness the power of the Force itself as a weapon.
Rather than randomly slamming his opponents to the ground, Vader can strategically place all the non-leader minis in a small base trooper unit after performing a Force throw, potentially pulling them out of cover and leaving them vulnerable to further attack. A Force throw is just one example of how Darth Vader can benefit your entire army without directly commanding troops. With three new command cards to enhance his already prodigious skills, he can unleash the power of the dark side. Darth Vader’s mere presence on a battlefield is enough to fill enemy troops with Fear, but as this Darkness Descends upon a combat zone, Vader becomes even more prepared to fight. If it’s the opening stages of the battle, he can make his presence felt even more strongly, quickly advancing on enemy positions and forcing them into a confrontation with the Dark Lord of the Sith.