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Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion announced for Star Wars: Legion

Fantasy Flight Games announced the new Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion for the tabletop game Star Wars: Legion. Imperial bunkers play an important role in securing the Empire’s reign over the galaxy.

The Empire has many secrets to protect and—no matter where in the galaxy they are kept—they are usually found sealed behind the doors of a fortified Imperial bunker. This makes these bunkers ripe targets for Rebel raids and the Imperial bunker in this Battlefield Expansion is sure to play a large role in any battle that takes place in the area surrounding it.

Whatever your objective, the bunker is more than just another piece of terrain. Not only can the its door be turned around to display an alternate design, it can be removed altogether, allowing your battles to spill into the interior. Once there, your troops can fight amongst six modular computer terminals that can be arranged however you see fit. Alternatively, these terminals can be placed in the bunker or anywhere on the battlefield to bring your objectives to life.

While the Imperial bunker can be easily incorporated into the fabric of any Star Wars: Legion battle, the secrets it contains are likely to be of value to both sides and the Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion gives you the power to make it the central focus of a new, two part battle. Six battle cards put the bunker at the very center of the battlefield, setting the stage with unique deployments, objectives, and conditions that give both sides different objectives to complete.

This scenario begins with the red player embarking on a valiant Rescue Mission to free some of their captured comrades-in-arms held inside the bunker. The Prisoners are well defended behind the bunker’s heavy blast door and the barricades that guard its entrance, but the red player does have an advantage: The total points of their army can equal up to 900 points. What’s more, they have the element of surprise and can quickly move towards the bunker.

This advantage quickly dissipates as the second act opens, however. Alterted to the enemy presence, the blue player has the bunker Surrounded and secured. With their prisoners recovered, it is now up to the red player to find a way to somehow Disable the Bunker by planting and detonating objective tokens inside it. But this will be no easy task. The bunker is a heavily Defended Fortification and the red player no longer has the element of surprise. As a result, trooper units the blue player has inside the bunker can spend their activation broadcasting tactical information to friendly units.

The Imperial Bunker Battlefield Expansion will be released in the fourth quarter of 2019. For more information, visit Fantasy Flight Games’ website.

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