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Star Wars Legion – Battleforces – 501st Legion

The 501st Legion: Elite Military Unit in Star Wars Universe

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The 501st Legion was a highly skilled and disciplined military unit in the Star Wars universe, composed of clone troopers led by Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano. The legion was renowned for its loyalty, bravery, and combat expertise, and was equipped with specialized armor and weapons. The 501st participated in many battles during the Clone Wars, including the Battle of Teth, the Battle of Christophsis, and the Battle of Umbara. Despite some devastating losses, the legion helped ensure the survival of the Republic. Its legacy endured, as some of its members would become important figures in the Empire that would rise from the ashes of the Republic.

Special Rules of List Building:

1-2 Commanders

1-4 Corps units

1-4 Special Forces units

1-2 Support Units

0-1 Heavy Units

List of Allowed Units:

Commanders: Anakin Skywalker, Clone Captain Rex, Clone Commander

Corps: Phase 2 Clone Troopers

Special Forces: ARC Troopers (without Strike Teams)

Support: AT-RT, BARC Speeders

Heavy: LAAT/le Transport

Battle force – specific command cards:

[Pip-1] Lead from the Front – first command Card lets you nominate a commander and target 3 other friendly units in range 1 of him. Those targets get free aim or dodge token. In addition you treat this card as a Pip-2 during list building, which means that you can have 3 Pip-1 Command Cards in your deck.

[Pip-2] Tactical Planning – this one lets you nominate 2 Support and/or Special Forces units. After any of your Supp or SF units performs an attack against opponents’ unit with a face-up order token, that token is shuffled back to the order pool, ruining their plans.

[Pip-3] Leaders of the 501st – The last one command card lets you nominate 3 Corps and/or Special Forces units. This one is permanent, so its effect stays from the moment you choose it until the end of the game. Each of your units in range 1-2 of your Anakin or Rex gains Indomitable so it becomes more resilient to panic mechanics.

Short description of Strategy:

Your plan is utilizing your ARC Troopers to reach objectives faster than your opponent due to their Scout 2 keyword and then holding it, using sniper squads as well as your named characters. It may be helpful to have 1 or 2 Jetpacks squads to play objectives such as Recover the Supplies. Another of your benefits is 3 Pip-1 Command Cards which means you have higher probability to win priority in the Command Phase. Be careful of heavy armored vehicles, because your only one anti-armor option most times will be the Anakins’ Lightsaber.

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