A new troop unit for my new favorite miniatures game is soon on the horizon! Being a primarily Imperial player, it is even better that it is for that particular faction. Introducing one of the coolest Stormtroopers to grace the silver screen in Empire Strikes Back– the Snowtrooper!
Included in the expansion are:
- Five (5) standard Snowtrooper figures
- One (1) Flametrooper heavy figure
- One (1) T-7 Ion Snowtrooper heavy figure
- One (1) Grappling Hook upgrade card
- One (1) Impact Grenade upgrade card
- One (1) Snowtrooper addition card
- One (1) Snowtrooper stat card
- Nine (9) various tokens
At 48 points, they base stats are 4 points more than a standard Stormtrooper unit. They offer the same stats as their standard counterparts, swapping out the Precise 1 for Steady. That is a change I’m willing to take. The idea of moving twice then hitting another unit sounds pretty worth the 4 extra points.
The heavy weapons upgrade cards offer two very different, but very useful, attack options to the formation. The Flametrooper offers a weaker attack in general, but has the potential to increase itself heavily if you can get close enough. The T-7 Ion Snowtrooper is a larger attack but requires readying after each attack.
The other two upgrade cards offered in this expansion are the same two offered in the standard Stormtrooper expansion. Grappling Hooks grant the unit Expert Climber, while Impact Grenades offer a 1 black die attack at Range 1 with Impact 1. Impact Grenades are nice, but as more and more terrain is being officially released via Fantasy Flight and various other 3D printers/terrain makers, being able to avoid the possible damage dealt by varying heights of terrain is a a huge bonus.
All in all, this is a fantastic looking expansion that I cannot wait to get to the table. I think my ideal build with this unit would be:
- Snowtroopers- 48 points
- Personnel Upgrade: Snowtrooper – 12 points
- Heavy Unit Upgrade: Flametrooper – 20 points
- Gear Upgrade: Grappling Hooks -3 points
- Total: 83 points
If I have the additional 5 points to spare, I’d probably add the Impact Grenades, but I don’t think they’d be all that needed.
In the end, this is a must buy for the Star Wars Legion collection.
What about you, guys and gals? Am I wrong about skipping out on the Impact Grenades? Should I be thinking the T-7 is the better Heavy Unit upgrade? Or am I wrong all together and should just be fielding a stander Stormtrooper unit? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!
Until next time, keep your dice warm and happy gaming!