“Your astute panic suggests that you understand your situation.” – Moff Gideon, The Mandalorian™
Moff Gideon was a member of the Imperial Security Bureau of the Galactic Empire. Years later, as a leader in the Imperial Remnant, he first encountered the devout Mandalorian Din Djarin on Nevarro while in pursuit of the asset known as The Child. Eventually, Gideon tracked down Din and used his Dark Troopers to capture the child. This ultimately led to the final confrontation between Gideon and Din Djarin aboard the Moff’s light cruiser. In this installment of Scene to Stats, we’re taking a look at Moff Gideon for Star Wars™: Legion!
As an Imperial Remnant member, Moff Gideon is a Commander ranked unit that comes in at 100 points. Defensively, he utilizes Red defense dice and surges to block. Gideon’s 5 health and 3 courage will help keep his troops fighting until the end. Offensively, he stands ready to fight the enemies of the Empire with Advanced Combat Training and his custom blaster pistol. Finally, Sharpshooter 1 and Tactical 1 round out his offensive talents. These stats give Moff Gideon a strong starting point but are only part of his dominating presence on the battlefield.
Moff Gideon has several keywords that reflect his direct leadership style. Reflecting his ISB Training, Gideon can use Observe 1 as a free action to give out a single die reroll against a single target. Additionally, Entourage: Imperial Dark Troopers allows him to take an extra unit of Dark Troopers ignoring rank requirements, and issues a nearby Dark Trooper unit an order during the Issue Orders step. Ruthless, a new keyword, allows a unit with a faceup order token at range 2 and in LOS of Gideon to suffer a wound to perform a free action. Finally, Moff Gideon can equip the Darksaber. This weapon gives him Demoralize 1 and uses 5 black attack dice. These additions to Moff Gideon’s card give him the confidence to deal with any dissident that crosses his path.
Moff Gideon’s Command Cards provide a number of options to react to any battlefield situation he finds himself in. When he’s ready to take the fight to his enemies, Die At My Hand gives Moff Gideon a Dodge token, Aim token, and Relentless. If Moff Gideon instead needs to focus on an essential objective, he can utilize You Have Something I Want to send a squad of his elite Dark Troopers to where they are needed most. Finally, Moment of Consideration gives his quarry a chance to consider their options while Moff Gideon sets up his coup de grâce, giving up to three units Fire Support.
That’s all for our first look at Moff Gideon. Be sure to check back for yet another installment of Scene to Stats, the series where we give you your first look at how your favorite character’s transition to the tabletop in Star Wars: Legion. Pre-order your own copy of the Moff Gideon Commander Expansion at your local game store or through our webstore today.
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