Deep within the forests of Endor, a tribe of Ewoks dwelt within the village of Bright Tree. Fierce and protective, the Ewoks found themselves at the center of a conflict between the Galactic Empire and the Rebellion. Wielding primitive weapons, the Ewoks would be key players in the fight to destroy the second Death Star’s shield generator. As Stormtroopers were hunted down to cries of “Freedom!”, the military might of the Imperials was eventually overcome by these resourceful creatures. Join us in this installment of Scene to Stats, where we investigate Ewok Skirmishers and Ewok Slingers found in the Ewok Warriors Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion.
Loosely organized, Ewok Skirmishers are a seemingly random assortment of Ewok’s brought together for a singular purpose: to fight the enemies of the tribe in hand-to-hand combat. Forming a majority of the Ewok fighting force, Skirmishers engage with simple spears and large numbers to overwhelm their foes. Representative of their close combat focus, Ewok Skirmishers have a single black attack die in melee and no ranged weapons. Adept and sneaky when traversing the forests of their home planet, Unhindered helps them move quickly throughout the battlefield. Additionally, Low Profile gives Ewok Skirmishers further protection while in cover.
More specialized than Skirmishers, Ewok Slingers also operate in a large band of warriors. As a unit that supports the main force, they are accustomed to operating on their own and therefore have Independent: Surge 1. When ordered, however, Target 1 will give the Slingers an aim token. Similar to other Ewoks, they also have Unhindered and Low Profile. When these Ewoks fight, it’s usually with their Primitive Slings, although they have been known to resort to bashing an opponent’s head in with a stone instead.
Creative and resourceful, these Ewok units have several options to increase their effectiveness on the battlefield. When fighting tougher targets, the Axe Ewok provides Pierce 1 and Impact 1, as well as a red attack die in melee. The Ewok Trapper gives Skirmishers or Slingers access to an additional training slot, allowing them to further specialize in their combat effectiveness. These training slots can be used on a number of new upgrades. Forest Dwellers gives a Bright Tree affiliated unit Scout 1, and Call to Arms gives the unit a suppression token and Charge. These upgrades combine to move Ewok units into combat quickly. Once there, Insatiable Curiosity can be used to discard a non-unique Gear, Armament, or Heavy Weapon upgrade from an enemy unit, as the inquisitive Ewok wanders away with the item!
That’s all for our first look at Ewok Skirmishers and Ewok Slingers. 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 characters transition to the tabletop in Star Wars: Legion. Pre-order your own copy of the Ewok Warriors Unit Expansion at your local game store or through the webstore today.
Until then, Atomic Mass Transmissions, signing off!