Scene to Stats: IG-Series Assassin Droid


SWL99 IG-Series Assassin Droid


“Initiate self-destruct sequencing.” -IG-11, The Mandalorian


Not long after the Clone Wars, a new type of sentient droid was unleashed from deep within the workshops of Holowan Laboratories. Evolved from previous iterations of models successfully field-tested during the war, several versions of the IG-series assassin droid were set loose upon the galaxy. They were armed with a variety of weapons, and capable of hunting their targets with malicious precision. Although the IG-series was outlawed soon after their creation, notable variants—such as IG-88 and IG-11—played critical roles in many important events throughout the galaxy. In this installment of Scene to Stats, we’re taking a look at IG-88 and IG-11 for Star Wars™: Legion!

One of the most famous bounty hunters of all time, IG-88 bursts onto the scene with a wide array of keywords and abilities. The Empire can hire this notorious assassin droid and make use of his Bounty keyword to hunt down Operatives and Commanders alike—which IG-88 can reliably do with his aggressive programming. He brings an impressive array of offensive keywords, such as Arsenal 2, Sharpshooter 1, and Surge: Critical. Defensively, Armor 1, Impervious, and a red defense die represents IG-88’s sturdy construction. IG-88’s Vibro-Cleaver, Modified E-11 Blaster, and Modified DLT-20A rifle provide excellent options no matter the situation. Finally, a training, comms, and gear icons give IG-88 diverse upgrade options to kit this robot assassin out for any need. These choices ensure that IG-88 will collect his bounty and prove himself an asset to any army he’s added to.

This slew of weapons is further complemented by the addition of two new command cards. Focused on the Kill prevents units targeted by the Bounty keyword from spending tokens. Additionally, it reflects IG-88’s fierce dedication to finishing off his target, as he cannot be removed until the end phase even if he meets or exceeds his wound threshold. Independent Programming allows for maximum flexibility, giving IG-88 an aim token if he receives an order, or a dodge token if he does not. Both cards are Permanent, which means they will stay in play once used. These additional keywords, combined with his excellent unit card make IG-88 a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

With the ability to be fielded by Rebels or the Empire, IG-11 brings new and familiar tools to your games of Star Wars: Legion. To represent his customized nature, IG-11 has different features than other IG series assassin droids. His unit card is very similar to that of IG-88, retaining most of the same keywords, but utilizing Gunslinger instead of Arsenal. He has a strong melee attack, complemented by the same weapons as IG-88 (minus the Versatile keyword on the Modified E- 11 Blaster).

The addition of a Programming slot is what really sets IG-11 apart, allowing him to fill multiple roles depending on which upgrade he equips. The first option is “Bounty” Programming, which can be equipped no matter which army IG-11 is supporting. He gains Bounty and AI: Aim, Attack. It additionally gives him a conditional bonus for choosing a commander or operative as the target of Bounty. Choosing a commander gives all of his weapons Pierce 1, while choosing an operative gives Suppressive instead. Alternatively, IG-11 can be upgraded with “Nanny” Programming. This is only available to him when he’s included in a Rebel army and gives IG-11 AI: Dodge, Move, and Grogu Counterpart: IG-11.

Three new command cards options back up this deadly droid. The first of these is Mechanical Carnage, which removes the Gunslinger keyword from IG-11, instead allowing him to make an attack against every unit at range 2 the first time he performs an attack action during his activation. When a situation is dire enough to warrant total destruction, IG-11 may use Anti- Capture Protocols to prevent his manufacturer’s property from falling into the wrong hands. This self-destruct attack is sure to discourage anyone from pilfering his circuits, and even benefits from Pierce 1 if he has “Bounty” programming equipped and a commander selected as his target. Finally, IG-88 or IG-11 can take A Machine Made For Killing, which gives him an aim, Demoralize 3, and Steady. With these new cards and a dazzling array of options, IG-11 is assured to make an impact no matter what army he supports.


That’s all for our first look at IG-88 and IG-11. 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 IG-Series Assassin Droids Operative Expansion at your local game store or through our webstore today.

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