Although many Bothan spies died to discover key intel regarding the second Death Star, none of them could have anticipated the true danger on the Forest Moon of Endor: a primitive yet ferocious sentient species of tree-dwellers known as Ewoks. Thankfully for the Rebellion, Leia Organa was able to befriend a heavily-armed Ewok scout known as Wicket after she was separated from the rest of the Endor ground assault team. Had this chance encounter not occurred, there is no telling what disaster may have befallen the Rebel Alliance. Wicket proved to be a key figure in the battle between the Alliance and the Galactic Empire. Join us in this installment of Scene to Stats, where we examine Wicket, the Hero of Bright Tree in Star Wars™: Legion.
Wicket has several abilities and keywords that reflect his skills as a leader of the Ewoks on Endor. Experienced as a solo scout for his tribe, Independent: Dodge 1 helps give Wicket some protection when he is not issued an order. A combination of Low Profile and Nimble also keep him safe while moving around the battlefield. Familiar with the terrain he is fighting over, Scout 1 and Unhindered help Wicket gain an advantage over his Imperial oppressors. Additionally, Scouting Party 1 allows Wicket to guide another unit into the best possible position to begin their attack. Finally, Wicket can use one of his three training slots to take advantage of a new upgrade, Forest Dwellers, which gives him Scout 1 (upgrading Wicket to Scout 2) and a dodge token at the start of the first activation phase.
When it is time to strike, Wicket can utilize Relentless to make an attack action after performing a move action. His Sling delivers a single die at range 1-2, with Pierce 1 and a new keyword, Primitive. This keyword changes a critical result to a hit against units with Armor or Armor X. Sharpshooter 2 assures that his throw will always hit Wicket’s target. With his trusty Spear in hand, Wicket is ready to take on the Empire, throwing 2 Red and 1 Black attack dice in melee with Pierce 1. Already a competent unit on the battlefield, that’s not all Wicket brings to the table. Read on to see how he compliments the Defenders of Bright Tree Village with four new command cards!
Wicket’s command cards offer a variety of support to his fellow Ewoks. Courageous Counterattack gives Bright Tree units with a faceup order token null courage and adds white attack dice equal to the number of wound tokens or defeated miniatures that unit has suffered when forming attack pools. If Wicket needs to prepare an ambush, Sneaky Scouting helps him do just that, giving two enemy units observation tokens, and allowing friendly units the unique ability to spend that observation token to gain surge to hit when attacking.
If things get too hot in the midst of battle, Wicket can use Close Call to give himself a dodge token, Outmaneuver, and increase his speed to 3. Although it takes away his ability to attack, this card gives Wicket the ability to escape a tough situation and regroup before the next assault. Finally, Leia Organa gains access to a brand-new command card: A Beautiful Friendship. This command card gives Wicket Teamwork: Leia Organa and allows a Bright Tree affiliated Commander to issue a friendly Rebel unit at range 1 an order. When you issue an order with a Rebel Commander unit, you can issue an order to a friendly Bright Tree unit. With these powerful command cards in hand, Wicket is able to coordinate the Ewok attack with the Rebellion and gain an edge on the battlefield in your games of Star Wars: Legion.
That’s all for our first look at Wicket. 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 Wicket and Logray Commander Expansion at your local game store or through our webstore today.
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