The Shadow Collective employs all manner of soldiers to do Maul’s bidding, but perhaps most crucial to this undertaking is the support of the Mandalorian Super Commandos. The history of these elite fighters is rooted in the long-standing tradition of the Death Watch. After Pre Vizsla was killed by Maul, they modified their appearance with black and red colorings to better reflect their new leader’s image. Respected amongst the galaxy’s finest warriors, they would be responsible for holding the line against the Shadow Collectives’ toughest enemies. In this installment of Scene to Stats, we’re taking a look at the Mandalorian Super Commandos for Star Wars™: Legion!
Mandalorian Super Commandos are a well-equipped unit, with plenty of keywords to reinforce their status as special forces in the Shadow Collective. Highly mobile speed 3 units, they have a flurry of defensive options with both Jump 2 and Defend. Impervious and a defensive surge only compliment these benefits, meaning that the Super Commandos are going to have a lot of protection as they advance across the battlefield. Independent: Aim 1 gives the Mandalorian Super Commandos a useful boost when they operate on their own. Offensively they have multiple options to engage their enemies with at nearly any range: the Galar-15 Blaster Carbine, Westar-35 Blaster Pistols, and their melee Combat Expertise all provide the support needed to complete the goals of their commander.
Not a unit to be without an arsenal of weapon options, the Mandalorian Super Commandos bring new and familiar tools to your games of Star Wars: Legion. The first is their Jetpack Rockets. Seen on Mandalorians throughout the galaxy, these rockets boast a potent combination of Blast, Impact 1, and Critical 1. To further increase their defensive capabilities, the unit can also equip Super Commando Combat Shields, which add the Shielded 2 keyword. Both of these options pair well with the Super Commando’s keywords and abilities, allowing them to flex into an offensive or defensive role.
In case the unit needs assistance, they can also equip an Emergency Transponder. This new Comms upgrade allows the unit to gain 1 aim token, 1 dodge token, or remove 1 suppression token if they were activated with an order from your order pool. This means that a unit activated from the order pool can react to any difficult situation they find themselves in!
But what about their heavy weapon upgrade? Coming in with four strong options, the Mandalorian Super Commandos have several unique heavy weapon upgrades to represent their utility on the battlefield. Rook Kast can be equipped to give the unit Retinue: Maul, as well as a strong offensive boost and an extra wound. If you are looking to synergize with Independent: Aim 1, the Super Commando Gunslinger adds four more attack dice at range 1-2 on top of the Lethal 1 keyword. If your army is looking for longer-ranged options, the Super Commando Marksman has you covered, providing extra punch at range 3 and Precise 1. And not to be forgotten, the generic Super Commando gives the unit Cache: Surge 2, which allows them to save an offensive boost for the right moment. These upgrades maintain the Mandalorian Super Commandos reputation as a flexible fighting force, able to take on any challenge they face!
That’s all for our first look at the Mandalorian Super Commandos. 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 Shadow Collective Starter Set and the Mandalorian Super Commandos Unit Expansion at your local game store or through our webstore today. Until then, Atomic Mass Transmissions, signing off!