Remember back in the beginning of Star Wars Legion play when every game had armor in it? Whether you were running the AT-ST, a couple of AT-RTs or the T47, it seemed like we all had armor at one point in our lists and we were having a blast. It was fun because it was thematic, it was also nostalgic and throwing up to 14 dice at another unit is amazing (thanks to Weiss’ giving you arsenal 4). Then the meta shifted and all of us “meta philosophers” told you the age of armor was over and so we (for the most part) moved on.
Out of the gate this once again was a win for the Empire. Why did it make us all so happy when announced? First, unlike the Landspeeder it made sense. This was a replica from an amazing scene from one of our most beloved recent movies, not a round peg – square hole like the Landspeeder. Like the Star Wars Legion core set and the AT-ST and T-47 before it, the Occupier knocked on the door where we hide our inner child and said “come out and play”.
The TX-225 GAV/w or Occupier Tank is one of the many examples of the empire leveraging their wealth and technology to bring impressive warmachines to the field. The Occupier Tanks are well armored, mobile, and versatile weapons platforms making them terrifying and powerful war machines, but even more they often transport a unit of troopers with them who can support the armor or be deployed to hold down an area. The Occupier is the Empire’s second heavy unit introduces the Transport mechanic. when included in a list the Occupier is often one of the centerpieces of the army.
The Occupier is a mobile weapons platform and troop transport. its primary job is to get troops safely into position and then to support them in place by soaking up a lot of focus that would otherwise be going towards them as well as putting out a large amount of firepower itself. It demands your opponent focus on it or give up the portion of the board that it has claimed.