Dangerous Droids

Three New Figure Packs Are Now Available for Imperial Assault

"Droids aren't meant to do many things, sir. I rarely let that stop me."
     – Triple Zero

There's almost no limit to what the droids of the Star Wars universe can do. They can walk and talk and think. They can be loyal. They can be treacherous. Sometimes, they may even be grumpy and cantankerous.

In one sense, they share hard limitations imposed upon them by their parts and their programming. But in another sense, they're limited only by the imaginations of their creators. And this means that, just like the galaxy's organic sentients, droids can play an astonishing array of roles—assassins or astromechs, medics or translators, heroes or villains.

And with the three new Ally and Villain Packs now available at your local retailer, you can explore more of these droids and their roles in your games of Imperial Assault!

  • BT-1 and 0-0-0 Villain Pack
  • Jawa Scavenger Villain Pack
  • Hera Syndulla Ally Pack

Assassins

The droids from the BT-1 and 0-0-0 Villain Pack may look like the heroic and iconic droid duo of C-3PO and R2-D2, but don't let their appearances fool you!

These droids—known also as "Bee Tee" and "Triple Zero"—are sociopathic assassins who delight in the termination of "meatbags" of all varieties. And like Darth Vader, whom they accompany in the Darth Vader comics, they're very good at their jobs.

Underneath his deceptively benign astromech exterior, BT-1 sports an astonishing arsenal of lasers and missiles that, in Imperial Assault, translate to three attack dice—red, yellow, and blue—that can be launched in different directions with his Missile Salvo ability. Then, because he's a deadly metallic Assassin, Bee Tee gets to focus each of his attacks, meaning he can either roll out one massive attack of four dice or three attacks each at two dice.

Triple Zero , on the other hand, is a bit more sly, but he's no less sadistic. Because he lacks a ranged arsenal like Bee Tee's, Triple Zero needs to get into melee to make an impact, but once he does, he can stun his foes and deal them bleeding wounds. At the same time, he can weaken all adjacent enemies with his Unnerving gaze at the end of his activation. For just four points, Triple Zero offers a highly versatile deployment in your campaign or skirmish.

You can read more about BT-1 and 0-0-0 in our preview of the BT-1 and 0-0-0 Villain Pack, "Programmed for Destruction."

Salvage

The mysterious aliens known as Jawas may not be droids, but they are quite closely associated with droids. Scavengers native to the deserts of Tatooine, Jawas traverse the dunes in their massive, treaded sandcrawlers, always looking for the chance to capture, salvage, rebuild, modify, repurpose, and sell all types of droids.

Likewise, you'll find droids weighing pretty heavily upon the mind of the Jawa from the Jawa Scavenger Villain Pack. In your Imperial Assault campaign, the elite Jawa Scavenger grants extra speed and evade results to all friendly Droids, and the skirmish version of the elite Jawa Scavenger allows you to repurpose as many as three Droid units from any faction for use in your army.

While the non-elite Jawa Scavenger doesn't have any specific Droid-related game ability, we like to think he was one of the Jawas hard at work on IG-88's newest modifications. The new skirmish upgrade Focused on the Kill is yet another way the Jawa Scavenger Villain Pack adds versatility—and a certain brutality—to the droids of Imperial Assault.

You can learn more about the Jawa Scavenger Villain Pack from our preview, "Utinni!"

Heroes

An infamously cranky astromech, C1-10P—aka "Chopper"—was, for all his flaws, a truly heroic, resourceful, and indispensable member of the Lothal rebels whose efforts proved invaluable to the formation and success of the fledgling Rebel Alliance.

It was Chopper's job to keep the Ghost running, and he did so admirably, maintaining and repairing the ship after multiple encounter with TIE fighters, Imperial blockades, and even a close call in which the ship and its crew barely managed to escape from Darth Vader and his TIE Advanced. In Imperial Assault, Chopper's aptitude with electronics—as well as his sour attitude—are well-represented by his System Shock ability, which ensures that he'll play as integral a role in your campaign and skirmish games as he does in the Star Wars Rebels television series.

Of course, the droid's not the only character to arrive to Imperial Assault in the Hera Syndulla and C1-10P Ally Pack. You also have Hera Syndulla , the owner and pilot of the Ghost. She's the heart and soul of the Spectres, and she offers your Rebels plenty of leadership in Imperial Assault, too.

You can learn more about the Hera Syndulla and C1-10P Ally Pack from our preview, "Drawn into the Fight."

Built for Action

"I need the comm operational to coordinate our attack. Now go before I pull your battery!"
     –Hera Syndulla to Chopper

With all their droids, Jawas, and Rebel heroes, these three new Imperial Assault Ally and Villain Packs are built for action.

Head to your local retailer to pick up your copies today!

  • BT-1 and 0-0-0 Villain Pack (SWI41)
  • Jawa Scavenger Villain Pack (SWI42)
  • Hera Syndulla and C1-10P Ally Pack (SWI43)
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