|Rebel AT-RT prepares to move out!|
"Star Wars Legion" miniatures continue to cross the painting desk...here is the Rebel AT-RT walker from the Core Set. It is a plastic model from Fantasy Flight Games. There are three different weapon options for the machine - I went with the laser cannon option.
|The pilot seems awfully exposed up there...|
In "Star Wars Legion", the heavy weapon options for the Rebellion forces are kind of limited. This can be a problem, particularly if your opponents roll out with something like at AT-ST, and start blasting your forces to pieces. That is why I selected the laser cannon as the weapon for AT-RT - I think it was the closest thing to "anti-tank" weapon the rebels could choose (I might be wrong - I have only played the game once, after all). Nonetheless, the rebellion will need all the help it can get if it comes up against scary heavy stuff on the Imperial side of things, even if that heavy weapon needs to be mounted on a sort-of outdated and relatively light combat platform like the AT-RT.
|I do like how the pilot still has his own blaster as well - just in case he needs to make a hasty exit, I expect...|
I was pretty heavy with the weathering on this thing, reasoning that the chassis would look a bit old, and a little beat up, even as it continued to work in support for the Rebel cause. The pilot is painted to match the colours of the other rebel infantry I painted from the Core Set.
|Ready to provide the Rebellion with some heavy fire support...|
In our first game of "Legion", I played on the Imperial side, and we used our AT-ST to blast one of these things to pieces over the course of the first two turns, and then went on to have a lot of fun chewing up Rebel squads (not that it prevented them from sabotaging one of our reactors - terrorists!) - but a lesson from that game is that one AT-RT may not be enough, so I might add a second one to my Rebel collection, just to give them a bit of a chance in the event they come up against the AT-STs on the other side.
That's all for now - thanks for reading, and stay tuned for (even) more Legion content, coming soon!