“With these new battle droids we built for you, you’ll have the finest army in the galaxy.”
–Wat Tambor: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
The droid foundries on Geonosis are the heart of the Separatist war machine, producing a seemingly never-ending supply of droids to fight on the many fronts of the Clone Wars. While B1 Battle Droids may be the main focus of production, these foundries can produce a diverse array of products to fit the Separatist’s needs, including the terrifying B2 Super Battle Droids.
Protected by armor plating and packing powerful arm cannons, B2 Super Battle Droids offer a significant upgrade from their wiry cousins and add terrifying new dimensions to Separatist armies. Soon, you’ll be able to add these imposing droids to your forces with the B2 Super Battle Droids Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!
Within this expansion, you’ll find six beautifully detailed, unpainted hard plastic B2 Super Battle Droid miniatures, along with a unit card and all the tokens you need to seamlessly integrate them into your army. In addition to four B2 Super Battle Droids outfitted with the standard arm cannons, two heavy weapon miniatures can bolster the unit with new ways to fire. Finally, five upgrade cards unlock even more possibilities for these intimidating droids.
Join us today as we take a closer look at everything included in the B2 Super Battle Droids Unit Expansion!
The Separatist Alliance’s vast legions of B1 Battle Droids are sure to intimidate any opponent who faces them in open combat. But when they truly need a target eliminated, Separatist commanders send in B2 Super Battle Droids. True heavy hitters, these droids provide the Separatist military with an advantage beyond superior numbers. Although they operate in smaller groups than their B1 counterparts, B2 Super Battle Droids more than make up for this with their heavy firepower and great resiliency. Laying down powerful blaster fire twice as fast as other battle droids, a squad of three B2s can make short work of any enemy in their path.
Fortunately for B2 Super Battle Droids, this extra bulk also helps them become one of the most survivable corps units on the battlefield. Not only does their thick plating allow them to take more shots before going down, it also negates some fire altogether, leaving them free to continue their menacing march toward their objective.
With such powerful innate abilities, B2 Super Battle Droids require little improvement to draw enemy fire and open up opportunities for other Separatist units to complete their tasks. Simply adding another B2 Super Battle Droid to a unit makes it all the more threatening, but B2 units can also be assigned two different heavy weapons that dramatically increase their offensive capabilities.
Already powerful on their own, a unit of B2 Super Battle Droids is made even better with the addition of a B2-ACM Trooper. These troopers possess a powerful and accurate tri-shot arm cannon that helps them cut through enemy units more quickly. While a B2-ACM Trooper is a rather straightforward way to increase your unit’s firepower, a B2-HA Trooper adds some depth to its unit, giving it even more ways to deal damage.
Nearly matching the offensive output of the ACM Trooper, the B2-HA Trooper can also attack from longer range, softening up a target before its fellow B2s move in. Better yet, cover is no help to enemy units going up against a B2-HA Trooper, and the rockets they fire are powerful enough to crack even the toughest armor. Making use of such raw power does drain a B2-HA Trooper, but they can quickly cycle through and regain full functionality. Like other battle droid models, B2 Super Battle Droids are limited by AI that compels them to attack in the absence of other orders from command. Fortunately, they can also be outfitted with a variety of comms systems that help to override this set of programming. A simple Integrated Comms Antenna gives them a larger operating range, but this does not guarantee that they will be issued orders. When you need to ensure your B2 Super Battle Droids have their orders, it’s better to outfit them with an HQ Uplink.
March Into Battle
The Republic’s clone troopers are renowned as some of the finest soldiers anywhere in the galaxy, but they may have met their match in B2 Super Battle Droids.