“Wolf leader to Wolf Pack—accelerate to attack speed.”
–Plo Koon, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Galactic Republic’s military is based on flexibility. Anchored by battalions of highly trained clone troopers and led by powerful Jedi Knights ready to use their mastery of the Force to accomplish their objectives, they form a versatile force capable of fighting on any planet in the galaxy. Consequently, when the Grand Army of the Republic deploys vehicles to the fight, it turns to a tank that’s just as flexible as the troops it supports.
Making use of speed and maneuverability as much as it does heavy armor and firepower, the TX-130 Saber-class Fighter Tank can quickly strike at the heart of enemy formations while drawing attention away from friendly ground troops. You’ll soon be able to add your own fast and flexible repuslor tank to your Republic armies with the TX-130 Saber-class Fighter Tank Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!
Featuring 10 upgrade cards that allow you to outfit your Saber-class tank with a variety of pilots, weapons, and comms systems, this expansion is designed to offer your Republic army maximum tactical flexibility. In addition to outfitting it for battle, you also have the freedom to choose how your hard plastic TX-130 Saber-class tank looks when it enters the fight, including whether its missile pods are open or closed, the type of weapon mounted on the hatch, and whether or not this weapon is manned by a gunner.
Read on for a full look at everything in the TX-130 Saber-class Fighter Tank Unit Expansion!
Leader of the Pack
Both the Republic’s Jedi Generals and the clone troopers they command are among the most elite warriors in the galaxy and—despite their drastically different roles in combat—both groups can make use of the TX-130 Saber-class Fighter Tank in their own way. More than just a potent weapon, the Saber tank can be molded to fit a particular strategy, whether it be to provide mobile cover or slam enemy fortifications.
Particularly nimble for an armored vehicle, the TX-130 can quickly change position to strafe targets or disengage from them entirely, making it particularly useful in the hands of skilled pilots who can use this ability to reposition in creative ways. A single Veteran Clone Pilot, for instance, seamlessly works together with friendly clone troopers in the field to share aim, dodge, and surge tokens. A Jedi Master like Aayla Secura, meanwhile, supports her army in different ways, helping friendly units shed suppression tokens and issuing orders from the TX-130’s cockpit if the need arises.
Its exceptional speed is also the TX-130’s greatest defensive asset, allowing it to spend dodge tokens to cancel critical damage results. Already a potent way to avoid damage, a pilot like Plo Koon can push this maneuverability even further, using the Force to skirt enemy fire better than even the most experienced clone pilots.
These exceptional defensive characteristics also afford the TX-130 plenty of opportunities to show off its offensive capabilities. In addition to the twin lateral GA-6n laser cannons that can pummel targets from long range, the Saber tank can cut through enemies with a variety of weaponry. Outfitting one with a Twin Laser Turret further increases the potency of an attack, adding dice and the chance for a critical result, especially when its used in conjunction with the lateral cannons.
An attack with the TX-130’s twin laser turret can certainly punch a hole in a single enemy unit, but Republic forces are also accustomed to taking on legions of Separatist battle droids dispersed in smaller units. In these instances, it could be better to equip the Saber tank with a Beam Cannon Turret. Not only can this potent cannon target enemies at up to range 4, it can also sweep across the battlefield, whittling down the numbers of up to three enemy units.
The turret isn’t the only part of the TX-130 that can be outfitted with different weapons, either. It can also equip a variety of shells in its missile pods to alter its effectiveness against different enemies. No matter how well trained they are, it can be difficult for the average squad of clone troopers to crack the armor of an AAT Trade Federation Battle Tank. When supported by a TX-130 assault tank outfitted with some Armor-piercing Shells, however, Republic forces have a better chance of eliminating enemy armor.
Combining the speed, maneuverability, and firepower of a starfighter, the TX-130 Saber-class Fighter Tank plays to the strengths of the clone troopers and Jedi Knights who pilot them. Add one to your army and begin your assault!