Doctrine of Fear (enemy characters within six
squares gain -4 ATK)
CE: Allied commanders within six squares gain extra
Today we look at one of the fun pieces of the set.
The new Tarkin isn't much in the stat department,
but most imperial commanders aren't. The HP is
average and the attack and defense are a bit low.
Then again you don't play most of the commanders for
attack purposes anyway.
Tarkin has a new ability called Doctrine of Fear.
Basically its a nice boost to your characters
because it lowers your opponent's attack by four
points. As fragile as Tarkin is this isn't something
you are going to use often, but when your opponent
moves in, its a good move to slide Tarkin in behind
your big beat stick. Characters like Vader would
effectively now have a 27 DEF!
His commander effect is where the real fun begins
though. Every imperial squad plays Mas so you can
ignore the within six restriction. Many of the
Vaders, like CotF Vader, Lord Vader, or IC Vader all
gain an extra attack. Sith Lord Emperor can now
assault in for a double and then unleash a quad
attack on the next turn! Thrawn and your various
stormie commanders all gain extra attacks. I haven't
seen Tarkin pop up much locally, but there are some
really fun combos that you can do. One of which i
will discuss on Thursday.
100pts: You won't get enough effective help here.
150pts: Here you can start to see him played, but
your best option will be pumping up a Vader. You
will need some serious offense and most commanders
just are not built for attacking.
200pts: Here you can have a lot of fun with him with
the various commanders. The best combo out side of a
Vader, is one i will talk about on Thursday, but
pumping a Vader or Sith Lord can be just wicked. I
do not think he will ever be a top squad piece, but
he has the benefit behind the hands of a good player
to really make your opponent stop and think.
"Dude, the fat guy totally just blew up!" -Pink 5
"The Bothans rooked us again." Obi-Wan (pink5
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