Today we look at a very interesting addition to the
separatist army. It is basically a remake of the
bodyguard droid from RotS. This is a great example
of a new piece that does not make the previous piece
irrelevant. The first thing you will notice about
the IG-100 is that it is 4 pts cheaper than the old
version. Since the rest of his stats are the same as
the BG droid it should make the old version
irrelavent, right? Not quite.
While both are melee, single attackers with
lightsaber resistance, one plays a much more
defensive role, while the newer plays to the
offensive side. The old BG droid has bodyguard. This
is great for distributing damage around and keeping
key pieces alive. The new IG-100 lacks that, but
gains electrostaff, which gives him the ability to
activate living characters. This could be huge if
you are swinging on your opponent's main character
with four attacks. If you run into a mirror droid
squad or mounted weapon characters (non-living),
then all of a sudden this guy is swinging for 30
DAM. Not too shabby.
100pts: He probably is not going to fair too well
here because droids generally take a lot of boosting
to get them sickeningly good. The real problem is
going to be his HP. Most characters that dominate
this level can drop this guy in a single turn. A
swarm of these could be deadly though if you
minimize the commanders and run at least one of the
150/200pts: He will be equal effective here with an
obvious edge to the 200pt format where he can have
more commanders and more help. Grievous DAC can turn
this guy into a hulk with a base 22DEF(24 vs Jedi)
and a 16 ATK(BDO included) All that and he would
have twin. Throw in a well timed and well placed
overseer and you have your four attacks. Basically,
you have a 16 pt piece that can drop most any
character in the game rather quickly. Add in the
activations and it is just sick. No swing backs. No
renewal that Jedi must have.
As i said his main weakness will be his HP. Throw in
a BG droid or two and you can see some nice things
happen. Watch out for disruptive though. Kyle JBM
will scare the bolts out of any droid army.
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