Battle Droid #1
Guest Reviewer: Jason
ATTACKTIX CLASS: Trooper
STAR WARS CLASS: Droid Army
POINT VALUE: 10
SPECIAL POWER: Recruit (2 X Battle Droid)
SPECIAL POWER RATIO: 2/26 (8%)
ATTACK TYPE: Shooter (Small Missile)
At first glance, you may be excited about the Battle Droid's special power. Adding two Battle Droids to your army sounds great. Forget about it! At 8%, it basically never happens. The Battle Droid has two primary uses: defense and late-round, close range knockouts. His slow speed will keep him from reaching the front lines, so he's a natural figure to back up your better launchers.
Tips for attacking with Battle Droid:
Don't plan on using the Battle Droid as an early fighter. Instead, position him behind your other figures with his gun flat against their backs. It's a cheap way to stabilize your more important figures. If he's in the front lines he's a sitting duck.
Let your other figures do the work while your Battle Droids wait for the enemy to come to them. From close range the 10 point Battle Droid can take out powerful figures like Yoda or Armored Vader.
If you have to fire from a long distance, be sure to stabilize the Battle Droid with your non-shooting hand and aim for any extended body parts.
Tips for attacking Battle Droid:
Even from over 25 tix away, the Battle Droid will fall with a decently placed shot. If you have a clear shot at him early on, take it. Better figures will be harder to hit from a distance, and even the lowly Battle Droid can keep powerful figures in the game, such as Armored Vader, Starter Vader and Starter Obi-Wan.
Again, the Battle Droid is able to keep some powerful figures around longer, so he is good to team up with them.
Keep some Battle Droids in backups just in case the special power actually activates. It would be a bummer to finally get it and then have no one to bring in!