Imperial Officer

Minor(s): 4 Stormtroopers

This is definitely an experimental deck, because I had never quite seen a deck like this with 5 characters work until Lee Freeman and his group came up with a clever design, originally for Rebel Troopers.  I haven’t played it enough to tell you that it works, but our limited experience with this deck has been good. It’s fun to throw a wall of white against your opponent with a kind of funny officer behind them. It breaks many rules, especially the Stormtroopers basic deck, but I’ve seen some funky decks work in ways that I’ve never expected, and this might be one of them. We only play it every once in a while and when we do, I actually think it plays a little weak, yet I’ve also seen it win a game so I’m thinking it just might work.

It was asked elsewhere that we “finish” this deck but I think it’s ready, needing clear feedback to think otherwise. Feel free to try it out and let us know if it’s “finished” or not!

If you play it in Vassal, you’ll have to remember to deploy 4 Stormtroopers.






  1. Dirk says:

    An interesting deck for sure, I actually have at leas one major question: What is hold the line supposed to acomplish? I beleive the wording is not totally clear (at least for me). Does this mean all adjacent Troopers gain an additional 2 on defense for the rest of the game? This would be the only interpretation that comes to my mind that makes sense.

    Have you playtested this deck a bit as I’m not sure if it really works the way it is right now.

    • roman says:

      HOLD THE LINE would be played as a defense by a single Stormtrooper. The defense value of the card is increased by 2 for each Stormtrooper adjacent to the defending one, just that one time when the card is used. There is nothing in the wording about adjacent Troopers gaining any benefits.

      We’ve played this a handful of times over the years so I don’t really know how well it works without more feedback, but I have seen it both win and lose so I think it’s fairly balanced. If you play it, let us know how it goes for you.

      • Dirk says:

        Of course you are absolutely right, somehow my mind made it more complicated than necessary. 😀

        Okay, I’ll try it out. I was just afraid that the troopers just would die like flies because they have so little defense and staying power but it’s possible I’m wrong.

        Thanks for the quick response.

        • roman says:

          I think they probably will die like flies! But there are 4 of them. Just a couple of them need to stick around to give the deck a chance to win. It’s not supposed to be very powerful, but just having 4 minors should make him a good 2v2 teammate.

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