Thursday, 16 September 2021

Star Wars Legion Bothan Commander/Spy

This weekend Board in Brum is holding a 7TV Day this time it is a Star Wars themed event. It is using the Free Fan made Star Wars guide or you can use a cast made from the Spy Fi ruleset.

Having a read through the Star Wars Programme Guide I decided on making a Rogue One themed crew. I have reskinned some Characters from the Spy Fi and Dept X co stars to make up some cards for Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and K2S0. I will use the Rebel Commando Strike Team from the guide to use as Extras. 

Models wise I can just use the models from the Legion core set for commandos however part of the unit requires a Bothan Spy and Demolition Expert. The Demo expert is an easy one to substitute as I can use one of my recently Gran Trooper Specialist has a suitable satchel and backpack. The Bothan is a bit trickier as currently there aren't any models by FFG for them. Browsing around I found that Skull Forge do a Bothan Commander model so when I picked up some 3D prints of some of the other Rogue One Characters (Chirrut and Baze) I picked up the Commander to use as a spy and of course later I can use him in Legion as a Rebel Unit leader. SkullForge has licensed printers in various locations around the world the UK one is Proteus 3D they have the entire range though if they aren't listed on the site just email them with what you are after and they are really happy to accommodate. 

The prints themselves are really nice. Next to no clean up is required and when primed the detail is fab. I have Cara Dune, Ahsoka, Chirrut, Baze and a generic Pathfinder mini that I just liked the look of but I think it is by Darkfire Designs. I also requested some Star Wars Legion bases to be printed as well as only premium ones seem to available officially and they were really happy to do that for me. I shall certainly be picking up some more to prints later on to add a bit of variety to my units.


  1. Great work on the Bothan Simon, and a great themed list by the sound of it. There are some great 3D prints available out there.

  2. Super smooth print! if you hadn't of said it was a 3d model, I would have assumed it was plastic or metal.

    Good paint scheme too. Hope he leads your Rebels to victory!

  3. Nice work! I would have said it's an official Legion mini too, I wouldn't have guessed it's a 3D print. Really sweet.

  4. Another nice paint job Simon

  5. Wonderful brushwork on a great sculpt.

  6. Really great painting, the colours are great and the model's awesome for a 3D print.