Alien Among the Galaxy
B-1 Battle Droid
Antiquated and Repurposed War Machine
B1-Series Battle Droid (Minion)
Game: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire/Age of Rebellion Beta
Skills (group only)
Soak Value: 4
Wound Threshold: 4
Melee/Ranged Defense: 0/0
Abilities: Droid (does not need to breathe, eat, or drink, and can survive in vacuum or underwater, immune to poisons or toxins.)
Special: Remote Processor – when linked to a Droid Control Ship or similar device, gains 1 Boost die when making Perception and Vigilance checks.
Equipment: Blaster carbine (Ranged [Heavy], Damage 9, Crit 3, Range [Medium], Stun setting), integrated comlink
Cost/Rarity: 1800 credits/5®
The rank and file of the Separatist’s droid armies, the B1-series battle droid was a skeletal figure that first saw prominent use during the Trade Federation’s illegal blockade and invasion of Naboo a decade prior to the onset of the Clone Wars. Initially slaved to a single Droid Control Ship, the events of the Battle of Naboo forced the notoriously thrifty Trade Federation to upgrade their B1-series droids with rudimentary individual processors to enable them to keep fighting even if they lost contact with the Droid Control Ships.
While an individual B1-series battle droid is hardly a threat, they can present a threat even to a Jedi Knight when attacking en masse and in large enough numbers. However, even a non-Jedi opponent can easily outwit these battle droids by employing unusual or unorthodox tactics, something that the Clone Troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic took advantage of on numerous occasions.