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Clone Commander Bacara
Set: Champions of the Force

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2006

Image from Wizards.com

Ratings:  Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

100 pt:
200 pt:


Sith Dragon Clone Commander Bacara
Cost: 23
HP: 40
DEF: 14
ATK: +10
DAM: 20

Cunning Attack; Order 66; Stealth

CE: Trooper followers with O66 gain +10 DAM against adjacent enemies. Followers named Elite Clone gain stealth. Followers with O66 and Stealth (including Bacara) who have cover cannot be targeted by non-adjacent enemies.

We conclude WOW! week with the figure that gives Sev squads their lethal teeth and make them the squad to beat right now. His stats are pretty much on par with an ARC with a bit lower DEF, bu the effects more than make up for the lower DEF and +5 cost. If you can get his cunning attack off he becomes a +14 for 30 DAM (same as Dash Render), which isn't shabby. Stealth is also a big plus against squads without Accurate shot....Or is it?

Followers with O66 and stealth get 'Super Stealth' originally made famous by Nom Anor minus his boom effect. That meas your clones can shoot with impunity as they can only be hit by adjacent characters. This gives them not only the +10 from Bacara's CE, but with Sev's deadeye, you can hit for 40 DAM with accurate shot. As an added plus, if you either don't have Sev or like the movie themes, Cody gives elite clones (his marines from the movies) stealth, making them eligible for Bacara's CE.

Now here are the squad benefits. If you use Sith Lord to make a Bacara Imperial army, you can use Thrawn to give your clones a +3/+3, auto init and Ysalimari to make their power shots undeflectable.

By going with the republic and using all the pieces that we have talked about this week, you can use Mas Ameda a field wide effect to General Windu's CE of extra attack to followers. This gives you a super stealthed, double attacking accurate shooting, clone. Not being able to shoot them until you are right on top of them, and even then needing to hit them for 40 DAM can be extremely hard to do and stay alive, especially on DCI tourney maps that are wide open.

100pt: it seems for most pieces with CE's that there just isn't the room to make effect of everything he can do. The super stealth will help them out, but I am not sure they can dish out the damage needed even though your activation count should be pretty good. To be honest I haven't seen anyone try Bacara at 100pts yet.

200pt: Here Bacara helps to form the top squad in competition today, and most people choose to run the Republic with General Windu so they can get the extra attack. There are some hate squads that can tear it apart. They generally involve Sith Lord. It really hurts when all your shooters are not allowed to shoot a major character from your opponents squad ever. So why don't these hate squads chase Bacara squads out of play? They generally get slaughtered by all squads that are not Sev based. The one thing you have to be careful of is keeping Bacara protected. If Bacara goes down, you are in for a world of hurt, and you can expect people to chase after him.

"Dude, the fat guy totally just blew up!" -Pink 5
Vornargith Clone Commander Bacara
HP: 40
DEF: 14
ATK: +10
DMG: 20
Cost: 23

Special Abilities:
Cunning Attack
Order 66

Commander Effect:
Trooper followers with Order 66 gain +10 damage against adjacent enemies. Followers named Elite Clone gain Stealth. Followers with Order 66 and Stealth (including Bacara) who have cover cannot be targeted by nonadjacent enemies.

The Good: The most useful of the Unique Clone Commanders. His presence gives the Elite Troopers a nice ability boost and immunity to accurate shot. Now I need to order more of those guys ...
The Bad: Order 66
The Ugly: Too bad his Commander Effects can’t apply to Commandos. :-(

100 pt.: 4
200 pt: 5
Kevin Last up this week we have Clone commander Bacara. Stats first, as always.

Cost: 23
Hit Points: 40
Defense: 14
Attack: +10
Damage: 20

Special Abilities:
Cunning Attack, This character gets +4 Attack and +10 Damage against an
enemy who has not activated this round.
Order 66, A character with this special ability may be in a squad with
Emperor Palpatine, Sith Lord, regardless of faction. Characters from
previous sets whose names contain the words "Clone Trooper" are also
considered to have Order 66, even though it is not printed on their stat
Stealth, If this character has cover, it does not count as the nearest enemy
for an attacker farther than 6 squares when choosing targets.

Commander Effect:
Trooper followers with Order 66 gain +10 damage against adjacent enemies.
Followers named Elite Clone gain Stealth. Followers with Order 66 and
Stealth (including Bacara) who have cover cannot be targeted by nonadjacent

Another piece I don't want to review because of my recent experience with
it. I'll just keep it short. Bacara is a nice commander and very good for
stand alone combat. Which is unusual for a commander. He does have the
typical low defense, but you have to be adjacent to him to hit him. His
attack of 10, 20 damage, and his cunning attack can really hurt anything
comming at him. Put a few clones in the way too and anything adjacent to
them will hurt as well due to the +10 damage of his commander effect. I
would suggest using him with several Elite clones to maximize his effects,
or just throw in the republic commandos to make them impossible to hit at
range. I do feel akabar will get some more use in the future though because
of this commander and ones like him.

100 points: He can stand alone, he can help others, he can run away safely,
he is just good. 5/5

200 points: More of the same. Alone he is good, give him help, he is
great. 5/5

((one more point to add...none of the clone trooper commanders are unique
outside gree. bacara can fight and I prefer redundancy, placing two of him
in a squad for 200 may be a good idea, since he can both fight and is
helpful in the right hands))
Vesuvan Review For Clone Commander Bacara

Bacara is one of those characters that can turn cannon fodder to front line weapons of destruction. For 23 points his stats or good and has cunning attack pulse stealth to increase his offense and defense. His commander effect has two parts that really put this mini over the top. First he has the super stealth than Nom Anor has become so infamous for. Unlike Nom his requires Order 66 along with the stealth in order to work and like Nom it affects him as well. Unlike Nom his second part of the effect doesn't allow self-destruct, instead it grants +10 damage to troopers in your squad adjacent to an enemy. Clone troopers already have a great damage at 20 so bumping it up to 30 against adjacent foes is great. Sadly while the new republic commands have stealth and order 66 allowing them to get the super stealth they are not troopers. As I recall the combat knife in Republic Commando was one of the best weapons in the game so why can't they get it. Erggg!!!! If you are worried about finding some troopers to throw in with Bacara fear not because unlike Nom who grants stealth to one figure, Bacara grants stealth to all Elite Clone Troopers. In a hundred point squad Bacara and followers will be quickly thrashed by lightsabers, however in two hundred with the right support from other commanders and Mas you can have one powerful ranged based force that can throw a punch in base to base. However don't expect to see Bacara squads popping up in the tournament environment because Emp. Palps Sith Lord won't ever let the clones loose. One day I would love to see a mini or errata to fix this problem.


100pts 2/5 Palps and not enough points for proper support

200pts 3/5 Palps just kills all the joy

300pts 3/5 ditto

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