About Us

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To enhance your gaming adventure by providing intuitive content and cutting edge products while connecting you to worldwide gaming communities.

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Our primary driving force is to support and build communities both internally and externally to help expand the games, ideas and relationships that we are all passionate about.

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We strive to be honest, ethical and fair in every interaction we have. Whether you’re a customer, colleague, partner or competitor you can trust that we will do what is right.

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Every decision we make is to find and follow our passions. We develop media, tools and products that we ourselves use. Our common passions give us the building blocks to our future.

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We are always looking forward without forgetting where we came from. We continually try to grow as gamers, people and a company. With new opportunities around every corner we strive to be better.

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Jay Shelanskey

Jay is an avid gamer and the emperor of The Fifth Trooper Network. When he isn’t playing Star Wars Legion or other games he is hanging with his family, coming up with new ideas and creating new products for the gaming community.

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Kyle Dornbos

Kyle (Orkimedes) is one of the co-hosts of the Notorious Scoundrels podcast and a 2019 World’s finalist in Star Wars Legion as well as the winner of NOVA Open 2019. Kyle is the developer of the attack dice simulator as well as a number of other tools developed for Star Wars Legion and the benevolent overlord of the Fifth Trooper blog section.

Blog Writers

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Lucas Ustick

Competitive legion player, writer at the Fifth Trooper blog, streamer, and board game enthusiast.

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Tim Veldhuis

Tim “Timbo” Veldhuis is an avid Star Wars Legion player. He achieved a fourth place finish in Invader League 6. His wargaming background is in Age of Sigmar. You can find him on “The Legion Discord”. When not pushing plastic you can find him studying engineering or out in the field with his family’s bees.

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Evan Paul

Evan “Doc Velo” Paul’s favorite part in the movies was when Captain Rex yelled real loud which caused his troops’ guns to shoot farther for a while. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and is unclear on why he was invited to write for this website.

Freelance Legion Article Specialist

The Fifth Trooper Network is now recruiting for our Legion Article team! Are you an aspiring Legion blogger or player that wants to have your voice heard? Do you want to make awesome content for the community to consume? The Fifth Trooper Network is the place to do it.

We are looking for experts with the following skill set:

A Subject Matter Expert – they write quality and insightful content for our website and community.


 At least one 2000+ word article on Legion content (Battle Report, strategy article, unit guide, etc.) per month.

  • Researching writing related topics (Understanding metas, rules, lists)
  •  Prepare drafts of your content using Word-Press and other media systems
  •  Proofread and edit posts before publication
  • Submit work to editors for input and approval
  • Coordinate with our design team for any illustration requirements of articles
  • Construct your article with SEO guidelines to increase web traffic
  • Promote content on Social Media and other applicable platforms
  • Identify the community’s interest levels in writing topics and recommend new topics
  • Ensure writing consistency throughout articles


  • Previous experience as a content writer, editor, or content creator a plus
  • Examples of Published articles or other writing examples
  • Experience researching topics
  • Experience using a content management system or software
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English
  • Ability to meet deadlines


  • You can either upload word docs/pdfs below or you can submit links to your writing samples.

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