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Star Wars Legion

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:05 am
by Sharkbelly
Has anyone checked this out yet? It looks pretty awesome.

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/p ... rs-legion/

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Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 12:12 pm
by shesheyan
It does look cool. I'm involved in too many wargames to play this. Also, I don't buy franchise wargames anymore. When the licence expires it switches company and the unsupported game dies...

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:55 am
by Sharkbelly
I'm gonna jump in. Even if the game goes away in a few years, I'd do it just for the models. :-)

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:15 pm
by shesheyan
Sharkbelly wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 12:55 am
I'm gonna jump in. Even if the game goes away in a few years, I'd do it just for the models. :-)
I have a box of SW miniatures from the WOTC d20 rpg era and pewter models from the WEG era. Still, I might be tempted to buy the Princess Lea/Luke Endor speeder bikes box if they make it. But I won't play the miniature game itself.

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 4:18 pm
by Havard
I think I am going to have to get this one, if only just for the figures! :)

-Havard

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 2:57 am
by Sharkbelly
I have a bunch of the old metal D20 models too--well, technically they're my brother's... I'll be re-basing them to go with the miniatures game.

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 3:02 am
by Sharkbelly
shesheyan wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:12 pm
It does look cool. I'm involved in too many wargames to play this. Also, I don't buy franchise wargames anymore. When the licence expires it switches company and the unsupported game dies...
What other games do you play?

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:13 pm
by shesheyan
Sharkbelly wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 3:02 am
shesheyan wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:12 pm
It does look cool. I'm involved in too many wargames to play this. Also, I don't buy franchise wargames anymore. When the licence expires it switches company and the unsupported game dies...
What other games do you play?
In order of importance :
- Beyond the Gates of Antares by Warlord Games
- Warmaster, the 10mm version of WHFB
- Pulp City, a non-franchise super hero game
- SAGA the Dark Ages by Studio Tomahawk
- Flashing Steel, a pirate game by Ganesha Games
- Gaslands, a death race style game by Osprey Publishing
- Infinity by Corvus Belli

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:28 am
by Sharkbelly
Very nice. I have a copy of Warmaster but have never played it. There are some who want to adapt it to 28mm now that Warhammer Fantasy is no longer supported.

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:21 pm
by shesheyan
Sharkbelly wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 10:28 am
Very nice. I have a copy of Warmaster but have never played it. There are some who want to adapt it to 28mm now that Warhammer Fantasy is no longer supported.
For 28mm WHFB there is the community driven version called 9th Age. It replaces 8E for those who want to keep playing in the original Old World. Link : https://www.the-ninth-age.com

You could play Warmaster in 28mm but then you loose an important aspect. 10mm scale transforms the regular 6x4 table into much larger battlefield making each game feel really epic. My groups uses the Warmaster community driven version called Revolution. Link : http://wm-selector.appspot.com

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:35 pm
by Hugin
Havard wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 4:18 pm
I think I am going to have to get this one, if only just for the figures! :)

-Havard
Just note, though, that the figures don't come pre-painted.

That's one of the big things I love about the Star Wars: X-Wing Miniature game - they're pre-painted, and quite well done at that!

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:48 pm
by Havard
Ouch yes. I bought Legion. Not only do they have to be painted, but also glued. Guess I know how I will be spending this summer! :D

Picking up X-Wing next :)

-Havard

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:32 pm
by shesheyan
Havard wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:48 pm
Picking up X-Wing next :)

-Havard
A second edition of the game is coming out later this year. If you want to play X-Wing as a wargame its best to wait for the new boxes. If not maybe you will find discounted 1.0 models after 2.0 comes out.

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/n ... d-edition/

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:08 pm
by Hugin
shesheyan wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Havard wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:48 pm
Picking up X-Wing next :)

-Havard
A second edition of the game is coming out later this year. If you want to play X-Wing as a wargame its best to wait for the new boxes. If not maybe you will find discounted 1.0 models after 2.0 comes out.

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/n ... d-edition/
I absolutely second this piece of advice. 2.0 looks to be an excellent reboot of the game, and I will be converting my rather substantial collection over to it (~ 85 ships). However, if you don't have any 1.0 ships yet, hold off for the 2.0 ones - the only things usable from a 1.0 product will be the ship model and stand, and you'll need to purchase 2.0 conversion kits and the core set anyway (which is what I'll be doing).

If you do find 1.0 ships at a healthy discount you can get, but just be aware that you'll then need to buy a conversion kit for the faction that ship belongs to.

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:21 pm
by Sharkbelly
Hugin wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:35 pm
Just note, though, that the figures don't come pre-painted.

That's one of the big things I love about the Star Wars: X-Wing Miniature game - they're pre-painted, and quite well done at that!
That's a plus for me; I enjoy painting models. These will be a nice change of pace from Warhammer stuff.

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:55 pm
by Corsair14
I played a couple games before I deployed. It was a fairly fun and quick game. Speeder bikes are my favorite unit. I have seen there are some fairly rapid new expansion units that look pretty good too. Not so stoked on the Imperial guard and Palpatine as I think they belong on the battle field about as much as Mon Mothma or Ackbar. Hopefully Deathtroopers and shore troopers will be in soon and maybe some faction benefits for bringing a cohesive force by the time I get back.

Re: Star Wars Legion

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:29 pm
by Sharkbelly
Hah! I get what you say about about the Emperor, Mon Mothma, etc.

There are rumors from Gen Con that we will see Clone wars-era troops for Legion in the near future.