Well, I’ve wanted a ground game for years and it looks like I’m finally getting it!
Set to release in early 2018, Star Wars legion is basically Warhammer 40K but for Star Wars. Like similar Star Wars games, this is a tabletop miniatures game with army building, and is set for 1 vs 1 play. This game has some similarities with Runewars, but has a ton of differences also, most notably that it doesn’t use the tray system. Every stormtrooper here moves around freely.
The miniatures aren’t exactly in the scale I was hoping for however. What I really wanted, was for it to be in the same scale as X-Wing, to hopefully allow crossover play at some point. I was hoping for ultra massive scale battles, with 5-7 AT-ATs marching on the rebels, while the rebels had waves of defenses setup, and we got to see battles that made Hoth look tame by comparison.
What we got was miniatures that are…. larger than Imperial Assault.
Now at first I was disappointed because at this scale, there’s just no way I am going to be able to fit 5-7 AT-ATs on the table top… well not on MY table anyway. But I think I’m going to be ok with that. This slightly larger scale is actually turning out to be a good thing because these miniatures look FANTASTIC! Painting them is going to be a joy. (Did I mention they come unpainted and un-assembled?) Painting Star Wars miniatures is always a pleasure – though I do have some concerns on weather or not I’ll keep my stormtroopers in standard white or if I’ll jazz them up with some crazy purple flair!
This game is going to also use terrain! It allows for cover, and elevation! These are the really exciting parts! And it’s rekindled my inner crafty person. I’ve begun working on some Hoth terrain as well! The next 6 months are going to be an eager time of anticipation!