Darth Vader. Just the name alone strikes fear in the hearts of Rebels everywhere. A terror on the battlefield, a new version of Darth Vader will be making its way to Star Wars: Legion soon, eschewing the weight of commanding the army to simply wade into the enemy forces, wiping them out as he goes.
Star Wars: Legion
"Crashed escape pod? PB, shouldn't that go in the Terrain Corner?"
If it were just a crashed escape pod piece of terrain, yes, it would. However, Fantasy Flight is giving you more than that in this Star Wars: Legion expansion box. You are also getting figures for C-3PO and R2-D2, along with stat cards for using them both in Rebel as well as Republic forces. Hence, full regular post. Let's take a look.
Characters in Star Wars go through many arcs during thei saga. For example, Luke Skywalker starts the very first movie of the series as a simple farmboy and ends up being the last Jedi. And then the movie series ends and that's all that ever happens. Since characters go through these changes, it only makes sense to have multiple versions of them in Star Wars: Legion. that's why we're getting an Operative version of him soon. In this preview, you can get a peek at what he'll be like.
For many people here in the US, once Gen Con is over, they might feel that the biggest show of the convention season is over. But those over in Europe know better. Essen Spiel is still coming up, and Fantasy Flight will be there with a special, limited edition of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars: Legion.
The Imperial Army has a Stormtrooper for every type of environment and terrain. So, while we're waiting for the "light drizzle in the park" Troopers, we can still be adding Shoretroopers to our forces for Star Wars: Legion. You can pick up these beach specialists online or down at your LGS now.
How about those Special Editions, y'all? Originally just a static thing in the background, the Dewback got a bit more screen-time in the Special Editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. Soon, you'll be able to add this lumbering lizard to your squads in Star Wars: Legion. Let's take a look at what you'll get.
Your standard Stormtrooper might not know how to install a toilet main, but they do know everything about killing and white uniforms. But when there's a need for more specialized troops, the Empire is ready to deploy those at a moment's notice. Beach landings have been an important part of warfare forever, and to keep the Empire's shorelines safe, tehre's the Shoretroopers. Soon, they'll be making their way to Star Wars: Legion tabletops. Take yourself a look.
Man, it's hard to believe that Gen Con is more than a week over with already. Seems like I was just there yesterday (for reference, I wasn't and am not making a silly pun now). But home we are, and after all the craziness during and just after, it's time to get back into the regular swing of things. In this instance, that means getting you the best-looking gaming table possible.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Fantasy Flight Announces Imperial Bunker Set For Star Wars: Legion, Deep-Cut Studio Releases New Steppe V2 Gaming Mat, New Wooden Barrels Available From Tabletop-Art, and Packages Set Available From Tabletop-Art.
As more expansions come out for Star Wars: Legion, people's forces become more and more diversified. And with some new Upgrade Expansions coming out soon, they'll be even more change. There's going to be one for everyone: Imperial Stormtroopers, Rebel Troopers, B1 Battle Droids, and Phase 1 Clone Troopers. Let's take a look at each.
We're rolling along with the FFG previews as they have yet another to show off. In this instance, they're continuing along with Star Wars: Legion with more of the Clone Wars era. There's hereoes. There's villains. There's troopers. There's tanks. It's a little for each side.
The Galactic Republic has been around for thousands of years. But the Trade Federation is looking to make a change. They want to leave and take some choice systems with them. The mass of their army is made up of droids, and that's what you get a preview of for the upcoming starter set for Star Wars: Legion. Let's take a look.
During the Clone Wars, the Army of the Republic was made up of clones (hence the name) led by fearless Jedi. Coming soon for Star Wars: Legion, players will be able to take this army to the field for themselves. In this preview, we get a look at the clone trooper units, the BARC speeder, as well as Obi-Wan who will be leading the charge.
Luke vs. Darth Vader. It's the classic confrontation that surrounds the middle of the Star Wars saga. Arguably the most iconic characters in the series, they already have representations in Star Wars: Legion. But both characters go through many changes during their time in the story, and so Fantasy Flight is bringing out new versions of them that will soon be hitting your tabletops. Let's take a look.
Sure, it's summer here in the US, but those south of the equator are right in the middle of winter. They've got their heavy coats on and dealing with the harsh conditions of cold, wind, and snow (or maybe not, but they are for the sake of this intro). In such conditions, I bet they wish they had a nice tauntaun to ride around on. But even if they don't actually exist, your little mans will be able to ride them into battle with the Tauntaun Riders set for Star Wars: Legion. We get a preview of them here. No word yet on how the figures smell.
Continuing their look into the Prequel part of the Star Wars saga, Fantasy Flight has some new previews for Star Wars: Legion. There's a new speeder for the Old Republic (its BARC is worse than its bite... No, I'm not sorry for that) and then you have the Droidekas (or Destroyer Droids, if you're Obi-Wan).
For the Rebel Alliance, every fight is a desperate one against the odds. Those that fight often have had many close calls and near-misses in combat before. But that makes them stand out and gives them knowledge that new recruits simply don't have. They are the Rebel Veterans. And soon, you'll be able to bolster your forces in Star Wars: Legion with these knowledgeable troops. Let's take a look at what they're capable of.
Fantasy Flight is another company with a lot going on in terms of releases. They have several new kits for Star Wars: Legion, as well as the new Collapse of the Republic book for the Star Wars RPG. Staying in the RPG lane, but shifting over to the fantasy realm, Legend of the Five Rings has their new Courts of Stone book available, as well as a new downloadable adventure.
Res Luk Ra'auf. And so we have Bossk's one line from Star Wars. He was one of the bounty hunters that Vader sent after Han Solo and crew. Soon, you'll be able to unleash him on your own Star Wars: Legion battlefields, as we take a look at the Bossk Operative set coming soon from Fantasy Flight.
Boba Fett had some really cool armor. Most of us can agree with that. It's probably what made him so popular from the original movies (because, when you look at it, he didn't really do all that much). As such, Mandalorians all over the Star Wars universe are hailed as badass. In this preview for Star Wars: Legion, we get a look at Sabine Wren, a new operative in her Mandalorian armor.
Woo! Friday! Woo!
The weekend is nearly upon us. Just gotta break on through to the other side of today's work day and we'll be golden. I've got some hanging out and streaming tomorrow planned, as well as having some yummy food. Speaking of tasty snacks, let's nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: The Realm of the Dragon Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Hinterland Wooden Dice Collection Up On Kickstarter, Iconic Envy Dice Releasing Today From Kraken Dice, New Shoulderpad Designs Available to Pre-Order From Puppets War, and New Star Wars: Legion Paints Coming From Fantasy Flight.
It's New Release Day for Fantasy Flight, and they've got a new expansion available for Star Wars: Destiny as well as a couple vehicle expansion packs available for Star Wars: Legion. There's also some packs for their LCGs, if you're into that kind of thing as well.
It's abrasive. It gets everywhere. It's gotta get into the suits for both the Dewback Rider and the Shoretroopers. But hey, they have a job to protect the Empire against the Rebels. And soon, they'll be making their way to your Star Wars: Legion tabletops. Fantasy Flight has posted up previews of these two units for you.
I think it's time to blow this scene. Get everybody and their stuff together. Ok, 3, 2, 1, let's jam.
Whoops, sorry. Wrong Tank. This is the TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank from Star Wars, specifically about how it's coming to Star Wars: Legion. There weren't a lot of armored vehicles in the original trilogy (relatively speaking, for a war movie), but a lot more have showed up since then. Soon, you'll be able to add it to your Imperial forces. Let's take a look at how it works.
I swear, Fantasy Flight went full ham on Star Wars: Legion announcements yesterday. Arguaby the biggest of these is the announcement that they're going to a new era in the Star Wars saga with the coming Clone Wars sets. They're getting a starter set, and they've posted up a couple previews of expansion packs as well. Along with that, Fantasy Flight has announced an Upgrade Card deck so you can further customize your forces. Finally, they have some new releases which include Death Troopers and Director Krennic, as well as the latest Star Wars: Destiny release.
One of the cool things about Prequel movies is that you can introduce a cool new concept, or unit, or character that's really cool... and then suddenly disappears forever from everything because they can't just go back and work them into the later movies that came out earlier... Such is the fate of the Imperial Death Troopers. But while we won't be seeing them show up in A New Hope anytime soon, you can have them on your Star Wars: Legion tabletops relatively soon.