Today we take a look inside the starter box of Star Wars Legion to see all the new rules, components and even build the models themselves.
Enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War, fighting as either a loyal follower of the Empire or the Rebel Alliance with Star Wars: Legion.
Fantasy Flight Games has been building excitement for their new tabletop game Star Wars: Legion. Currently available for pre-order, this game has captured many people’s attention and interest. Take a look at this quick preview and be sure to get your sneak peek into Legion by pressing play on the video below!
The game comes with 33 plastic miniatures, eight plastic barricades, 15 dice, 3 movement tools, one rage ruler, eight unit cards, 35 upgrade cards, 14 command cards, 12 battle cards, one round counter, and 107 assorted tokens. It also comes with a Learn to Play guide, which walks through setting up a demo game then separating out the more advanced rules.
The painted demo pictured above was painted by the staff here, look for more content on that soon!
The range ruler is very large and can be assembled and disassembled as needed by slotting in each part. Each section is 6″ long, altogether two feet long. The movement templates are neat, rotating as needed to show which direction (and how far) the model will move in the game. They come in three different sizes. The movement templates even lock into the front and back of vehicle bases, locking you into specific movement ways. FOr squad leaders and other models on the 25mm base, the movement template flushes up against the base itself, allowing easy and accurate movement for full or partial movements as needed tactically.
Card-wise, the base game comes with eight unit cards, 14 command cards, and 12 battle cards. Each commander and unit have specific command cards they can use on the deck.
The miniatures are also part of the first wave and come unpainted and unassembled. The miniatures aren’t the soft plastic like we’ve seen in Rune Wars – they are hard plastic. The miniatures slot together easily and do require glue to attach.
The characters are in static poses, but the sculpting and details are fantastic. They are in 32mm scale. The vehicles such as the AT-RT and Speeder Bike come in multiple pieces but still have fantastic detail. There are mold lines to scrape down, as expected from plastic miniatures, but otherwise assemble very quickly. There are multiple weapon options as well.
For comparison, Vader is about the size of a Primaris Space Marine, while Luke is the size of a normal Marine. The AT-RT measures up in approximate size to the Imperial Guard Sentinel, with the Sentinal being slightly bulkier but are around the same size for the full model, from toes to the head of the rider.
The AT-RT base is slightly larger as well. The jet-bikes are much smaller than the Custodes Forge World Bike, but the 50mm base is larger than the base the GW is built on. It may be comparable in size to a Space Marine Bike. The Storm Trooper is about the same size as a normal Space Marine, if not slightly taller, but the Space Marine is much bulkier due to his power armor. Compared to a Primaris Marine, the marine is a little taller, but still around the same size. However, the Storm Trooper is on a 25mm base, rather than a 32mm.
The overall look is fantastic and has a lot of potential for cinematics and gameplay. The price seems to be on point for the content you get in the box itself. This will be great to see how FFG continues to expand this upcoming game! To see the entire look into Star Wars Legion, including a look into more miniatures that come in the box set, be sure to press play on the video below!
Star Wars: Legion $89.95
Warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars universe, from the Rebel Alliance’s defeat in the Battle of Hoth to a few elite Rebel strike teams taking on a legion of stormtroopers on the Forest Moon of Endor. You can seize your chance to get your boots on the ground and lead your troops to victory with Star Wars™: Legion, a miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Warsuniverse!
Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army of miniatures filled with troopers, powerful ground or repulsor vehicles, and iconic characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game’s unpainted, easily assembled minis give you a canvas to create the Star Wars army you’ve always wanted to lead into battle—whether you fight for the monolithic, oppressive Galactic Empire or the ragtag Rebel Alliance.
Models provided by FFG for review.