The Next Star Wars Miniatures Game Is All About Boots On The Ground Action

Fantasy Flight Games' line of excellent Star Wars tabletop games have covered conflicts on a galactic scale at the dizzying speeds of starfighter combat — but their next game isn't going to be played out among the stars. It's all about the troopers on the ground fighting the Galactic Civil War.

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Unlike Fantasy Flight's previous ground-based Star Wars game, the strategic combat game Imperial Assault, Star Wars: Legion is a skirmish-based tabletop game that follows in the style of the company's excellent space combat games X-Wing and Armada. It translates the moment to moment movement and flurry of motion in laser-gun fire fights in a similar manner to how those games depict starship dogfighting, using a mix of special movement tools and card-based "commands" each player can give during their turn.

Like those two games, the Rebel and Imperial forces — including common soldiers, to legendary heroes such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, to small-scale vehicles such as Speeder Bikes and walkers — that you command can be expanded with a full line of accompanying unpainted miniatures and extra command cards. But the core set of the game includes the rules, movement tools, command cards, and 33 unpainted miniatures split between the Empire and Rebel Alliance.

Considering how great Fantasy Flight's space combat games in the Star Wars galaxy are, it's going to be interesting to see how the company translates that style of tabletop gaming to the footsoldiers of the galaxy far, far away... and potentially rather perilous to our wallets. The core set for Star Wars: Legion is due for release in early 2018.

[Fantasy Flight Games]


    As if Games Workshop wasn't getting enough of my money, now there's THIS.

    On the plus side maybe I can finally get the GF into it given she's an even bigger Star Wars nerd than myself...

      I don't think it is Games Workshop, or are you referring to the fact that another company is taking more of your money. lol.

      Games Workshop are a bunch of pricks who hate Australia and don't deserve any of our money. I used to run a group but after GW price fixed at 100-200% markup and blocked imports a lot of us moved to MTG or Warmahordes instead. GW make great mini's but I'll never buy from them again

        Pretty much agree with you there. GW dreamed too big and had to raise prices to avoid deflating like a soggy paper bag. They left their heart behind and their true and honest fans as well. Love the GW products, but ain't buying them again unless they come to their senses and price accordingly.

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