Star Wars: Legion is Fantasy Flight Games latest game to be produced with its Star Wars license. Fantasy Flight has previously released Star Wars: The Card Game (a 2 player "living" card game where new packs of cards are released every month or so), Star Wars: Imperial Assault (a cooperative "dungeon crawl" RPG-light board game with a miniatures skirmish mode and regularly released character and mission expansions), Star Wars : The Role Playing Game (three different tabletop role playing game lines of products that can be combined), Star Wars: X-Wing (their first miniatures game with pre-painted fighter space ships), Star Wars: Armada (their second miniatures game with pre-painted capital space ships), and finally Star Wars: Rebellion (a regular board game).
The big question with Star Wars: Legion is if it is worth getting into yet another Star Wars game from Fantasy Flight, particularly with its similarity to Star Wars: Imperial Assault's skirmish mode. Imperial Assault has very nice miniatures compared to other board games so why not just stick with that? Well, there are quite a few differences between the two games. I believe there is enough of a difference between what they both offer that I collect both. So this review is going to cover Legion itself, as well as compare it a little to Imperial Assault to help prospective buyers decide if they want to just get one or the other game or go with both.
I've decided to get into a full miniatures game with my children. We are going to do Star Wars Legion, the new miniatures game being put out by Fantasy Flight Games. We enjoy board games and tabletop RPGs already. Miniatures games offer unique strategic and tactical gaming opportunities. In addition they offer an artistic outlet for creativity. Miniatures figures come in pieces and must be glued together and then painted. I've found this to be quite enjoyable with the couple of board games I've painted miniatures for. I'm not very good yet, but it's a nice hobby to work at. My children are going to start painting the miniatures in the new game Stuffed Fables as their first real foray into it. Last summer at Dice Tower Con we took a free painting class and had a lot of fun, but we haven't done anything with it. So we're going to start.
Here are all the miniatures that were put out in the first release. I have glued them together and primed them.
Here are the first two pieces I've now painted, Luke and Vader. I'm watching Sorastro's miniature painting channel on YouTube to get instructions on how to do it.
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