22 March 2018 | Star Wars: Legion

Mobilize Your Legions

Star Wars: Legion Is Now Available

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“An entire legion of my best troops awaits them.”
–Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

The Galactic Civil War has erupted into pitched battle on a thousand planets of the galaxy. Rebel cells sabotage Imperial operations, while the Galactic Empire brings the full force of its military machine to bear against the Rebel Alliance. New heroes and generals are forged in the fires of war every day—and you can join their ranks. The Star Wars™: Legion Core Set and eight expansions are now available at your local retailer and online through our webstore!

 If you’ve ever wanted to scramble for cover with a squad of Rebel Troopers or command the battle from inside an AT-ST walker, Star Wars: Legion offers you the chance to enter the infantry battles of the Star Wars saga and flex your military acumen. In every game, you will issue your orders and navigate the chaos of battle. You’ll impose your commands on the unfolding conflict. And you will lead your forces through the battle, strategically maneuvering and launching cunning attacks. Take command of the Galactic Civil War with nine Star Wars: Legion products, all releasing today:

The Road to War

Over the past months, we’ve taken the time to explore every part of Star Wars: Legion, starting with an interview with designer Alex Davy. Here, we got the chance to ask Alex what it’s like designing a Star Wars miniatures game from the ground up, and how Star Wars: Legion has been designed to capture the heroic flavor of infantry battles across the saga.

After our conversation with Alex Davy, we began to explore each of the distinct parts of Star Wars: Legion gameplay. We examined the challenging command system used in the game, which aptly simulates the fog of war and chaos of battle. Rather than having perfect, granular control over your entire army, you’ll need to deliver your orders carefully and strategically. Mastering the commands of Star Wars: Legion is just one of the key things that separates seasoned generals from the rank-and-file.

The Rebel Troopers concentrate fire on the 74-Z Speeder Bikes, rolling four black attack dice!

Next, we turned our attention to movement and combat within the game. Your infantry may not move as quickly as speeding starfighters, but keeping your forces mobile is a crucial part of every game of Star Wars: Legion. You’ll need to capture objectives, take cover from incoming enemy fire, or maneuver to catch your opponent in a devastating crossfire. No matter what units make up your army or what objectives you’re pursuing, movement and combat are the two most important parts of Star Wars: Legion, and we looked at both of them in much greater depth in these previews.

Before you can start running across the battlefield and firing your blaster or igniting your lightsaber, you and your opponent will need to define your objectives, deployment zones, and the conditions of the battle. You and your opponent compete to establish the battlefield before your armies ever fire a shot, as we saw in our preview of establishing the battlefield in Star Wars: Legion. With a wide range of objective, deployment, and condition cards, every game of Star Wars: Legion is guaranteed to offer a completely different experience.

Darth Vader uses Force Choke on the Rebel Troopers and throws his lightsaber at the AT-RT!

The battles of the Galactic Civil War pit the monolithic, unstoppable power of the Galactic Empire against the scrappy underdogs of the Rebel Alliance. In our Imperial and Rebel previews, we explored the units on offer to each unit in Core Set, from iconic characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skwalker, to the rank-and-file Rebel Troopers and Stormtroopers, to the support vehicles like the AT-RT and the 74-Z Speeder Bikes. After taking the time to introduce the unique command cards associated with Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, we also took a closer look at army building in Star Wars: Legion. Between the Core Set and the expansions releasing alongside it, you can delve into the engaging army building of Star Wars: Legion from the very first day.

Most recently, we’ve also looked at the hobby side of the game! A fully painted army of miniatures is one of the most thrilling sights in gaming, and even if you don’t have a history with miniatures painting, it’s easy to get started. We already took a look the materials that you’ll need to get painting—keep an eye on our website for more hobby articles and tips on painting your Star Wars: Legion miniatures in the future!

Lead the Charge

Untold thousands of white-armored Stormtroopers. Rebels drawn from a hundred worlds, each with a reason to hate the Empire and its tyranny. From the rumbling stomp of an AT-RT walker, to the concussive explosions of grenades and laser fire, to the mechanical breathing of Darth Vader, Star Wars: Legion takes you into the pitched infantry battles of the Galactic Civil War.

Pick up your copy of the Star Wars: Legion Core Set (SWL01) at your local retailer or online through our webstore today! Then, pick out the perfect expansions to supplement your forces and create the army that you want to command.

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