This past week, Coyote brought over his Star Wars Legion Core set to run me through a demo. Lothlann was there to spectate also. I requested it, as I had started to notice a lot over very flattering things being said about the game and specifically its mechanics on the interwebs. Turn outs, the inevitable occurred. I loved it (despite getting wiped out lol!)
This is the Star Wars wargame I have always wanted. That's probably the best one line review I can give it. Click on to see some pictures of our game (and Coyotes amazing painting) and my thoughts!
First off- the figures! Take a look - I don't think you need my words to embellish anything here!
He is making great progress, and they truly look awesome on the table. The combination of blind, alternating unit activation ( like Bolt Action) combined with order cards that let you assign orders to specific units during a turn (basically allowing you to use a specific unit when you want and not rely on blind chance) is genius, and give the game a real dynamic feel. Alternating unit activation also allows for the game to never slow, or feel like you are just spectating while your opponent spends 10-20 minutes doing their thing - its grand!
After playing one game - Lothlann and I were sold - hard. We are splitting on a couple core sets, along with all available expansions and plan to have a "hobby night" this week to get started.
Suffice to say, I expect this is the fire I need to get more dice rolling this year, so stay tuned for more articles from me on this awesome new game! Battle reports, hobby articles, etc will follow!
11 May, 2018
Star Wars Legion comes to DD!
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