Fantasy Flight Games, in their annual tradition of releasing HUGE news at GenCon, has done it again with their announcement of a land miniatures battle game, namely Star Wars Legion.
Star Wars™: Legion features organic, fast-paced movement, streamlined combat, and innovative mechanics, inviting players to become commanders of clashing armies on a war-torn battlefield of the Galactic Civil War. Thirty-three unpainted plastic miniatures, including iconic characters like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, form a blank canvas for any player create a unique army, fight for the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, and experience the epic battles of Star Wars on their tabletop.
“Star Wars: Legion is the culmination of a lot of effort and aspirations,” said Andrew Navaro, the Fantasy Flight Games Head of Studio. “We’ve wanted to do a ground-based miniatures game set in the Star Wars universe for a long time—to allow players to command multiple squads of Stormtroopers or Rebel Commandos and fight the many unheralded battles of the Galactic Civil War. This game gives players the chance to do that, and it opens the door for them to engage with the hobby aspect of a miniatures game by encouraging them to paint and customize their miniatures.”
Star Wars: Legion invites you to join the unsung battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful ground or repulsor vehicles, and iconic characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. While innovative mechanics simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the unpainted, easily assembled miniatures 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.
The Star Wars: Legion Core Set is planned for release in the fourth quarter of 2017, and an aggressive release schedule is planned to supplement the Core Set with an increasingly broad arra