September 5, 2017 by wargamerchris
One of the heavily hyped games at Gencon was Star Wars Legion by Fantasy Flight. A couple of thoughts which others have already taken on, but I want to share my initial reaction.
First – the figures are nicely done but wholly incompatible with Imperial Assault miniatures – presumably with the commercial goal of selling more sets. I get it, but still disappointed. If they are scaling for a larger battle game, why not go with somewhat smaller figures than IA? These must be 36mm high – good looking but completely stand alone. Guys – I get it, but some portion of the hobby may tire if respending to get there.
Loved the lava stream effect on this board!!!
Second key point for me – where do they take this? I’m hoping they think of campaign booklets and or linked scenarios. Also wonder about terrain for an average gamer – the base set may struggle with how to put together a basic game.
This is an interesting game, I hope it comes together with more than a brief nod to the miniatures fan base.