Strange though it may seem, considering how big a fan of Star Wars I am, until very recently I had not played the Star Wars: Imperial Assault boardgame. On the other hand, legion is all about battles and you don't have restrictions building your army. Star Wars Legion: Anakin Skywalker Commander Expansion £14.99 £13.49 This product is available but isn't currently in stock - we will order it from our suppliers. In all seriousness what are the big key differences to these two games. Change ). × I have been looking forward to the release of Star Wars Legion by Fantasy Flight Games ever since it was announced at GenCon earlier this year. So the only real difference, besides some subtle differences in dice and cover, is the map. 2 comments. They both use very similar miniatures that have a point base system per unit. I suspect the reason that skirmish exists for IA is because they either A. did not have Legion planned at the time, or B. wanted to test the waters for interest in a competitive Star Wars based game that didn't involve the ships (at least not as the main force). All game has variants depends on objetives, deploy and special effects (like fog). This experience works brilliantly in the Mansions of Madness game. Posted on December 5, 2017 by Neil Shuck in Editorial // 1 Comment. Legion is a full on table top miniatures squad based wargame akin to 40K or Warmachine/Hordes. A copy of the Imperial Assault … Miniatures - Star Wars: Imperial Assault. Hello! There will also be much more freedom insofar as movement is concerned with the removal of grid-based movement. Galactic Republic - Miniatures - SciFi Star Wars Legion Galactic Republic. X-Wing is dog fights, Armada is the fleet. Sure that's going to be close. Meeples & Miniatures are regularly sent products to review from publishers and manufacturers. Imperial Assault was originally designed to be played with a single player controlling all the Imperial Forces and up to four players controlling Rebel characters. Arrayed against them are various bad guys, ranging from Imperial Stormtroopers and Probe Droids through to various bounty hunters and even an AT-ST. Whilst the numbers of Imperial forces can be challenging, there are not usually more than a dozen figures in play at any one time. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Legion will be bigger battles. Join the crew of the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels and fight against Grand Admiral Thrawn, Hondo Ohnaka, and the Tyrants of Lothal! Imperial Assault also has a second style of play – skirmish mode – where players can take a number of miniatures and play a battle on a map, which has much more of a feel of skirmish wargame. IA is a quicker set up, much more accessible and gives a similar game experience with miniatures battling it out. IA is the squad, Legion is the army. It seems to me that a comparison to Warmachine/Hordes is closest based on what we have seen so far. By Points are earned killing enemy troops and doing concrete objetives. That’ll be Star Wars: Imperial Assault. When we reviewed this game on a recent episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, Imperial Assault was described as “Star Wars: Rogue One – the boardgame” and we started to discuss how Imperial Assault encapsulated the essence of the Star Wars films in its gameplay (and by the Star Wars films, I’m talking about the original trilogy plus Rogue One, which adds to the Galactic Civil War story. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is a beginner's guide to painting the Imperial Officer miniatures from Fantasy Flight's Star Wars Imperial Assault miniatures game. Whilst some of these are quite large (Hoth being the obvious example) the battles generally seem to be more like large skirmishes, and can certainly be handled as such on the tabletop, so the forthcoming Legion game seems to have its place in recreating parts of the films – and it has the added advantage that players can actually play characters from the film, rather than them appearing as side allies in your adventures. Imperial Assault: Story driven campaign that is set in a specific era in the Star Wars universe using pre made models on a multiple changing tiled board game using campaign for the map design. Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at this game based on the Star Wars universe from Fantasy Flight Games. Necrons Eradication Legion. It's not a 15 or 6mm scale game where a single stand is a whole squad. Prepare your troops for a surface attack.” –Darth Vader, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars universe, from the blow dealt to the Rebel Alliance in the Battle of Hoth to a few Rebel strike teams taking on a legion of stormtroopers stationed on Endor. Check out the New Orders podcast, they had a recent interview with Jonathon Ying, one of the original designers, he talks about the genesis of the Skirmish mode. I think it will be similar to Armada in respect to X-Wing. Imperial Assault is a board game that is a 1 v 4 asymmetrical 'dungeon crawl' just like Descent. I ran her with Luke's powers, and kept calling her "Luke-soka" in the one full game I was able to play over the weekend. Imperial Assault. If you mean in terms of battles? Think of it as taking Skirmish mode from Imperial Assault and taking away the small size restriction and opening the world by 100 times the size. Clear editor. © 2018 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. Fantasy Flight Games and the FFG logo are ® of Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. It's not likely. However, especially with the release of the new app I am tempted to get my own copy of Imperial Assault – I know that ‘my other mate Dave’ has a big huge collection of this, but I’m tempted to get my own copy to play games with Josh (like father, like son – we are both big Star Wars fans) – It just depends whether playing Legions, X-Wing and the odd game of 7TV scratche s all the itches…, 7TV  from Crooked Dice has a Star Wars episode guide, which is great for playing small skirmishes…. Before Legion, there was no question to ask yourself. The squad vs platoon comparison seems pretty apt. IA has a more narrative component due to the campaign (the main and very fun mode) also you have skirmish in wich you build a list of 40 points (vader is 13 and a regular trooper group around 6-9 and incluides 2 or 3 figures) then you might to built a command card deck (15 cards and 15 points) this cards shakes the normal game and let your troops to do special things like surprise attack, heal others or force lighting a squad. Archived. They both have a competitive mode fully supported by FFG with tournaments. They both have special actions and can attack for an action. Where this is the case we will disclose that fact. Popular Tags: Aaron Day (Hedgehobbit) United States Texas. What is imperial assault and how does it differ from legion? What's the difference. Posted by 9 months ago. Legion is played on a table with 3d terrain and has more models per side. Legion is a Skirmish game with 20-40 models per side on a 3x6 table. Are these two games comparable to Xwing and Armada, respectively, in scale and gameplay scope? Paste as plain text instead, × This is not a standalone product. save. A leader, a few squads, and some support from armor/vehicles. ( Log Out /  New Thread ; Printer Friendly ; Subscribe ; Bookmark ; Thread Rolls. IA is more of a board game and played on preset map with a grid square, it also has maybe 8-12 models per side. Rune Taq, August 22, 2017 in Star Wars: Legion. The Child. If you're looking for a game where you can have a couple maybe even 6+ AT-AT's with hordes of troops, then Legion may not be the game for you. Close. Legion is a full on table top miniatures squad based wargame akin to 40K or Warmachine/Hordes. These heroes can be aided by allies, who can include characters from the films such as Han Solo or Chewbacca. Star Wars: Legion "General! They both have 2 actions per unit, with movement being an action and the only action that can be done twice. With FFG recently announcing their first wave of expansions for Star Wars Legion, which unsurprisingly includes both an AT-ST and a T-47 Airspeeder, I have begun to wonder whether this new game or the existing Imperial Assault gives the better experience of the films…. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.   You cannot paste images directly. In Imperial Assault, a small number of heroes (usually 2-4) work to complete missions on behalf of the Rebel Alliance. After Tar… Star Wars Tabletop Gaming 6,388 views. Armada is my game. They both use cards and upgrade cards for units. Some more details of note: Imperial Assault is very dissimilar to Legion other than being a Star Wars game. IA is a board game that uses minis. Website Powered by WordPress.com. This isn't a game about mass battles but rather an engagement with a couple platoons fighting over a given objective. Star Wars: Legion» Forums » General Subject: My thoughts on Legion as an Imperial Assault Player. on a recent episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, FFG have just released an app which takes control of the Imperials and allows players all play Rebels, Gaming in a pandemic – rediscovering RPGs. 8. In Legion/Xwin/Armada, movement is similar, dice mechanics are similar and all 3 are solely about 1v1 battles. Upload or insert images from URL. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It’s well worth a listen, especially hearing the origin of Vinto Hreeda! Star Wars Legion vs Imperial Assault Scale Comparison. Star Wars: Legion - Comparison of Legion's AT-ST to Imperial Assault's AT-ST. Fantasy Flight Games just released a photo showing the differences in size between the Star Wars: Legion's AT-ST and Imperial Assault's AT-ST - the results are quite telling. They both use different colored dice for attacks and different colored dice for defense. The strategy and positioning component is higher than IA. Within this expansion, you’ll find seven unique, unpainted Imperial Shoretrooper miniatures to add to your Star Wars™: Legion collection. IA also has a campaign game where you have 3-5 players vs the Imperial player going through preset missions. We don't know enough about Legion yet to compare or contrast it perfectly, but it definitely appears that Legion will operate at a larger scale than IA. I may hold out for a larger scope game if it comes along but this may be a fun game to get into. If Legion is big army battles as Armada is big fleet battles, I may be interested. If you know Flames of War vs Bolt Action this game is on the same scale as Bolt Action. In Legion the game is a tactical miniatures game. FFG’s Star Wars space battle game, Armada, has a similar process where you can ‘bid’ to become first player or not, but it only happens the once and is fixed for the rest of the … report. 20:34. So they basically took IA skirmish, removed the grid, added more space and units, took a few things from Runewars and called it a day. Imperial Assault Imperial Assault is a strategy board game of tactical combat and missions for two to five players, offering two distinct games of battle and adventure in the Star Wars™ universe!. Display as a link instead, × Fantasy Flight Games just released a Twitter photo showing the differences in size between the Star Wars: Legion's AT-ST and Imperial Assault's AT-ST – the results are quite telling…. It will play somewhat similar to Armada. Troops kill each other more quickly. This is the 2nd Star Wars … The TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank is the newly announced heavy unit for the Imperial faction in Fantasy Flight Games miniature game Star Wars Legion. Will this game end up having hundreds of troops on both sides with massive vehicles? This thread is archived. Will the minis be the same size? Price$79.99. Story driven narratives are 100% possible with wargames as you play out missions that cover a major battle or campaign. With the TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank Unit Expansion, your Imperial armies gain a single finely sculpted, menacing TX-225 miniature that can work in tandem with your ground troops to impose the Empire’s will wherever it’s assigned. Both games have their place, and IA is great at what it is meant to do (being a 1 v 4 asymmetrical board game). ), With FFG recently announcing their first wave of expansions for Star Wars Legion, which unsurprisingly includes both an AT-ST and a T-47 Airspeeder, I have begun to wonder whether this new game or the existing Imperial Assault gives the better experience of the films…. Or pit them against each other with new characters ready to enter your skirmish battles! It's going to be closer to platoon size engagements, but it would scale up so you could in theory do something company sized, say 90+ models per side, but that would be about as large as you're going to get. Close. When you play with Legends of the Alliance, the app assumes the role of the Imperials, while you and your friends form a team of … In skirmish you might to gain 40 vp to win. Many of the scenes in the Star Wars films – whether it is the rescue of Princess Leia from the Death Star, the battle on Bespin, the rescue of Han from Jabba’s palace or the mission on Eadu to find Galen in Rogue One – focus on the actions of a handful of heroes attempting to complete a mission, and this is the ideal format for Imperial Assault. If what people are saying is true, then you can easily have 6 squads of 4 troops for about 1/4 of your army points. We believe that our readers and listeners deserve to hear an opinion that is unbiased from any commercial interest, and seek to provide such wherever possible. Imperial Assault is very dissimilar to Legion other than being a Star Wars game. link Tommy20 Legends of the Alliance is a companion app for the Star Wars: Imperial Assault board game, a scenario-based game of tactical combat. Share your thoughts on this topic that is … As a new player who wanted to dive in a competitive star wars game with cool miniatures and attend tournaments, the answer was Imperial Assault.   Your previous content has been restored. Archived. hide. Imperial Assault is a board game that is a 1 v 4 asymmetrical 'dungeon crawl' just like Descent. In Legion the game is a tactical miniatures game. 13 comments. However, there are almost as many examples in Star Wars of larger battles with more troops taking place, such as Hoth, Endor and Scarif. 22. Your Tags: Add tags. Are these two games comparable to Xwing and Armada, respectively, in scale and gameplay scope? Legion is a true head to head minis game that meant to be played 1 v 1. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  96% Upvoted. If Legion is big army battles as Armada is big fleet battles, I may be interested. So in game play this may be closer to Xwing with moderately sized squad battles, if I'm understanding you correctly.   Pasted as rich text. So.. Just for grins, I Blue-tacked an Imperial Assault Ahsoka figure on top of a legion Storm Trooper, and she was just as tall as the Legion Model's Luke. FFG have just released an app which takes control of the Imperials and allows players all play Rebels. Five of these troopers are armed with E-22 blaster rifles while a Shoretrooper equipped with a T-21B targeting rifle is ready to deal extra damage from long range. We dive into the newly announced Star Wars:Legion and discuss the community reaction to a game that some feel kill Imperial Assault. Contact Us; Order Status; Wishlist; My Cart - 0 Items Search Free Shipping on orders over $150(AU) and $250(NZ) ... Star Wars Imperial Assault; Star Wars Legion; Star Wars X-Wing; Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika; Warhammer 40,000; Fantasy. One of the immediate benefits of this is that it now allows for solo play, but it also means that the game has more of a surprise element, which means that certain areas and enemies are only revealed as the board is explored, which gives a great ‘all in this together’ experience. You have to have more space for Legion. IA operates on a smaller scale because it was adapted from a rules set originally designed for a dungeon crawl board game. Legion is also played on a much bigger map and has more units and a longer game time. It could totally not exist and the main purpose for the game's existence is not harmed in any way. Having played Imperial Assault several times against someone playing the Imperials, I am looking forward to the co-operative play provided by the app and comparing the experience. However, we also reserve the right to give our full, open and honest opinion on any product that we review. Losing the special tricks and hidden info from the campaign scenarios led them to develop the command card concept. VIPs: FREE Han Solo™ Key Chain with Star Wars™ purchases over $100. share. Rare Board Games, mtg, Magic: the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, rpg, Role Playing Games, Dungeons and Dragons, and many more games and supplies for sale. A friend of mine and I Split 2 Starter boxes. Star Wars: Rebellion. Ok thank you that helps. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Is a very different game. So, yes, it was an afterthought, but I don’t think it was as potentially cynical as you might suspect. You can post now and register later. So it will be much larger, dynamic battles. 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