Getting Started: Star Wars Legion

“Saw Gerrera used to say one fighter with a sharp stick and nothing left to lose can take the day. They’ve no idea we’re coming. They’ve no reason to expect us. If we can make it to the ground, we’ll take the next chance. And the next. On and on until we win, or the chances are spent.
-Jyn Erso, Rogue One

 Star Wars: Legion, is a game of squad based ground combat in a galaxy far, far away, that lets you and your friends take command of the most iconic forces in the Star Wars galaxy, in a variety of interesting objective-based scenarios. Star Wars: Legion boasts beautiful, unpainted, plastic miniatures representing Republic, Separatist, Imperial, and Rebel units. Players create an army roster to an agreed point value, chosen from their collection of miniatures. Games are played on a 6ft by 3ft play surface that is intended to be covered by beautiful terrain such as the snow dunes of Hoth, the swamps of Dagobah, the forests of Endor, or perhaps the junk yards of Ord Mandel.

If you are interested in leading Darth Vader and the 501st against the likes of Han Solo and his Rebel Commandos; or if you ever wanted to help Obi-Wan Kenobi lead his clone troopers to victory against the dastardly General Grievous and his endless waves of droids, read on for our beginner's buyer’s guide.

There are several interesting ways to start collecting Star Wars Legion. There are two different varieties of two-player core sets that provide your choice of either civil war era or clone war era starting forces. Each core set also comes with all the tokens, range tools, movement tools, cards, and dice that you will need to play. Each set also comes with 8 barricades to help give your troops cover on the battlefield. We also recommend picking up an additional dice pack. Alternatively, you may choose to buy a faction Battle Force. These box sets give you a small force with alternate units than what come in the core set, they also come with unique command cards for you to use in your games! If you should choose to purchase a Battle Force as an entry point into the game, we also recommend buying an Essentials Kit, which will give you the dice, tools, tokens, and cards that come in the core set.

If you are new to miniatures war gaming altogether, then you will also want to purchase the necessary equipment to assemble and paint your forces. We recommend a can of spray primer, a bottle of super glue, some brushes, and a set of paints that match the theme for your chosen faction. Different types of flocks and base effects can also be used to give your miniatures a beautiful scenic finish. Be sure to message us or come in for a visit at the Outpost, if you would like to ask any questions or inquire about a game demo.