New X-Wing Ships & Star Wars Legion Details

Check out the three new ships coming to X-Wing and more on Star Wars Legion, straight from the FFG booth at GENCON 2017.

Pre-Order Star Wars: Legion Starter Box$89.95

Warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars universe, from the Rebel Alliance’s defeat in the Battle of Hoth to a few elite Rebel strike teams taking on a legion of stormtroopers on the Forest Moon of Endor. You can seize your chance to get your boots on the ground and lead your troops to victory with Star Wars™: Legion, a miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Warsuniverse!

Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army of miniatures filled with troopers, powerful ground or repulsor vehicles, and iconic characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game’s unpainted, easily assembled minis 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.

Read more about Star Wars Legion here via FFG.

 

 

X-Wing’s New Ships

Meet the three new ships headed to a tabletop near you:

Phantom II heads over the REBELS tv show to the tabletop to help the Alliance.

Imperial Assault Gunboat – It FINALLY made it from TIE-fighter video game to the tableop!

M12-L Kimogila Heavy Fighter gives Scum some more options.

  • Charles Lowry

    Finally! Cant wait.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Not too impressed with the Star Wars: Legion miniatures. Given how much money SW as a franchise has and how much money SW products generate; I’d expect far better quality models and paint jobs. Disappointing.

    • Talos2

      Looks like a straight port over from imperial assault in terms of models, not wonderful but perfectly useable. Keeps it readily available for players of all levels of interest with no building needed. Also if you’ve already got a load of ia then all you need is rules

      • daggermaw

        the models will need to be built, they’re not one piece. I think they’re actually going the full fledged war game hobby route for this.

        • Cergorach

          Yeah, but with PVC models that need to be assembled.

          FFG will compete with 40k in the NA market, but in Europe FFG is about 50% more expensive then GW with it’s miniature pricing…

          So I doubt we’ll see a mass exodus here in Europe…

          Also, everyone that has been a SW fan for a while and has any interest in a SW skirmish game has a huge collection of WotC SW minis and half a dozen AT-AT walkers…

          • ZeeLobby

            Is X-Wing not popular in Europe?

          • Cergorach

            Depends on the region, France (Edge) and Germany (Heidelberger) have their own translations so I don’t know if we see sales from those in the FFG stats.

            Also not a direct competitor to 40k.

            For you US folks the MSRP of a X-wing ship is equivalent to a SM scout squad here in the EU. While in the US that is $15 vs $25, you can almost buy two for that.

            Of course there are discount webstores, but also from GW and we can still order from the UK.

          • ZeeLobby

            Ah. Yeah. I’ve just heard X-Wing is widely popular everywhere. If they’re willing to pay more for ships in Europe, I wouldn’t be shocked if they’d pay more for these too. The Star Wars IP is also massively more popular than 40K pretty much everywhere. It definitely can’t hurt, even if they are direct competitors. Locally X-Wing was a lot of players first tabletop game and they invested solely on the IP to start.

          • Cergorach

            Of course X-wing is many people’s first miniature wargame, but those come assembled and prepainted. You also need a lot less of them for a battle, the same goes for Armada.

            Sure there’ll be people who’ll jump at the chance of a miniature wargame for SW. But folks have only so much money to spend on these things and the nature of money is that you can spend it only once.

            I’ve seen many bigger SW fans then myself not start with X-wing and Armada due to the costs, but Imperial Assault has a far greater replay value for a far greater number of people (so costs are far easier to explain away). SW Rebellion is also a problematic game, quite expensive and essentially a two player game, also difficult to sell.

            I own X-wing (30+ ships) and Armada (basic boxed set). I still have a ton of WotC SW prepainted miniatures, so my desire to start with Legion is further deminished because I want so much other stuff first…

      • nuggy

        The imperial assault minis looks like first draft sculpts compared to these though. Been holding of buying into the game as the quality were so uneven so I’m all for this!

        • ZeeLobby

          They look pretty solid to me. I’m wondering if people are just equating doodads everywhere to mini quality. Stormtroopers have always had a very simplistic design as far as their armor goes.

          • Cergorach

            Sharpness and shape imho, the quality between the two Lukes is pretty huge imho…

          • nuggy

            It’s all about the proportions and accuracy for my part here, the stormtrooper helmets look melted and distorted (though they have slowly getting them better for each new ST released), Boba fett got tones of inaccuracies there are just generally a lot of minis got wierd poses. Most of these issues I think would just have easely been avoided if there were just one more take on them.
            But don’t get me wrong, when they are good they are amazing but imho a lot if them just aren’t.

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            totally concur, I personally cant stand all the little “crap” all over the new 40k models. I vastly prefer these simple stormtroopers (who look like they should) to all this primaris junk.

  • D. B.

    Something tells me we’ll be seeing a LOT of proxied Astra Militarum armies.

    • af

      I don’t understand if you’re saying Stormtroopers proxying Imperial Guard or viceversa. Seems silly either way.

      • D. B.

        Not saying it won’t be silly, but there is, apparently, a strong movement to proxy Star Wars into 40k.

        I gotta say, though, armies like that are bound to be jinxed. Stormtroopers with lasguns? The non-hitters meet the non-wounders. You’d be better off with an army of Conscripts.

  • benn grimm

    Legion looks pretty cool, look forward to giving it a try.

  • Kiskatona

    Assault Gunboats, finally! Haven’t bought any new X-Wing stuff since the T-70 release, but I think I’ll grab a couple of those.

  • Drpx

    Walk into store a week after Legion comes out, see nothing but Empire vs Empire games with all the Stormtroopers painted with 501s insignia.

    • OldHat

      That sounds so boring. Both sides shooting and no one hitting anything!

  • Commissar

    Neat!

  • af

    I wonder what this means as a “hobby” miniatures game. A lot of people who buy 40K (and similar games from other brands) are into it because they can customize and convert the hell out of their armies, as well as design their own paint schemes. This cannot really happen with Imperial Stormtroopers… though I guess it can happen with Jedi and Sith characters. Their paint schemes are fixed and there’s no much room for conversions. So I wonder if this will be more like collecting an army for a historical wargame (e.g. you cannot paint your WW2 Germans red), and whether this will really target the AoS/40K/KoW/etc “hobby” crowd.