SW: Legion – Two New Empire Units Announced

General Veers & The Snowtroopers prepare to launch their assault on Star Wars: Legion!

Get ready to experience the Battle of Hoth with the announcement of General Veers and The Snowtrooper unit expansions for Star Wars: Legion from Fantasy Flight Games.

via Fantasy Flight Games

General Veers Commander Expansion $12.95

“Imperial commanders will soon have more options than ever before when they choose who will lead their troops into combat—General Veers, the first new commander for the Imperial forces, is coming soon to Star Wars: Legion. An expert in ground combat, and especially noted for his use of walkers in the surface attack on Hoth, General Veers is well acquainted with leading the Empire’s finest into battle against insurgents such as the Rebel Alliance.”

Snowtroopers Unit Expansion $24.95

“No matter how dangerous the freezing temperatures on a planet, you’ll find that your Snowtroopers are equipped to handle the killing cold with ease. Within this Unit Expansion, you’ll find seven unpainted Snowtrooper miniatures, inviting you to field these troopers as a single unit and combat the Rebellion in even the most hostile and adverse environments. Alongside these Snowtroopers, you’ll find an assortment of upgrade cards, inviting you to kit out your Snowtroopers for whatever you expect to face on the field of battle.”

Both the Snowtroopers and General Veers are slated for release in the First Quarter of 2018! Time to get that snow board ready…

 

General Veers & The Snowtroopers…that sounds like a high school band name.

  • BaronSnakPak

    I am pretty pumped for Legion, and building an Empire army in particular.

    • ZeeLobby

      Rebel Scum for me!

  • marxlives

    Darn it. So many good games. Uuuuggghhh.

    • orionburn III

      My problem as well. This is making it really, really hard to not get sucked up into the Star Wars / FFG world, though.

      • marxlives

        Ya, it might be good to pick up just to get people into wargaming in general. X-Wing did a great job of bringing people who would never wargame, into it. This would be one more thing and would have more impact than the stuff I regular play due to IP recognition.

        • ZeeLobby

          Haha, and even better I’m headed back the other way now, lol. Maybe By next year I’ll only play videogames of tabletop games :P.

          • marxlives

            I feel you man, I have taken a break for a bit. Mostly it just has to do with environment. I can’t play a game without some 40k dude coming up to my game and telling me why he hates a game he doesn’t play. Which is weird because I am supportive of 40k, compliment battles and minis, and even eschew from conversions fueled by anti-GW rage. Sometimes you just want to have fun, play a game, and not feel like you are taking sides or a playing game X is a sign of your character. I like the FLGS community because you can get games but sometimes you need a break from it too.

        • orionburn III

          I think two of my friends would have gotten into 40k if it wasn’t for the price point. They saw how quickly it added up and made them hesitant to invest that much money into a game they may not end up liking much. Armada has always caught my interest as a means of getting a Battlefleet Gothic like fix. X-Wing didn’t do much for me, but the idea of recreating battles on Hoth is pretty damned hard to pass up!

          • marxlives

            It is kind of the nature of the beast with minis. At least with Legions if you have friends who like SW or FFG stuff they might be more willing to cash in for a system and company they like and are familiar with. If during painting parties some friends are painting SMs while others STs its all good. At least everyone is enjoying the hobby.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Agreed.

      It sucks because a lot of quality games are going to die because there are simply far too many good ones out there all of a sudden.

      • Benandorf

        Yep. Privateer Press is feeling the squeeze.

        • ZeeLobby

          Are they?

          • marxlives

            Hey ZeeLobby you know you made it to the big time when people say you are going to go under any minute now just like people say about GW. If Spartan games has taught us anything, a good IP can’t die once it actually has a solid consumer base.

  • wibbling

    The roomin’ core game isn’t out for 4 months!

  • Kabal1te

    I am curious to see how well this game actually does. There are folks in my local community that have been calling this the 40k killer since the day it was announced. But all the other FF skirmish like games except x-wing are dead or never had a sign of life to begin with (rune wars didn’t sell at all here). And x-wing has a very small following here at that. I am skeptical how big this will really be after 6 months or a year at most.

    One of the things I don’t understand about Fantasy Flights star wars properties is why they seem to ignore the prequels totally. They would be valid factions to expand x-wing and Armada as well as this but they seem intent on limiting themselves. I think that’s the biggest reason Armada died in my local area. the lack of a faction like x-wing scum faction leaves it feeling too limited for some folks.

    • marxlives

      Honestly, it just matters where you are. In some places FFG is WAY bigger than 40k or Armada. And you have to consider, you can put it on a Walmart shelf, parents and kids will recognize it and buy it. So it is going to sell big, no doubt about it. Will it be the 40k killer? 40k is an established publicly owned IP, even if it ran at 0 profits for a decade, someone would buy the IP just for the gaming licenses alone. 40k is not going anywhere. And does it need to for other games to become successful? What is the point of “streamlining” if the goal is not to make miniature wargaming less of a niche within a niche?

    • Your area is weird, then. X-Wing is HUGE. It’s bigger than 40K and Warmachine combined in my entire region. Armada likewise has a smaller, but equally dedicated following, and Imperial Assault gets played regularly. I don’t see people playing Rune Wars, but apparently it sells.

      • Matthew Pomeroy

        same here, almost sick of seeing X-wing to be honest. It killed the hell out of 40k here.

  • piglette

    Need Starcraft tabletop game, FFG.

  • Drpx

    Rules already leaked:

    “All units with the keyword within 6″ reroll failed hits of 1 in the shooting phase. If Veers is your Warlord, add 1 to save rolls by WALKER units within 6″.”

  • dave long island

    The AT-ST is ruined for me. I just keep hearing Rich Evans from RLM go crazy for AT-STs… LOL…

    https://youtu.be/OfJRm0WssOE