Star Wars: Legion Organized Play Events & Dates

The Fantasy Flight Games team is on top of Star Wars: Legion with a whole batch of events & dates for Organized Play!

The Organized Play Events from Fantasy Flight Games have been a great source of community for participating players. Their World Championships attract a lot of attention from players and fans of their respective games. It shouldn’t be a surprise to see that Star Wars: Legion is getting the same treatment.

via Fantasy Flight Games

In-Store Early Demos. Beginning March 8th, two weeks before the official release, select retailers will offer demos of the game, where you can see the miniatures and learn the basics of movement and combat. (More details to follow on February 12th.)

Launch Weekend. Immediately upon the game’s release, from March 22nd to March 25th, participating retailers will host three Launch Weekend activities, rewarding participants with commemorative prizes and the opportunity to claim the store for either the Galactic Empire or Rebel Alliance. (More details to follow on February 26th.)

Legion at AdeptiCon. AdeptiCon will be hosting its own Launch Weekend activities, along with a series of other activities that make the convention an exciting opportunity for players looking to dive into Legion head first and bring their experiences back to their local communities. (More details to follow on March 5th.)

In-Store Events. The in-store events at your local game store are the foundation of Star Wars: Legion Organized Play. Show up, participate, and play. These events kick off with the Star Wars™: Legion Recruitment Kit, which offers you the flexibility to run a weekly league, single-day events, or casual gaming. (More details to follow on March 12th.)

Championship Events. There are many ways to enjoy your Legion battles, and players looking to test their skills against the galaxy’s best commanders will enjoy Championship Events. These large, spirited events offer top-level competition, as well as a path to the Star Wars: Legion World Championships! (Details to follow in April.)

The game isn’t even out yet and FFG already has plans for a slew of Organized Play Events. Folks who are curious about this new game are going to have lots of opportunities to see it and play it thanks to these types of events. Keep in mind, these events are all geared for the Tournament Player only – casual players who are just interested in a new tabletop miniatures game that happens to be Star Wars (!!!) are going to be able to dive right in as well.

If you’re curious about the game we did get a demo of it at GenCon 50:

But we also encourage you to hit-up your FLGS for a demo and plan to check out a launch weekend event, too! The official release date is March 22nd – are you ready for it?

Star Wars: Legion

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.

 

The Hyper-drive Train has left the station!

  • Xodis

    Already have it preordered. Im excited for it since 40K feels like a disappointment to me.
    Plus worst case scenario if the game flops, I have a ton of Star Wars models for the FFG Star Wars RPG which is excellent.

    • ZeeLobby

      Haha. I’ll just be happy looking at them on my wall XD.

      • Xodis

        Have you seen how big the AT-ST is compared to the Imperial Assault Version? Better have a big wall lol

        • ZeeLobby

          Haha. I know, but it’ll be oh so satisfying 😀

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      you are part of the rebel alliance AND a traitor? 😀

    • marxlives

      That is true, I wouldn’t be surprised to see non wargamers who are just collectors pick up enough copies of this game to make it a hit.

    • marxlives

      I am pretty excited too. I have been pretty disappointed in the codex chase to sell models approach and it looks like after all the promises and marketing for 8th, it is all old hat. I have been out of large scale sci-fi games but it is going to be fun getting back into it.

  • ZeeLobby

    Pre-ordered and waiting! Love that FFG has events and OP ready to go from the start.

    • zeno666

      They sure know how to work their stuff 🙂

    • silashand

      Yep. Trading my starter box Imperials for Rebels with a friend on release day. Our LGS is doing a build & play day when it drops.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah, my group wants to do some test games first, but if it’s solid, they’ll probably all be on board.

    • marxlives

      It sounds like FFG is taking their lessons learned from RuneWars and applying it here.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. Definitely. I’m sure we’ll play. Our whole group would have bought in if there were more than 2 factions from start though. I know that’s harder in star wars, but still…

        • marxlives

          It would be cool if some SW gurus could chime us in on what other factions are out. Like minor powers you can play.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. I mean at this scale sand people would be viable.