Atomic Mass Games had quite a bit to unveil during their Gen Con Ministravaganza, and that included several new products and tests for its Star Wars: Legion Miniatures game. During the panel, they revealed several changes coming to the game and how it will evolve moving forward, but they also gave fans a sneak peek at some of the new units and factions coming to their hit Star Wars game over the next year or two, and if you happen to be a fan of The Mandalorian or Return of the Jedi, you are going to love what the future holds.
That future content features a bevy of Mandalorian-themed units and characters, and the one we got the biggest look at was the Mandalorian version of Boba Fett. They actually showed an early version of this miniature, and it looks fantastic, trading in the typical blaster pose for one that is wielding his Gaffi Stick. Fett is actually the first fully designed, sculpted, and developed character Atomic Mass Games has made for Legion after the game was moved from Fantasy Flight Games.
That would be big enough news, but that’s far from all of the Mandalorian content coming to the game. The designers also said that we’ll see Mando and The Child, as well as IG-11, Moff Gideon, Dark Troopers, and yes, even Ahsoka, and we cannot wait to build an army that includes Mando, Grogu, and Ahsoka whenever they release.
These two units have been rumored for awhile but this pretty much makes them official. Last time this happened FFG was quick to release a preview article. Watch for that on official site either this week or next.
I did a quick write-up of things I found interesting during today’s FFG Live: Ask Me Anything with Alex and Luke:
-The Clone Wars Core Set will release worldwide on Oct 18th
-The Card Packs will release on Oct. 18th
-No release date for Dewbacks but will release ASAP
-More Competitive Battle Cards will be added to the game “Sooner than later”
-We may eventually get custom commanders
-We will see more cross faction units
-We will most likely see Commander Coby and all “popular characters” added to the game; at least that’s the goal
-Phase 1 Clone Troopers feature the furthest they could push PVC plastic. Phase 2 Clone Troopers will be hard plastic, but will not be as customizable as the Phase 1s, but as Legion continues to grow with hard plastic there will be some “really cool figures in the near future” and you’ll be able to “customize them in a lot of cool ways”
-They are moving away from 1 for 1 releases and moving towards more thematic releases, e.i. themes build on movies, TV shows, certain battles, locations, different media, fridge elements that don’t fit anywhere else
-They will consider all possible factions including Scum and Villainy. They hinted that The Mandalorian could help flesh that faction out
-Subfactions are still on the table, but it sounds like the game needs to grow more to warrant them Continue reading →
With the forthcoming Clone Wars core set I’m intrigued with how the current factions of the Empire, and the Rebellion will interact with the two new factions. What’s interesting is that these factions shouldn’t have answers for each other because they never actually faced each other in a star war. But in terms of the game they will need to have answers as they will frequently be going head to head with the CIS and the Republic.
Currently the Imperial faction is built to represent their presence during Galactic Civil War and their struggle with the Rebel Alliance. The advent of the Republic faction gives FFG the opportunity to dive backwards on the timeline during the Dark Times era and release units that will be more suited in fighting lightsaber wielding Jedi.
I believe it’s a safe bet that we’ll see the release of the Inquisitors and Purge Troopers as Imperial counters to the Republic faction’s Jedi. Though it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see Imperial Clone Troopers or a pre Cyborg Darth Vader, it would be interesting if they eventually made an Order 66 scenario.
What do you think? Do you agree that we’ll likely see Dark Times/Jedi Purge units hit the streets Q4 of this year or Q1 of next year? How do you think they’ll balance the Rebellion vs the Republic? Or do you think Luke and Sabine are enough to combatant full fledge Jedi? With that being said, I’m 100% sure we won’t see Jedi swarm as they’ll most likely be too expensive. So an Obi Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka list might not be feasible.
Just some thoughts, let me know what you think in the comments.