“This is where the fun begins.” –Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith
As the Clone Wars rage on, new heroes emerge with every battle. Whether they’re a famed Jedi Knight leading their troops into battle or a simple droid relaying key intel to the rest of its army, the actions of these few could determine the outcome of the entire conflict.
The afternoon of August 1 sees a return to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: Legion. Here, we’ll once again feature reveals of new content, as well as a discussion of the highly detailed sculpts that bring your armies to life on the tabletop.
LJ Peña: “Legion Academy did a great Cad Bane reveal this afternoon. Seeing as no one had put the cards up yet, figured I’d do so. Many thanks to Shawn and Joe for doing the stream, and FFG for giving them the card details. Might not have been May the 4th but, I’ll take it!”
Jorden of Skull Forge Studios said on Facebook, “Smells like Plagiarism to me…. AND he’s trying to start Patreon which I can only assume has more unoriginal work…. Do the world a favor folks, don’t support Rick Cook in any way shape or form in the future.”
An update to the Star Wars™: Legiontournament regulations is now available through our website! These changes come on the heels of a new Rules Reference that went into effect on February 28, and today Legion designer Alex Davy is here to discuss the impact these changes will have on competitive play.
Greetings Legion players!
I’m happy to announce a new Star Wars: Legion tournament update featuring two key tweaks to competitive play.
The first and most critical change is the introduction of a trooper silhouette template designed to give all trooper minis in the game a single, standardized shape. It is frustrating to have your commander defeated because the tip of their weapon is poking out from behind a wall, or to have your creativity constrained by the need to model your miniatures with competitive line of sight rules in mind. With the advent of dynamic flight stands for the upcoming ARC Troopers and Clan Wren, it’s more important than ever to free players from these concerns.
With that in mind, the physical trooper miniatures themselves will no longer factor into competitive line of sight rules. Instead, we have created a silhouette representing a universal standard trooper size, designed to be placed against and behind a trooper’s base to determine line of sight to and from that miniature.
Additionally, the silhouette includes a hash mark at the top that can be used when measuring line of sight from a miniature. Crouching or kneeling miniatures will no longer have to worry about whether or not they can see over a barricade or other short obstacle!
In many cases, it will not be necessary to use this silhouette; most trooper minis readily fit within its bounds. Indeed, strictly casual players may never have need of this template at all. During a competitive match, however, the silhouette template allows players to precisely determine what parts of the miniature are not valid targets for line of sight. If Luke’s lightsaber or a Scout Trooper’s sniper rifle protrudes past a miniature’s base, the silhouette can be used to show that it is not a valid target for line of sight. So go ahead—give Grievous an extra arm (or two!), and let your Mandalorians fly high and proud!
Secondly, this document introduces a new tiebreaker system that puts the focus squarely on earning victory points rather than relying on “strength of schedule” (a.k.a. the success rate of each of your opponents).
This is explained in detail in the document itself, but in short, players will be rewarded more favorably for scoring a greater percentage of victory points in a match. Therefore, a player who wins a game that was tied on victory points will receive a less favorable margin of victory than a player who manages to earn more victory points than their opponent.
I hope that both of these changes will have a positive impact on the tournament scene, and I look forward to hearing your feedback!
Bringing the world’s best tabletop games to you, our fans, is extremely important for Fantasy Flight Games, and nothing brings us more joy than to see all of you tearing into the latest game on release day. However, our single most important goal is the safety and well-being of our employees, retailers, and fans. Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, shelter-in-place orders, and the closure of non-essential businesses in many states, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all new releases in the United States, effective immediately through the end of April 2020.
This will have a cascading effect, moving all announced products back at least one month. We are currently reevaluating our release schedule, and we’ll be posting updates and adjusting the Upcoming page as we know more.
As we all practice social distancing, we understand that tabletop games can be an essential part of that experience. However, if we continued with new releases through this tumultuous time, we would be doing a grave disservice to our retailers, many of whom have closed their doors for the duration of this pandemic, as well as our fans who may be unable to receive newly released products in many parts of the country. These changes are going into effect for the United States. However, due to the nature of this situation, different countries are taking different approaches. In other territories, please talk to your local retailers and distributors to learn about their plans for upcoming FFG product releases.
Although we are pausing the release of new products, we continue to offer a full catalog of existing games that offer hours upon hours of entertainment. We are monitoring the situation as it continues to develop, and while we hope to return to regular releases in the first week of May, we will adjust these plans as necessary to support the financial well-being of our retailers and in accordance with current safety recommendations and protocols. In the meantime, we hope that you’re able to take advantage of these weeks to try some games that may have slipped past you.
From all of us at Fantasy Flight Games, we wish you and your families the very best during this unprecedented time!