The long awaited trooper silhouette is finally here

An update to the Star Wars™: Legion tournament 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!

Download the new Star Wars: Legion Tournament Regulations now to read the entire update! As always, game rules, tournament regulations, and other support materials can be found on our Star Wars: Legion page.

AdeptiCon cancelled due to Coronavirus

Hello Players. The recent news that AdeptiCon 2020 is canceled also means that the three World Championships for Star Wars Armada, Imperial Assault and Legion have been canceled; along with the KeyForge Vault Tour, X-Wing System Open and L5R Kotei.

We will be evaluating the situation, talking with our North American events partners Yeti Gaming, and letting players know more about our plans for these events moving forwards.

Players!

Yet another prize update as we move closer and closer to the Las Vegas Open. Attached is the proof for our Team event and Narrative prize – “Sabacc” inspired card sleeves! Every single player that attends either the Narrative Event or the Team Event will receive a full set of 10 sleeves, enough to cover your command hand with a few spares.

I’ve also included the final final version of the Order tokens. We had to change a few small details so they would show nicely, but overall the samples turned out great, and I am excited to get these produced.

Looking forward to next month!

#lvolegion

Official Rulings Update

The Official Rulings page can be found after the jump: https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/277344-star-wars-legion-official-rulings/page/2/

Rules Reference Correction: In the Glossary entry for Calculate Odds, the second sentence should read:

As a card action, a unit with the Calculate Odds keyword can choose a friendly trooper unit at range 1 and in line of sight to gain 1 aim token, 1 dodge token, and 1 suppression token. 

Rules Reference Correction: In the Glossary entry for Emplacement Trooper and Withdraw, the following bullet point should be added:

  • An emplacement trooper can perform any number of available free actions when that unit withdraws. 

Rules Reference Correction: In the Glossary entry for Immune: Pierce, the sub-bullet point should read:

  • The Pierce keyword can be used on defense dice rolled by a unit without Immune: Pierce that is using the Guardian keyword, even if the defender of the attack has the Immune: Pierce keyword. 

Rules Reference Correction: In the Glossary entry for Standby, the following bullet point should be added:

  • A unit cannot spend more than one standby token per instance of being able to spend standby tokens, even if that unit is able to spend standby tokens from other units. 

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