Imperial Discipline: Creating a 500-Point Format for Legion

Kevin Valliere writes:

Let’s cut to the chase.

Sometimes, Legion can feel like it goes on forever. Two and a half hours passes by quickly in the heat of a competitive moment, but decidedly less so if the game is lopsided or you’ve been forced into a bye. And with somewhere in the neighborhood 40 of your minis on the table at once, that’s a massive time commitment for newbies to invest just in assembly and organization, let alone actually painting the damn things or getting them on the table for a full match.

So if you’re trying to rope in new players or give veterans something different, how do you manage it?

I’m happy to present a project I’ve been working on for some time now: a standardized 500-pt Legion format for leagues and tournaments. The fast facts:

  • 500 Points
  • 3′ x 3′ map (a la X-Wing)
  • 75-minute round timer
  • 5-turn maximum

Click the image below for a link to the downloadable guiding document which contains the full rule-set and detailed instructions:

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Imperial Discipline Blog: Meta 101 – Looking Back (and Ahead) After One Year

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Last summer, I wrote articles that went over the early Legion meta (Rebel 101 and Imperial 101) in detail. But it’s been many jam-packed months since, we are just a few days past the one-year anniversary of Legion! In that time, we’ve gotten a ton of new units and keywords to play with.

So if you’re just joining the game, looking to get back in after a hiatus, or hoping to try out something new, what armies are out there and doing well? What has changed, and what has stayed the same?

I’ve used a mixture of personal experience, community feedback, and competitive data (thanks Orkimedes!) to flesh out a few different sections in this article: first, an update for those returning from a hiatus, second, a collection of meta (or just off-meta) lists for each faction, and third, a look into the future of Legion armies.

Let’s get started.

Read after the jump: https://imperialdiscipline.blog/2019/03/26/imperial-101-established-meta-armies-spring-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0gQJ3ywUhc-ht4c-mC_KUiSBO74gENoRwDRPDiX0NIvme0Y9HhuI66Nnw

Imperial Discipline Blog: Not How the Force Work – Displacement

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We’re just a few months away from the release of the first new vehicles since Legion’s launch, which means now is as good a time as ever to talk about a rule that trips a lot of people up: displacement, or the act of a vehicle running over some poor, poor troopers.

So what exactly happens when some menial troopers are in the way of your towering AT-ST or, for whatever reason you decided to fly it, your Airspeeder? Can they be in the way of your Airspeeder in the first place?

Let’s take a look.

Who is Involved in Displacement?

Only three types of units will be involved in displacement, and only in two specific cases:

Ground Vehicles moving through or into Trooper Units

or

Repulsor Vehicles ending a compulsory move on Trooper Units

In case you aren’t intimately aware with Legion’s vehicle reference language, here are those vehicles disambiguated:

  • Ground Vehicles
    • AT-ST (Imperial)
    • AT-RT (Rebel)
    • Occupier Combat Assault Tank* (Imperial)
  • Repulsor Vehicles
    • 74-Z Speeder Bikes (Imperial)
    • T-47 Airspeeder (Rebel)
    • X-34 Landspeeder* (Rebel)

*forthcoming releases

 

Continue reading after the jump: https://imperialdiscipline.blog/2019/03/12/not-how-the-force-works-displacement/

Imperial Discipline Blog: How to Create a Kessel Spice Mines Base

I liked Solo.

I think the critical reception was much more “meh” than “bad,” but I don’t think it got a fair shake in the theaters. And so it is with great pleasure that I attempt to tackle one of my favorite set pieces from the film: the spice mines of Kessel recreated in miniature base form.

From the Visual Guide:

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Choking smoke and toxic fossil fuel? Perfect! Let’s get started. Here’ what you’ll need:

  • Vallejo Earth Texture
  • Vallejo Water Effects
  • Vallejo Foam Effects
  • Citadel Agrax Earth Shade
  • Citadel Athonian Camoshade and/or Seraphim Sepia
  • Citadel Lahmian Medium
  • Paint of your choosing in green, brown, beige, and yellow
  • A small craft sponge

Fair warning, this one is a bit trickier than the others. But thankfully, through some serious trial and error I’ve got what I think is a foolproof plan of attack.

Continue reading after the jump: https://imperialdiscipline.blog/2019/02/12/how-to-create-a-kessel-spice-mines-base/

Imperial Discipline Blog: Competitive List-Building for Dummies, Pt. 2

Kevin of the Imperial Discipline blog writes,

I’m very lucky this week to be joined by Orkimedes, who is an all-around really nice guy and also a prolific content creator for the Legion community. You can find Orkimedes on his amazingly detailed blog, Never Tell Me the Odds: A Numbers-Based Look at Star Wars Legionor on the competitive-focused podcast he co-hosts, Notorious Scoundrels Podcast.

Orkimedes has written a really wonderful two-part primer on how to build competitive lists from the ground up for Imperial Discipline that is ideal for new or otherwise inexperienced commanders.

Part 1 can be found here.”

You can also check Part 2 out after the jump: https://imperialdiscipline.blog/2019/01/22/competitive-list-building-for-dummies-pt-2-guest-post-by-orkimedes/

Imperial Discipline: Competitive List-Building For Dummies

Kevin Valliere writes:

“I’m very lucky this week to be joined by Orkimedes, who is an all-around really nice guy and also a prolific content creator for the Legion community. You can find Orkimedes on his amazingly detailed blog, Never Tell Me the Odds: A Numbers-Based Look at Star Wars Legion, or on the competitive-focused podcast he co-hosts, Notorious Scoundrels Podcast.

Orkimedes has written a really wonderful two-part primer on how to build competitive lists from the ground up for Imperial Discipline that is ideal for new or otherwise inexperienced commanders.

Read the article after the jump: https://imperialdiscipline.blog/2019/01/15/competitive-list-building-for-dummies-guest-post-by-orkimedes/

Imperial Discipline Blog: The Legion Buying Guide (Holiday Special 2018)

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Kevin of the Imperial Discipline blog has a handy-dandy Star Wars Legion buying guide just in time for the Holiday Season. Just think of it as your 2018 version of the Sears Catalog.

Kevin writes: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year for new players to join our community. Whether you’ve been lurking the forums and Facebook group or are warily eyeing your unpainted core set in the corner, let’s take a look at what to do when you’re starting Legion from scratch this winter season. All aboard the Holiday Special Express!”

Check his awesome Star Wars Legion buying guide out after the jump: https://imperialdiscipline.blog/2018/12/06/the-legion-buying-guide-holidays-2018-19/?fbclid=IwAR3wJ-u_qcBYrtGdsu1KMk98y9nQa9BZtuatAwhvwDmnVVkydLJ8zaven0k