Star Wars Legion – an inspiring day of gaming

One of the joys of our hobby is the social aspect of getting together to game. I can’t remember the last time I had a game with Rich Jones, so when he suggested getting together over Easter for a game of Star Wars Legion, I leapt at the chance (especially as he said he would supply all the miniatures and scenery).

So it was that we met up at Wayland Games for an epic day of battle. Rich had devised a scenario suitable for the occasion (see below) – basically one of the droids had a long-lost episode of the Meeples & Miniatures podcast, which the Rebels had to stop falling into the wrong hands…

scenario SW1

The table for the day looked fantastic – it drew attention all day, with many people asking about it, as well as STL itself: “was it any good”, “how did it play”, “wow, that AT-ST is big” etc.

The game was suitably epic and cinematic, with a climatic fight between Luke Skywalker, an entire squad of Stormtroopers, and Wedge Antilles blasting Darth Vader to dust with laser cannon – A full report can be found here.

However, just in case you are as taken with the look of the game as others were on the day, here are some useful links:

The buildings are from Plast Craft Games ColoRED range – these are designed for Infinity, but seem to fit Tatooine rather well

Plast Craft Games

The resin rocks are also a pre-painted, ready-to-play set from Polish company – it’s their Badlands set. Badlands terrain bundle

Finally, Rich had mounted his Airspeeder on a ring magnet joint, which made for some awesome poses and photos. I am very late to the party on this, but I am totally convinced and have already decided to not only base my Airspeeders and Speeder Bikes like this, but to also convert my X-Wing collection.

If you are wondering where to get these, try Green Stuff World.

Green Stuff World rotation magnets

My thanks to Rich for organising a great day of gaming, although it will ultimately prove to be somewhat expensive!

5 Comments on Star Wars Legion – an inspiring day of gaming

  1. Sounds like a great day

  2. So how do you like the 32mm scale? I bought the game to play with my 10 year old son instead of 40k but the board felt just as small and cramped.

    • The scale doesn’t bother me too much. At 800 points, the game is really no more than a large skirmish, with not a lot more than 30 miniatures a side on the table.
      I must admit that I didn’t feel like the game area was cramped, even though it’s 12″ narrower.

      That said:
      I) I don’t think I would want any more units on the table
      II) I have been playing a lot of games on 3′ x 3′ recently, so a 6′ x 3′ table looks bigger than usual! 😀

  3. This is so awsome!

  4. I thought this game was unnecessary with Star Wars:Imperial Assault covering large scale battles. I believe I remember Troubadour Whitaker and you mentioning this. (I hope I am wrong. My wife Hopes I am NOT!!!!!!!!!)

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