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[Star Wars: Legion] Begun the Clone Wars have.

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  • NealnealNealneal Registered User regular
    edited June 2020
    Seventh Legion is the best Clone legion not the 501st. Sadly it's a grey on white scheme, so not very eye-catching.

    I like the Coruscant Guard colors though. Bold Imperial Guard red on white.

    Edit: 21st Nova Corps is decent with that plum color. Also they get to kill Ki Adi Mundi, so you have that to look forward to.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    Nealneal wrote: »
    21st Nova Corps is decent with that plum color. Also they get to kill Ki Adi Mundi, so you have that to look forward to.

    Oh yeah, the conehead jedi. Even Google knows it to be true.

    If you're curious about my icon; it's an update of the early Lego Castle theme's "Black Falcons" faction.
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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    104th battalion, the Wolfpack, Plo's Bros.

  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    Everything that everyone has mentioned is super cool and honestly I still have no idea. Kinda leaning 501st because then I can run Anakin and Ahsoka and Rex and have everything be nice and canon (ish, I know 2/3 of those aren't out yet).
    Also Blue and White is a great Scheme.

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    Cross posting from the painting thread, the models are nice than I expected. Going 501st I think.
    Still not sure what I'm going to do with the basing.
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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Coming over to this from Warhammer can I get some general thoughts on the game? Can I expect the same...shortsightedness I've seen with other FFG stuff?

    Their Star Wars games are their best supported games, imo. Not sure if you had any specific concerns in mind.
    Norgoth wrote: »
    I've also been eyeing this up. I do have a question I can't find a clear answer to, are the clone wars units balanced for play against the original series stuff? I.e Can I play separatists against Galatic Empire for example? Common sense would say yes, but it's always best to check.

    Yes

    Destiny, prior to its inglorious demise, was plagued by constant production issues and suffered from fairly persistent poor design choices.

    When I found out X wing was really being ran by two people. the supply issues {their bizarre answer to someone pointing out how they could bring the manufacturing to the US, They showed how they saved about a nickel making the ships in china compared to setting up the factory and making them in the US} Along with it was just boring after a bit to play VS games no way to mix it up no campaigns no missions really was the last thing that caused to me to stop playing. I still have the ships just the desire to play is not there

  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    Just had the civil war starter box arrive. With what I own added to the starter I'm a corps choice to two away from 800 points on the rebel side. Time to start building up the Imperials I think.

    Lind
  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    The dark side leads to many thread resurrection powers some consider unnatural...

    So stock is starting for trickle in for this a bit better now, and lockdown has given me a lot of free time, so I now have 800 of points or rebels and imperials for this, despite never having playing a game outside of tabletop sim...

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  • TurksonTurkson Near the mountains of ColoradoRegistered User regular
    https://www.atomicmassgames.com/special-announcement

    So X-Wing, Armada, and Legion are being moved from FFG to Atomic Mass Games. Not sure if this changes anything.

    oh h*ck
  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    It will be interesting to see! Initially I assumed the biggest change would be a different logo on the box as they have the same parent company, but apparently the lead rules dev has been fired??? Which is a bit more drastic than I expected. Marvel: Crisis Protocol is a good game though, so I don't expect a massive drop in quality, but there might be teething issues.

    On a happier note, I played a game for the first time in yonks since lockdown ended! I had managed to get Anakin painted, so it was time for a fun themey game of General Skywalker does warcrimes (again). This time totally reneging on a hostage exchange.

    My List was:
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    Anakin Skywalker (Force Choke, Force Push, Tenacity, Offensive Stance)
    Padme Amidala (Seize the Initiative)
    Phase I Clone Troopers
    Phase I Clone Troopers
    Phase II Clone Troopers (Z-6 Phase II Trooper)
    Phase II Clone Troopers (Phase II Mortar Trooper)
    Arc Troopers (Strike Team) (DC-15x ARC Trooper)
    Arc Troopers (DC-15x ARC Trooper)
    AT-RT (AT-RT Laser Cannon)

    Commands:
    Our Fate is in Your Hands (1), This Is Where the Fun Begins (1), Aggressive Negotiations (2), You Underestimate My Power (2), Hero of the Clone Wars (3), Assault (3), Standing Orders (4)

    Deployments: Roll Out, Danger Close, The Long March, Major Offensive
    Objectives: Hostage Exchange, Payload, Intercept the Transmissions, Key Positions
    Conditions: Rapid Reinforcements, Limited Visibility, Clear Conditions, Supply Drop

    Basically I was running everything new! They only thing in the list I'd used before was Phase 1 clones, and even they were the 2 units I have that hadn't hit the table.

    We ended up with Hostage Exchange, Roll Out and Supply Drop. I forced Hostage Exchange with both my vetos because I figured that the objectives would be concentrated in a small area of the battlefield, all the better for Anakin to Rampage around

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    Oh boy! Here I go killing again!

    Turn 1 had the awkward shuffle of hostage units past eachother while the rest of the armies positioned and some units opened up. Anakin copped a bit of fire because I stuck him up the front to feed tokens to the Retreating phase 2s rescuing the senator. Round 2 was when things kicked really off. I played 'This is where the fun begins!' and also popped Padmes Sieze the initiative to give orders to both Anakin and the hostage unit. I won the roll off vs Cad Banes 1 pip, and Anakin Force Pushed the B2s trying to retreat with the hostage into his waiting arms and lightsabred all bar 1 to pieces. This included choking the leader to put a wound on it, thus meaning it had to take the next wound, die and drop the hostage. This meant that rather than piss-bolting, the lone B2 had to pick up the hostage instead of desperately fleeing. My next activation was to retreat my hostage unit, which meant I had both hostages on my side of the ruined AT-AT. Sure, the b2 technically held its hostage, but it was in combat with Anakin ...

    or at least it was until the commando Droids moved up and gassed everyone! It hit the Commando Droids who threw the bomb and killed 3 of them, the B2 (even with armour) and caused no wounds on any of my stuff despite hitting Anakin, Padme and 3 Squads of clones. This ended up actually being VERY GOOD for the separatists, as they then poured as much fire as possible into Anakin, Cad Bane finally bringing him down. Then next round saw me to continue to evacuate my Hostage and a I threw a fresh unit of Clones into the other hostage and managed to get them back towards my DZ. Padmes
    cards proved great for getting them out of dodge. In the end it came down to whether I could hold on the them, and the answer was yes. A solid effort by the AAT and Droidekas left me only holding one at the end of the game, but that was enough for victory, my clones holding the line and mowing down Battle Droids by the dozen. Padme even killed Cad Bane (who had been reduced to a single wound by a volley of disturbingly accurate ARC Trooper fire) by a combo of Quick Thinking and Standby. Great game, but one I was in control of most of the time as it was a mission and deployment and terrain that really favoured me, but I did force the mission to I can kinda cl;aim it went to plan!
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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    Alright I'm gonna double post and try to get some conversation going because we've been talking about it in the painting thread so I KNOW there are other people who do the star wars. My state/country is fortunate enough to have basically quashed the Rona, so I've been able to get a bunch of in person games with no risk of spicy cough. I even had a few friends over for a games day:

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    I continue to really enjoy this game a lot! We ended up playing a bunch of 500 points which are fun, but they really don't give you the full experience. I'm very keen for more games cos I've got a couple of lists I want to try:
    A Republic Padme/Aayla Secura one:
    Padme Amidala
    R2-D2 (Republic) (C-3PO)
    TX-130 Saber-Class Fighter Tank (Aayla Secura, TX-130 Twin Laser Turret, Linked Targeting Array, Armor-Piercing Shells)
    2x Phase I Clone Troopers
    Phase II Clone Troopers (Phase II Mortar Trooper)
    Phase I Clone Troopers (RPS-6 Phase I Trooper)
    Phase I Clone Troopers (DP-23 Phase I Trooper)
    Phase II Clone Troopers (Z-6 Phase II Trooper)

    Standing Orders ••••, Our Fate is in Your Hands •, Aggressive Negotiations ••, Diplomatic Cover •••, Synchronized Offensive •, Air Support ••, Assault •••

    Roll Out, Hemmed In, Major Offensive, The Long March
    Payload, Key Positions, Intercept the Transmissions, Sabotage the Moisture Vaporators
    Rapid Reinforcements, Clear Conditions, Supply Drop, Hostile Environment
    It has a lot of synergy, R2 and 3PO can both repair the tank and calculate odds on Padme. The Tank can then spend her tokens because of exemplar and quick thinking is always great. I'm currently tossing up 8 vs 9 activations and therefore what flavour of Clones to take. I could also take ARC strike teams, but that introduces Special Forces into the pool and reduces order control/

    Also got this rebel list I might get a chance to run today:
    Leia Organa (Improvised Orders)
    Luke Skywalker (Operative) (Force Barrier, Saber Throw, Force Push, Tenacity)
    AT-RT (AT-RT Laser Cannon)
    Rebel Commandos (Strike Team) (DH-447 Sniper)
    Rebel Troopers (MPL-57 Ion Trooper)
    2x Rebel Troopers (Z-6 Trooper)
    Fleet Troopers (Scatter Gun Trooper)
    Mark II Medium Blaster Trooper
    Rebel Veterans (CM-O93 Trooper)

    Standing Orders ••••, Son of Skywalker •, Full of Surprises ••, Return of the Jedi •••, Coordinated Bombardment •, No Time for Sorrows ••, Somebody Has to Save Our Skins •••

    Roll Out, Danger Close, The Long March, Major Offensive
    Hostage Exchange, Key Positions, Recover the Supplies, Intercept the Transmissions
    Limited Visibility, Supply Drop, Fortified Positions, Clear Conditions
    Not exactly super optimised, but its all the models I have painted!
    Anyone else been up to much?

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
    Wrapping the imperial side of my starter box. Not amazed with the model quality compared to the atst but

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    That's a sick vader. Love the OSL.

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    I need to gather it all up and take new photos, but I have over 1k for both rebels and imperial for this, and yet have never played an in person game because of of covid. It helps that it's fairly cheap and I can justify it just on the painting side.

    Asher
  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    I've really enjoyed painting Legion. I think its the mix of chuds who don't need much effort to look good and heroes who you can go to town on a bit.

    I'm continuing to really enjoy playing the game too :P.

    I've tried the Aayla/Padme list once and it might be toooooo gimmicky. The Tank was a monster and clones are just reliable all around, but I kept getting my operatives on the bottom of the stack, so Padme never really got the chance to be the exemplar shes supposed to be. More fiddling is required.

    On the rebel front, Luke is just a badass. I've only used that list once, but it ended up being a hostage exchange vs an Imperial force with an AT-ST and a Tank and Luke just bullied everything that came near him and just pushed the poor stormtroopers who were trying to abscond with the hostage around back towards my lines after the turn 1 immunity ran out. I know people online don't like the Ion gun on the rebel troopers, and it might just be my Armour heavy meta, but its been doing great for me. I'm going to try a squad with an Ion Gun and a Specialist so I can recover and still get an Aim token, though at that point I'm spending FD Cannon/AT-RT money and might as well just go for the big gun.
    Highlight of that game was timing "Full of suprises" correctly and getting it out the turn Luke was exposed. Rolling a few extra white defence dice is a huge deal when you have a bunch of dodge tokens. I think I killed something like 4 or 5 stormtroopers across a couple of units and put a wound on Veers via deflect and 3 dodge tokens. Very cinematic.

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    Asher wrote: »
    I've really enjoyed painting Legion. I think its the mix of chuds who don't need much effort to look good and heroes who you can go to town on a bit.

    I'm continuing to really enjoy playing the game too :P.

    I've tried the Aayla/Padme list once and it might be toooooo gimmicky. The Tank was a monster and clones are just reliable all around, but I kept getting my operatives on the bottom of the stack, so Padme never really got the chance to be the exemplar shes supposed to be. More fiddling is required.

    On the rebel front, Luke is just a badass. I've only used that list once, but it ended up being a hostage exchange vs an Imperial force with an AT-ST and a Tank and Luke just bullied everything that came near him and just pushed the poor stormtroopers who were trying to abscond with the hostage around back towards my lines after the turn 1 immunity ran out. I know people online don't like the Ion gun on the rebel troopers, and it might just be my Armour heavy meta, but its been doing great for me. I'm going to try a squad with an Ion Gun and a Specialist so I can recover and still get an Aim token, though at that point I'm spending FD Cannon/AT-RT money and might as well just go for the big gun.
    Highlight of that game was timing "Full of suprises" correctly and getting it out the turn Luke was exposed. Rolling a few extra white defence dice is a huge deal when you have a bunch of dodge tokens. I think I killed something like 4 or 5 stormtroopers across a couple of units and put a wound on Veers via deflect and 3 dodge tokens. Very cinematic.

    Ion guns in general don't pull their weight because they almost always exhaust to use them. When a unit only has 12 actions across an entire game (normally) giving one up to shoot is a big price to pay. In theory, it balances out because the enemy lost an action, but there's always the chance to miss. There's one notable exception to this, and its snowtroopers with ascension cables, or "pogotroopers".

    So you need snows, their ion gun, and ascension cables. Deploy the troopers in base to base with a building. On their activation, exhaust the cables to give them scale. Declare a move action, and then take the free clamber from scale first to move to the top of the building. Relentless triggers from the clamber, and they get to immediately shoot. Then you resolve the originally declared move action, choosing to clamber a second time to the bottom of the building. (The immunity to damage from clambering from the cables still applies). Then once back on the ground, use their remaining action to recover, unexhausting the cables and the ion gun.

    Elvenshae
  • NaxNax For Sanguinius! Registered User regular
    *blows dust off forum account*

    So... I bought/built the majority of a Mando skew list (still need to get my hands on a Sabine and R2) without having any idea if its good or not. Just went all in cause I love Mandos.

    Leia
    Sabine
    R2
    3x Naked Rebel Troopers
    2x Mando Resistance
    Clan Wren

    Was it a bad idea?

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    No this was a very good and cool idea!
    Mandos are super cool but horribly expensive for one wound models and despite having the best saves in the game, its still only the equivalent of a 3+. I've only run Mando heavy once and got walloped. It turns out the mission is super important and if you have to get in a ring with Vader it is bad times.

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  • NaxNax For Sanguinius! Registered User regular
    Yeah, I figure I will aim to never get any of them in melee, save for maybe Sabine to tarpit now and then (but not against a saber user if I can help it). Thinking I'll just try to play them as mobile hit and run troops like I used to play BA

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    I mean, with the Beskad Duelist they are actually pretty good in melee! They just need to be bullies though. I feel like they are super good at mobility based missions and deployments where they can exploit weaknesses.

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  • NaxNax For Sanguinius! Registered User regular
    Mobility is my jam, for sure. Going to try it out next weekend, though I'll have to have something fill in for R2, since I dont have him yet. Probably make points for Chewie and just walk him up the middle of the board :)

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  • NaxNax For Sanguinius! Registered User regular
    edited April 19
    So, I made some impulse purchases, and I think this is the final list I'm going with on Saturday:
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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Nax wrote: »
    So, I made some impulse purchases ...

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  • NaxNax For Sanguinius! Registered User regular
    edited April 20
    I got out of the 40k and X-Wing life, and they don't make enough Legion for it to become an issue yet :)

    Nax on
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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Do they already have a scenario to recreate the attack on the Endor generator?

    Because I drew up some notes.
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  • NaxNax For Sanguinius! Registered User regular
    So, it turns out that Mandalorians are amazing. Turn two the Mandos deleted a unit of ARC Troopers from the board to free up space on the left side, and it was over. Sabine with a Darksaber held up Obi-Wan for basically the whole game while the rest of my Mandos were free to remove Padme, Captain Rex, two units of Phase 1s and a unit of Phase 2s from the game. My Rebel troopers just soaked fire and distracted, Leia was out of the game for the most part due to deploying in such a way to make use of Bombardment on Turn 1. She struggled to catch up after that. R2 did R2 things and just double moved each turn.

    Mandos put the game on their backs and it was so much fun

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  • NechriahNechriah Registered User regular
    I played this for the first time yesterday! My friend let me pick a faction and I went with rebels, then we swapped over for the next game. Whoever was playing Empire won both games and we agreed that they seem very strong, though we weren’t sure if that’s because they’re actually more powerful or just easier for beginners to get their head around. It’s a fun game though, I liked it a lot and I’m may dive in deeper once I’ve finished some of my painting projects for other games

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    Nechriah wrote: »
    I played this for the first time yesterday! My friend let me pick a faction and I went with rebels, then we swapped over for the next game. Whoever was playing Empire won both games and we agreed that they seem very strong, though we weren’t sure if that’s because they’re actually more powerful or just easier for beginners to get their head around. It’s a fun game though, I liked it a lot and I’m may dive in deeper once I’ve finished some of my painting projects for other games

    It's option B. Empire are a lot easier to wrap your head around, but are widely considered the "worst" faction in the game. That said, "worst" still means they can win plenty of matches and in my opinion, all four are reasonably matched.

  • NaxNax For Sanguinius! Registered User regular
    Vader and the bikes are also much better than their counterparts on the Rebel side, imo. Empire is also ~30 more points before upgrades

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