Now that some time has gone by, let’s just talk briefly about the Clones and what it means for the game of Star Wars Legion:
- Two new factions
- Iconic characters
- New, better plastic for models
Let’s start with those bullet points. For those of you who haven’t watched the Clone Wars cartoon, do so and thank me later. FFG has clearly gone the route of executing these models based on the show more so the prequels, and they should be praised for that. This new core set brings a much needed shot into the arm of the game in the way of two new factions. Having Rebels and Imperials is great, both factions have awesome balance, but more factions is even better. The opportunities are endless with the Clone Wars. Starting with General Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous is just an amazing start. After that, there’s so many different ways they can go. Obviously Anakin, Ahsoka, Yoda, Mace Windu, Asaaj Ventress….on and on and on it goes! It opens up worlds of possibilities and we should all be excited! As for the new plastic sprues, as a completely new gamer they are intimidating to me and maybe to you as well but we need to take that into some context. The plastic will be better, the models will be better and FFG is making an investment into this game, which should be a sign to all that this game is here to stay for a long, long time.
I’m not going to get into details of all the units, I’ll save that for a later date. This is just going to be a short hype post for all of us to read/enjoy, hopefully, and think about the future of the game. They said this will release Quarter 3 of this year, which means probably a GenCon early release if I had to take a guess.
You know what that means? It’s time for demo days and lots of them. I’ve been hearing for months “if they really do Clone Wars I’m so in!” even just last night at our weekly game night we had some 40K guys saying they want in when the Clones come. Start doing demo days as much as your local store will let you. Get the word out that the Clone Wars are coming and plant that seed. Get more and more people in your community out to start learning the game because that way when the new Core set drops, they can just inject themselves into the local community and start playing. This is going to double the community, I hope, and that’s the best part of all. More players will bring more games. The more we play, the more this game thrives and that’s what we want! Help grow your local community and use the Clone Wars to do it!! What a time to be a player in this game, beginner or seasoned veteran. This is an exciting, exciting time.
If you’re reading this and you’re brand new to the game because of Clone Wars, download Discord and join the Legion Discord! Get involved early, even if you don’t have the game just yet! Insert yourself into the community!
Also. new or old to the community, remember that Fifth Trooper is live streaming Adepticon today and tomorrow! Tune in to some our favorite fellas giving us an ESPN type feel to the game we all love today!!!
May the Force be with You!