Designed by Alex Davy, who has design credits on several major FFG Star Wars games including Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Armada, Star Wars: Legion is a faction-based miniatures game featuring unit-based movement that maintains unit cohesion, and movement is tracked with a special ruler (included). Each model in a unit is unique, and they are all supplied unpainted. The units also come with upgrade cards and custom dice.
Over six rounds, players attempt to complete unique objectives. Each round, players select a command card from their hand, which determines turn order for the round, and allows players to deliver orders to some of their units. During the activation phase, players chose to activate a unit or draw a random order token from their order pool. Is it more useful to be the unit that attacks first, or hang back until the last possible second? Strategy differs depending on the faction’s objectives.
While initial box contents have not been announced, the Star Wars: Legion Core Set will include units for both factions (Rebel Alliance, Galactic Empire.) The game is for 2 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 1 -2 hours. MSRP is $89.95.
FFG also announced another upcoming Star Wars product at the show (see “Original 'Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game' Returns”).
See multiple promotional images in the gallery below.