Star Wars: Legion – The Clone Wars Begin

March 29, 2019 by brennon

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Fantasy Flight Games announced that a new Core Set is dropping for Star Wars: Legion. We're heading back to the prequels with a new Clone Wars Core Set for the game.

Star Wars Legion The Clone Wars - FFG

The new Core Set takes you back to the battles of yore when Anakin hadn't turned to the Dark Side and Obi-Wan Kenobi was the awesome General Kenobi! The set will offer up a chance to play as either The Republic and its Clone Troopers under the command of Kenobi or as the insidious Separatist Alliance with their Battle Droids, led by General Grievous.

Star Wars Legion The Clone Wars Models #1 - FFG

As dumb as those prequel movies were, for many they did feature some pretty amazing moments and so it's great to see we can bring those brutal battles from the movies to the tabletop. The Separatists also get those awesome Droideka!

Star Wars Legion The Clone Wars Models #2 - FFG

The new Clone Wars set is entirely compatible with the previous set and you will be able to jump right in if you know the rules from the original. Also, whilst Darth Vader was pretty cool, you do get to build General Grievous in FOUR different ways, one of which comes with all four stolen lightsabres spinning away.

General Grievous Spin - FFG

We are very much looking forward to seeing what people make of this set. There are plenty of new options for your games included, giving you alternative objectives to accomplish on this prequel battlefield.

Uh Oh...Roger Roger!

As well as the Core Set for Clone Wars, two sets of additional infantry are on the way for those getting stuck into the game. First, we have the Phase 1 Clone Troopers.

Phase One Clone Troopers - FFG

Inside the set, you will find more of these crack troops, bred for war. They come with their traditional armaments, but you can also throw a few special weapons into the mix as standard. I really like the 'style' of the old Clone Troopers and I think there is plenty of room for you to go in and make them feel a bit more individual too.

On the other side, we also have a contingent of Battle Droids.

Battle Droids - FFG

Once again, these are your standard line troopers for the Clone Wars. They come with their blaster rifles, but also some heavier kit for when they need to deal with dastardly troopers and their vehicles.

The future looks pretty bright for this aspect of Star Wars: Legion as there are some BIG vehicles you could include in this particular time period from massive droid tanks through to Republic fliers and troop transports.

"I'm very much looking forward to them working on a set of Jedi Commanders!"

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