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Rumours: Star Wars Legion – A Star Wars Miniatures Wargame from FFG

Rumours floating about of a Star Wars miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Game:

Source of this rumour apparently is an email from Alliance, the Asmodee/FFG distributor in the US.

Star Wars: Legion

Epic warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars™ universe, and you can lead your troops to victory with Star Wars: Legion™, a two-player miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe! As a miniatures game, Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful vehicles, and iconic characters. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game’s unpainted, easily assembled figures give you a canvas to create any Star Wars army you can imagine.

FFG SWL01 Star Wars: Legion – Core Set $89.95 is the only new info. The quote is the full description.

My take

Would be interesting to see what comes of this. I do enjoy the odd game of Imperial Assault (meaning I have miniatures), and Star Wars is .. well .. Star Wars.

On the other hand, FFG’s recent shot at Wargames – the Runewars Miniatures Game – seemed stillborn to me, both due to overtly fiddly rules and by their decision to not bring people’s existing collection of Descent Miniatures into the game.

There may be an announcement following “the leak” (which looks reasonably authentic, though it could, of course, still be a prank).

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