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Mezmaron25 Oct 2017 9:04 p.m. PST

Today Fantasy Flight Games announced the new Unit Expansions for the upcoming Star Wars: Legion miniature game.

Rebels:
AT-RT Unit Expansion $24.95 USD
Rebel Troopers Unit Expansion $24.95 USD link
T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion $29.95 USD link

Imperials:
Stormtroopers Unit Expansion $24.95 USD
74-Z Speeder Bikes Unit Expansion $24.95 USD link
AT-ST Unit Expansion $49.95 USD link

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McWong7325 Oct 2017 10:57 p.m. PST

I'm warming to this a lot more now.

Wargamer Blue26 Oct 2017 4:14 a.m. PST

My hobby money is headed to FFG.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

Shouldn't the first hit be free?

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

Too bad they embraced scale creep….

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 7:25 a.m. PST

Do we know how big the figures will be? I mean really the question is will they work with WOTC prepainted plastics of old.

Catoblepas26 Oct 2017 9:47 a.m. PST

The are noticeably bigger than the Imperial Assault figures, which are already around 32mm. So they are probably roughly in scale with Knight Models 35mm DC line, and approximately nothing else on the planet.

A real shame, because the detail and variety of poses that Legion is coming out with would have been a dream come true if it was in 28-32mm for me.

Mister Tibbles26 Oct 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

The different size was a smart business decision. Corners the market. And they look awesome. We'll hear more about it from Essen Spiel today, when the marketing and you tuber hype really kicks in. I'll be buying it, and I have a large Imperial Assault collection already.

Sigh. FFG already gets the bulk of my gaming money, from LCGs to board games to miniature. This just makes it worse! Lol

Personal logo cloudcaptain Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Waiting for rules and cards to be downloadable. Will be playing in 1/72 if it can top Blasters and Bulkheads.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 11:56 a.m. PST
VonTed26 Oct 2017 4:10 p.m. PST

Not being 28mm was a deal breaker for me

Catoblepas26 Oct 2017 5:38 p.m. PST

FF already had the market cornered. The only one who makes Star Wars Miniatures is Fantasy Flight, increasing the scale only really hurts their own customers-IA players specifically. Not really laudable IMO. Hurts conversion potential as well, which isn't great either.

Wargamer Blue27 Oct 2017 6:59 p.m. PST

How does it hurt IA players? Legion is a totally different game.

Catoblepas28 Oct 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

They increased the scale so the miniatures wouldn't be cross compatible with their already existing line.

Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 8:08 p.m. PST

The increased scale makes me a no buyer.

Thomas Thomas Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

This is bad news. Scale not the same as Imperial Assualt? Why? (yes I know its a smart business decision forcing gamers to buy all new figures and not use already painted stuff etc.)

Good for FASA BAD for gamers.

Imperial Assualt already a bit too large and now bigger? Was so looking forward to this game. Eventually gamers have got to stand up to such practices. Buy games that allow you to play in multiple IP settings and don't require a certain line of miniatures so companies compete to provide the best miniature at the lowest price.

Thank goodness for WargamesVault and the independent designers that offer their products on that forum.

Its gotten so bad elsewhere that now companies aren't even compatible with their own lines!!!

TomT

Mezmaron05 Nov 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

There has been much discussion and questions in other forums around what scale the T-47 is in, (and the absurdity of having a fast-flying air-support vehicle as a on-table unit in a skirmish game). The scale question arose after the following photo was posted from Essen, showing the T-47 Airspeeder to appear on the smallish-side -- even when considering the implications of perspective and distance.

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Now that the Spanish Fantasy Flight Games website has posted the unpainted models, it is easier to see that the T-47 isn't as off-scale as it first appeared. The other point is that, based on the "official" specifications, the Airspeeder is much smaller than most people realize.

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billthecat07 Nov 2017 9:00 p.m. PST

What Catobeplas said….

Now I will return to building, converting, and painting my fantastic models from various companies and continuing to use them with the rules of my choice, among friends.

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