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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 4:54 a.m. PST

Are you like me and love the Legion figures, but aren't all that keen on the rules with all those cards, counters and special rules? I just recently played a game with the Legion figures, but using the "Firefight" rules by Mantic Games. It worked out very, very well.

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 5:49 a.m. PST

You can also try Galactic Heroes or Bigger Battles by Wiley Games. We use them and I have run massive games and small games. Wiley games ha s a load of Star Wars games on YouTube using both sets. Great stuff!

Thanks

John

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 5:56 a.m. PST

Rules in boxed sets like that typically don't appeal to me. I am thinking about slightly modifying some Old West rules (Desperado) for skirmish gaming.

Stryderg21 Jun 2022 6:30 a.m. PST

I never really understood the mentality of "these figures only work with these rules". We've used 28mm infantry vs 6mm tanks with a skirmish set, the tanks were proxies for tracked drones.

Martian Root Canal21 Jun 2022 7:06 a.m. PST

We've used Legion figures when playing Stargrave. It does a great job of handling all the 'special abilities' without getting too bogged down. But its a different type of game than a straight-up battle.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 1:03 p.m. PST

Galactic Heroes is based on Fist full of Lead, a western game. I played a game of GH last week and it was fun and moved along pretty well.

Lazyworker Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 1:12 p.m. PST

A friend of mine hacked Bolt Action / Conflict 47 for his huge Star Wars collection.

We made up some beer and pretzels rules on the fly about the Rancor I set loose.
[In case you were wondering, it back fired on me. That thing ate more Ewoks than Stormtroopers that game. Nuts.]

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 2:56 p.m. PST

As John said, Fistful of Lead – Galactic Heroes, or possibly One Hour Skirmish Wargames. Both will work and have existing mods.

whill421 Jun 2022 3:12 p.m. PST

I will also recommend Wiley Games Galactic Heros or Bigger Battles.

Mister Tibbles21 Jun 2022 3:53 p.m. PST

All Fantasy Flight Games miniature games are like this, Scott. Half the game is min/maxing the cards before the game ever begins, and sometimes losing before the game begins because you didn't have the best card combos. Just a warning to anyone interested in these miniature games. I say this as I look at my massive pile of X-Wing 1st Edition. Sigh.

nugrim23 Jun 2022 5:53 a.m. PST

I like the cards, less bookeeping this way

smithsco30 Jun 2022 8:24 p.m. PST

My group avoids including force users and we play Spectre Operations. Down and dirty counter insurgency for the empire.

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