Imperial Shoretroopers Unit Expansion

The Imperial Shoretroopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion has been on my wishlist for a while now. It has been out of stock at various place where I normally shop, but on a recent visit to a FLGS they had a couple of boxes in stock so I picked one up.

Shoretroopers

It was seeing the Shoretroopers in Rogue One on Scarif that made me want to get a box.

Selected for rotational duty from exceptional Stormtrooper squads, Imperial Shoretroopers are trained not only in tropical environment operations, but also in entrenched warfare. Often assigned to important bases such as the Imperial security facility on Scarif, Shoretroopers use their expertise and equipment to counter Rebel ambushes and ensure Imperial secrets remain safe.

Rogue One is probably my favourite Star Wars film and I remember going to to the cinema to see A New Hope when it came out. Going forward to having some games of Star Wars: Legion, the land battles on Scarif are really what I want to try and recreate.

The Imperial Shoretroopers Unit Expansion has seven figures.

Within this expansion, you’ll find seven unique, unpainted Imperial Shoretrooper miniatures to add to your Star Wars™: Legion collection. Five of these troopers are armed with E-22 blaster rifles while a Shoretrooper equipped with a T-21B targeting rifle is ready to deal extra damage from long range. But if you’re truly looking to keep enemy units from escaping with sensitive information, a DF-90 Mortar Trooper can be added to your army as a detachment from the rest of your Shoretroopers. Rounding out this expansion are two unit cards, five upgrade cards to fully kit out your Shoretroopers, and all the tokens you need to deploy them to any battle.

So do I start painting these, or should I finish my other Star Wars: Legion models first…

Painting the Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set

One of my Christmas presents, was the Necromunda Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set.

Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set

These highly detailed pieces of terrain allow you to build your very own dark and gritty corner of the Necromundan Underhive. They can be used to make a variety of board sizes, from narrow corridors and abandoned dwellings, to sprawling industrial complexes.

Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set

I had been thinking for some time in getting this set, for small games of Warhammer 40000, but also for games of Star Wars: Legion. So was pleased to get a box for Christmas

You get a set of four identical 12″ square plastic floor tiles.

I gave them a light white undercoat.

This was then followed by a spray of Mechanicus Standard Grey Spray.

The next step will be further painting, washes and weathering. I have decided not go down the hazard warning stripe road that you see on the box.

Undercoating the Imperial Stormtroopers

In the Star Wars Legion box you get fourteen Stormtroopers, eight (regular) Stormtroopers, four heavy weapons and two unit leaders.

After constructing the Imperial forces I stuck them to their bases, and landscaped them using Citadel Sand. I then gave all the models a white undercoat using Corax White spray.

Here are the four regular troopers.

The two troopers with heavy weapons.

Finally the two unit leaders.

Undercoating the 74-Z Speeder Bikes

The 74-Z speeder bike was a model of speeder bike used by the Galactic Empire for combat reconnaissance purposes during the Galactic Civil War. They were usually piloted by scout troopers and were able to jam comlinks. All machinery the Empire deemed unnecessary was stripped off to maximize the speeder bike’s speed.

In the Star Wars Legion box you get two 74-Z speeder bikes with Scout Trooper riders.

The models go together really easily and I like the look of them.

I gave the models a white undercoat. I did think about doing a black undercoat. Storm troopers appear to be wearing black with white armour plates. Giving the models a white undercoat doesn’t stop me from painting them (all) black, but I think I will try and avoid that. Another reason for a white undercoat is the bikes will be brown.

I painted the bikes with a shade of dark brown.

I will now finish the bikes before starting on the Scout Trooper riders.

Painting the Rebel Troopers

In the Star Wars Legion starter box you get fourteen Rebel models, with two each of seven variations. There are two offices, four with heavy weapons and eight “regular” troopers. Having started to revisit my Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers, flocking their bases and giving them a white undercoat the next stage will be painting them. I spent some time planning the painting of my Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers.

As there are duplicate models in my collection of Rebel Troopers, that gives me an excuse to use different colours across the force. Seven will be mainly green and the other seven will be mainly light brown. Initially I painted a couple of models, one with Militarum Green contrast paint and the other Snakebite Leather. This worked for me, so I painted the rest of the eight (regular) Rebel Troopers.

These are the four in Militarum Green.

These are the four in Snakebite Leather.

Next step will be some drybrushing to bring out the detail and highlights.

Star Wars Rebel Troopers with Heavy Weapons

In the Star Wars Legion starter box you get fourteen Rebel models, with two each of seven variations. There are two offices, four with heavy weapons and eight “regular” troopers.

The two heavy weapons specialists carry a Z-6 rotary blaster cannon and an MPL-57 modified to fire ion torpedoes.

Having built, based and undercoated the Rebel Troopers with Heavy Weapons, as well as deciding how I was going to paint the rebel forces I gave the two Heavy Weapons figures a basecoat.

Initially I painted a couple of trooper models, one with Militarum Green contrast paint and the other Snakebite Leather. This worked for me, so I painted the rest of the Rebel Troopers. I did the same for the four Rebel Troopers with Heavy Weapons, one pair with Militarum Green contrast paint.

I painted the other pair with Snakebite Leather.

Next step will be some drybrushing to bring out the detail and highlights.

Contrasting the Star Wars Rebel Officers

In the Star Wars Legion starter box you get fourteen Rebel models, with two each of seven variations. There are two offices, four with heavy weapons and eight “regular” troopers.

The officers come with a trench coat and a blaster rifle.

Having built, based and undercoated the officers, as well as deciding how I was going to paint the rebel forces I gave the two officer figures a basecoat.

Initially I painted a couple of models, one with Militarum Green contrast paint and the other Snakebite Leather. This worked for me, so I painted the rest of the Rebel Troopers. I did the same for the two Rebel Officers, one with Militarum Green contrast paint and the other Snakebite Leather.

Rebel Officers

The rear view.

Rebel Officers

Next step will be some drybrushing to bring out the detail and highlights.

 

Painting more Rebel Troopers

In the Star Wars Legion starter box you get fourteen Rebel models, with two each of seven variations. There are two offices, four with heavy weapons and eight “regular” troopers. Having started to revisit my Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers, flocking their bases and giving them a white undercoat the next stage will be painting them. I spent some time planning the painting of my Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers.

As there are duplicate models in my collection of Rebel Troopers, that gives me an excuse to use different colours across the force. Seven will be mainly green and seven will be mainly light brown. Initially I painted a couple of models, one with Militarum Green contrast paint and the other Snakebite Leather. This worked for me, so I painted the rest of the Rebel Troopers.

Rebel Troopers

Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set

Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set

One of my Christmas presents, was the Necromunda Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set.

These highly detailed pieces of terrain allow you to build your very own dark and gritty corner of the Necromundan Underhive. They can be used to make a variety of board sizes, from narrow corridors and abandoned dwellings, to sprawling industrial complexes. This contains a set of four 12″ square plastic Zone Mortalis floor tiles.

Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set

I had been thinking for some time in getting this set, for small games of Warhammer 40000, but also for games of Star Wars: Legion. So was pleased to get a box for Christmas.

In terms of painting, I am thinking simplicity, dark grey base coat, drybrushing and weathering. I have some Forge World weathering powders as well.