May the Fourth be with you….

Today of course is Star Wars Day, it’s 4th May, as in May the Fourth be with you….

You can now buy the complete Star Wars Saga in UHD 4K as well as Blu-Ray and DVD.

I have a few sections and pages on the website for those who are interested in Star Wars.

We have a section on Star Wars: X-Wing.

X-Wing Boxed Set

X-Wing is a miniatures game from Fantasy Flight games that recreates the dogfights in the Star Wars universe between X-Wing fighters of the Rebel Alliance and the Imperial TIE Fighters.

Here are some blog posts about X-Wing.

Rebel Scum

Red Leader, Red Leader, Cheaper Leader

Red Leader, Red Leader, Still Cheaper Leader

Transports away…

I also have a section on Star Wars: Legion.

Star Wars Legion Boxed Set

Star Wars: Legion invites you to join the unsung battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful ground or repulsor vehicles, and iconic characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. While innovative mechanics simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the unpainted, easily assembled miniatures give you a canvas to create the Star Wars army you’ve always wanted to lead into battle—whether you fight for the monolithic, oppressive Galactic Empire or the ragtag Rebel Alliance.

The boxed set contains thirty-three sculpted, easily assembled figures (including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rebel Troopers, Stormtroopers, an AT-RT, and 74-Z Speeder Bikes).

Star Wars Legion Workbench

First game of Star Wars: Legion

Battle of Scarif

First game of Star Wars: Legion

Played our first game of Star Wars: Legion.

Star Wars Legion Boxed Set

To be honest it was quite confusing, and I think I need to sit down for a long time and read the rules. I thought it might be like X-Wing, it is, but more complex. I really didn’t understand how all the dice worked and I don’t think we had enough dice…

This is the AT-RT which comes in the boxed set. Yes I realised that these models are not painted, they’re not even undercoated, but that day will come, one day….

Darth Vader was in the mix and to be honest he was rather nasty. Why would we expect anything less.

I did have a couple of scenic items that I got. These are the Gale Force Nine Galactic Warzones Defense Turrets. They certainly made the table look the part, though we used them just as scenery. As I said in a previous blog post I am looking to create a Scarif style scenery for my games.

You get two different types  of turret in the boxed set and they are very Star Wars in their appearance.

I might get another box in the future to complement the set I already have. I like the fact they are pre-painted as well.

There are other models in the range which I might get later:

I am though quite liking the Desert Buildings…

These red based Rebel Troopers are skulking behind the armoured barricades that come with the game.

Get Star Wars: Legion from Amazon.

Darth Vader

Something I have been thinking about getting for a while now was the Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars Legion boxed core set. So I was well pleased to get it for Christmas.

There are thirty-three easily assembled figures in the boxed set including Darth Vader.

Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. He remained in service of the Emperor for decades, enforcing his Master’s will and seeking to crush the fledgling Rebel Alliance. But there was still good in him…

Darth Vader has three components, his body, arm and light sabre and his head with a cape.

The model goes together very easily.

Due the nature of the plastic used for the model the light sabre is a little bendy and doesn’t sit straight. I am wondering if I should replace it with some plastic (or even metal) rod.

I used superglue to stick the model together and to it’s base.

Star Wars Legion Boxed Set

Something I have been thinking about getting for a while now was the Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars Legion boxed core set. So I was well pleased to get it for Christmas.

Star Wars Legion Boxed Set

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.

This set contains thirty-three beautifully sculpted, easily assembled figures (including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rebel  Troopers, Stormtroopers, an AT-RT, and 74-Z Speeder Bikes) which invite you to play as the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance.

The miniatures are lovely, but I was expecting them to be a slightly harder plastic than they were, the light sabres were a little bendy for my liking… I was slightly disappointed that they weren’t ready painted (as the X-Wing models are), but not too surprised. They are. nice scale as well, not too tall.

Doing some Google searching I have found some lovely terrain, alas in the US, but also a Revell AT-AT Walker at 1/53rd scale is probably just about right for the game.

Revell AT-AT Walker

I was thinking of more for scenery than an actual fighting machine.

There are plenty of options open for playing games in terms of terrain, from the snow of Hoth, to the forest moon of Endor. As I really like the Rogue One film, I am thinking of doing in the first instance the tropical beaches of Scarif.

I have been reading the rules, but only really skimming them for the moment. I really like the X-Wing rules from FFG so am expecting something along those lines. I might though adapt something like Dead Man’s Hand or even my own skirmish rules, which I wrote for a couple of magazine articles back in the 1990s.