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.
Star Wars: Legion is played over the course of six rounds as you and your opponent duel over objectives on a battlefield of the Galactic Civil War. At the end of six rounds, the player with the most victory tokens (earned from objectives) wins the game.
Your orders are essential, but battles are not solely won by the command card that you play and the units that you order. They’re won by the troops on the ground, and how you move and attack with those soldiers.
Unlike many miniatures games, you don’t need to measure movement for each mini in the unit! Once the unit leader has moved, you can pick up the remaining minis and place them in cohesion with their unit leader—anywhere within a speed-one move of the unit leader. Not only does this keep movement fast-paced and interesting, it lets you quickly and tactically position your unit to take advantage of any cover or terrain that’s placed on the battlefield.
Moving your units into position is vital for claiming victory in Star Wars: Legion, and the exact positioning of every miniature is crucial. The position of every unit on the battlefield is open information—what you need to plan for is how your opponent can use those units! Good positioning and the ability to read the battlefield could allow you to catch your opponent in a deadly crossfire or pin an enemy unit between two of your own.