GTM #234 - Star Wars Legion: The Clone Wars
by Fantasy Flight Games



“The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun, the clone war has.”
–Yoda, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

War has engulfed the galaxy. The vast forces of the Separatist Alliance, bolstered by seemingly endless ranks of battle droids, have pushed the Galactic Republic to the brink of dissolution and defeat. The Republic’s only hope is its army of elite clone troopers, led into battle by noble, Force-wielding Jedi Knights. The war between them is an epic struggle where every battle could turn the tide and change the fate of the galaxy.

Soon, your players will have the chance to immerse themselves in the Clone Wars, assembling their forces and leading them against their opponents in the legendary ground battles of the Star Wars galaxy with several Clone Wars products for Star Wars™: Legion! Beginning with the Clone Wars Core Set, these products bring Star Wars: Legion into an entirely new era of infantry battles, introducing the overwhelming Separatist droid forces and the Republic’s crack armies of clone troopers and Jedi Knights to the game, while unlocking new strategies based on these factions’ unique characteristics. With the thirty-nine unpainted, easily assembled miniatures found here, your players can begin building and customizing the look of the Clone Wars’ most iconic heroes, villains, and troopers, making it the perfect starting point for building their Star Wars: Legion collection.

Enter the Clone Wars

Star Wars: Legion puts players in command of their own armies of units straight out of the Star Wars saga, engaging in furious firefights across a war-torn galaxy.

Now, with the Clone Wars Core Set, they can step into a new era, taking command of the iconic units and heroes of the Clone Wars. From the corps units that form the backbone of their armies to the heroes and villains on the ground commanding them, every unit in an army has its role to play and—whether they side with the Galactic Republic or the Separatist Alliance—the eight units found here provide a foundation for their armies.

Those who choose to spread chaos, tyranny, and fear as the Separatist Alliance can wield a massive droid military. With an overwhelming number of B1 Battle Droids at their command, they can trample over any who stand in their path while a unit of Droidekas provides the firepower to decimate any opponents that remain standing.

Countering the Separatist threat are the Republic’s Phase I Clone Troopers. As skilled as they are in battle, Clone Troopers alone can’t hope to stand against the crushing weight of the Separatist’s battle droids. Thankfully, a BARC Speeder can help them adapt to the environment on a variety of worlds and provide a welcome source of speed.

Command Your Legions

Just as essential to an army are the leaders taking command and issuing orders to their armies. Fittingly, the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance enter Star Wars: Legion with two of the most recognizable leaders in the galaxy leading their troops into battle. The legendary Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi squares off against the dastardly cyborg General Grievous. As their respective army’s commanders, Obi-Wan and Grievous contribute both their combat prowess and their leadership skills to players’ battle plans.

Clearly capable of causing massive damage on their own, these commanders’ influence reaches far beyond the enemies they engage in combat. They also have the vital job of issuing orders to those under their command, and both have their own style of leadership. Through their individual signature command cards, Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous can exert their influence on a battle, granting special abilities and setting the tone for your army’s maneuvers.

Upgrade Your Armies

As Star Wars: Legion begins exploring the Clone Wars era, each side will have reinforcements ready to bolster their forces. Both the Phase I Clone Troopers Unit Expansion and the B1 Battle Droids Unit Expansion invite players to further customize their armies to fit their personal preferences. Far from simply adding additional miniatures to an army, these Unit Expansions also reinforce their faction’s identity, helping players create highly thematic armies with unique strategies.

Whether players choose to fight for the Republic, Separatists, Empire, or Rebellion, handpicking the units they take into battle is only the first step in creating their armies. The weapons, gear, and training their units carry into battle are just as important, and the Star Wars: Legion Upgrade Card Pack gives them access to more ways to upgrade their army than ever before. Putting sixty neutral upgrade cards from previous releases at players’ fingertips, this pack makes it easy to fine-tune any unit, especially if you’re new to the fast-paced battles of Star Wars: Legion.

A New Era Begins

War has splintered the galaxy, forcing star systems to choose between the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance. Now is your chance to fight for the fate of the galaxy. Gather your forces, plan your attack, and enter the Clone Wars in Star Wars: Legions!