Star Wars Legion

Gen Con 2018, Day 2

Day 2 was set to be our game day.  We were both enrolled in Star Wars Legion Maximum Firepower event.  We were both a little nervous to play since we didn’t really know how the community was going to be on such a new game, but we were pleasantly surprised that everyone was super nice and helpful.

I don’t really remember the names of my opponents, but I played 4 great games.

Game 1: For game 1 I played against a Rebels list that was pretty close to what Rachel and Brian usually play.  My list is undefeated and I let that cloud my judgment a little bit and over extended my army.  Once he got Luke Skywalker in range, my units were toast.  I had a chance for a hail mary, but my speeder bikes couldn’t seal the deal.  My first loss. 🙁

Game 2: Game two was an Imperial mirror match against a list with Vader, Veers, 2 storm trooper units, 1 snow trooper unit (with a flame thrower), and a fully loaded AT-ST.  With the limited cover on the maps, the AT-ST had a field day, so I spent the first 2 rounds focus firing that thing down.  Turns 3 and 4 I had to focus on Vader since he is hard enough to take down and can do some significant damage.  After turn 5 when I dropped his Veers, he decided to concede.  My first win of the day. 🙂

Game 3: Game 3 was against another Rebel list.  Once again, it was Luke and Leia, a ton of troopers, and 2 AT-RTs.  We used the repair the evaporator mission and had minefields on the map.  The mines made things difficult for me, mostly because I kept forgetting the order I wanted to activate everything.  After using my bikes to alpha strike the AT-RTs, they were in a pretty bad position due to the mines.  I was able to repair 3 of the 4 evaporators but by the end of the game my opponent was able to fully damage one of them so that left us with a tie.  I won due to points destroyed.

Game 4: Game 4 was almost exactly a mirror match.  Veers, 6 troopers, 3 bikes.  However because of having a better bid I was able to be first player and picked an objective that favored me.  I forced my opponent into a kill box and nuked his bikes on approach.  After a couple of turns, he conceded and I went away with 3 wins for the day.

Rachel ended up winning her first game by default since the guy had to leave early for another event.  Her next two games ended in a loss but she felt good about their outcome.  She won her final game and ended the day with a 2-2 record… enough for some pretty snazzy prizes and a good feeling of accomplishment.

Overall it was a really long but fun day.  I think we would both do it again. 🙂

Gen Con 2018, Day 1

This year we convinced Bill and Sarah to come to Gen Con with us, so that made things even more fun.  Last year we didn’t rush the FFG booth and we really missed the excitement of being one of the first people into the convention hall.  We arrived around 8:30am and had an hour and a half to wait to get it.  It went by quickly and we made it into the event hall pretty quickly.  Even though we were further ahead in line than we were 2 years ago, we still had an hour wait in the line.  We were able to purchase a core set for X-Wing 2.0, a couple upgrades, Han Solo and Commandos for Star Wars Legion.  From there, we met up with Bill and Sarah who opted to not be apart of the mob. 🙂  Day 1 was spent like the last few years where we went shopping through the vendor hall.  We didn’t really play any games or do anything very interesting.

One thing we did differently this year was park at Lucas Oil Stadium.  The cost to park was significantly higher than the Zoo, but it was well worth it.  We were much closer to the convention center so that made the day feel much easier.  We left a little early to go have a nice supper with Bill and Sarah.  After supper we went back to the house where I taught both of them how to play X-Wing. 🙂

3D printing for Legion

When I bought the 3D printer, I really wanted to print storage bins for my Star Wars Legion miniatures.  Not for transport, but to store them more easily than having a bunch of minis laying around the house.  But with the new objectives that were released, I found a mine token that looks pretty good.  So I just HAD to print those too. 🙂

The storage bin is really nice.  It not only holds an entire unit but the card, upgrade cards, and the command token.