Col. Dash

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  1. Differentiating Troops --What's your plan?

    Rebels would be easy to differentiate even on the model. A slight color flash somewhere on the back, maybe a small stripe on the back of the hat kind of like cat eyes the army uses. Stormies are a bit more difficult since they do all look the same. Thinking just a vertical color stripe on the back of the base.
  2. Commanders you'd like to see

    You like easy build, I like customizing. Whatever works for you. The hobby is 50+% of the game for me and I will likely never play in a tournament without hobby scores. Further I was talking about the new GW stuff not the years old push fit crap that really was mono-pose crap meant to teach new people how to paint without breaking the bank. Once the newer initial primaris pushfit, limited option stuff came out, a few months later the better detailed multi-part kits came out and have sold like hot cakes. Options are needed to prevent staleness. Are FFG's storm trooper models throwing grenades? Storm troopers using DL19s? If so, what if I don't want to use multiples of those in every squad? Stormtroopers already look the same, I don't want the exact same pose in every squad.
  3. Commanders you'd like to see

    Push fit was the get the stuff out there product for both cheapness and newbies. Note, that they now have multi-part boxes of those same models with more options released several months later. Couldn't tell you about the warmahorde thing. Havent seen anything about that game in years and didn't know it was still around. That was actually one of my biggest problems with the game aside from the power gamer/WAAC type people it attracted, and it never really kicked off in the geographical areas I have lived in.
  4. Commanders you'd like to see

    A lot of wargames start with limited pose/snapfit type models just for ease of manufacture and to get the product out there, then customer pressure drives later work to make better kits allowing customizing. If the game does well, I would be surprised in two years or so if there were not industry standard kits with multi-arm poses, bodies and heads. For an IP as diverse as SW, it would be a crime not to.
  5. How many 40K players will defect?

    You might get the occasional total crossover but generally speaking many 40k gamers have no issue with having an extra side game especially a small cheap skirmish game like Legion. The negatives for the luring the war gaming crowd are the lack of customizing and relatively simple models compared to what they are used to. Snap fit is for newer gamers and limited repeat poses get old. Further the limited factions and unspecific lack of direction army lists are other hits against it. Positives are the IP is one most gamers enjoy and is well known. Hopefully later releases will be more customizable out of the box and these limited pose models are just to get the game going like what many new war game companies do when just getting out the gate. Further down the road hopefully we will see more factions added that are balanced and not pay to win, and army lists that benefit direction. I think this would lure more war gamers from games that already have large numbers of factions and army specific benefits.
  6. Commanders you'd like to see

    Krennic is a scientist not a leader and the good Grand Admiral would rarely leave his ship since he is an admiral, not a general. That said, I have no doubt we will see both since they want their money. Having Krennic would at least possibly allow for Death Trooper squads.
  7. Commanders you'd like to see

    I would like simple generics so I don't have to use the named guys. LTs for each faction of each faction. IE. Storm Trooper LT, Snow Trooper LT, Naval Trooper LT. I know I can always simply call Veers something else but that always bugged me in other games. I really don't see Vader or Luke showing up to every little skirmish, not to mention pick up games that end up mirror matches. Even Captains are a bit too high for the levels we are playing unless you play a lot of points.
  8. Rogue One/Scarif in Legion Confirmed?

    On a slightly off topic on different models we would like to see. The commandoes on Endor, I want a model of the totally unexplained big guy wearing a suit of, I think Scout trooper armor minus the helm(might have been full stormie) who was shown in the scene where they were all captured.
  9. Rogue One/Scarif in Legion Confirmed?

    So Shoretroopers might be able to take over as Storm trooper sergeants but mixed squads are not standard. They had their own squads, squad leaders and officers, thus being their own corps of troops. Although not being sure on what the leadership mechanic is in Legion, having a nearby Shoretrooper sergeant command both a Shoretrooper squad and maybe allow nearby Stormies to use his leadership or give commands to them if they lost their own sergeant due to whatever reason would be interesting and play up their role as being more exceptional than the standard Stormie Sergeant.
  10. Rogue One/Scarif in Legion Confirmed?

    Shore Troopers are another specialist unit of Storm Troopers, just like Snow and Sand troopers. They wouldn't be mixing individuals with other unit types and would be their own squads with their own squad leaders. I am hoping for them as a troop type, would definitely increase my enthusiasm for playing this.
  11. are First Order coming soon too?

    With the massive back log of troops and vehicles available and detailed from the OT, it would be years, I think, at their current rate until they jump to another era that's much less detailed. Or they could just do a quick one off and have a small wave with everything from the new trilogy since so little is out there for it. Sure there's a slew of characters , none of which are real leader types for small units outside Phasma, but very little new for troopers and I cant think of any vehicles besides those junker air speeders. I see the Clone Wars happening before new trilogy since you actually have an extremely wide assortment of troops, vehicles, and hero characters(On the clone side at least with Cody and Bakura, plus all the various boring jedis)
  12. Multiple miniature hobbies

    I mainly play 40k with multiple large armies(average game is 2500) and two large and growing Bolt Action armies(once a year when I see a big army deal I grab some in some delusion that I will play a massive game some time and use them all). I don't have a single 100% painted army and aside from tourney players and their set piece armies(another reason I don't play 1850 games is to avoid tourney players) I don't believe in completely painted armies since the hobby side is 50% percent of the game. I will likely get an Imperial army for Legion when I get back to the world provided other people are actively playing it. One of the benefits I guess of a long term mission is not having to invest at the beginning in yet another game that my local groups might play once or twice and shelf like so many others(Firestorm, Dropship commander, malifaux, warmahordes....)
  13. Snow Troopers - a little underwhelmed

    Different force orgs for the same factions works great in many other games, whats the difference here? You have a general Imperial faction list that has the bastardized list you want for mix matching with everything on it, then you have a snow trooper list and a sand trooper list and so forth specialized for them. Snow troopers get one extra E-web, sand troopers get the option of an extra dewback, but both are limited to their specialized troops in selection. Very easy and thematic. No one says you cant play the general roster list but if you specialize you get perks as well as restrictions.
  14. Snow Troopers - a little underwhelmed

    To me the game is just as much visually a spectacle as it is a game, you should see some of the BA boards we play on. Along those lines yes, if you play a Snowtrooper army you are restricted to Snowtroopers as troopers and no scouts but you gain a bonus of an additional unit choice over the standard force org like bringing an extra E-Web or AT ST(just throwing out examples) since snow trooper legions tend to be more heavily equipped than standard storm trooper legions. In the canon there are no mixed storm/snow armies. If you play a Generic storm trooper force org all your infantry have to be Storm troopers and scout troopers. You get no bonuses except you can pick anything except the special environment troopers. Keeping a theme to me is far more important than anything else in the game and with Star Wars being so thematic it will be heart breaking to see mix and matched armies running around especially from the power gamer crowd.
  15. Snow Troopers - a little underwhelmed

    Where did you guys see the stats of snow troopers? Any indication they are going to have faction themed army lists yet? Say a Snowtrooper army and regular trooper army as opposed to generic army list mix and match crap?