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    Next Imperial Corps and Support Speculation

    The way I see it is the Empires next Corps will have a training upgrade and a heavy weapon that is a detachment. That's as far as the similarities would go.
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    Tauntaun Riders! And Rebel Veterans!

    The Spanish FFG site, which has been pretty spot on, has them listed as Q2 now.
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    Next Imperial Corps and Support Speculation

    Those would probably be imperial navy troopers
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    Next Imperial Corps and Support Speculation

    I believe the officer upgrades do become the squad leader, and i think shore troopers should do the same. I would guess either increasing the courage value or adding inspire, or something similar.
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    Clone Wars Release Best Guesses

    The AT-OT might be an option.
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    Next Imperial Corps and Support Speculation

    I think it's likely to be Shore troopers. There is going to be the whole scarif board thing which would tie in to the shore trooper thing. The Shore troopers also have a heavy weapon setup that mirrors that of the Rebel Veterans. The heavy options would be the E-22 and reciprocating quad blaster cannon. As they were seen mixed in with storm troopers they could also have their extra mini have a card that allows it to become the leader of a storm trooper unit similar to the generic commander. however i would like it to be the Imperial Navy troopers as they are the last trooper option that got screen time in an actual battle during the OT.
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    Anyone going to Celebration? (Exclusive Sculpt)

    I see what you mean, but unless FFG releases actual guidelines on what slight means it could create problems as different people have different ideas on what slight is. I guess I am uncomfortable with any advantage/disadvantage being locked behind a con or other special event.
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    Anyone going to Celebration? (Exclusive Sculpt)

    For me, as long as their profiles are similar and just in different poses then it would be ok. If they included a prone guy or something like that I would be annoyed, I guess is the right word for it. That goes for Vader as well as the thing that bothers me is that they changed the height of Vader, not that it is a different pose.
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    Wave 3 Release Date?

    I guess depending on how much you want to read into the wording it could be on the 8th. If you notice for the Legion on it specifically says unreleased minis where the x-wing one just says wave III minis. One could read that as the wave III minis will have been released before the live stream otherwise they would have said unreleased for that one too.
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    Anyone going to Celebration? (Exclusive Sculpt)

    I don't think you read all the way to the end of my post. The first part was just demonstrating that the Con exclusive Vader does actually have a gameplay impact. The last two are my point. It also is not at all like Bobas flying stand since there is only one sculpt of Boba Fett. The rules that govern his usage applies to everyone because everyone's Boba Fett is the same. As I have said, its not that the new sculpt offers any advantages, for me it doesn't. Its that FFG is willing to start to release Con exclusive sculpts that have gameplay effects. <-This is what bothers me about it.
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    Anyone going to Celebration? (Exclusive Sculpt)

    At least for me, I'm bothered because it does actually change the game. I use a bunch of the Battlefield in a box desert terrain. The desert escarpments is the exact same height as the core set Vader. It does block LOS to him while he's behind it. Since this new Vader is taller because he's standing on rocks, LOS would not be blocked because his head and probably chest would be exposed. My issue is that FFG decided to release a expansion of an already released character with a different 3d footprint, in a game where that kinda thing is important, as a Con exclusive. In this case it makes it worse for me, but it's the precedent that it sets that bothers me.
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    "limited edition" ships?

    for x-wing it would be similar to giving a con ship a slightly smaller or larger base, so not miniature related. It just happens that it is miniature related in Legion. It would stand to reason that if FFG is ok giving one of their games that treatment they would be willing to do it with all of them.
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    "limited edition" ships?

    it my not be now, but it is a disturbing trend that's happening. The fact is the went from alt art cards to alt paint minis with no effect on game play to alternative sculpts that have a minor impact on game play should be concerning to all. To those that are ok with this, at what point is it ok to have gameplay impacting miniatures locked behind a convention or tournament?
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    "limited edition" ships?

    Yes in this case i agree with you, but what if the Gencon one was a crouching Luke that could hide behind the barricades?
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    "limited edition" ships?

    its not 100% cosmetic though. There is a significant height difference which does have gameplay implications. In this case it isn't advantageous, but it is more than cosmetic.
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    Anyone going to Celebration? (Exclusive Sculpt)

    one issue i have with this, is that alternate sculpts like this can give in game advantages. In this case it gives a disadvantage because it makes it harder to hide, but what if they released a Luke or Han that had all of the same stats but was crouching? It would be a significant advantage as more cover options become LOS blocking.
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    Anyone going to Celebration? (Exclusive Sculpt)

    Yeah, i meant for completely obscuring, a lot of the terrain i have is just tall enough to obscure trooper sized minis, and this new sculpt would put evaders head and chest above.
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    Anyone going to Celebration? (Exclusive Sculpt)

    the thing is this sculpt looks to be significantly taller, so it will be harder to hid him in terrain.
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    Release Schedule Speculation...

    They would definitely have to make a new base, or some combination of old bases, but the occupier sows that they aren't opposed to doing that. It could work on a semi circle with the diameter of the new base. That should fit the front wedge without much overhang, and the back part would be high enough to clear most soldier size minis.
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    Release Schedule Speculation...

    to be fair, they haven't officially announced any released anything on the new factions yet so they could still release him as a multi faction unit, just without spoiling anything in the article
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    How to play , Star wars legion

    each unit has am order token that comes with it, it should have the symbol for the type of unit that it is(corps, special forces, support, ect) on it. The command card tells you how many of those to assign. The rest go into a pile to draw randomly from.
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    Possible dual side card for Droidekas

    the reason i did this was to show that one configuration was highly susceptible to damage while the other wasn't. the compulsory move still makes it slower than speeder bikes as the bikes have speed 3 and these guys would be speed 2. Also when they were in rolling mode they were always moving and that is what the compulsory move represents. you keep mentioning that the Droidekas shield would collapse from repeated hits. Do you have a source for that? Everything that i have read and seen implies that it was invulnerable to small arms fire. Every time i remember seeing them getting killed its by grenades in the cartoon, or anti-tank weaponry. To be honest it has been a while since I've seen the clone wars cartoon so i might be forgetting something from that.
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    Possible dual side card for Droidekas

    i have also been thinking about this for a while, ever since it was announced basically. This is what i have come up with so far. Droideka(combat side) 1 unit health 4 courage - or the vehicle one - defense dice red Surge to block Speed 1 Attack 1-4 RRBB Surge to hit keywords Shield: This unit is immune from attacks that do not have the keywords: Blast, Ion, or Impact Weakness Rear Weakness Grenades: Units making an attack using grenades gain Impact 1 Reconfigure Driodeka (movement side) 1 unit health 4 courage - or the vehicle one - defense dice white Speed 2 Attack - keywords Fast mover: If this unit starts its activation on this side it must make a compulsory move Reconfigure
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    Any Scarif MATS out there?

    Firelock Games has an Island set for their pirate game. The two larger peices could be used to create that type of area. https://www.firelockgames.com/product/exclusive-islands-set/
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    Legion at Gen Con 2019

    honestly i bet they had been planning the clone wars since the beginning. It seems to fit this style of game better than the GCW. Also Alex Davey said that the had the first two years of content already planned out and the clone wars should definitely fall into that time frame. I'm guessing that they will either time the clone wars with the start of the new season of the show or release it during the big Star Wars release day in September. They might wait until the holidays but that might take away from any tie in with the new movie.
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