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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ShuckedAeons in I really want the First Order (and Resistance) and why they are viable as factions.   
    Oh. My.  Gosh!
    Why didn't anyone tell me it was a CHILDREN's cartoon!
    I might have gotten cooties!!!!
    *WHEW*
    Close call fankyooberrymuch!
     
    Now I can go back to playing with my toy soildier dollies of space wizards and robot nazis! (It's very serious and grim and grown up donacha know cause heros on journeys and daddy issues an uhuhuh!)
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from Thundershield in Scum is Dead!   
    I dunno, Cloud Riders or Crimson Dawn, etc. would work great as cross faction mercenaries, or a standalone merc army.

    Thinking of what we saw in Solo I think those would be represented in Legion by at least two units and a commander. It's not that much bigger an operation to field a 800pt army.
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from Sharkbelly in Toys and models to scale with Star Wars Legion - list by CaptainRocket   
    Good news! Now I can!

    They are just a hair too large, but perfect for wrecks!
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from jconway2002 in How to prepare 3D printed terrain for finishing?   
    Quick update...
    The @The captn's gap filling auto primer has worked wonders!
    I sanded with a 100 grit sponge, then sprayed a coat. Repeated a sanding, and another coat, then sanded again. Any area I paid attention to the print lines are gone. A quick spray with a sand texture on top of this and it's basically perfect!
    I haven't painted any additional details, but just this makes them look fantastic. I'll put up piccy's later...
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ForceSensitive in Toys and models to scale with Star Wars Legion - list by CaptainRocket   
    Check out the beginnings of my comprehensive list (with comparison pictures!)
    Yes, we've had a couple of these, but sadly they all seem to die out. Also there's been a lot of overlap, confusion between official scale, stated model scale, and what stuff actually looks like on the table.
    I've gone and made a Google doc which can be cross posted to Facebook (or other forums) so as many people as possible can contribute. Please check it out, I hope you all find it useful! Many models however are still missing actual measurements or comparison pictures! If you have any of them, please post pictures and/or measurements!
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    CaptainRocket reacted to Alpha17 in Toys and models to scale with Star Wars Legion - list by CaptainRocket   
    Well, I can confirm that the Hasbro Republic Attack Shuttle, aka, the Nu-Class Assault Shuttle, is to scale for Legion.  My math of it's stated length of 18.9m puts it at just over 16" long in Legion scale, and the Hasbro toy is.... just over 16" long.  Downside is that it is really, really big.  Probably too big for a lot of tables, and maybe too big to fit with my Republic outpost.  We'll see.
     
     
     
    It looks good with the Minis, but needs some weathering and touch ups so it doesn't look quite so plastic-y. 
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in Toys and models to scale with Star Wars Legion - list by CaptainRocket   
    Sorry guys I been out of the loop for a bit! Thanks for these suggestions, gonna update with all this Clone Wars goodness~
    Also FYI gonna lock down the file from comments 'cause some folks were so upset by the travesty of a sliding scale, that they decided to vandalize the page with suggestions!
    *does sad Yoda head shake*
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ricoratso in Fine, I’ll admit it, I want to see units of them at GenCon   
    Yes to all the folks pointing out how "primitive" yet committed and desperate, can beat "advanced" conscript occupying force, but even more so this.
    The Ewoks were not going to 'win' their ambush. The Rebels were never going to win a stand up fight. This is a hit and run attack on Imperial infrastructure that comes at pretty big cost. The only reason the Ewoks are not exterminated in reprisals is the small detail of the Death Star's destruction and the Emparor's death!
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ricoratso in Fine, I’ll admit it, I want to see units of them at GenCon   
    You know this sentiment comes up a lot...
    In my opinion the genius of Star Wars always was that it gave us both a family friendly pop culture experience that also created a world of dramatic space opera with a real serious respect for how that world and the characters in it were crafted.
    Some of us could fall in love with the rollicking fairy tale adventure with silly robot straight men and fuzzy giant Sasquatch aliens and adorable little beeping bots, all as endearing as Dorothy's companions. Some could fall in love with the iconic heroes, that felt as exciting as a pulp serial. Some could fall in love with the attention to detail and the sci fi world that felt actually real.
    As I've grown older I've grown to appreciate all sides more and now I realize I don't have to chose.
    I can love Ewoks for being adorable space teddy bears, *and* love them for being deceptively powerful warriors that can beat an over confident and technologocally superior occupying force through a mix of cleverness and home field advantage... sometimes even I love them for both at the same time!
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from Darth 2Face in Fine, I’ll admit it, I want to see units of them at GenCon   
    You know this sentiment comes up a lot...
    In my opinion the genius of Star Wars always was that it gave us both a family friendly pop culture experience that also created a world of dramatic space opera with a real serious respect for how that world and the characters in it were crafted.
    Some of us could fall in love with the rollicking fairy tale adventure with silly robot straight men and fuzzy giant Sasquatch aliens and adorable little beeping bots, all as endearing as Dorothy's companions. Some could fall in love with the iconic heroes, that felt as exciting as a pulp serial. Some could fall in love with the attention to detail and the sci fi world that felt actually real.
    As I've grown older I've grown to appreciate all sides more and now I realize I don't have to chose.
    I can love Ewoks for being adorable space teddy bears, *and* love them for being deceptively powerful warriors that can beat an over confident and technologocally superior occupying force through a mix of cleverness and home field advantage... sometimes even I love them for both at the same time!
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from TheHoosh in Fine, I’ll admit it, I want to see units of them at GenCon   
    I dunno, Hoth felt like the most obvious Vietnam mirror from the OT... a trained army with modern weapons, that is expecting a stand up fight, arrives with a poor plan, suffers last minute chain of command disruption, gets throw into a new mission with basically zero time for briefing, and lets the enemy slip through their fingers due to over confidence? I mean even for Lucas a Jungle planet might be too much on the nose (and similar to Yavin) so an ice planet is kinda the opposite right?
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from Matt3412 in Fine, I’ll admit it, I want to see units of them at GenCon   
    You know this sentiment comes up a lot...
    In my opinion the genius of Star Wars always was that it gave us both a family friendly pop culture experience that also created a world of dramatic space opera with a real serious respect for how that world and the characters in it were crafted.
    Some of us could fall in love with the rollicking fairy tale adventure with silly robot straight men and fuzzy giant Sasquatch aliens and adorable little beeping bots, all as endearing as Dorothy's companions. Some could fall in love with the iconic heroes, that felt as exciting as a pulp serial. Some could fall in love with the attention to detail and the sci fi world that felt actually real.
    As I've grown older I've grown to appreciate all sides more and now I realize I don't have to chose.
    I can love Ewoks for being adorable space teddy bears, *and* love them for being deceptively powerful warriors that can beat an over confident and technologocally superior occupying force through a mix of cleverness and home field advantage... sometimes even I love them for both at the same time!
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ricoratso in I really want the First Order (and Resistance) and why they are viable as factions.   
    Oh. My.  Gosh!
    Why didn't anyone tell me it was a CHILDREN's cartoon!
    I might have gotten cooties!!!!
    *WHEW*
    Close call fankyooberrymuch!
     
    Now I can go back to playing with my toy soildier dollies of space wizards and robot nazis! (It's very serious and grim and grown up donacha know cause heros on journeys and daddy issues an uhuhuh!)
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ArcticJedi in June Terrain Challenge   
    Ok here we go! My official participation for June, I present "ARC-170 Down"!
    It... was a bit more work than I expected... but very happy with the results!




    And I'm very happy with how varied they will play too!




     
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ArcticJedi in Captain Rocket's Hoth tables WIP   
    Okay, now we're starting to look like something!




    I'm feeling it's certainly too blue (the floor for sure) but I'm okay with another top down spray of white after mounting. I also wanted blue for depth under the woodland scenics snow I'm planning on dropping in the floor after I put in floor plates and cables. I think it's okay to be too blue at this stage...
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ArcticJedi in Captain Rocket's Hoth tables WIP   
    Ok now I'm making floor plates but I'm not sure what scale to use that works with all the types of hallways I have... What do you all think?
    BIG



    MEDIUM



    SMALL



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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ArcticJedi in Captain Rocket's Hoth tables WIP   
    And also testing some lazer cut doors...

    Too tall to be quite accurate to the film set blueprints... but want them wide enough for Legion bases and not mess too much with the proportions...
     
    I dunno, what do you all think?


     

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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ArcticJedi in Captain Rocket's Hoth tables WIP   
    Here's a few more shots of the table in use during a game, as well as a walk through of using the AT-AT~




    This is how the AT-ATs work...
    Movement tool in the front...

    ...set the angle you want...

    ...place into the hole between the feet. This means it move a normal large base distance, and with the custom Ponderous keyword can only move once per activation.

    Now if it takes enough damage (usually by the harpoon tool special rule), you can remove it from the magnetized base...

    ... place the new 'nose dive into the snow' base adjacent...

    ...and plop the AT-AT into a fallen position.

    Then you turn on the tea lights hidden in the detachable smoke plume...

    ...and hook that into the AT-AT under carriage.

    A blow for the Rebellion!
     
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from RyantheFett in Everything I KNOW and DONT KNOW about LOS and cover...   
    The following chart illustrates cover according to Rules Ref 1.1.0:
    (Now also in printable PDF )

    (Now I gotta update the chart version number now that the changes are in the rules not just the FAQ)
    The following chart illustrates cover according to Rules Reference 1.0

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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from Daedalus in Clone Wars Unit Request & Speculation   
    Fixed that!
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in July Terrain Challenge   
    Absolutely both!
    All the gritty little details of the places and cultures in the Star Wars universe... I want them all. I love these stories and characters and ridiculous lore. I'd say it brings out the kid in me but... er... that's probably pretty close to the surface all the time anyways. If it doesn't look and feel like it belongs in Star Wars, I just can't get excited to make it...
    On the other hand I've learned the hard way that you can make pretty dioramas all yoo want, but if you don't account for how it's gonna be useful for controlling line of sight or movement, or how figures can move onto, through, or around it in reasonable time, then it's just gonna sit in the corner of the map, or worse on a shelf!
    So... only barely tardy...
    This month I will offer my humble doors for my Echo Base interior table.

    I carefully studied the film references and set construction blueprints and realized a couple of things.
    1. If I made the doors the correct proportions and scale, Legion bases would not fit through them.
    2. If I kept the proportions and fudged the scale, the doors would be waaaaaaaay too tall.
    3. If I lowered the door height to match the correct feeling of scale... then a ton of figures with up raised arms would not be able to fit through them either.
    Time for compromise!
    I did a few test cuts on my new laser machine and came up with an in-between design that kinda looks rights, doesn't poke up too far, and fits *most* figures (sorry Chewie, but it makes sens you would have to duck).



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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from GhengisharnIV in Captain Rocket's Hoth tables WIP   
    And also testing some lazer cut doors...

    Too tall to be quite accurate to the film set blueprints... but want them wide enough for Legion bases and not mess too much with the proportions...
     
    I dunno, what do you all think?


     

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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from Tubb in Bunker article!   
    I can't honestly fathom how folks are saying $75 is expensive for the model with the interior and computer consoles?!
    I've been looking at scratch building from studio set blueprints and this level of detail requires a ton of handwork or 3D printing and/or laser cutting. Buying a smaller model with less detail is going to be $30-$50 + shipping.
    This is a premium model that comes with a bonus scenario and I couldn't be happier!
     
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    CaptainRocket got a reaction from ScummyRebel in Bunker article!   
    I can't honestly fathom how folks are saying $75 is expensive for the model with the interior and computer consoles?!
    I've been looking at scratch building from studio set blueprints and this level of detail requires a ton of handwork or 3D printing and/or laser cutting. Buying a smaller model with less detail is going to be $30-$50 + shipping.
    This is a premium model that comes with a bonus scenario and I couldn't be happier!
     
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