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TheGreenKnight

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  1. Nope! The city is gone, along with a big chunk of the planet—and its days are numbered. An apocalyptic death cult shows up to sit on the brink of the crater and watch the destruction unfold close up. Come to think of it, a post-Death-Star-Strike Jedha based on its appearance in the comics could make for quite an impressive Legion tabletop!
  2. There have been further glimpses into this in the middle grade novel Guardians of the Whills, the ongoing comic series Star Wars (particularly issues 38–43), and the novel Battlefront II: Inferno Squad. That’s all that comes to mind at the moment, but I’m sure we’ll see many further visits to Jedha (set both before and after the events of Rogue One) in the years to come—it’s a fascinating and unique place, unlike anything we’d seen before in the Star Wars galaxy. For now, it’s safe to say that thanks to the presence of Saw Gerrera’s Renegades and the Guardians of the Whills, the planet saw a fair amount of action!
  3. This character (and his name!) would appear right at home in a Dark Souls game. 😂
  4. Yikes! This thread is kinda depressing. Here’s an alternative experience that’s more pleasant, for whatever it’s worth: I don’t play in tournaments, I don’t care who wins (no; really—I just don’t), and my wife is one of my most frequent gaming partners. I don’t think either of us would enjoy tournament play, but we love playing friendly games at home. I paint all the miniatures and build terrain, but she’s more than happy to play games. We have a lot of overlap in literary and other interests, so it’s not too surprising. As another poster commented, every marriage is different, and I can’t speak to what works for other people, but I will say that for my own sake, I could never have been happy married to the sort of woman some of my friends ended up marrying—the sort who turn up their noses in sneering, uncomprehending disgust at ‘nerd stuff’ but grudgingly tolerate it in their husbands like some kind of sadly uncontrollable addiction. Younger fellow nerds: take this into account when seeking a spouse. 😉
  5. This makes me glad I’m not a competitive player. I like assembling, painting, and converting miniatures, building terrain, and playing games (preferably using scenarios with a strong narrative component). I honestly don’t even care if I win—heck, when I play as the Empire, I sometimes root for my opponent’s troops because, well, it’s Star Wars and I like good guys! Trying to build the ultimate überlist to destroy all and sundry in some sort of ladder tournament sounds dull as dust. 😆
  6. He will be missed! By all accounts, he was a genuinely good and kind man, well-loved by those who knew him. May he rest in peace!
  7. Omg I am literally watching this episode right now with my son. 😂
  8. Star Wars has been my imaginative happy place for more than thirty of its forty-two years now, and I enjoy it all pretty much unreservedly. I love the original trilogy best of all, but I also love the prequels, all three animated series, the standalone movies, and the sequels thus far. I was (and am) a huge fan of the Expanded Universe (‘Legends’) continuity (I’ve read almost all of the novels and comics, and some of them many times over), and now I’m pretty much perpetually delighted by the new Canon continuity, which I’ve kept up with assiduously since day one back in 2015. Both Legends and Canon have their own distinct strengths and weaknesses, but I have not the slightest trouble in enjoying it all. As far as I’m concerned, Disney has been hitting it out of the park with everything they’ve done in the past four years, so the possibility of being in any meaningful way disappointed by this next movie doesn’t even cross my mind. I’ll laugh, I’ll cry, I’ll marvel, and it’ll all be great fun. Haters may hate, but I’ll just contentedly keep revelling in the wonder, beauty, and magic of my beloved galaxy far, far away—in all its cosmopolitan variety and changefulness.
  9. The Story Group is being weirdly cagey about it all, but Sabine did draw this little guy: And this fellow has shown up in a few episodes of Resistance: Neither has yet been confirmed as a Bothan, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
  10. Yeah, Fleet Troopers vs. Naval Troopers and Snowtroopers vs. ‘Rebel Veterans’ seems much more logical, but nobody asked me…
  11. Personally, I’d love to see Naval troopers, but I dunno how well they’d fit the bill as ‘veterans’ if FFG is set on continuing their parallel release strategy for the two factions. Dewbacks I think are very likely, and I can’t wait to get my hands on some—I’m sure the sculpts will be beautiful. I would like to see SCAR Squadron and Inferno Squad at some point as well, but neither would make sense as core choices. They are both the very definition of special forces.
  12. I’ll confess, I haven’t read all these responses… but I just wanted to pop in real quick and do a dance of joy. 🕺
  13. I just want to know why so many otherwise evidently fluent English speakers in this forum keep using ‘overcosted.’ That’s not a word. The term they’re looking for is ‘overpriced.’
  14. I’d really like to see both Inferno Squad and SCAR Squadron as unique special forces units for the Empire.
  15. It sure is! I’m trying to figure out a way to delete the two duplicates, and coming up blank. Any help? 🧐
  16. This is precisely what I’ve always wanted out of a Star Wars miniatures game. WEG D6 came a bit closer than Legion, but honestly, any time I find myself thinking about how fun it would be to play a miniatures game set in x fictional universe, all I ever actually want is a game that can scale up and down just as you’ve described. Some of my fondest memories of playing the LotR game, way back when the Fellowship edition first came out eighteen years ago, are of tense little skirmishes with a small handful of models on each side—Aragorn and the four hobbits facing the Ringwraiths at Weathertop, for instance, or the Fellowship fighting its way out of Balin’s tomb. And then you could turn right around and play the Battle of Pelenor Fields using the same set of rules! I want that level of flexibility in a Star Wars game. I want to be able to play the Spectres rescuing Kanan from his prison cell on Mustafar, and then turn around and recreate the Battle of Hoth right out of the same rulebook.
  17. I still haven’t assembled mine, but I’m facing the same problem! I love the poses, but the fits are really quite bad.
  18. Merry Christmas, and Happy Life Day!
  19. Even if FFG (foolishly) were to release non-corps Echo Base troopers, I’d still buy a few boxes are simply proxy them in as standard Rebel troopers. Also, I totally want to convert Noa and Teek operative models now. 😂
  20. That… isn’t how this hobby works. 🤔 I’ve been collecting and playing GW’s The Lord of the Rings miniatures game on and off for seventeen years now, and… I still play. It’s still one of my favourite games. I’ve been playing X-Wing and Armada for several years now as well, and I don’t plan to stop any time soon—quite the contrary; I’m just looking forward to my son getting old enough that I can teach him to play as well! Tabletop wargames aren’t like video games that people drop $60 on, blow through in a few weekends, and then go trade in at GameStop for something newer and shinier (personally, I find even that practice incomprehensible, but that’s just me). If I’m going to invest dozens or hundreds of hours assembling and painting an army of tiny plastic men to a reasonably high standard, the possibility of selling or otherwise discarding them them and moving on to the next big thing doesn’t even cross my mind. I’ll likely still have my Legion miniatures twenty years from now, unless I’ve passed them on to my kids (if they want them).
  21. Ewoks. That’s literally the only thing I care about at this point. Everything else is just gravy.
  22. This is EXACTLY what I want! The Lord of the Rings SGB still features the best system for replicating the full scope of narrative scenario possibilities that I’ve ever seen. It’s brilliantly flexible, and I have yet to find its equal for that. Some of my fondest wargaming memories from my teenage years are of tiny, tense fights between a mere handful of miniatures per side—Aragorn and the four hobbits against five Ringwraiths at Weathertop, for instance, or the Fellowship fighting its way out of Balin’s tomb—but the same set of rules also allows for massive battles like the Siege of Helm’s Deep, the Battle of Pelennor Fields, or the Fall of Gondolin. I want the same thing for Star Wars!
  23. I second the requests for vehicles and more corps options! Imperial Army infantry and Echo Base troopers would fit the bill nicely. I’d also like to see more minor characters introduced as trooper unit upgrades rather than independent commanders or operatives, as it appears they’re already doing with Pao and Bistan. It’s a great way to add some more character (pun intended) to one’s army!
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