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5 minutes ago, Caimheul1313 said:

I expect Geonosian units as part of the CIS, they would fit as a "Jump" Corps unit, or possibly Specialists. Mandalorians might only be part of other factions as well, either Rebels or Shadow Collective. 

What about wookies? They should be part of the Republic army.

So...what could be thoses factions if this is not wookies nor geonosians or mandalorians...?

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2 minutes ago, player4031660 said:

What about wookies? They should be part of the Republic army.

So...what could be thoses factions if this is not wookies nor geonosians or mandalorians...?

Maybe on the Wookies, as I posted elsewhere, it was said they weren't really looking at doing too many cross faction units at this time, but we might see a different version of the Wookies using mostly ranged weapons. 

The other factions could be Shadow Collective/Crime lords, First Order, Resistance, that sort of thing. 

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Just now, ScummyRebel said:

Jar Jar and the Gungan Army are integrally connected.

After all, we need a command card “Bombad General”

I know, that is just my wishful thinking. What is his ability? Roll a blank on offensive die and randomly select 2 opposing units at range 1-2 to take 2 damage.

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5 minutes ago, Caimheul1313 said:

Maybe on the Wookies, as I posted elsewhere, it was said they weren't really looking at doing too many cross faction units at this time, but we might see a different version of the Wookies using mostly ranged weapons. 

The other factions could be Shadow Collective/Crime lords, First Order, Resistance, that sort of thing. 

Well, looks nice ^^

 

1 minute ago, Cusm said:

All this talk of other factions/species and the original army to fight the droids hasn't been mentioned? The Gungans (minus that putz Jar-Jar)?

Omg yeah, I have to admit I totally forgot the Gungan, because of my hate of Jarjar actually.

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I haven't been this excited about Legion since my first game.  I love the Clone Wars, and find it to be the single most interesting conflict in SW.  Can't wait to see what they do with it, and just hope they don't make the little mistakes I can see them doing  (ARCs as SF for one)  I wish Clones had surge to hit, but I can understand not wanting to give it to them.  Oh well.  I'm super digging that they released the clones as "Phase I troopers" so we can differentiate between the two.  I love that for the Clone Troopers, FFG basically took the most popular Corps heavy weapons (DLT-19 and Z-6) and just gave them to the Clones (as the DC-15 and Z-6).  I guess time will tell on which ends up being stapled on.  August can't come soon enough!

I'd personally love to see a Gungan army, or at least Gungan troops for the Republic.  Besides the wonderful trolling factor, Gungans would be interesting units.  Primarily melee, with boomas for ranged attacks, shields/deflect being a key part of their stick.  Not something I expect soon, but eventually it would be great. 

 

And to the prequel haters, shove off.  You've said your piece, now leave the rest of us alone.  I throw up a little every time I see Sequel trilogy stuff being discussed but generally try to leave those threads alone after my first comment or two.  Please give us the same courtesy. 

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4 minutes ago, Cusm said:

All this talk of other factions/species and the original army to fight the droids hasn't been mentioned? The Gungans (minus that putz Jar-Jar)?

They could also be lumped into the Republic as they do fight alongside the Clones during the Battle of Mon Cala. I'd almost prefer the Twi-lek cavalry for Creature Troopers, but Gungan cavalry is also possible. 

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Just now, Caimheul1313 said:

They could also be lumped into the Republic as they do fight alongside the Clones during the Battle of Mon Cala. I'd almost prefer the Twi-lek cavalry for Creature Troopers, but Gungan cavalry is also possible. 

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11 hours ago, JediPartisan said:

I’m actually a little disappointed by the clones though. Their attack dice are about where I expected, but I was thinking that the clone armour would be a red with defensive surge because of how clone armour is compared to Stormtrooper armour in Star Wars Rebels.

“I would never be on their side, or wear that junk armor.” ~ Captain Rex about Stormtrooper armor.

Still not bad though, but incredibly pricey. Highest priced corps unit (that’s not a veteran) at 56 points.

"What with all you've been thorough" ... "I think you've picked up a slight flutter"

Black offensive dice, Red defensive dice.

Choose a DC-15 (DLT equivalent with 2 red at 1-4) or a Z6.

And firesupport means even whittled down squads can contribute to prying enemies out of heavy cover?

At this price I'm more psyched for them than Death Troopers!

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Their dice are good without surge, but not having surge on attack is going to make that Z-6 way less effective on the clones than the rebels.

Rebel troopers don't offensive surge. The Z-6 should be just as good at fishing for crits!

I worry more about the DC-15 only getting one crit conversion with Critical 1 instead of contributing generic Impact to all dice in pool. Though this might just encourage more spliting fire.

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6 minutes ago, Alpha17 said:

I wish Clones had surge to hit, but I can understand not wanting to give it to them.  Oh well.  I'm super digging that they released the clones as "Phase I troopers" so we can differentiate between the two.  I love that for the Clone Troopers, FFG basically took the most popular Corps heavy weapons (DLT-19 and Z-6) and just gave them to the Clones (as the DC-15 and Z-6).  I guess time will tell on which ends up being stapled on.  

There's still Phase II and Specialist unit types to go!

And why pick one or the other heavy? Both have their roles and an army that carries both will be super flexible!

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10 hours ago, JediPartisan said:

I thought the LAATs were modular and you can have the troop carrying section or remove it so the LAAT can haul vehicles like the AT-TE. There’s an example in the CW animated series. “The Landing At Piont Rain” (I think that’s what the episode was called, or something like).

In this particular case I blame the use of all CGI effects, and they just scales up art assets per shot.  

So, an AT-TE is (according to star wars databank) 22.02 meters long (72.24 feet) long

A Blackhawk helicopter is 66 feet long.  

Now, watch any scene where and LAAT/i is carrying people and tell me that the part between the cockpit and the tail gun is bigger than an entire Blackhawk helicopter.  

For more visual comparison.  Average adult male shoulder width is 16.1 inches.  That would mean that about 50 people could stand shoulder to shoulder in the passenger compartment of an LAAT/i....if they are all the same size and all have to be able to transport an AT-TE

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2 minutes ago, CaptainRocket said:

There's still Phase II and Specialist unit types to go!

And why pick one or the other heavy? Both have their roles and an army that carries both will be super flexible!

Thus far, it seems like almost every unit has an obligatory heavy weapon option, and one that rarely if ever gets used.  The Clones may be the first one where that's not the case.  (SF units notwithstanding) 

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2 minutes ago, CaptainRocket said:

There's still Phase II and Specialist unit types to go!

And why pick one or the other heavy? Both have their roles and an army that carries both will be super flexible!

Which is good, because so far we have had folks pick a single heavy per unit type as the go-to. Now it’s more free form based on what you’re trying to do.

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Guess I'm a little surprised they're not trying to sell this harder than they did the original Legion. I thought maybe they'd do something like put a second character in the starter for both sides, and have three or four additional unit/vehicle offerings per army available within a month of launch. Things to help frontload sales while the hype is strongest.

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8 minutes ago, frankelee said:

Guess I'm a little surprised they're not trying to sell this harder than they did the original Legion. I thought maybe they'd do something like put a second character in the starter for both sides, and have three or four additional unit/vehicle offerings per army available within a month of launch. Things to help frontload sales while the hype is strongest.

We will probably have more articles with additional announcements coming. 

I highly doubt this is “it” for the legion Clone Wars drop.

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7 minutes ago, frankelee said:

Guess I'm a little surprised they're not trying to sell this harder than they did the original Legion. I thought maybe they'd do something like put a second character in the starter for both sides, and have three or four additional unit/vehicle offerings per army available within a month of launch. Things to help frontload sales while the hype is strongest.

Logistics can only handle a certain throughput of miniatures at a time, and it's possible that any logistic allocated to Legion takes away from the board games. As for why keep the same format of the Core set, adding more characters changes the savings of the core set and since both core sets will be available at the same time can hurt sales of one or the other.

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11 minutes ago, frankelee said:

Guess I'm a little surprised they're not trying to sell this harder than they did the original Legion. I thought maybe they'd do something like put a second character in the starter for both sides, and have three or four additional unit/vehicle offerings per army available within a month of launch. Things to help frontload sales while the hype is strongest.

I would think that might alienate the current fans, gettting more in the base box! As it is, the two starter boxes are the same so anyone can enter anywhere. 

I expect there will be a faster release of the support troops for Clone Wars to help them catch up faster, but who knows. They also don’t want to flood the market too fast!

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13 minutes ago, frankelee said:

Guess I'm a little surprised they're not trying to sell this harder than they did the original Legion. I thought maybe they'd do something like put a second character in the starter for both sides, and have three or four additional unit/vehicle offerings per army available within a month of launch. Things to help frontload sales while the hype is strongest.

I think we will definitely have at least 1 vehicule / 1 more character / 1 more trooper unit and 1 specialist unit before the end of the year, just after the drop of the core box.

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2 hours ago, Empire On Ice said:

The only issue I foresee is that it dilutes the release schedule so that for those of us with no interest in the Clone Wars we will get very little new content. And the original items will take longer to re-print so will be out of stock more often. This will mean a few folks just drop out of the game because they have nothing new to look forward to.

 

2 hours ago, Caimheul1313 said:

Somehow people still play Armada and that hasn't had a release in almost a year. 

Also, this sort of "diluted" release schedule is the normal for every other miniatures game. Having only two factions would be worse for the health of the game than slowing down 2 existing factions to add in two more. 

I have to agree. FFG doesn't have a typical release schedule. What has been normal for this game isn't really normal for other games. We are used to FFG's release schedule, though, so our expectations are different.

I also think that Legion players have a different expectation simply because of the  Star Wars IP. There is very much a "I want them all" mentality that doesn't exist in other games simply because it is Star Wars. Many (myself included) are playing and purchasing all the factions because we love anything and everything Star Wars. When I've played other miniature games, I focused on one faction and then only on units that fit my army. For Legion, I want it all regardless of how much I will play a unit. It is going to be difficult for me to cut back on some of the releases since for the past year I've been able to just get everything. There will be no skimping on the Republic, though. (I had planned on passing on Separatists, but that's what my son wants to play.)

As for the LAAT conversation, I want one. I'm not a big fan of the prequel films, but I have always loved the aesthetics of the Republic army. The LAAT is my favorite vehicle in all of Star Wars. One way or another, I hope we get one, even if the scale has to be fudged to make it work.

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13 minutes ago, Darth 2Face said:

As for the LAAT conversation, I want one. I'm not a big fan of the prequel films, but I have always loved the aesthetics of the Republic army. The LAAT is my favorite vehicle in all of Star Wars. One way or another, I hope we get one, even if the scale has to be fudged to make it work.

Same here, but with the at-te and at-ap. i love those chunky walkers

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3 hours ago, Indy_com said:

In case anyone missed this piece of info:

As the Phase I Clones are classified as "Clone Troopers" rather than "Troopers", they can spend friendly "Clone Troopers" green tokens at range 1.

WAIT WOT?!

*swoons harder*

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4 hours ago, Alpha17 said:

And to the prequel haters, shove off.  You've said your piece, now leave the rest of us alone.  I throw up a little every time I see Sequel trilogy stuff being discussed but generally try to leave those threads alone after my first comment or two.

I still get one or two hating-comments before I shove off by that logic!

Or do I get a pass because I think the sequels are objectively worse cinema than When Harry Met Sally?

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6 hours ago, Zrob314 said:

Now, watch any scene where and LAAT/i is carrying people and tell me that the part between the cockpit and the tail gun is bigger than an entire Blackhawk helicopter.  

I could tell you that..., but I’d be lying.🤔🤪😳😆

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