Well with the advent of Mk3 Batman, I have again fallen into the game and I have to say I am looking forward to it. The clean up of the rules I am looking forward to tackling.
With all this, it means new models and well I decided to go with something I would not have considered one of the key gangs, not being a huge comic reader I see Penguin, Joker, Catwoman and two face as the bad guys. So the League of Assassins although very big didnt have the same connection to me so I didnt have the nagging feeling I could not do the models justice (ha) of say a batman and Joker model.
So I have picked up the Demon box and being a good bear I have started with the base guys so here are the Hassassins from the box. Decked out in their green and hanging round the Lazurus Pit.
Welcome to a review of some of the exciting and shiny things that AoWS are force pushing… (not sorry) out at the moment. Today I am going to be looking at their SW:Legion Core token set. Linky To Them
Price – £15.99 Its a huge bag of everything you could want for some pew pew Legion fun, first a list of what we are looking at getting…
8 Order tokens
6 Objective Bases (and enough Rebel/Empire coloured holograms for them)
10 Suppression tokens
6 Aim tokens
6 Dodge tokens
6 Standby tokens
6 Condition tokens
4 Panic tokens
12 Victory tokens
2 Ion tokens
10 Single wound and 4 Triple wound tokens
3 Vehicle Damage tokens
Which handily is what you get in the Core box for Legion more or less. Now I am going to be greed and will be using these all for myself 😀
Which means I am going to have plenty for games.
So nice baggy of goodies, as always from the chaps from AOWS. Something that is a nice touch and I have never seen before is a little sheet of paper telling you how to add colour to recesses which is really helpful for those that haven’t dealt with such tokens before or if like me never realise if you leave the backing paper on it makes it much easier…
So once we have all the tokens out we get a lot and it is also so very pretty. I particularly like the objective markers as the light hologram for whichever faction controls is a great. Plus, everything is pretty snug you wont get wonky markers during the game.
But how do the compare to the FFG punch-out cardboard tokens. Well on the whole they match them pretty damn well. with most of them actually being the same size. Yes the likes of the wound markers are smaller but you also get the number on them (well 1 or 3, with the 3 being bigger as well) which makes it easier during games anyway.
I would have liked my suppression markers to be a little bit bigger but that is the only little complaint I have. Mainly as I am really bad at missing markers after games..
So once all edge painting is done, the tokens look amazing.
I really like the set and it is going to cover most peoples uses (yes the command tokens may not match perfectly with some more advance lists but for now they are spot on).
Obviously not future proof with some of the wild and wacky things FFG could drop in the future but for now and for the price you can not go wrong with this set.
Got my hands on the following new plastic starter sets from Knight models (all thanks to Leodis Games).
The first thing that strikes you is how small the packaging is now, at a guess we are talking about 30% small footprint than the older blisters which across a range is significant reduction.
First thing we notice in the box is how small the cards have got now. They are now the same size as ‘standard’ cards we see in the majority of games.
This is a double edged sword for people, as the cards take up much less space on the gaming board which is huge BUT as players need a way of tracking their dice/markers during the making the plan and during the turn itself does mean you could have some mistakes occurring as things move about inevitably during a game. Expect lots of 3rd party options to deal with it (nods towards Red Beam).
But now for some shiny models..
The number of pieces are low in general, with the prisoner set all being 1 piece.
Looking at the models I think the scale is still the same so no creep like other game systems recently 😉
So the detail is amazing, something that KM are always good at but these are just wow!!
These are going to be a joy to paint.
There is a concern with the resin/plastic though some of thin pieces have feel that they could be a little brittle.
My sword did suffer in transit which is sad face but easily fixe.
Wow KM have knocked these out of the park!! If this is the future of the quality and price. Truly amazing stuff, and maybe a sign of things for Harry Potter!
If you fancy so of the shiny at a great price make sure you check out Leodis and his Haribo…..sorry and his models 😉