The core box of Star Wars: Legion supplies the would be Rebel Commander with none other than Luke Skywalker to lead their troops, dressed in his fatigues and brandishing his father’s lightsabre. What better hero to get you started? That said I knew that my opponent for our first game, Mike, the Dark Templar, Reynolds would be fielding the Dark Lord himself, Darth Vader. A formidable opponent at the best of times, Darth Vader with all his additional skills is truly devastating in Legion. Luke might have been able to hold his own in more seasoned hands, but I was no match for Mike and his vice like grip of the rules; no I needed something that would keep him guessing.
Han Solo does just that, with several unique skills he poses just enough doubt in the mind of your adversary to keep him wary of what the former smuggler is up to. The Legion model is a wonderfully dramatic pose, with Han threatening with his blaster, the duster coat flowing behind him. Once again Sorastro came to my rescue with the painting and although I may not have undergone quite as many layers of highlighting, I was still pleased with the results.
As for the game? Well Han Solo certainly kept the Rebels in the fight. Initially seen skulking around the bunker he launched forward, with charismatic abandonment and caused such a commotion that objectives were snatched in the nick of time to force a draw.