Weirdly, I never reviewed this...
I somehow never got around to reviewing Legends of Andor when it was first released in English...so I caught up with the new (not really very much different) Thames-Kosmos edition. It's a good game with a very different approach to presenting itself. There's a lot I admire about it, but it also doesn't excite me much. It is oddly rigid, formal and it can feel sort of over-scripted. And the combat is junk. But it is worth a look, and it is a good, lighter fantasy adventure game. I have both expansions, which I will cover together later. Review is here at Miniature Market.
My Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game review is over there too. Five stars. It's a great, great game. Can't wait for an expansion. Not "line of expansions", please. Expansion. Maybe another if that one is good.
We also did a little "Most Anticipated Game of 2016" feature...I picked Scythe because others already had SW: Rebellion and the Doctor Who thing.
Speaking of product lines, I've been tooling around with the new Imperial Assault stuff. It's mostly good, there is a renewed emphasis on difficult terrain and the new units are mostly really cool. Especially hateful-ass Dengar. I also really like the HK assassin droids, a cool callback to Knights of the Old Republic's HK-47. Leia is kind of meh, the Snowtroopers and Echo Base Soldiers are good. The Wampas are fun. I wish that the campaign was a shorty like the one in Twin Shadows though...or that they at least had some standalone scenarios to play other than skirmishes.
The Snowtrooper tank is kind of dumb though, vehicles just don't work right in this scale.
And of course, Armada. It is awesome. Believe the reports. It is also, sadly, monstrously expensive. But it's definitely a Cadillac game, and it shows. Better than X-Wing? I dunno. Remains to be seen.
I've got so much to go through right now it's getting ridiculous. Empires: Age of Discovery and Study in Emerald just showed up. I've got a box of like 4 HABA games on the way. Still have to file reviews for those Kosmos games. A critics work is never done, I suppose.