Monday, February 12, 2024

Is Legion Imperialis Dead??



I got on the GW bandwagon again and got all excited about Legion Imperialis (LI) as I was a big time Epic player back in the day. So when I heard about this I was ready to plunk down some money for it, then it got delayed. So i sat and waited, hoping that this would be different then the other GW FOMO releases.

Well the game finally hit stores a few months later and I happily jumped back into it, but I noticed that it was difficult to buy much else for the game. But I figured I would pick up another box set and be good to go. I even found a guy online doing the LI cards as a PDF as the ones GW made were online only and sold out initially. Not a problem I thought, more product will hit the shelves.

But I did notice that not everything was listed in the main book and that had me wondering, but I was happy to have two box sets and had two good sized forces. So I happily started to assemble the tiny tanks and infantry.

Then GW announced a new book coming out for LI, a campaign book and GW said there would be new units in the book, rumor is that there are only two units in this new book. So GW is releasing a new book, more then likely the two units (which are rumored to be Speeders and Drop Pods) are going to release alongside the book. But we still do not have a restock on the units that came out at launch.

Now GW has a notice up about shipping delays to North America and the internet is a buzz with rumors of GW boycotting the US (I don't believe that at all). But what I am thinking is that GW under produced how much stock they would have not knowing if LI would be successful. 

This has me wondering if it was a mistake to jump into this game (and invest $400.00) on the game so far. With the lack of being able to get product ( my local store had nothing as of yesterday) and the fact that GW is pushing yet another book (THE GW Book Club) has me re thinking my decision about this game. I know a lot of folks are thinking the same thing. This is sounding like the death blow for this game, the lack of availability and releases being tied to yet more books has a bunch of folks wondering and saying that this game is dead on arrival. 

So all of this has me wondering what to do, part of me wants to sell off the two boxes I have, another part of me says to keep it. For now both boxes and all the stuff are packed back up in the boxes sitting on my shelf until I see an improvement with product availability or I decide that I need to clear space for it. The sad part is the funds I spent on it could have gone to so many other projects that I am working on. But its looking as if GW did it too me again and I should have known better and expected it.


1 comment:

Tom O said...

The game seems solid from my read through of the rules and videos I have watched. Availability is certainly and issue for LI and Old World. I just plan on 3D printing what I need along with buying some items to support the game overall. That said, I understand your point of view. I think there is a reason or reasons for the shortages, but doubt we will ever k ow the full story.