Choose Your Side: A Guide to Star Wars Legion Factions

Star Wars Legion Factions
Star Wars Legion Factions Guide

Star Wars Legion Factions Guide: Choose Your Side in the Galactic Conflict

When you step into the epic battles of Star Wars Legion, you're not just picking up a game; you're choosing a side in the vast galaxy of the Star Wars universe. With multiple factions to command, each with its unique units, tactics, and lore, it's essential to understand the choices before you. In this guide, we'll explore the primary factions in Star Wars Legion to help you make an informed decision and immerse yourself in the Star Wars narrative.

Galactic Empire
Star Wars Legion Galactic Empire

Embrace the power of the dark side.

The Galactic Empire is an iconic faction that embodies order, discipline, and the overwhelming might of the Imperial war machine. Command legions of stormtroopers, fearsome AT-STs, and iconic characters like Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. Crush rebellions and establish control over the galaxy through sheer firepower and unyielding resolve. Some great units in the Galactic Empire are the AT-ST and Iden Versio. For getting started with the Empire in Star Wars Legion, either the Star Wars Legion Core Set or the Blizzard Force Battleforce Box will be a great entry point.

Key Features:

  • Superior firepower and armor.
  • Strong leadership with iconic characters.
  • Versatile troops and vehicles.

Rebel Alliance

Star Wars Legion Rebel Alliance

Fight for freedom and justice.

The Rebel Alliance is the embodiment of hope and resistance in the face of the Empire's tyranny. Lead guerrilla warfare with resourceful units like Rebel Troopers, nimble Speeder Bikes, and heroic characters like Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Use your knowledge of terrain and surprise attacks to outwit your Imperial foes. Rebels are the faction that I personally play, so I can easily recommend Luke Skywalker, Cassian Andor, Rebel Specialists, and Ahsoka Tano. In my opinion, the best place to star with Rebels, is actually the Star Wars Legion Core set, or the Echo Base Defenders.

Key Features:

  • Guerrilla tactics and mobility.
  • Heroes of the Rebellion lead the charge.
  • Unique unit abilities and synergy.

  • Separatists

    Star Wars Legion Separatists

    Embrace the droid armies.

    The Separatists, led by Count Dooku and General Grievous, deploy vast armies of battle droids and formidable war machines. Overwhelm your opponents with sheer numbers, droid coordination, and devastating firepower. Control the battlefield with precision and calculated strategies.
    The best place to start a Separatist army is probably the Separatist Invasion Battleforce box, but since that one is tough to find sometimes, another great place to start would be the Star Wars Legion Clone Wars Core Set.

    Key Features:

    • Swarm tactics with droid units.
    • Command formidable droid heroes.
    • Access to powerful heavy units.

  • Republic
    Star Wars Legion Republic Army

    Defend the Republic with the Jedi.

    The Galactic Republic, in its twilight years, relies on the Jedi to maintain peace. Command Republic Clone Troopers and legendary Jedi like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Utilize the Force and clone trooper discipline to achieve victory for the Republic. There are two places that you can easily start a Republic army. Either the 501st Box set, or the Star Wars Legion Clone Wars Core Set.

    Key Features:

    • Jedi heroes with unique abilities.
    • Clone Troopers with discipline and versatility.
    • Tactical synergy and order.


In Star Wars Legion, your choice of faction is not just about gameplay; it's about embracing the ethos of your chosen side in the Star Wars galaxy. Whether you're drawn to the disciplined might of the Galactic Empire or the freedom-fighting spirit of the Rebel Alliance, each faction offers a unique experience.

Take your time to explore the lore, tactics, and playstyles of these factions to find the one that resonates with you. Whichever path you choose, may the Force be with you as you embark on your journey in the Star Wars Legion universe.

If you are brand new, and want to start with two armies for you and a friend, a great product to start with would be either of the core sets, linked above!
They include a small army of two factions

Visit Our Legion section to explore the vast selection of miniatures, expansions, and accessories for your chosen faction. May your battles be epic, and your victories legendary!

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