Arcane Legions Preview – 7th Legion Testudo

September 18th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski
Testudo is Latin for tortoise.

Testudo is Latin for tortoise.

The release of Arcane Legions is just a few weeks away. We’ve the full stat card for one of the units that comes in the starter set, a Roman infantry unit called 7th Legion Testudo. Deploy shield wall!

7th Legion Testudo is not the most mobile unit on the battlefield, but they’re a perfect way to neutralize your opponent’s archers. Just send them straight at the ranged attacker, relying on their Discipline ability to freely switch from movement formation to Shield Wall formation.

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Alternately, they can provide cover for a more offensive-minded unit, absorbing ranged attacks while the other unit moves in for a strike.


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The 7th Legion’s Achilles’ heel? Fast units. Send in some highly mobile infantry and assault the Testudo unit from two sides. Once outflanked by stronger infantry, these Romans are in trouble.

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3 Responses to “Arcane Legions Preview – 7th Legion Testudo”

  1. Comment by ggodo

    I feel like I want to look into this, what’s the MSRP on the starter?

  2. Comment by Ed Grabianowski

    $34.99 – non-random, comes with enough for a two-player game, has bits of all three factions.

  3. Comment by ggodo

    I might pick this up if it’s at any of my local shops. Looks like a good deal for the price.