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Legions of Steel

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The Empire of the Machines is threatening the entire universe. The League of Aliens and the U.N.E. (United Nations of Earth) have banded together to defend the galaxy from the invader. Battles are raging everywhere, but it is inside the twisting corridors of the Machines underground production facilities, that the tactical upper hand is taken. And the war is won.

Originally designed by Clark Browning, Marco Pecota and Derrick Villeneuve, Legions of Steel is a tactical board game where players fight battles in a dark and dangerous environment. French Developer Studio Nyx have managed to re-create the deep and challenging set of rules, while adding slick 3D models, a clever and accessible UI and a load of new features.

Turn-based tactical firefights

Each unit has its own skills and characteristics. It comes with its own set of weapons and abilities making the game deep and complex for experienced players, yet simple and approachable for novices.

Electronic Warfare (Fog of War)

A game mode on its own, Electronic Warfare is an option players decide to activate and which completely changes the game into a whole different experience. All maps are playable in Electronic Ware mode

Tactical Options

Players can choose from a host of available firing options
The Advanced Covering Fire options allow for very precise control on what your units do during opponent’s turn
Grenades! Used to unlock gridlocked situations, players can throw them around corners without getting exposed. These are also used by the Machines to create smoke cover
Leadership points are a very limited resource used to “break” the common rules. Players will use them to add more actions (movement, fire), increase the odds when firing, or even dodge bullets during opponent’s turn.

Initiative Roll

Each map calls for an initiative roll at the beginning of the turn. Leadership can be spent to influence the roll. The winner of the roll chooses who starts to play the turn. This system breaks the linearity of turn-by-turn games. Which player is going first is always unknown.

Suspense above all

Radar detection and echoes add suspense to the gameplay. Every move is a thrill

More numbers!

2 playable factions with their own units and equipment
2 Single player campaigns in an immersive setting
15 scenarios for single player or multiplayer


Play with friends online through asynchronous, cross-platform multiplayer using Slitherine’s PBEM++ server or offline using familiar hotseat mode

Tournament system
This important feature works on the base of the Swiss System Tournament which uses a non-elimination format. It is very flexible and dynamic at the same time, allowing for a more challenging experience and it improves the general competitiveness.
Release date
Slitherine Software
Studio Nyx
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7, 8
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 / Nvidia GeForce 2xx or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6

System requirements for Android

4.3 and up
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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Legions of Steel reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Turn Based Combat Tactics Game (like Space Hulk Board game) Technically great and many tactical Possibilities. Even the Tutorial (Automatic) is not possible for me, then how will the Game become? Would Have liked to have played it, but if you already frut your Players in the Tutorial ... Only For Real Hardcore Try/Error Players
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Microsoft from Deutsch
I got really bad balancing issues, though I'm far from mastering all the tactical options i only hit after shooting three to four times at one enemy, whereas the enemy hits from 10+ tiles away with his first shot. I really tried to like this game but instead got frustrated. Of course it might be that I'm simply not good in playing that sort of game, but then the tutorial did a bad job.. it takes for ever and I don't seem to learn how it works ;-? Space hulk worked for me much better.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
I've already played some turn-based Strategy Top titles like X-Com od Shadowrun and I have to say Legions of Steel is one of the most exciting, tactiled and challenging Games in this Genre and also completely independent and from a tactical-feeling, what times New, extremely hard but fully horny. Actually, nothing to compare with. You have not only the turn-based Elements, but also strict Specifications in how many Moves you have to end a Scenario. Just very machine-almost merciless, if you are no better than the Machines you are eliminated very efficiently. Pure Strategy has to be applied here. The Tutorial is very important because Legions of Steel has its own game dynamic, you learn how to survive and eliminate hazards or avoid Them. When you have fought your way through the Tutorial You will have grown up with the Campaign in which you meet great varied scenarios and above all challenges that pretty much always demand full Commitment. You can also create Skirmish Matches against Machines, whereby you can also play as a Opposite Side is also very funny. Multiplayer is also possible, in which of course a Battle can also be fought between Machines and Soldiers, but unfortunately little is visited. I just like the Momentum That the Game gets through the tactical Possibilities, tough Rules, you have to fight with what you have. A unique turn-based Strategy game of the First Class, the Price I think I would have done a little too high 10 -15, I bought it at a Sale by half and am very happy afterwards that I got it, now I would also get the full Price Just pay I didn't know before that I would like the Game sooo and that is in the Genre and especially with small Indie teams the Difficult To get Attention. I definitely think this Game deserved more Attention, Legions of Steel is a very important and therefore great Addition to the turn-based Tactics genre. Have Fun and maybe we'll see each other on the Battlefield at some point:D
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