BOARD GAME – Legion: The Siberian Story

Our unique board game will transport you to Siberia in the midst of the Russian Civil War. The Czechoslovak legionnaires are trying to get home; the Reds and the Whites are fighting for dominion over Russia; and local militias are struggling for survival.

Author: Rolling Group

Is there anything left to show to you? Yes, the ACTION CARDS!

Apr 14, 2021

Before we do that, though, we’d like to brag a bit: the German game outlet Teizeiltheiden wrote about us, so if you are a German speaker, read more here.

We’re also making a video for you, to document the gameplay. We’ll show you all the game stages and how the game really works. And if you want, you can still sign up for online game trials: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS5S65TI9m9L7ikn2C6FJQa5d_-HLuxbkrrsBScLogl7J76g/viewform

Now let’s move on to the action cards!

Action cards are a bunch of amazing gimmicks, tactics and events, encompassing everything from medicine to jammed rifles. Action cards are the tricks up your sleeve.

You can get them during the Auction in exchange for Resources, and you can do so in two different ways. In every round, a number of Action cards equal to the number of players is drawn in the Auction phase and placed on the board next to the characters.

Every player can bid four times in the Auction. They can bid on characters or action cards or both, but they need to figure out the right balance. The number of resources and bids is limited, after all. As you know from the character card info, whoever bid the most Resources on a card will win it. That’s the easiest way to get an Action card. 

If you Commander has excellent supply lines in Siberia, which means abundant Resources, you can also try a more surefire way: You spend two Resources during the Auction and draw one random Action card from the pack. It’s obvious that will have both advantages and disadvantages. Your co-players will have no way to know the tactics you might use against them later, but you will also risk spending Resources for something you’ll be unable to use.

At the moment, the game has 22 types of Action cards, which fall into 5 main categories. These are cards that influence the number of resources, medicines, character abilities, victory points, and Plot tactics.

Action cards can help you get provisions (Resources), they can heal your characters, prevent wounds, or even overcome death. A rare jewel or incriminating evidence can also help you gain secret victory points, improve your characters’ abilities or steamroll through a Plot. You can lay an ambush, reinforce your troops, or weaken your opponents, bribe or blackmail somebody else’s character, or fall back from a Plot that you would be sure to lose.

What Action cards can you encounter in the game? We’ve got three examples for you!

Sniper Shot: Play it while deploying a character into a squad at a Plot. If the character has the Combat ability (can use weapons), they can wound any character at the given Plot.

Tactical Retreat: Play it before Plots are evaluated, once everybody has passed. The card allows you to remove all of your characters from one Plot into the Reserve.

Jewellery Set: If you play the card, you can spend the jewellery for 3R. If you keep the card, it counts as two victory points.

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  • 32 I want to support you!

    I don’t want a big expense, but I like what you’re doing. We are very grateful and will send you a custom wallpaper as a thank you.

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    EUR 5
  • 190 I want to play already!

    One full game with a signed draft letter. ENJOY!

    –  PICK IT UP IN PRAGUE

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    EUR 40
  • 210 I want to play already and get it delivered

    We will send you a full game package, shipping and delivery included.

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  • 37 I want to share!

    You’ll get two games, shipping and delivery included.

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    EUR 80
  • 9 from 10 Sleeping in the Legionary train

    In cooperation with the Czechoslovak Legionnaires' Association, we also offer a special reward: the possibility of sleeping in the LEGIONARY TRAIN during its summer stay in Prague.

    We will prepare two dates for you during the holidays, which you will be able to choose. Arrive by 18:00, you will have a dinner and then you will spend the night in the train.  
    You will get a complete game pack as well! 

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    EUR 150
  • Sold out!! I want to be in the game!

    You’ll get a full game package, and your face will forever adorn one of our cards. Shipping and delivery included.

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    EUR 170
  • 2 from 15 I want to be in the game! (vol. 2)

    You’ll get  a full game package, and your face will forever adorn one of our cards. Shipping and delivery included.

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    EUR 170
  • 10 from 10 The special EDITION

    You will receive a unique version of the game in a handmade wooden box, which was created by Maty (https://matymoves.com/) only in a limited number for Legion: Siberian Journey.

    The price includes postage and packing.

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    EUR 200
  • Sold out!! I REALLY want to be in the game!

    You’ll get a full game package. You will also get the chance to tell us something about a character that the game really needs. They might be your relative or somebody else. We will design their card together over a video call. Shipping and delivery included.
     

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    EUR 305
  • 2 from 5 I REALLY want to be in the game! (vol. 2)

    You’ll get  a full game package. You will also get the chance to tell us something about a character that the game really needs. They might be your relative or somebody else.  We will design their card together over a video call. Shipping and delivery included.

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    EUR 305
  • 3 from 5 I want to come and meet you!

    We’ll spend a day in Prague with you. We’ll take a tour through the most important legionnaire-related sights, show you important documents and period equipment, play the game, and enjoy some good food and drink that fits the setting.

    And of course, you’ll get the full game.

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    EUR 570
  • 2 from 3 I want to be the PRESIDENT!

    You will help us raise awareness about the Legions and their history and we will be immensely grateful to you. We will put your name and photo on our website and all game materials.

    You’ll get TWO full game packages.

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    EUR 950