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  • Publisher: Slitherine
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 360.7 MB
  • Version: 1.01
  • Price: $9.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (3)
App description: 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 opponents 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 opponents 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 Slitherines PBEM++ server or offline using familiar hotseat mode

ojtitus's comments:


992mb installed file size.
07-17-2015, 04:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 641
Finally, a sci-fi game by this developer!

Looks pretty cool!

07-17-2015, 06:50 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,954
Another mint opportunity to make one for iPhone and profit.
07-17-2015, 06:55 PM
Oh dear, here we go. My wallet has been beaten into submission - these games this week, ouch!
07-17-2015, 07:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 260
Thank you again! From this dev, it's a buy!
07-17-2015, 07:29 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 260
Reading the description, the rules are interesting. Boardgame ports are a good fit for ipads.

After Armageddon and this, wow..Oh..corridors.. Like space hulk, i like!

Last edited by lilgac; 07-17-2015 at 07:32 PM.
07-17-2015, 09:33 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 260
07-17-2015, 09:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 260
FYI, 991mb installed size
07-17-2015, 10:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,230
Originally Posted by lilgac View Post
FYI, 991mb installed size
Mine's actually up to 996mb now. Did you play the game at all before you looked at the file size?
07-17-2015, 10:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 237
I played beta on this... It's a bit like Hunters with some extra moves. Very good.