When Topps closed Wizkids, its employees had to find someway to keep busy. For some of them, that activity was to create a new game company and try to create a revolutionary game. Games Workshop makes some quality games, but their rules are complex, the models cost a lot of money, and lots of time is needed for assembly and painting. The new company, Wells Expeditions, attempted to address those concerns with Arcane Legions. Called a “Mass Action Game”, Arcane Legions features large scale armies at a budget price. Though a little messy, rules are simple and work well under most cases. The only real co\plaint about the game would be the quality of figures. Personally, I had numerous quality control issues with mine, but it doesn't keep me playing from the game. Compared to the $400 cost of a Warhammer Fantasy Army, Arcane Legions looks pretty good at $75 for a large army.
After Wizkids closed down, a number of the former employees soon formed a new gaming company. Wizkids pioneering several important concepts like the Clix dial and collectible miniature games. This new company, called Wells Expeditions, would seek start other new trends. Their first game, Arcane Legions takes epic scale combat to an all new territory. Its fast and simple mechanics brings a game with the scope of Warhammer Fantasy to the masses. In my opinion, I don't think their objective is take on Games Workshop. Instead they are trying to appeal to gamers who like the concept of GW's products, but don't want to pay the price, deal with complex rules, or spend time painting figures. As of early 2010, Arcane Legions is still a young game, so we will have to wait and see if the market accepts it.