In the Star Wars Miniatures game, there are 10 factions which represent different organizations across the Star Wars saga.
During a skirmishe, one player builds a squad with characters from a Light Side faction,while the other uses figures from a Dark Side faction. Fringe characters are available to both sides. In case of team play, all players in the same team must use characters from the same side.
Light Side factions
Dark Side factions
The Sith faction mostly represent the Sith Empires during the time of the Old Republic, and the One Sith from the Legacy era.
The Republic faction mostly represents the Republic from 1000 BBY to its dissolution at the hands of Palpatine in 19 BBY.
The Rebel faction mostly represents the Rebel Alliance before the Galactic Civil War, up until the defeat of the Empire at the Battle of Endor.
The Fringe faction mostly represents the various criminal organizations, bounty hunters, mercenaries, assassins and the like over the entire Star Wars saga.
The Mandalorian faction mostly represents the Mandalorian Empire under Exar Kun, the Mandalorian Empire under Mandalore the Ultimate and the Mandalorians under Boba Fett.
The Yuuzhan Vong faction represents the Yuuzhan Vong invaders of the New Jedi Order book series, and any other works within that time frame.