Originally Posted by fadedc
I think it's a mixed bag, although starting with Legends is never a bad thing.
Legend had a better story and overall campaign progression. The pacing was very good and so was the difficulty ramp up.
AP on the other hand has much better overall game mechanics. The units, the class abilities, the spells, all of these things are much better designed with many more viable options. The only exception was the dragon who just wasn't as cool as the rage box. But the story and pacing aren't as good, and the difficulty goes from really hard in the beginning to easy at the end.