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30 Jan 2008 08:52 #1660 by Ken B.
Star Wars Miniatures was created by Ken B.
Most people are surprised that this is still going, so it must be selling well. The rules are a little too barebones, but it's still a fun little time-waster.

At one time my goal was to collect all the figures in Epic Duels and replace them with nicer-looking SWM figures. Some were too hard to track down (the Emperor and a few others) so I never got around to it.

It would be kick-ass to have enough Palace Guards and Battle Droids to do a Queen's Gambit replacement. That would be rough on the wallet.


Anyone still collecting SWM out there?

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30 Jan 2008 18:37 #1686 by thdizzy
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I haven't bought any of these for about a year. I got enough to fill a shoebox, but at $10 to $20 for a booster, it's one level of insanely expensive over Magic. Proceeding with caution.

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30 Jan 2008 21:33 #1687 by mikelawson
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Every time I drag my kids into one of the two FLGS I frequent, they all make a beeline for the SW minis. I've not bought any yet, but if my kids get more into gaming as they get older, I'm sure that its time will come.

--Mike L.

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30 Jan 2008 21:49 #1688 by mikoyan
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I have all the sets except for Universe and the last two. Don't have any Force Unleashed yet.

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30 Jan 2008 22:10 #1689 by Ken B.
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What's funny is how I am about Star Wars miniatures and "historical accuracy."



Hitler taking over Russia in your average wargame? Sure, no problem. Austria beating the French in Bonaparte at Marengo? No problem.


Darth Maul at the Death Star versus Padme, Luke, and Lando? WTFBBQ??!!?!?

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30 Jan 2008 22:35 #1690 by mikoyan
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Ken B. wrote:

What's funny is how I am about Star Wars miniatures and "historical accuracy."



Hitler taking over Russia in your average wargame? Sure, no problem. Austria beating the French in Bonaparte at Marengo? No problem.


Darth Maul at the Death Star versus Padme, Luke, and Lando? WTFBBQ??!!?!?

I try to keep my teams faction and what not pure...

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31 Jan 2008 01:24 - 31 Jan 2008 01:25 #1693 by PseudoIntellectual
My youngest brother is a big fan of this. I had thought to experiment, try to use the minis without the board in a more GW-y fashion(and make it bigger, with squads and such), but I have not actually tried to do so yet. As the rules stand it is a bit slow-moving and small-scale for someone who grew up on 40k.
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31 Jan 2008 02:06 - 31 Jan 2008 02:08 #1700 by Ken B.
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It does seem to need just a few more ounces of meat, doesn't it?

Still, the figures are nice. But at the end of the day...I'm just a Star Wars whore who wouldn't have given this the time of day otherwise. They do know their target audience very well.


Supposedly Target was going to have an exclusive Hoth set but be damned if I ever saw one. Looked SWEET too.
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31 Jan 2008 02:11 #1702 by PseudoIntellectual
I definitely wouldn't keep trying to like it if I wasn't a Star Wars fan, that's for sure.

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31 Jan 2008 07:37 #1704 by bob_the_goon
Ken B. wrote:

Supposedly Target was going to have an exclusive Hoth set but be damned if I ever saw one. Looked SWEET too.


My target has a hoth set. Don't know if it's exclusive or not. It has a snow speeder and at-st and a bunch of snow troops. . .

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31 Jan 2008 09:36 #1707 by mikoyan
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Ken B. wrote:

It does seem to need just a few more ounces of meat, doesn't it?

Still, the figures are nice. But at the end of the day...I'm just a Star Wars whore who wouldn't have given this the time of day otherwise. They do know their target audience very well.


Supposedly Target was going to have an exclusive Hoth set but be damned if I ever saw one. Looked SWEET too.

I tried to avoid getting them for so long and then I played a game. The rule set is a little lean but it's fun. Next thing you know, I'm living in a cardboard box but I have a pretty sizable collection.

I saw the set at Target. It's not too bad and I was tempted to pick it up but prudence got the better of me.

But yeah, if it weren't Star Wars, it probably wouldn't get the time of day. Although I have yet to get any of the Wiz Crap stuff. After their lame answer for why the Constitution was off, they wont get another dollar from me.

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01 Feb 2008 20:43 #1773 by thdizzy
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Well, one thing for sure--the minis are really nice. The quality of the paint job is nice, so even if you don't play it would be nice to get a box or two so that you could put a few stormtroopers on your desk at work. Don't get hooked though!

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02 Feb 2008 16:28 #1784 by PseudoIntellectual

mikoyan wrote:

I tried to avoid getting them for so long and then I played a game. The rule set is a little lean but it's fun. Next thing you know, I'm living in a cardboard box but I have a pretty sizable collection.

I saw the set at Target. It's not too bad and I was tempted to pick it up but prudence got the better of me.

But yeah, if it weren't Star Wars, it probably wouldn't get the time of day. Although I have yet to get any of the Wiz Crap stuff. After their lame answer for why the Constitution was off, they wont get another dollar from me.


What about the Constitution?

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