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#37723
Star Wars Questions 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Who has collected the SW minis? Do you do it for the game or just for fun? Do you try and get all of the sets and multiples of certain types( like orcs in DDM)?
Finally got a friend who will be running a game soon. I was thinking of getting into the SW mini scene. Since WoTC has decided to cancel the SW line.
I will get cases as I can.
I was just wondering how everyone goes about getting there minis.
Do you buy piece by piece buy the booster or the case?

Does anyone have the AT-AT? Is it worth having for play or just for collecting?
Ive seen the starship battles minis. Does anyone use them for actual rpg use? Space battles? Do they work well for them if you have to blast your way through a blockade or anything? If not do you have space battles? Or is it worth it for the RPG?

I feel might be having to devote some cash to the DF sci-fi line. My girlfriend and my wallet will not be happy soon I fear. But I guess it's better to ask for forgiveness then for permission. :)

I was going to take the same approach with SW as i did with DDM. But I wanted to get opinions from people who have played and used both.

Thanks in advance for any info you all can give.
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#37724
Star Wars Questions 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Hey Purgatory
I have collected the SWM line since Rebel Storm the First set.
I do it for three reasons, the Skirmish game, Fun (a lot of DF Dioramas setups etc), and the RPG.
I generally buy cases, but then I am a hard core starwars fan and I want to be able to get LOTS of minis for things I don't thik one can ever have enough Stormtroopers, and i a mseriosu with that.

Since I want a full collection (and so far have one of ever mini) I buy 2 cases of a set (generally some more and one set only1) which since The Froce Unleashed gives you all 8 Rares and half of the VR, as well asgenerally 2 Uncommon and 3-4 common you can almost get a whole set in one case.

I have a Few ATAT's and yes have used them in the RPG, they are for highlevel RPG and skirmish as 1 atat is 200 points alone in skirmish, and can kill many things in RPG an skirmish on a miss.

I love the Fighters for RPG as you tend to have Waves of TIEs etc versus the PCs ship. The larger ships are can be use full the biggest problem is scale. I find if you keep "class 4 and 3 together" and 1,2, and a few 3" things are great 1 and 4 don't really mix at all.

If you can get some fighters for dog fights i would do it. However they are gettign hard to find, you might want to check your local Target and instead get some of the now ROCK BOTTOM (10 for $10) Wizkids pocket models. A lot are unfortinatly Ground assualt but they still give you 2 cards worth of ships which can be anywhere from one big ship to about 4-6 of te fightrs. I picked some up recently and still have very mixed feelings. but that is another discussion.

YEs buy Sci-Fi!
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Classes of the Old Republic
Some RPG and mini stats including the Exodus and AAT (along with good source of a Mini scale version of the AAT).
 
#37725
Star Wars Questions 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Hi Purgatory,

I have full sets of the first 5 or 6 sets. Mostly bought full sets on eBay and added lots of commons of the ones I like -- lots and lots of battle droids and clones. Mostly for the RPG and like Genghis for occasional fun dioramas. I kind of lost steam collecting the most recent sets, but may go back now that the line is being cancelled and see if I can pick up some of the sets I don't have.

The RPG is a lot of fun. It's very "cinematic" and you can recreate the feel of the movies and TV shows very well. We tend to have a lot of house rules to speed stuff up (I play with my sons and their friends). With the minis it's (fairly) easy to get a lot of choices for PCs, droids, soldiers, NPC riff raff, various creature-types etc. We have one ATAT that was a gift -- never used it in either the skirmish game or the RPG (but we play clone era so there you go). For a "big" bad guy I love to pull out a rancor. Scares the players every time.

I have some of the Starship models -- never used them for RPG because the scale is too off for me. The skirmish game is not bad, but we lost interest after 6 or so games. I do like having the models as a collector but they sit in a box.

DF sci-fi is fantastic for the Star Wars RPG. It really brings everything to life. Highly recommend any and all Sci-Fi releases (well lots of room sets, alpha sets especially, and extra long walls if you can get them -- the passage sets are not as useful for me in multiples but it depends on what you are building). We also use the cavern set a lot -- works great for Sci-Fi too.

Have fun!
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#37726
Star Wars Questions 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
I'm a Star wars fan, too

i started getting some miniatures for the RPG (i didn't wanted to collect all, cause as i started the actual set was
bounty hunters and i felt it too hard to catch up).

But after gettig 6 whole sets on ebay for a good price last year i decided to collect all for fun and duplicates
of troopers and critters for RPG.

Right now i'm in for one case and buying the missing singles (4 VR and some duplicate UCs) on ebay.
4 commoms is enough for me.

As posted on DDM spoilers some Star Wars transformers could be used in RPG along with the minies, too.

The Sci-Fi stuff is cool to use in RPG, cavern following second, and even the Hellscape setting (for Mustafa i.e.)
would be a very nice setting.

To start DF Sci-Fi i recommed 2 Starters, 2 Passages, 1 Alpha and 1 Beta Set.
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don't hate the character hate the game system
 
#37727
Star Wars Questions 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Green Knight that was my post on some of the Star Wars Transformers they can make nice scale ships
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#37728
Star Wars Questions 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Thanks guys,
I do appreciate the information you guys have provided me.
I actually don't even have a full set of DDM either. I'm close like might 3 or 4 minis, to complete several sets. Its tough to spend the money some want on the highly prized. Like the Red and Gold dragons from Giants of Legend. I am only missing those 2 and the white dragon from the Drizzt set. Thats 120 worth of dragons. Tough to swallow for only 3 minis.
I just bought a case of Rebel Storm.
How close do you get on having a set when you purchase a case? I figure I might have to get 2 cases of the sets that only have 6 in a case.
I thought I would get the minis while I can then get the DF sci-fi stuff when I had gotten a couple of cases under my belt. Hopefully Stefan wont decide to cancel it before then.

Again Thanks for the info.

Now I just have to wait for the blizzard up northeast of me to allow the mail to run again.
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#37729
Star Wars Questions 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
It depends on the set, Pre The Force Unleashed there were 60 minis to a set post TFU they are 40 mini sets.
Any 40 mini set with one case will get you all 8 R and 1/2 the VR(4) and you should get 3-4 of all the commons, and all of the Uncommons but in 1-3 of each.
Rebel Storm is a 60 mini set, I think it took me 3 cases to complete, 2 will get you close and one will get you most if not all of the commons and many of the Uncommons with a good swash of the Rare and VR (8 and 4) but there are more of each, the hard part is getting the VR you will likely get many mnay R with more than 1 case.
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#37730
Star Wars Questions 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Hopefully the case I will be getting will have a couple of the more looked for minis. That way its cheaper to buy singles.
I was looking at the different boosters. Man, wish I would have known about Clone Strike. It has some good minis for representing pcs and npcs. Now I can't find sites that sells the booster or the case. Mostly singles and a bit pricey for some of the singles.
I guess trade is always an answer over $$.
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#37731
Star Wars Questions 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Clone Strike is i think my favorite set, I wish the european market had been sneakny and reprinted that one as well (one of the reasons you can still find cases of Rebel Storm is at some point the European arm of WotC (or something like that) ordered their own set some time after. As well a bunch of the figs got put out in a second mini wave.
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