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Kinda OT: SW Minis new maps 9 Years, 11 Months ago  
So I picked up the new SW Minis book today, complete with new tiles and new maps. There's some grumblin' over at the official forums, the scenarios don't appear to have been playtested enough. I understand the complaints, since this wasn't cheap, but at the same time, these scenarios I wrote myself when the minis first came out anyway. Leia and R2 meeting up on the Tantive before R2 has to make it to the escape pod? Check. Get out of Echo base? Check. Bounty hunter brawl at Mos Eisley? Check.

Still, some of the new rules are neat, though I would have liked to see more of them. I would REALLY have prefered more pics -- the only photos, really, are straightout gallery shots of the minis that we've already seen. I would like to see things more like the Chainmail books, with nice color shots of the minis against cool SW terrain. (gee, who'd have known I wanted to see something like that? ;) )

Anyhoo, the maps are quite nice. Really nice, actually. For anyone wondering about the details, I'm including a few pics (spiced up with Mos Eisley-appropriate Action Fleet items, of course). The Mos Eisley map is spectacular. The Bespin map disappointed me. While the carbon freeze chamber is nice, there's not enough of that sort of thing to the map. It's one thing to fail to give us Bespin Luke, so the duel won't look right. It's another thing to fail to give us the proper map for the duel! There's no gantry, just a small maintenance hallway, nothing along hte lines of the Mos Eisley map where you have a fully realized 2d environment for the game. Most of Bespin is just white, generic rooms. Eh. Plus -- no Slave 1 OR Falcon? Just another Shuttle? Wha -?!!? Am I the only one shocked by this? Bespin NEEDED a Slave 1. Maybe I can hope that they have bigger plans for these ships, hence the re-use of the Shuttle. But still, I was really upset to see that. Lame lame lame. In general, the map is nice, but not what I would want.

(I haven't playtested the maps, so I can't speak to game features -- I'm just talking about their value as scenery)

Anyhoo, enjoy the pics!
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#3969
Kinda OT: SW Minis new maps 9 Years, 11 Months ago  
p.s. -- regarding that last pic: "EVERYONE shoots first!"

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Kinda OT: SW Minis new maps 9 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thanks for Posting... And I Like the Additions you have incorporated into the Scene... I Could Even See using these Maps for Role-play...
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