What would you rate the Star Wars Miniatures?

Discussion in 'Games: RPG & Miniatures' started by DarthQuellonis, Aug 16, 2005.

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What would you rate the Star Wars Miniatures?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Needs work! 4 vote(s) 19.0%
Not my style. 1 vote(s) 4.8%
Not really interested. 5 vote(s) 23.8%
Needs a little more tweaking. 0 vote(s) 0.0%
It's Okay. 0 vote(s) 0.0%
I like it. 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Pretty good. 2 vote(s) 9.5%
Lovely. 5 vote(s) 23.8%
It's great! 2 vote(s) 9.5%
Supurb!!! 2 vote(s) 9.5%
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  1. DarthQuellonis Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 22, 2005
    star 4
    I personally think they are o.k. but I'm upset Wizards is completetly ignoring the d20 system's sourcebooks.
  2. whiskers Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2005
    star 4
    Same here, where's that option on the poll?
  3. Koohii Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    There aren't very many options for generic characters. It seems to concentrate on the main characters from the movies and being a collectable rather than a game.
  4. DarthQuellonis Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 22, 2005
    star 4
    I know, that part annoyed me. Somebody should ask wizards to stop producing these figures, as they have basically already created almost every main character and variation. They should concentrate on the D20 role playing game more.
  5. Koohii Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    yeah, the whole "mystery pack" system annoys me. But then again this is the company that made it's fortune on Pokemon cards and Magic:The Gathering. What else should we expect?

    WEG let you know exactly what you wer buying, and how many. All you had to do was paint (and occasionally glue). I actually preferred that. But I'm old. Not the target demographic anymore.
  6. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 10
    Seeing as how I seem to be the only regular player/collector here, let me clear a few things up.

    SWRPG wasn't selling, Quellonis, and as WOTC are a business and not a charity they decided throwing money at a problem which was not making any money was indeed, daft.

    SW Minis needed to sell, because unlike D&D it had crossover potential which is why they have reliance on movie characters. However, the fringe aliens provide wonderful opportunities for alien characters. For humans, it's somewhat lacking but between, for example, the Human Merc (Male Human Soldier), Jedi Knight (Male Human JG/JC) and upcoming Young Jedi Knight (Female human JG/JC), you're getting there. I have both scoundrels, male and female, as well as the Jedi from the WOTC metal line which compliment the RPG nicely. We only use WotC minis now for RPG in place of WEG or Micro-machine figures.

    The random thing is nice, since I have bucketloads of Stormtroopers now which was always a problem with the WEG thing; you had bugger all chance of finding multiple packs of stormtroopers and then you had to paint them.

    The line is fantastic for both minis combat and the RPG, and with some digging you can find the useful metal figures - Jedi Padawan, Male Scoundrel, Male Fringer, Female Padawan, Female Scoundrel - on eBay. Plus future sets will resolve this.

    E_S
  7. Tam_Elgrin Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 1, 2004
    star 4
    I'm really enjoying the minis, they're great for use ingame. There's heaps of generics in the "fringe" section, and a good mix of EU characters. Besides, just because it looks like a Naboo guard doesn't mean I can't use it as a CorSec officer. We use the farmboy Skywalker figurine as the group's young, snot-nosed slicer, and a Super Battle Droid as the team's HK unit. Not a clue what I'm going to do with my "huge" one when it arrives [face_worried]

    Like above though, it's great to have loads of generic troopers (I think with the Rebel Storm you were guarenteed to get at least 1 Stormie and 1 Rebel per pack, and with the Clone Strike and Revenge of the Sith sets you would get at least 1 Clone and 1 Battle Droid. Not a clue what the breakdown for Universe Huge is).
  8. DarthQuellonis Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 22, 2005
    star 4
    I feel it doesn't have enough depth to it.
  9. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 10
    Um, how?

    I mean, what the hell more do you want? You want D&D minis detail?

    ES
  10. DarthQuellonis Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 22, 2005
    star 4
    It can get boring after a while with the same maps, and just fighting.
  11. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 10
    Maybe, then, they should change their marketing strategy to advertising it as a tabletop squad-based combat game rather than say a minis version of the RPG, so people like you don't get mislead in the future? o_O

    E_S
  12. MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 10, 2005
    star 5
    Also, there are very few creatures. the rpg had a lot of creatures to fight.
  13. DarthQuellonis Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 22, 2005
    star 4
    What would you people add for improvements?
  14. Caleb14 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 1, 2005
    I like the Star Wars Miniatures. One improvement I would like to see would be the addition of better fringe uniques. The first two sets (Rebel Storm and Clone Strike) both had pretty good fringers i.e Aurra Sing and Boba Fett, but ROTS and Universe I feel both lack strong unique fringers. (Someone let me know if the disagree)
    I think that they could also create another generic jedi model like they have made for dark side force uses i.e. Sith Witch and Darkside Maurader in the Imperial faction from Universe in comparison to Young Jedi Knight from the New Republic faction.
    They also need to make more maps to play on.
    Finally I would like to see more characters from the old republic and new republic. That would be really cool.
  15. Koohii Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    Honestly, if I want to do miniature battles, I'd just play warhammer.
  16. That_WookieWarrior Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 21, 2005
    star 1
  17. Caleb14 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 1, 2005
    I also think the maps should be solid, e.g. ROTS map, and not like a folded up poster. I never really got Warhammer, but to each his own.
  18. Koohii Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    THis may not be the appropriate place to post this, but I saw something last night that seriously honked me off.
    I was at ToysRUs trying to get a 5yo to pick something (quite a challenge I can tell you), when I spotted the Clonewars Booster packs. Someone had gone through all of them, opened them, and taken (I'm guessing) all of the rare and hard-to-find figures. THere must have been 40 or 50 boxes, all opened, all upside-down on the shelf. TRU might as well sell them to a comic store for $5 each.

    It cheezes me off every time I see crap like that.

    </soapbox before I get booted for profanity or just being boring>
  19. PadmeA_Panties Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 25, 2003
    star 4
    I play the Minis game like HeroClix, Mordheim, and others, for the game, not as a bonus thing for the RPG.
  20. Nur_Ab_Sal Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 12, 2004
    star 2
    Miserable ersatz of SW RPG
  21. PadmeA_Panties Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 25, 2003
    star 4
    huh?
  22. Koohii Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    I think he means that the figures game is a poor substitute for the pen,paper,&dice RPG.

    Deutsch ist spaB!/German is fun.
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