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Matt Smith
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So im pretty new to boardgames, but I've been getting more into them over the past 6-7 months. But while games like Warhammer seem very daunting (just too much involved, wayyyyy too expensive for me) I do like the Idea of Minatures Battling and Games of that type. I've read around and seen a few that look like they'd be fun but also not like "too big" if that makes sense.

Something I could still play with friends if I wanted to (Also as a sidenote.....I've been wanting to get into miniatures painting but thats a lot to learn).

I've seen a few that look interesting, Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Armada. They seem pretty interesting. I think one other was Dreadnaught (Although I heard it wasn't very good).

Something more self contained is ideal (as in I don't need to buy 1000 mini's to participate) and maybe something I wouldn't need to go to an "event" with someone else that has a ton of mini's to be able to play. But something I could invite people over to play.


Does such a thing exist? I know im being pretty specific. Good looking Miniatures are a plus of course. Boat/Ship/Space is always good too. I have twilight imperium btw.
 
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Battles of Westeros? Tons of minis, and more in the expansions.
 
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Ben Delp
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Matt, I don't play minis, so I can't answer your question directly. However I would suggest posting this in the wargames subforum as well. You should get some responses from some very experienced miniatures enthusiasts that way.
 
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Matt Smith
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I reposted there, something I forgot to mention is a BIG plus is if there are less models but they are bigger/higher quality as opposed to a bunch of smaller mini's (if that makes sense)
 
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Björn von Knorring
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Some good recommendations with miniatures:

War of the Ring (Second Edition)

Runewars

Mansions of Madness & Arkham Horror

Shadows over Camelot & Cyclades doesn't have lots of miniatures but they are very nice as you wanted.
 
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My favorite is Song of Blades and Heroes. It is a fantasy game made to use any miniatures. Each player has about 10 figures. So, you could use your Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) minis with it, or get different miniatures.

The rules are very easy to learn and the game plays quickly relative to a large game like Warhammer.
 
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John F.
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Torn Armor might be for you. It's not out yet (its a Kickstarter) but is due November or December. It was billed as a short skirmish game for people who don't have tons of space or time but would like the experience of a miniatures war game. The figures look like they will be fantastic, lots of variety but not so many you feel overwhelmed. Just an idea.
 
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I play Warmachine/Hordes and I love it.

Games can be quick or long, which is something I like, and the rules felt more intuitive strategically to me than attempts to learn Warhammer. The sculpts of their models is really great, the company is well-liked by the minis community in my area, and their rulebooks are reasonably priced; all things to consider when getting into a game.

I enjoy the little skirmishes, I'm working up to trying a big battle.
 
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