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Chris Heinzmann
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I have often wondered why I see these great micromachines for Star Wars have often wondered why there aren't any space based or ground based epic miniature games and miniatures. I love Star Trek space games, and Heavy Gear and I know there was and is a current Star Wars miniature game. I just wanted something like Star Fleet Battles or WarHammer Epic. I don't even know if I would buy it, well maybe a space warfare game. Just wondering.

George L. this maybe another way to milk Star Wars fans out of more money.
 
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West End Games made a mini game...but I think the mini's weren't very easy to find...

http://boardgamegeek.com/game/7420


They also made a starfighter game...not mini's, but hex based space combat...

http://boardgamegeek.com/game/3593


Edit: Sorry, missed that you said there were and are SW mini games.

 
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There isn't an epic game but West End made a few games (Hoth, etc).

Star Wars gamer released a tactical space combat game (FREE!) based on the Silent Death system. The link to download the game is through the game page here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/8410

They also released a Hoth based game that I will post shortly to BGG as a new game.
 
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Well, it's not Star Wars licensed, but SPI/AH's Freedom in the Galaxy is pretty epic from what I understand and a pretty blatant rip-off of the Star Wars theme.
 
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I suspect the cost of the licensing fees would make it difficult to make an epic scale star wars game viable. I'd imagine that a game based on 15mm or below would only tap into a smaller market within the gaming community, probably not enough make up for the licensing fees and the headache of other contractual obligations.

 
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My initial thought for a ground-based miniature game is that it would be too difficult to incorporate the force into it. I imagine that it would be hard to make a balancing act for characters like Luke who can take out an AT-AT walker on foot. --Funny I should think that as I own Assault on Hoth but have yet to crack it open... it doesn't strike me as a grand epic scale like SFB or WH, but I think the force would be a hard aspect to balance out... but I'm sure someone will someday!
 
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WotC is making a Star Wars minis game involving vehicle combat. It will not (my understanding) be made as an expansion to their Star Wars Miniatures battles game but will instead be a different game.
 
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Hisst Ka wrote:
WotC is making a Star Wars minis game involving vehicle combat.


Starship combat, specifically.
 
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You might want to check out Ground Zero Games. They offer two different games: "Full Thrust" for ship-to-ship combat and "Dirtside II" for ground combat. The best thing is that, since they are out of print, the publisher has made them available for free download.

You can get them here:
http://www.gtns.co.uk/store1/commerce.cgi?page=downloads.htm...



 
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Am I the only one that thinks "the force" and "jedi" and all that crap make star wars boring as hell? Star Wars was way cooler when Jedi were mysterious rumors and practically extinct.

What is cool about Star Wars is the space battles, the gun battles and the vehicle battles. If there was a game that portrayed all that coolness, I would totally be on it.
 
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I think the Clone Wars would lend themselves nicely to an ASL style Star Wars game. And after Order 66, don't need to worry about too many Jedi running around
 
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Red Metal wrote:
Am I the only one that thinks "the force" and "jedi" and all that crap make star wars boring as hell? Star Wars was way cooler when Jedi were mysterious rumors and practically extinct.

What is cool about Star Wars is the space battles, the gun battles and the vehicle battles. If there was a game that portrayed all that coolness, I would totally be on it.


You're probably not the only one who thinks that, though I disagree.

I am looking forward to the space combat game -- I want to recreate the opening of Revenge of the Sith.
 
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I know Tsukuda Hobby of japan produced at least 3 SW games (Hoth,Endor,and Deat Star.)Rarer than hen's teeth,though...

Also there are the SW Miniatures Battles books that were made by West End.

And there are plenty of conversions on the web for both Full Thrust and Dirtside.

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Hi Guys,

There have been a number of Star Wars games... mostly starfighter games though.

Most of the minis game have focussed on 28mm skirmish combat.

I also know of quite a few Dirtside II Star Wars scenarios and have played many of them.

I have designed a tactical minis game called "Planetfall" that I'm developing.

I ran a number of "Star Wars: The Battle of Hoth" games last year with a 10mm Hoth set I built. I'm thinking of doing a revamped Endor in the near future.

I think the biggest problem in making a Star Wars game is the licensing from Lucasfilm. They can be tricky to work with.

Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.
 
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