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sean johnson
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I am thinking about getting this game, but i have a couple of questions.

First, in your experience how supported is this game? I know there are plans for regular store events but do stores seem to be getting behind this game? In your experience are opponents readily available? My wife will not play this one, so I will need other people to play against.

Second, how sturdy are the miniatures? Will they hold up to handling by a four year old?

Thanks!
 
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SeanXor wrote:
Second, how sturdy are the miniatures? Will they hold up to handling by a four year old?


I wouldn't recommend standing on them, but my two year old hasn't damaged them yet. I would say they are pretty sturdy.

If these forums are anything to go by, there seems to be alot of players out there, but that vary depending on where you live. You might try posting in the folder for your region that you are looking for an opponent and see who responds.

http://boardgamegeek.com/forum/82/boardgamegeek/game-groups

Fortunately, I married a Gamer and a Trekkie, so I never have trouble finding an opponent.
 
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Larry DeStefano
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I find the minatures uninspiring compared to SW but they are much sturdier and have held up well so far. My wife wont play so i play at a local store and they have hosted events and once i set up i always get in several pickup games...
 
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There is a very healthy scene here in Miami, I have no idea what it looks like elsewhere. If all else fails, just go to the local store and setup a battle and fight yourself. Guaranteed that people will look on and take interest.
 
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SeanXor wrote:
I am thinking about getting this game, but i have a couple of questions.

First, in your experience how supported is this game? I know there are plans for regular store events but do stores seem to be getting behind this game? In your experience are opponents readily available? My wife will not play this one, so I will need other people to play against.

Second, how sturdy are the miniatures? Will they hold up to handling by a four year old?

Thanks!


Thrown the ships mostly unprotected in a baggy inside the main box, roughly handled in a flight halfway across the country and back, coming out with only a few chips on one of the ships along the way. These things are plenty durable, so I wouldn't worry much about that aspect of them.
In my experience, this game is also well supported, with each of the main gaming venues near me having an OP even upcoming soon.
 
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Same here. I would cringe handling the X-Wing minis, they seemed so light and breakable. These are capital ships, thus far bulkier than fighters, and nothing short of a dramatic impact should damage them.

As to support, there is a thriving OP event running, additional Waves of ships already announced (29 total thus far), and most local stores have some type of playing occurring. Plenty of playability for some time ago.
 
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SeanXor wrote:

Second, how sturdy are the miniatures? Will they hold up to handling by a four year old?

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My five year old not only handled the ships with no breakage, she actually did my wash painting for them.

Yes I'm working on a video titled "Painting Attack Wing Miniatures is Child's Play!"
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adorablerocket wrote:

Yes I'm working on a video titled "Painting Attack Wing Miniatures is Child's Play!"


You made me smile. Thank you for that. I needed it.
 
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SeanXor wrote:
Second, how sturdy are the miniatures? Will they hold up to handling by a four year old?


They feel much less fragile than my X-Wing minis, and as long as your kid's not playing roughly with them, you shouldn't have any problems.

The only thing I'd worry about is the pegs that attach the ships to the bases. None of mine have broken (X-Wing or ST), and I've had about a dozen kids from 6 and up play with my minis at a demo day, but they all apparently had great parents who taught them to handle other people's belongings carefully.

I always use single pegs on my ships - less places for something to break, and if I do break one, there'll be plenty of spares.
 
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The minis are decently solid, but the little plastic connectors to put the stems in are fragile.

Also: the original Enterprise broke the first day I played with it. I tried to lift it off the stand by an engine and it popped off. Now it needs glue. Don't buy that one if you are looking for sturdy. (It is a good ship, gamewise, though.)
 
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Mordaenor wrote:
Fortunately, I married a Gamer and a Trekkie, so I never have trouble finding an opponent.

JEALOUS!
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The wee Enterprise is pretty fragile.
 
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kusinohki wrote:
Mordaenor wrote:
Fortunately, I married a Gamer and a Trekkie, so I never have trouble finding an opponent.

JEALOUS!


I tell folks I'm in a "mixed marriage". I'm the Trekkie, she's the Star Wars geek.
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