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Not counting wargames like Warmachine since those are a pretty sure win though. (Although I would count Space Hulk.)

Personally I think I'd go with:
1. Journey: Wrath of Demons
2. Blood Rage
3. Rum & Bones
4. Descent 2.0
5. Mice & Mystics
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Cthulhu Wars..?
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Dominant Species? Those cubes are much smaller than what they represent.
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The character and expansion miniatures for Warhammer Quest are the best miniatures citadel ever designed (along with the Mordheim range) and the best I've ever seen for any board game.
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darthain wrote:
Dominant Species? Those cubes are much smaller than what they represent.
Some of the insects might be to scale.
 
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The obvious best-looking miniature boardgame is Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie:





Then i'd go with Dust Tactics:



Afterwards...
Space Hulk 3,
Arcadia Quest,
Battlelore 2?
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Get the Imperial Assault Campaign module for Vassal from http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Star_Wars:_Imperial_Assault
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I barely have 5 boardgames that have miniatures, but...

My top 5 best-looking boardgames with miniatures

1. Imperial Assault, I have painted everything released so far and I am getting half decent about it. The starting point is already great but only dual color (grey and light brown).

The cardboard (tiles, tokens) is also top-notch graphics-wise, and I have replaced the doors with painted plastic ones.

2. X-Wing Miniatures, pre-painted, great minis, enough said. Some custom repaints.

3. Room 25, my first paint-job, but improved the feel of the game.

4. BSG, simple and small minis and not a lot of them, but the Centurions from Daybreak look great.

5. Red November, not great, but was something to practise painting on.
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1) Kingdom Death Monster
2) Conan (Hopefully! I'm only going by pictures)
3) Blood Rage
4) Arcadia Quest
5) X-Wing Miniatures
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1) Space Hulk 3rd/4th
2) Blood Rage
3) Super Dungeon Explore
4) Mice & Mystics
5) Arcadia Quest

I'll probably have to update the list once Zombicide: Black Plague and Conan arrive.
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Cthulhu Wars
Blood Rage
Arcadia Quest
Rum & Bones
Fairytale Games: The Battle Royale - but the minis have to be bought extra
 
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Dungeon Command: Curse of Undeath
 
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Descent 2
Blood Rage
Conan (monolith)
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Imperial assault

If Conan doesn't count as I'm going mainly on photo's I'd replace with Arcadia Quest
 
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Rivet Wars gets my vote
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1) Blood Rage-Some of the most detailed minis I've seen in a board game. The Fire Giant is my favorite.

2) Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game/Star Wars: Armada-Hard to separate these. Fantastic sculpts and paint jobs.

3) Blood Bowl (Third Edition)-Games Workshop is the o.g. miniatures board game manufactures, and nothing is as cool as running opponents over with a Dwarven Deathroller.

4) Star Wars: Imperial Assault-Another fantastic Star Wars game from Fantasy Flight.

5) Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie-Solid paint jobs and lots of sculpts, but really gets set apart by the interlocking terrain.

Honorable mentions: Xia: Legends of a Drift System, Super Dungeon Explore, Forbidden Stars, Kaosball: The Fantasy Sport of Total Domination, Mage Knight Board Game
 
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1. Myth: Very detailed and the KS edition has lots of them.
2. Blood Rage: Very thematic; I love the sea serpent.
3. 12 Realms: I've got the painted version and they are well-done and really cute (great way to introduce children into fantasy games).
4. Mice & Mystic: Nice mice for children and a way to get into dungeon crawlers without the typical horror setting.
5. Arcadia Quest: If you like their style.

High expectations:
1. Conan (KS 2014)
2. Folklore: The Affliction (KS summer 2015)
3. Perdition's Mouth (live at KS)
4. B-sieged (KS 2014)
5. Myth: Journeyman (KS 2014)

Expectations not fulfilled:
1. Dungeon Saga: Miniatures look really cheap and aren't detailed
2. Ancestor's Legacy: The painting hadn't the standard of 12 Realms, core box
3. Smog: On Her Majesties Service: The miniatures seemed "larger" on the KS page and I was quite disappointed that they are so tiny.
 
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Earth Reborn
 
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I agree with Heroescape: Rise of the Valkyrie
That is so cool and so huge!

However, for more simpler board game, I prefer this one:

Imperial Assault:


Game of Dice:


These are some of my bets for simpler looking board games.
 
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