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David K.
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eBay.

You can usually find full or partial sets of the base game there. Same goes for expansions.

I'm sure others will be able to tell you that you can get XYZ figures in NNN sizes from ABC company as well. I don't have any details about that.
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Citadel minutures from Games workshop should be the right size to fit into the game.

Hello to a fellow Kirby.
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The only difficulty with porting new figures is the size of the base. the original squares are 22.5mm, so you'll need figures on 20mm bases.

Or you can make your own bases and re-mount figures.

Or you can make a new board and use larger figures. I have a board with 40mm squares
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I loved this game as a kid. Think it's about time i sorted myself out a (new) set.

Slev, I take it you enlarged the board yourself. Do you use stardard 25/28 mm mini's on it or have you got your hands on some bigger ones? If so, what mini's do you use?
I think the game would look class with the bigger mini's.
 
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Cyber333, one of the HQ community, created a cleaned-up scan of the board. I re-sized it.

I use standard modern 28-30mm figures. The old stuff tends to come in at around 24mm.

Basic set:
Citadel Goblins/Orcs/(vampire counts) Skeletons/Zombies in plastic, Blood Thirster in metal.
Reaper for the Heroes (one each in male and female), and a figure for Sir Ragnar.
Avatars of War for an Orc character (Uulag/Graak).
Fenryl for the Chaos Scorceror.
Bloodmoon Miniatures Bog Raiders for the Fimir.

Kellars Keep - More of the same.

Return of the witch Lord - More of the same, plus a Tomb King for Skullmar, Tomb Queen for Kessandria and Settra on foot for the big-bad.

Against the Ogre Horde:
Citadel Ogre Bulls for the warriors, Iron Guts for the Champion & Chieftain, and a Tyrant for the big-bad.

Wizards of Morcar:
Three wizards from Reaper, Citadel Orc Shaman.
Citadel state troops for men-at-arms.
Advanced Quest:
Men-at-arms as above

White Dwarf quests:
Citadel Skaven Gutter Runners and Rat Ogres in plastics, a metal warlord & white seer. Skull pass plastic troll.

Barbarian Quest Pack:
Citadel Yhetti & Gnoblar Trappers, Reaper Werebears, men-at-arms as above. Warogods Wendigo chieftain for the big bad.

Elf Quest Pack:
Citadel Chaos Hounds and Wood elf glade-guard, Ogres as above. High elf wizard for the Big-bad.

Other figures I added to the game:
Citadel empire captains for specialised Men-at-Arms, Bloodletters for Daemons, a Chaos Warrior Champion figure (Citadel Chaos Lord), Skaven Giant Rats, Heral of Khorne for a Daemon lord.

I based everything on bases from Back2base-ix in Australia, back when the pound was still strong.

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Thanks for the reply mate. I was going to try and buy a complete box set off ebay, but it seems like it would be more fun to download the rules from the net and get mini's of my own choosing.

Thanks again.
 
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np. You might check out my site: http://www.freewebs.com/heroquestrevised/
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Nice site. Downloads should come in useful.

Cheers.
 
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np dude.
 
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Don't hold your breath mate. Finding artists to help out is a pain.
Playtest, OTOH, I estimate another 18 months (we're almost three years in!)
 
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LMFAO!
You will if I still can't rope in artists!
 
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Art allows me to finish putting together components for the game. If I had the art right now, I'd be done with the components by the end of next month.

There are two components the website lacks due to the art, one of which you can play without, since everything is in the book. The other is the final sheet of overlays. Several things have "art place-holders" though

We're still play-testing the scenarios though. We play one every other week. As we finish each Quest Book/Chapter, I update the master online. Current estimates see us finish playtest in February 2011. *sigh*

I still have quite some work to do on the support web pages, though it's not a priority, I'm slowly working on it so that by the time the Quest Book receives its final update, everything else (art not withstanding) will be finished.
 
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