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Brent Bryan
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Can anyone recommend a game that contains minis appropriate for this game? I'm planning on painting/customizing if I can find some minis that will work. Any thoughts?
 
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Risk works quite well -- the figs match the units on the cards, and there are enough bits in Risk to duplicate all of the land units in TNW with lots left over -- the only exception is that there aren't quite enough of all the blue units (cavalry, I think, was the issue) to fill out the French roster without either reworking the distribution or painting up a few others. I believe that I just used extra infantry to add up to the total French unit count (until I found another copy of Risk).

There are lots of extra figs, so I sprayed up some of the extras to be the colors of my minor powers.

I left my units in solid colors, but you could probably prime and paint them if you wanted -- this would eliminate the question of French infantry/cavalry distribution.

This is the version I used -- it's often found at thrift stores for around $2, and the unit colors match up pretty well with TNW.
 
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Viktory II pieces are perfect, and unlike Risk, you get ships. You can order just the pieces or the whole game from their website.

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hoop wrote:
Viktory II pieces are perfect, and unlike Risk, you get ships. You can order just the pieces or the whole game from their website.

Viktory II


Let me second that and put "perfect" in bold. Those are just like made for Napwars (especially when using the Deluxe Map). Best boardgame upgrade I have ever bought.
 
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Thanks everybody. I really appreciate it!
 
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bert_nerdsen wrote:
hoop wrote:
Viktory II pieces are perfect, and unlike Risk, you get ships. You can order just the pieces or the whole game from their website.

Viktory II


Let me second that and put "perfect" in bold. Those are just like made for Napwars (especially when using the Deluxe Map). Best boardgame upgrade I have ever bought.


My vote too. A gentleman in the game club I attend uses these. It really adds to the game.
 
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