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Gareth Davies
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Right, when I a little 'un, I used to paint a lot of GW stuff but was pretty crap. Over the years I've lost interest in playing the game and concentrating on painting the figures, until it became all I like to do with them.

While the quality of Games Workshop figures is in no doubt, I'm simply unwilling to pay so much money for minatures I'm going to enjoy painting but never actually use.

So what I am looking for is a game, with a decent number of minis, which is good to paint? I'm considering Descent (any opinions welcome) or a similar game (not sure of the options) but does anyone else have any suggestions?
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You have a preferred theme? Descent is probably a good one if you are looking for fantasy. Memoir '44 could be good if you are looking for WWII...
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I think I would prefer fantasy - though I'm open minded. I want to make sure its a game I'll play as well.
 
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I might have gone for Space Hulk, if there were any chance in hades of getting it for a reasonable price!
 
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Fantasy Fottball: Blood Bowl
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War of the Ring is an excellent game (provided a 2-player ~3-hour game fits with your gaming habits). If you look through the images there, there are some excellent paint jobs folks have done already.
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BattleLore. And maybe you could paint mine too while you're at it? whistle
 
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Which is the better game: Doom or Descent? I guess that's not an easy one to answer!
 
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Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
 
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Memoir '44 and Descent: Journeys in the Dark were going to be my first picks. Since Chris beat me to them, I'll suggest something off-the-wall instead...

Fury of Dracula (second edition)


Shadows over Camelot


Talisman (Revised 4th Edition)


Not exactly a plethora of miniatures in these games, but dang to they look good in play when they're spiffed up.
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Well, as long as we're showing pictures, let me suggest once again...






Battlelore.

It's also my favorite of the games posted so far.. The lore cards rule, and you can finish a game in under an hour..
 
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I would suggest Last Night on Earth, who does not like to paint zombies or scantily-clad zombie fighting nurses? It's something a little different, anyway. A few new expansions have been released recently, the new zombie expansion is excellent, if not a little pricey, the crawling legless zombie would be a blast to paint. The game is not bad either.

If you have a few months or years, don't want to spend a fortune, and have endless patience for painting goblins, go for Battlelore, but I think Last Night on Earth would be less tedious and quite a bit more fun.
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onemanlandslide wrote:
Which is the better game: Doom or Descent? I guess that's not an easy one to answer!


Personal opinion but Doom is better from my point of view.

Descent doesn't give you that same looming menace that Doom does if your Invader is playing a good game. Descent may have more variety for the playfield but in the few short corridors you dwell in during a Doom session you'll appreciate learning to guard your rear while denying territory to the Invader's creatures.

Doom is also a base game and an expansion... so your outlay for cash is not ongoing. The minis are great as well. Zombies and Trikes and Mancubus are all varying in form as well as function.
 
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Biggles444 wrote:
I would suggest Last Night on Earth, who does not like to paint zombies or scantily-clad zombie fighting nurses? It's something a little different, anyway. A few new expansions have been released recently, the new zombie expansion is excellent, if not a little pricey, the crawling legless zombie would be a blast to paint. The game is not bad either.

If you have a few months or years, don't want to spend a fortune, and have endless patience for painting goblins, go for Battlelore, but I think Last Night on Earth would be less tedious and quite a bit more fun.


I'll give you that... there are a lot of figures to paint in Battlelore. But with all due respect, I find Battlelore a much better, and deeper (although still accessible,) strategy game than Last Night on Earth (which I traded away after a few plays.)
 
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Mr_Bickman wrote:
Biggles444 wrote:
I would suggest Last Night on Earth, who does not like to paint zombies or scantily-clad zombie fighting nurses? It's something a little different, anyway. A few new expansions have been released recently, the new zombie expansion is excellent, if not a little pricey, the crawling legless zombie would be a blast to paint. The game is not bad either.

If you have a few months or years, don't want to spend a fortune, and have endless patience for painting goblins, go for Battlelore, but I think Last Night on Earth would be less tedious and quite a bit more fun.


I'll give you that... there are a lot of figures to paint in Battlelore. But with all due respect, I find Battlelore a much better, and deeper (although still accessible,) strategy game than Last Night on Earth (which I traded away after a few plays.)


While it is a fun game, if the OP is accustomed to the mini quality of GW, he'll be very disappointed with the figures in Battlelore. They're small and poorly detailed, not to mention the bending issues.
 
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White Knight wrote:
Mr_Bickman wrote:
Biggles444 wrote:
I would suggest Last Night on Earth, who does not like to paint zombies or scantily-clad zombie fighting nurses? It's something a little different, anyway. A few new expansions have been released recently, the new zombie expansion is excellent, if not a little pricey, the crawling legless zombie would be a blast to paint. The game is not bad either.

If you have a few months or years, don't want to spend a fortune, and have endless patience for painting goblins, go for Battlelore, but I think Last Night on Earth would be less tedious and quite a bit more fun.


I'll give you that... there are a lot of figures to paint in Battlelore. But with all due respect, I find Battlelore a much better, and deeper (although still accessible,) strategy game than Last Night on Earth (which I traded away after a few plays.)


While it is a fun game, if the OP is accustomed to the mini quality of GW, he'll be very disappointed with the figures in Battlelore. They're small and poorly detailed, not to mention the bending issues.


Well, yeah, I guess... But if it's between a game he'll want to play all the time and something he'll play only a few times, or something that takes four hours (or more) to play, it might be worth it. I'm not a painter myself, but those pictures I posted look pretty good to me. But yes, they're definitely not as detailed as GW minis, and they are plastic, not metal.
 
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Dungeon Twister 2: Prison

I'm painting it right now. There aren't as many minis as others, but the game is fun and I wouldn't be surprised if they start re-releasing some of the past expansions with minis (instead of the cardboard stand-ups they used to have).
 
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Mr_Bickman wrote:
White Knight wrote:
Mr_Bickman wrote:
Biggles444 wrote:
I would suggest Last Night on Earth, who does not like to paint zombies or scantily-clad zombie fighting nurses? It's something a little different, anyway. A few new expansions have been released recently, the new zombie expansion is excellent, if not a little pricey, the crawling legless zombie would be a blast to paint. The game is not bad either.

If you have a few months or years, don't want to spend a fortune, and have endless patience for painting goblins, go for Battlelore, but I think Last Night on Earth would be less tedious and quite a bit more fun.


I'll give you that... there are a lot of figures to paint in Battlelore. But with all due respect, I find Battlelore a much better, and deeper (although still accessible,) strategy game than Last Night on Earth (which I traded away after a few plays.)


While it is a fun game, if the OP is accustomed to the mini quality of GW, he'll be very disappointed with the figures in Battlelore. They're small and poorly detailed, not to mention the bending issues.


Well, yeah, I guess... But if it's between a game he'll want to play all the time and something he'll play only a few times, or something that takes four hours (or more) to play, it might be worth it. I'm not a painter myself, but those pictures I posted look pretty good to me. But yes, they're definitely not as detailed as GW minis, and they are plastic, not metal.


It just so happens that I've got a copy of Last Night on Earth, so I will be looking to paint that at some point. Also, someone mentioned Shadows over Camelot - well that's arriving today. Battlelore seems like a good game, but I'm stuck between it and Memoir...
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