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Five below in the U.S. has boosters of IE and Jedi Academy for $4 each. I picked up some in anticipation that others in California wanted them. However, it looks like I'm stuck with them. They sit unopened.

If I want to play, which starter set should I get to mesh with Imperial Entaglements and Jedi Academy? Are there other boosters to complement these two in the same Era?
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Starters, as I recall...

Rebel Storm - good maps, Reb & Imperial based, comes with Luke Jedi Knight & Darth Vader Dark Jedi.

Clone Strike - Comes with Jango Fett & Obi-Wan (I think). Clone Wars based. Usually the hardest to find starter.

Revenge of the Sith - Comes with Obi-Wan & General Grievous Supreme Commander, a great hard board map.

Imperial Entanglements - probably the one you want, comes with Darth Vader.

Clone Wars - so, so maps, comes with Obi-Wan (the tough one) & Count Dooku, has the latest edition of the rulebook.
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Thanks Bossko. I couldn't really find out how the starters matched up or even which starters were available from this site or bloomilk.com. It seems that there is a ready supply of cheap clone wars starters and the others are going for a premium. Plus, some of the starters are in small packages while others are in larger packages. I was confused about this.
 
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Ugavine wrote:
Starters, as I recall...


Imperial Entanglements - probably the one you want, comes with Darth Vader.



I'm confused. I didn't see an IE starter anywhere.

I see Starter 2004, Starter 2007, and Clone Wars Starter.
 
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jtabler wrote:
Ugavine wrote:
Starters, as I recall...


Imperial Entanglements - probably the one you want, comes with Darth Vader.



I'm confused. I didn't see an IE starter anywhere.

I see Starter 2004, Starter 2007, and Clone Wars Starter.


There is no IE Starter. I'm pretty sure he was referring to Starter 2007. (IE was from early 2009 iirc.) I think the 2004 one is officially called the Rebel Storm starter, though.
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FlyingArrow wrote:
jtabler wrote:
Ugavine wrote:
Starters, as I recall...


Imperial Entanglements - probably the one you want, comes with Darth Vader.



I'm confused. I didn't see an IE starter anywhere.

I see Starter 2004, Starter 2007, and Clone Wars Starter.


There is no IE Starter. I'm pretty sure he was referring to Starter 2007. (IE was from early 2009 iirc.) I think the 2004 one is officially called the Rebel Storm starter, though.


So, there are two things called a starter standing outside of a set but there were other starters? There are the clone wars starter and the 2007 starter. Rebel Storm, Clone Strike, and Revenge of the Sith were fixed starters in a set with a map?
 
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I'm not sure what you're asking. There are multiple starter sets. They all have some fixed figures and they all have at least one map. I think the early ones (Rebel Storm 2004 and Clone Strike) might have had some additional random figures, but I'm not sure - I got into the game late.

The cheapest options for starter sets are:

Revenge of the Sith
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

"Starter Set" 2007
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

Clone Wars
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...


The nice part about the first one is that you get a storage box along with it. You only get one map in RotS, though. But it is hard-backed instead of paper.

If you get the Clone War starter, you'll get the latest rules. (www.bloomilk.com for glossary and rules clarifications)


There are also other ways to get maps. Early in the SWM run, there were three "Ultimate Missions" books that had maps and scenarios. Later, there were 3 "map packs" that had an exclusive figure and a map. The map packs were on deep clearance a while back. Like $2 or $3. They're still not too expensive:

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

And miniaturemarket.com has a bunch of third-party maps that are in many cases better than the Wizards of the Coast maps:

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/gaming_maps1
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Thanks for the excellent clarification. See, I was using the set menu item under the glossary on bloomilk.com. There it has two starter sets listed independently of any set -- starter 2007 and the clone wars starter. That is the only mention of starter that I could find. However, I saw various starters for sale within the sets, so I was mighty confused. I think this clears it up.
 
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FlyingArrow wrote:
jtabler wrote:
Ugavine wrote:
Starters, as I recall...


Imperial Entanglements - probably the one you want, comes with Darth Vader.



I'm confused. I didn't see an IE starter anywhere.

I see Starter 2004, Starter 2007, and Clone Wars Starter.


There is no IE Starter. I'm pretty sure he was referring to Starter 2007. (IE was from early 2009 iirc.) I think the 2004 one is officially called the Rebel Storm starter, though.


Yes, apologies for the confusion, I was doing that list from memory. It was the 2007 Starter I was referring to.
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Oh - I forgot one more type of pack that includes maps. The "scenario packs" that are basically also starter packs. I think there are only two three:

Attack on Endor
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

Wizards of the Coast made over 25 maps. Only 6 of them were approved for the most competitive tournaments. Those 6 maps were chosen for balance: neither side of the map has a huge advantage, and neither shooters nor melee attackers have too strong of an advantage. Three of those six maps are found in the Attack on Endor scenario pack, so for maps this is one of the best options. You also get an AT-ST. At one point, it was on clearance in the stores for about$5 or $7. You can still find it online for under $10.



Clone Wars Battles
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

Not to be confused with the "Clone Wars Starter" or the "Clone Wars" expansion boosters, which were released around the same time. This large pack has about a dozen figures, two of which are huge. This is the only place to get the IG Lancer Droid, a very popular piece. This pack tends to be pretty expensive.


(Apparently, their marketing of maps and scenarios didn't work so well because they constantly changed the name and packaging of them. First it was a whole book of scenarios in the "Ultimate Missions". Then it was a smaller book with a lot more figures in the "Scenario Packs". Finally, it was simplistic packaging in the "Map Packs".)

Edit: Oh yeah, and the Battle of Hoth scenario pack as well.
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