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William Smith
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Another noob question here...

What are the best boardgames with cool miniatures that one can get their hands on?
(besides the ones that I have here: Memoir '44, Lord of the Rings, War of the Ring, Twilight of the Imperium )

Thanks ahead of time for your input...any ideas?
 
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The Heroscape Minis are mighty nice.
 
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Here's a few that are currently available:

Age of Mythology (as well as several others from Eagle Games)
Shadows over Camelot
Star Wars Miniatures
Axis & Allies (in its various permutations)
Hellas
Zombies
 
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And, to be shown at GenCon and then widelay avaiable September 16th... the Axis & Allies 15mm pre-painted miniatures. Check it out:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/article/pr20050506a

From there you can see a number of different vehicles and squads and even download the rules.
 
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Tom "Snicker Daddy" Pancoast
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Doom is really good, too. I don't think the minature quality is all that great, but some of them are pretty big and some people have done a great job painting them.
 
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Nin-Gonost. Pewter minis, magnetic fastened plastic modular board.

Includes paints, wooden carry case, 2 dozen dice, 10 pewter minis, dungeon parts, accessories...

You pay a premium, but the quality is unsurpassed.



 
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If you just looking to buy a game to pillage the minis for another game, you can buy the minis from most of the Eagle games from their website on the supercheap.
 
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Doom comes with some great miniatures. I even started a painting guide for the Doom minis.

http://www.jesseacosta.net/painting/

 
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Jasonofindy wrote:
If you just looking to buy a game to pillage the minis for another game, you can buy the minis from most of the Eagle games from their website on the supercheap.


Some of the Eagle minis from AOM are bad.... assuming M44 figs are accurate...I hope..This would be great for mini gamers; now just remove the board, add rules and VOILA' - you're playing real miniatures!!!laugh
 
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World in War (Spieljanst) has nice bits (and an interesting system). OOP, but available occasionally on ebay, is the Spear's Games edition of "Power." It has great minis of ships, B-52s, etc. Get registered on the Memoir '44 site and you can see the September releases, including Soviet minis.

If you like M'44, grab a copy of "Battle Cry" before they disappear (OOP). Also, Worthington's "Clash for a Continent" plays well with the tricorne-era minis from the newest edition of "Risk."

Did someone mention "Twilight Imperium 3rd?" Good minis. If you like hordes of minis, the "Stargate: SG-1" boardgame probably wins the "numbers" contest with upwards of eight hundred little figures, spaceships and stargates.

The new "Star Wars" `Risk' has nice minis, and if you read the fine print, it appears another "Star Wars Risk" will come out next year with bits from the original three films (episodes four through six).

"Paintcheck" has minis of paintball players in three different postures (five-man teams that can stand, crouch or go prone). "Zombies" has. . . well, zombies. The old "Feudal" had great pieces and can be found in many secondhand shops and flea markets.

Milton Bradley's "King Oil" had cool pieces for derricks, pipelines, and job sheds along with a slick system for determining the profitability of a well. Long OOP but a good game to look out for.

There's an expansion coming for "War of the Ring" later this year with new minis (including ships for the Pirates, Lady Galadriel, siege equipment and other goodies).

Don't forget Eagle Games' new edition of "Conquest of the Empire." Beautifully detailed pieces and good design work in this one.

Truly it's the Golden Age for beautiful games. Oh--last but not least: the special edition, whatever it's called, of "Cathedral" with beautiful miniature real-world architectural gems. And the Ultimate: the Deluxe Edition of Settlers of Catan with hand-painted resin 3D terrain and pieces. Obscenely expensive but very, very pretty.
 
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