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Almost every miniature created for this and its 1st-edition cousin I have in my possession, painted. In play, the game looks absolutely gorgeous ... until I have to place a stupid counter out there that is supposed to represent something cool. I eyed a photo by user Mark Chaplin (yugblad) and I realized that I'm probably not the only one with "token hatred". More on that below.

Let's identify all the tokens so far in 2nd edition and how we can substitute for them, or what you're already doing to substitute!

*I'd like to find the easiest substitution possible. So that means I'm aiming to find*:

1) readily-available figures on eBay or the like
2) pre-painted would be nice
3) round bases would be nice, to match the flavor of Descent

*THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED AS ADDITIONAL EXPANSIONS ARE RELEASED!*

DESCENT 2ND EDITION CORE SET

6 Lieutenant tokens
These go in and out of stock, and there's still three as of this writing that have yet to be released. But they are out there if you look hard enough. With these it's either a wait-and-see approach or just the matter of finding some proxies. I have them all except for the unreleased minis so I cannot comment on proxies.


8 Villager tokens
PLEASE MAKE A SUGGESTION! Nothing better than lugging a token around -- would love some great villager figures! Yugblad found these unidentified villagers to use, but I don't know where they're from and I would prefer to have them pre-painted if possible, and round-based. Any ideas?


Militia tokens
PLEASE MAKE A SUGGESTION! Yugblad used Warhammer Brettonian archers (pictured), but I feel like we could get something with a round base that looked more Descent-ish. There's got to be tons of options out there.


Reanimate Familiar token

PLEASE MAKE A SUGGESTION! This is a must to get, and very much improves and affects the game. I've been using an old Heroquest skeleton, but I'd like to have something that fits the look of Descent. What do you use?

DESCENT 2ND EDITION LAIR OF THE WYRM

1 Lieutenant token
Valyndra is a fire dragon with a large monster base. Until they release her official figure, proxying with previous Descent dragons is not too far of a stretch.
Yugblad ended up getting this dragon from an old Mage Knight set, but I don't want to have to re-base anything if I can help it.


3 Summoned Stone Familiars
This is where I got the idea for this thread from, a photo posted by Yugblad and what he uses to replace these tokens. He uses Earth Elementals from Pathfinder Battles, Shattered Star set, pictured below.

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The problem with Descent figures is that they're much smaller than most other manufacturer's miniatures, so most proxies would not fit (especially the large GW and Reaper).
Some D&D pre-painted minis are small enough to match Descent ones, though.

I personally use figures from the Sherwood game:



which are exactly the right size for Descent, and can easily proxy militia, peasants, and even some villains.


 
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Take a look at reapermini.com, you'll find plenty of militia like and town villagers. Their Kickstarter also had plenty of villagers along, which I plan to use for Descent.
 
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I use spawning points from Super Dungeon Explorer for the Summoned Stones.
 
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For summoned stones I glued real stones to the bases and painted them in fancy way. Nothing fancy, but you probably can't get cheaper
 
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My thread:

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/11435513#11435513

Another good thread, shows some Reaper minis, too. They look a little big to me and they're on square bases, but whatever works.

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/11874517#11874517


When I started my thread, I thought that there would be a lot more interest, but it seems like most people are happy to wait for their Reaper Kickstarter or just to use the cardboard tokens. Personally, I want to see some photos of Reaper minis next to Descent minis, because I thought that they were closer to Games Workshop scale and GW's minis are definitely too large to blend well with Descent miniatures, especially the quite small 1E heroes and humanoid monsters. Once the Reaper Kickstarters come in, I bet we'll get a flood of comparison pictures, which I hope prove me wrong.

Anyway, I took some more shots today, as I've been adding and subtracting some figures lately. Here are shots of my current set of token replacements, with apologies for the poor quality, but it should give you a sense of style and scale.


Militia with spear and sword are a little big for D&D minis and are called Caravan Guard. Villagers are Village Priest, Sage, Dwarf Artificer (maybe a little too aggressive with that mace), Dwarf Caver (as villager/miner extraordinaire, Jorem Tolk), Wight (as Golem-esque possessed figure), Hero of Valhalla (as aging warrior, Sir Palamon or other), and a Deathlock Wight and Warrior Wight (as creepy figures or turned characters).
Check Auggies for the other villagers.

http://auggiesgamesonline.3dcartstores.com/Dungeon-Crawler_c...

Familiars are Warrior Skeleton as reanimate, Pseudodragon as Brightblaze, Raven from Auggies as Skye (could repaint, of course, to be more hawk-like), Earth Mephits as Summoned Stones with a semi-whitewash that I may scrub off and finally Timber Wolf for the upcoming familiar in Labyrinth of Ruin.

Mimring as Valyndra on her Heroscape base painted black, Pathfinder Battles Orc Brute as Splig (definitely will replace him if the official sculpt is any good), D&D Dragonwrought Kobold as a too-small, but better than cardboard version of Belthir, Pathfinder Battles Vampire as Zacareth (hair and goatee painted black), Warforged Barbarian as Alric, Erevan Sunshadow from Heroscape rebased and slightly repainted as Merick, and finally Drow Priestess repainted as Eliza.



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I found some nice proxies for the familiars... The dragon (Brightblaze) and raccoon (Pico) are from Reaper Familiar Pack IV ( http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/rabbit/sku-down/02756). Neither is a perfect match but fairly close. The bird (Skye) is from Reaper Familiar Pack I ( http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/familiar/sku-down/0201...). I glued them onto small metal washers and then painted.

The Skeleton (Reanimate) is a Legendary Encounters 20006 Skeletal Spearman (pre-painted).

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I ended up finding a nice Reaper Bones miniature for the Reanimate (it's a little big, but I'll call that 'imposing'):

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1971785/descent-journeys-dark...

Wolf proxy:

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1855219/descent-journeys-dark...

Reaper Bones have a lot of nice and inexpensive proxies for villagers (once again, the scale is a little big, but not jarringly so):

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1855230/descent-journeys-dark...

Also Reaper Bones cheap treasure chests to go on top of Search Tokens:

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1855222/descent-journeys-dark...

And more cheap Reaper Bones minis for search objectives, etc.:

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1855229/descent-journeys-dark...
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