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Rebel storm or WEG minitures??
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Which do you prefer or think would fit better
WEG Minitures
50%
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Rebel storm collectibles
27%
 27%  [ 5 ]
A mix
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
Neither
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:37 pm    Post subject: Rebel storm or WEG minitures?? Reply with quote

I am looking to make up an army (35-45 troopers of both rebel and imperial in nature) for my RPGing. I was wondernig which do you all prefer??
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, when I was playing with my group years ago, we didn't use miniatures. We used whatever SW figures and ships we could find, plus a host of GI Joe figures we'd buy, disassemble, then reassemble in whatever manner suited us. We painted them up and had them looking quite spiffy, if I do say so myself. We also used some GI Joe vehicles/ sets, but couldn't use quite so many of them. Mostly we used the B.A.T. base and a lot of figures. But I can see where the miniatures would come in handy for a better utilization of space. We just never had to worry about it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget the Lego Star Wars Characters!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now yer talkin'! Got plenty of them!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 500+ WEG minis. I'm not going to change now. I just wish WotC would have kept a common scale. If they had, I would have added their miniatures to WEG's. But Noooooo, they have to alienate both the RPGers and the Star Wars Miniatures Battles players.

Squad boxes would have been nice, too.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Volar the Healer wrote:
I have 500+ WEG minis. I'm not going to change now. I just wish WotC would have kept a common scale. If they had, I would have added their miniatures to WEG's. But Noooooo, they have to alienate both the RPGers and the Star Wars Miniatures Battles players.

Squad boxes would have been nice, too.


Sing it, bro! It's ALWAYS nice to have large numbers of trooper figures already set up to go. The way we were doing it we had to find large numbers of either stormtrooper figures or a certain Cobra figure that we repainted to resemble stormies. Squad sets are so much easier!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pity they don't make them any more. And its also a pity that the new sets are not made in squad form..
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Preach it, brother! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chello!

I've got to go with the currrent market and say WotC's collectibles.....I have over 150.....mostly commons.....stromies, clonies, aliens, "roger-rogers".

I never got into the WEG minis....I have 1 set each of Stormies, naval troopers, imp officers, heavy blaster cannon, and 2 sets of zero-g stormies.

But that's just me.....ymmv.....I tried the d20 game for a bit and see where I'm posting now....lol. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know of a site that still offers those WEG collections?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chello!

Noble Knight has some in stock:

https://www.nobleknight.com/ViewProducts.asp_Q_ProductLineID_E_77_A_ManufacturerID_E_17_A_CategoryID_E_5_A_GenreID_E_

as does dragonstrove......

http://dragonstrove.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=24_248

Not realy any Imps though.....

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rats, none of the big packs (8-12 minis iirc)...

But thanks for the links.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me, if/when I use miniatures, I'll use whatever I have available, handy, or can readily find, even if it is not from a star wars line. As long as the miniature reflects the feel and concept of what I am using it for. I was pondering laying my hands on some of the WotC figures, but have not yet, as I am still procuring books. I have a substantial collection of old WEG miniatures, the old Micro-machines sets, and many old Kenner die-casts from that era gone by Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using the new minis, simply because they're available and I don't have the time or patience to paint the minis I have (Ogre), let alone track down OOP WEG ones.

How much bigger are the WOTC minis than the WEG ones? Is there that much of a difference that one couldn't just scale up the rules for Miniature Battles? I never played the mini game back in the day, hence the question.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've made extensive use of the SW Micro Machine collection.

    They look great!
    At the time the were inexpensive, but one can still get good deals on them.
    Stormtroopers came in packs of ten!


Might be a good alternative if you're not terribly concerned with scale.
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