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by Xorrandor
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Good sources for modern Day/ Sci Fi 6mm figs??
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Games Workshop, Epic Armageddon :)
The plastic infantry packs aren't a bad value, and should be easy to track down (even on eBay). The metal vehicles and infantry probably aren't worth it, though, unless you do enough cross-over gaming.
by Xorrandor
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: BFE: Modern Combat a complete game?
Replies: 1
Views: 853

BFE: Modern Combat a complete game?

So, is BFE: Modern Combat going to be a complete game, or will I need WaW to play?
by Xorrandor
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Mongoose and Rebellion questions for Mr.Sprange
Replies: 12
Views: 2665

Rob_A wrote:Not necessarily a game, might just be minis for the rpg.
True enough. Presumably through a third party caster, since low volume is the reason for shutting down the dedicated miniatures games?
by Xorrandor
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Space Combat Game - VaS Business Model
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

I agree that generic is a good idea, but you would need a construction system. Just releasing stats for given model ranges wouldn't capture enough players, especially with Full Thrust and Starmada already out there. they are only giving away the Full Thrust rules for free while they work on the new ...
by Xorrandor
Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Mongoose and Rebellion questions for Mr.Sprange
Replies: 12
Views: 2665

msprange wrote:Someone's started an RQ miniatures game?
Well, you did say:
msprange wrote:...we are currently working on a new RQ-based miniatures project.
Granted, "project" does not equal "game", but you can see where someone might make the assumption...
by Xorrandor
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA RIP....
Replies: 595
Views: 94648

Regarding ship disks, see also Button Wars from Guild of Blades. Like Button Men before them, they use cheap pin-on button technology to make very nice game pieces. Not as many sizes as one might want, but very easy to deal with.

And you can wear your entire fleet to a convention!
by Xorrandor
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA RIP....
Replies: 595
Views: 94648

Unless they just start bringing back miniatures that they are allowed to outsource; the problem seems to be that the license agreement with WB forbids that. So, what I would expect to see in 2009 are possibly SST miniatures cast by a 3rd party, as well as some GoMC1 and maybe some supplemental figu...
by Xorrandor
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Mongoose We Want 2E Counters.
Replies: 109
Views: 14655

Are we all in agreement that the production and release of New 2E ACTA counters are essential for 2008? Yes! Since Mongoose are a publishing company shouldn't be to much a problem. Maybe! :) Making thin cardstock counters like they have in the past shouldn't be a problem. If people demand something...
by Xorrandor
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA RIP....
Replies: 595
Views: 94648

maybe i am just far too cynical I have to say my thoughts are that SST production will start in 2009, and thats as far as my thinking goes I tend to agree. The statements re mothballing seem to refer to general mini production - it didn't specifically say anything about ACTA. I'm reasonably certain...
by Xorrandor
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: If the minis are being dumped, why even publish another game
Replies: 26
Views: 6291

VaS = Victory At Sea, a miniatures combat game. CTA = Call To Arms, a miniatures combat game. SST = Starship Troopers, a miniatures combat game. there's a subtle theme here. and no offense taken, I just think we weren't on the same page as i dont do rpg's but tabletop combat only. Well, Mongoose st...
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA RIP....
Replies: 595
Views: 94648

Bubba Ho-Tep wrote:Pretty please with Claudia Christensen on top! :twisted:
I wasn't aware there was another option... :twisted: :twisted:
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA RIP....
Replies: 595
Views: 94648

Star Fleet Battles (and similar games) have survived for so long as a counter only game because it started (many, many years ago) as a counter only game. The miniatures have always been seen as something that you buy if you are really into the game. This isn't true of CTA. It isn't currently true o...
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA RIP....
Replies: 595
Views: 94648

How about making minies out of styreene, like the pirate ships, or star wars collectible games from Wizkids. They would be cheaper to produce and ship and still give the 3d effect. Some of those ships are really quite detailed and look very nice. As long as they are not "collectible" I wouldn't min...
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA RIP....
Replies: 595
Views: 94648

What's with it that I end up collecting games that end up dead? Well, at least I'm not the only one... :? My Epic Eldar sit in my basement these days, alongside my FA Minbari and Vree, to go with my ACtA Vree, BFE USMC, and unpainted Skinnies. The Blood Bowl teams, on the other hand, have actually ...
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will the "new" Battlefield Evolution be pre-painte
Replies: 28
Views: 7659

True, I mean, you have all those Star Wars nerds to play against.... What, you don't have hordes of people playing the Primer Company of the Space Angel Blood Wolves Chapter where you live? :) Take away the pre-painted option, and that becomes the competition. Although I suppose you could drop out ...
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Personally would prefer good counters over the 3D card, which has all the drawbacks of figures, size, getting in each others way, restricted movement, without the benefit of being, well, figures! Me too, but someone asked the question... (Actually, I'd settle for mediocre counters. Just as long as ...
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: ACTA Suggestions

I would like to see plastic card models like the Wizkids game Pirates has. I'm not suggesting a collectible game, but models like those. These would be kind of like super counters. These types of models might be cheaper in the long run. My idea is trying to accommodate the financial drain that ACTA...
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will the "new" Battlefield Evolution be pre-painte
Replies: 28
Views: 7659

Dude...CHEAT! Use the primer and do as little as possible. If it lives up to 'Hey, this looks good at the distance I'm looking at on the game table', then it's perfect. If I want to skimp on painting quality, there are... competing games with a larger player base to get into. I like the BFE rules b...
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA RIP....
Replies: 595
Views: 94648

The game can be played with counters easily enough True for all miniature games(including GW games). Yet no miniature game has survived this sort of blow no matter how high quality rules and dedicated fans there are. ASL and SFB have survived; there's an entire industry of hex-and-counter wargames ...
by Xorrandor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA RIP....
Replies: 595
Views: 94648

We (B5 gamers) will sink back into obscurity like the void after AOG`s game went down and wait for the next insurgence in what, 10 - 15 years? Not that long. AoG went out of business in 2002: it wasn't very long before someone picked up the license. And models you paint are models you paint: you ca...