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    Eddie reacted to Fourtytwo in Fourtytwo brings a brush and colours to Imperial Assault   
    A quick update: I'm currently painting three Alliance Rangers, two of which I've re-posed and/or converted, so that all three now look unique. One I've just finished painting and varnishing:

     
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    Eddie reacted to Mandalore of the Rings in Your History with IA   
    This is great.  I can relate to a lot of these stories. 
    My story starts back in '82, I think, or maybe '83.  I got two star wars figures (Snowtrooper and Han in his long sleeve bespin outfit [not the vest one]) for Christmas.  My older brother got Luke in the Dagobah fatigues and Chewie.  I remember going to see ESB with my dad and both my older brothers.  One of the first movies I ever saw in a theatre.  Always loved Star Wars.
    Fastforward to college and I played a little of some Star Wars role playing game (I forget which one, probably around '98?) and also got super excited for the prequels.  I went and saw PM the day it came out and kind of liked it at first, cause hey, it was Star Wars.  On closer reflection I started to like it less. 
    I've been living in Asia for a long time and really got into board games while there... Probably, like many of you, it started with Settlers of Catan.  Gateway game.  One friends invited a bunch of friends over and he had a lot of fun games I had never played.  One on his shelf that caught my eye was Imperial Assault.  This was in the middle of 2015.  We only ever played campaign and I loved it from day one.  I was happy to just play my friend's copy... until we moved to a different country.   I was busy with work and didn't even have the game but kept checking the FFG website for news of new stuff!  I didn't really think any of my friends in this new area would want to play it. 
    Then, after moving again I mentioned it to some friends who I played a lot of games with (Dominion, 7 wonders etc) and they said it sounded cool and they'd like to try it.  Also, more importantly, my kids said they'd like to play it with me! The next time I was visiting home again I picked up a used copy. It was the core set plus Boba Fett.  The only problem was it was half painted.  If it had been unpainted, I would never have painted the rest...  I'm still not a good painter but it's a fun diversion.  The figs look pretty good (until I compare them to the actually good stuff on FFG forums...).
    So I got the core set around Feb 2017 and also have Hoth and (yesterday) got Jabba's Realm.  I wanted HotE, but the newish app update made me choose JR.  I've got a fair few blister packs too but by no means the whole set. 
    I only played campaign for the first year and a half and have done (including with my friends stuff and my own collection) 2x core (half way thru a third), 1x Twin Shadows, and 1x Hoth.  Last summer my friend and I tried Skirmish and then got a few others into it.  We had our own mini-tournament (4 games each, 6 players) and used a LOT of proxies!  I've also done the first (core box) app campaign with my kids and we are going to start the JR one soon. 
    All in all, I really like IA, both campaign and skirmish.  I'm actually not sure which one I like better (is that unusual?)  I really hope we keep getting new stuff, even if it is just new blister waves every so often and app stuff...  that would be enough!  If not, I'm totally up for voting for changes to old deployment cards as a community and continuing this game into the future! 
     
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    Eddie got a reaction from King_Balrog in Your History with IA   
    Noticed the game when they announced it at gencon. I immediately thought the game would be perfect for me as I always wanted to play descent, but didn't care for traditional fantasy themes. My closet was overflowing with games though, and I refused to let myself slip into a game that I knew would have hundreds of expansions. I made up my mind to never buy it.
    A friend of mine bought it, and we started playing the campaign. And as expected I loved it right away. Still refused to buy it, cause why would you buy it if you can play someone else's copy, right?
    At the time that Twin Shadows was released, another friend was selling his copy. It had a great foamcore insert as well, everything for 65 dollars. As the above campaign was going very slow (1 game every 2-3 months), and the guy we played with refused to buy any expansions, I decided to go for it and be the imperial player for a different group of friends. Purchased Twin Shadows with Boba and the droids afterwards, then Solo and Chewy. Can't have the game without the most iconic figures, right?
    One problem with my friends copy that I purchased was that he painted the AT-ST, and all stormtroopers where primed and one was painted. So I started painting the rest of the primed stormtroopers. Then the droids. Then the Royal Guards. Down the rabbit hole I went.
    Purchased everything that came out afterwards. A friend of mine commented that he was buying descent for some time, and it was hard to find some older stuff. So I decided to buy the stuff I didn't really want initially as well, to have a complete collection (Weiss, extra stormtrooper pack).
    Best announcement for me was Jabba's realm. I've always loved Jabba's palace and everything scum related in the Star Wars movies. So announcing Jabba, a rancor, dewback, Gammorrean and Weequays was like a dream come through.
    I knew the rebels series, but never heard of BT-1 and 0-0-0. So I started reading the vader comics when those figures where released. I also started watching the clone wars series at this point, getting to know more awesome characters like Cad Bane.
    When the app was announced, I was running my own core and hoth campaign and playing in a different core campaign. Waited for my own core campaign to finish, then started playing the app with my daughters. After that I started a  Jabba campaign with a different group. I also dabbled in some skirmish games, but never played a lot due to playing other games next to Imperial Assault as well.
    I still have to start the Jabba app campaign, so maybe something to do these holidays with the kids. I'm also still in the process of painting everything. I've painted 160 imperial assault miniatures, so only 10 more to go (didn't paint the extra stormtroopers, but I did purchase a second Jawa and dewback). And I'm looking forward to see future releases. Still so many great star wars characters to go!
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    Eddie got a reaction from subtrendy2 in Your History with IA   
    Noticed the game when they announced it at gencon. I immediately thought the game would be perfect for me as I always wanted to play descent, but didn't care for traditional fantasy themes. My closet was overflowing with games though, and I refused to let myself slip into a game that I knew would have hundreds of expansions. I made up my mind to never buy it.
    A friend of mine bought it, and we started playing the campaign. And as expected I loved it right away. Still refused to buy it, cause why would you buy it if you can play someone else's copy, right?
    At the time that Twin Shadows was released, another friend was selling his copy. It had a great foamcore insert as well, everything for 65 dollars. As the above campaign was going very slow (1 game every 2-3 months), and the guy we played with refused to buy any expansions, I decided to go for it and be the imperial player for a different group of friends. Purchased Twin Shadows with Boba and the droids afterwards, then Solo and Chewy. Can't have the game without the most iconic figures, right?
    One problem with my friends copy that I purchased was that he painted the AT-ST, and all stormtroopers where primed and one was painted. So I started painting the rest of the primed stormtroopers. Then the droids. Then the Royal Guards. Down the rabbit hole I went.
    Purchased everything that came out afterwards. A friend of mine commented that he was buying descent for some time, and it was hard to find some older stuff. So I decided to buy the stuff I didn't really want initially as well, to have a complete collection (Weiss, extra stormtrooper pack).
    Best announcement for me was Jabba's realm. I've always loved Jabba's palace and everything scum related in the Star Wars movies. So announcing Jabba, a rancor, dewback, Gammorrean and Weequays was like a dream come through.
    I knew the rebels series, but never heard of BT-1 and 0-0-0. So I started reading the vader comics when those figures where released. I also started watching the clone wars series at this point, getting to know more awesome characters like Cad Bane.
    When the app was announced, I was running my own core and hoth campaign and playing in a different core campaign. Waited for my own core campaign to finish, then started playing the app with my daughters. After that I started a  Jabba campaign with a different group. I also dabbled in some skirmish games, but never played a lot due to playing other games next to Imperial Assault as well.
    I still have to start the Jabba app campaign, so maybe something to do these holidays with the kids. I'm also still in the process of painting everything. I've painted 160 imperial assault miniatures, so only 10 more to go (didn't paint the extra stormtroopers, but I did purchase a second Jawa and dewback). And I'm looking forward to see future releases. Still so many great star wars characters to go!
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    Eddie got a reaction from a1bert in Your History with IA   
    Noticed the game when they announced it at gencon. I immediately thought the game would be perfect for me as I always wanted to play descent, but didn't care for traditional fantasy themes. My closet was overflowing with games though, and I refused to let myself slip into a game that I knew would have hundreds of expansions. I made up my mind to never buy it.
    A friend of mine bought it, and we started playing the campaign. And as expected I loved it right away. Still refused to buy it, cause why would you buy it if you can play someone else's copy, right?
    At the time that Twin Shadows was released, another friend was selling his copy. It had a great foamcore insert as well, everything for 65 dollars. As the above campaign was going very slow (1 game every 2-3 months), and the guy we played with refused to buy any expansions, I decided to go for it and be the imperial player for a different group of friends. Purchased Twin Shadows with Boba and the droids afterwards, then Solo and Chewy. Can't have the game without the most iconic figures, right?
    One problem with my friends copy that I purchased was that he painted the AT-ST, and all stormtroopers where primed and one was painted. So I started painting the rest of the primed stormtroopers. Then the droids. Then the Royal Guards. Down the rabbit hole I went.
    Purchased everything that came out afterwards. A friend of mine commented that he was buying descent for some time, and it was hard to find some older stuff. So I decided to buy the stuff I didn't really want initially as well, to have a complete collection (Weiss, extra stormtrooper pack).
    Best announcement for me was Jabba's realm. I've always loved Jabba's palace and everything scum related in the Star Wars movies. So announcing Jabba, a rancor, dewback, Gammorrean and Weequays was like a dream come through.
    I knew the rebels series, but never heard of BT-1 and 0-0-0. So I started reading the vader comics when those figures where released. I also started watching the clone wars series at this point, getting to know more awesome characters like Cad Bane.
    When the app was announced, I was running my own core and hoth campaign and playing in a different core campaign. Waited for my own core campaign to finish, then started playing the app with my daughters. After that I started a  Jabba campaign with a different group. I also dabbled in some skirmish games, but never played a lot due to playing other games next to Imperial Assault as well.
    I still have to start the Jabba app campaign, so maybe something to do these holidays with the kids. I'm also still in the process of painting everything. I've painted 160 imperial assault miniatures, so only 10 more to go (didn't paint the extra stormtroopers, but I did purchase a second Jawa and dewback). And I'm looking forward to see future releases. Still so many great star wars characters to go!
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    Eddie reacted to Alarin in Painted. Everything from Core to Lothal   
    Hi IA geeks,
    So, I've finally finished our copy. One copy of each release. Took me 7 months to get the collection together, paint and re-base.
    How do you like the idea to distinguish groups with the base shape? Currently, I work with a strain token(hexagon) and a weakened token(octagon). I always envied heroes their activation tokens so I'm going to do something simirar with excess weakened/strain and number tokens for round ones. Print a green and red side on a sticker paper. I don't yet know what I'm going to use for 4th Death and Stormtrooper triangular group. I will update when I figure it out
    https://imgur.com/AB1xFCE
    It fails every time I try to attach the picture via link.. no idea why
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    Eddie got a reaction from Findariel in Wave 12 Wishlist   
    I'd love
    Yoda Cad Bane Aurra Sing Asajj Ventress (merc + imperial version?) And maybe
    4-LOM Zuckuss Tobias Beckett Enfys Nest + crew Though maybe some of these are better suited for box sets
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    Eddie got a reaction from Spidey NZ in Alternate Hero Paint Schemes   
    Hope this works linking these in the forum
    On the table:

    Painting in progress:

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    Eddie got a reaction from Etheneus in Alternate Hero Paint Schemes   
    Hope this works linking these in the forum
    On the table:

    Painting in progress:

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    Eddie reacted to bulldoguk in Painted miniatures and other bling   
    Finally got the Lothar scenery set finished, quite a handful for a small expansion!






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    Eddie reacted to Rikalonius in Will Sequel Trilogy Ever make it to this game.   
    That sounds like something to celebrate to me.  I personally want nothing to do with this "Kelvin-esque" Star Wars, so-called, trilogy.  
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    Eddie got a reaction from a1bert in Played Jabba's Realm - got smashed   
    Wait, what? No, they don't receive THEIR reward card, they do get A reward card: legendary. Same as in regular campaign play.
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    Eddie reacted to Fourtytwo in Fourtytwo brings a brush and colours to Imperial Assault   
    I finally came back to heed your advice and added some yellow markings, plus some bright specular highlights and glints in white. The changes are subtle, but effective, and the AT-DP Looks far better for them:

     
    Also, here are two photos of my updated rebel and imperial skirmish-teams:


     
    I've also started working on Han Solo. I don't like the pose of his Imperial Assault-version (looks a bit like he's having a go at expressive dancing…), and I don't like his hace/head at all of his Legion-version. Also, on his Imperial Assault-version his gun is not particularly well-sculpted. So, I decidced to combine the best of two worlds and exchanged the arms of his Imperial Assault-version with the arms of the Legion-version. I had to shorten them a bit and made them thinner to fit the scale of Imperial Assault's Han Solo. Here's the converted figure:

     
    I've also started painting my customized Han Solo, and I've finished his face and head so far. I've also photographed the individual steps of painting his face and will use them in an article on how I go about painting faces and how I paint in general, which I'll post here soon for all of you lovely folks who are interested. 

     
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    Eddie got a reaction from MythicalMothman in DARTH VADER IS KINDA MEAN - Jodo Cast Skirmish Videos and Extras   
    Love the videos. The more laid-back attitude, the fitting star wars images (do it!). I was laughing out loud. keep 'em coming! 
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    Eddie got a reaction from Rogue Dakotan in DARTH VADER IS KINDA MEAN - Jodo Cast Skirmish Videos and Extras   
    Love the videos. The more laid-back attitude, the fitting star wars images (do it!). I was laughing out loud. keep 'em coming! 
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    Eddie reacted to Fourtytwo in Fourtytwo brings a brush and colours to Imperial Assault   
    I almost forgot: I finished painting Thrawn!

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    Eddie reacted to bulldoguk in Painted miniatures and other bling   
    All real mate! more pics over on my legion thread, I haven't a clue how to link on here!
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    Eddie reacted to bulldoguk in Painted miniatures and other bling   
    Nice assortment in this wave, enjoyed painting them and more importantly completed the crew for my Ghost, she can fly now!




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    Eddie got a reaction from Fourtytwo in Thrawn and Deathtroopers   
    Yeah, whatever you do, do not put a core box officer next to a bespin wing guard. (man, the officers from the core box are terrible)
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    Eddie reacted to a1bert in Sabine, which version?   
    2 spaces is correct. The card in the ToL box is correct.
    Fortunately you should not need the campaign card from Sabine&Zeb expansion in the majority of the cases, so you can just lose it.
     
     
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    Eddie got a reaction from thereisnotry in Wave 12 Wishlist   
    I'd love
    Yoda Cad Bane Aurra Sing Asajj Ventress (merc + imperial version?) And maybe
    4-LOM Zuckuss Tobias Beckett Enfys Nest + crew Though maybe some of these are better suited for box sets
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    Eddie reacted to NeverBetTheFett in Death Troopers. Thoughts so far?   
    Dodge, dodge, dodge, dodge x2, dodge x2. 
    Love, Greedo. 
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    Eddie got a reaction from angelman2 in Need more content   
    I highly doubt the less popular part, though I have no facts to prove otherwise of course. Jabba's realm has been the most important box for skirmishes, several people buying multiple boxes for elite weequays and/or jets. Even for the casual games, I guess the rancor must be more attractive than a tank or at-dp, no?
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