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  1. I cannot find any information about this game and Essen Spiel fair... anybody knows whether there will also be any demos?
  2. Just google "miniature painting service", but just from the top results I see one in Sri Lanka www.paintedfigs.com And this one in Polland www.denofimagination.com But there are a lot. My advice is to try one that suits you and start with something small (1~2 figures), then if you like their work you can order more.
  3. Google a painting service and get a quote for a basic army with basic quality level. You'll be surprised to see it's a very nice way to get a premium army with more quality and better price than what FFG would be able to offer. (added later) Most of them can even buy the minis directly for you and apply a discount for the bought minis, so that the final minis will be even cheaper.
  4. I think a game like this does not need to be a blockbuster to continue for a very long time. It just needs to sell enough to cover the costs... FFG-Asmodee needs to develop their own IP as a safety net and keep earning loads of money with the Nth iteration of the Star Wars universe and pump a bit of effort into the Runebound universe in the meantime, so my feeling is that this game will be a success
  5. One more question. Is it worthy to remove the mould lines from infantry units (i.e. Reanimates)? It usually takes me 5~10 minutes per miniature and it seems it won't be necessary for big units.
  6. Hi, I've painted my share of minis, but mostly individuals or small sized groups... I am going to start painting my Waiqar army soon and it will be my first big army. Apart from the obvious (base colours, only 1 wash, only 1 highlight), do you have any advice for painting a big army for the first time without investing a massive amount of time?
  7. Yes, also excited here and it has beem a good surprise... now I'll finish a couple IA models that I have half finished and will start painting my Skellies... it's going to be the first mass army I paint, so this time I'll concentrate on quick painting, specially for the Reanimates and the Archers... Anybody has a good advice, video tutorial or blog for painting big armie quickly (i've painted already many miniatures but mostly individuals or 6~8 figures platoons
  8. AT-AT. I'm pretty sure they have them already planned as an addition for Epic version of the game (they have aready done it with X-Wing)
  9. I'll use them in private games (I have all expansions and about a third of them painted) but I would prefer not to mix them in official tournaments for aesthetic reasons.
  10. I like the use of cards in FFG minis games, but find that after several expansions it becomes cumbersome to store, organize, etc. One way to solve this would befor FFG to offer an app where you could have stored all the cards that you have already bought (some sort of optical or QR code inside the expansion blisters) to keep track of all the cards you own. What do you think? Would it add value to their mini games or just more cost and overhead?
  11. As for the heavy use of cards in their games, I have mixed feelings. For gaming I find it more convenient than books, and it is easier to add changes to the rules. The problem is storage. After several expansions you end up with lots of cards (I normally use Magic folders to store them) and you need too much time to organize them, plus they may get lost, etc. I think an idea could be to offer a digital code with the cards to show you have the originals for official tournaments. .. I'll post the idea in another topic.
  12. I used to buy GW miniatures back in the day but always enjoyed more the actual boardgame. That's the reason my favourite GW game was Blood Bowl (I have 10 full teams, 6 and a half of them painted). I stopped buying Warhammer models because I found the rules clanky and moved fully to buying only boardgames. I started buying minis again with X-Wing. At the beginning mainly for the collectible aspect, but I kept buying them because I find the mechanics awesome... I then tried Armada and Runewars and also find that FFG has kept a very high quality in their rules. That's why I'm so excited also about Legion and the new bigger and better minis. I have all Descent 2 and IA materials and have been slowly painting the minis. The rules are great (as with most FFG games) but the minis qualities is average, so I think that, if by increasing the size of the minis they increase their quality, and maintain the same level of rules, it'll be a win situation for them and for us gamers. I plan on using IA minis as proxys in my private games, but don't care much whether FFG allows them in official tournaments (I actually prefer they don't as it would detract from the aesthetics of the game)
  13. Also excited with this game. And I plan on using the minis in Imperial Assault and my RPG games...
  14. FFG has been producing high quality games for a long time now. I'm also sure they know how to make a profit from their games. What I mean is that someone in FFG has carefully considered and has taken an informed decision to not do preainred figures for very good reasons. Now, for those of you that would like to have the figures painted as a premium version and don't want to paint yourselves (my advice is to try anyway, because it's a great hobby) the best option you have is to use a painting service. You'll get better quality than prepainted and probably at a better price than FFG would be able to offer.
  15. Who knows? If the game sells as well as their other games, probably we'll see a 10mm one some time in the future... For the moment, I'll enjoy the fact that I can interchange my IA minis with the Legion ones.