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    BigBueShip got a reaction from Supertoe in How popular will Rune Wars be?   
    The closest thing to a free trade agreement with the US will almost certainly be TTPA (which is Bad in itself, but that's another topic), and even if we are allowed to 'piggyback' onto that with the EU we'll have no clout at all in the terms of the arrangement. If you are holding out hope for a series of magical international trade agreements that don't do long-term damage to the UK to suddenly appear, it might be good to adjust your expectations. 
     
    I do really hope to be wrong about this but pretending like Brexit hasn't dragged us into extremely dangerous waters is naive.
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    BigBueShip got a reaction from twincast in How popular will Rune Wars be?   
    The closest thing to a free trade agreement with the US will almost certainly be TTPA (which is Bad in itself, but that's another topic), and even if we are allowed to 'piggyback' onto that with the EU we'll have no clout at all in the terms of the arrangement. If you are holding out hope for a series of magical international trade agreements that don't do long-term damage to the UK to suddenly appear, it might be good to adjust your expectations. 
     
    I do really hope to be wrong about this but pretending like Brexit hasn't dragged us into extremely dangerous waters is naive.
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    BigBueShip reacted to Back5 in Anything special I should know about IA?   
    Make sure you pour one out for your wallet. 
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    BigBueShip reacted to Skuijs in Companion Expansion(s)   
    Here you can see my bespin scenery painted up. The 3 companion droids and r2d2.
     
    http://imgur.com/a/JGQhPhere you can see the rest of the scenery stuff really like there work.
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    BigBueShip got a reaction from Skuijs in Companion Expansion(s)   
    That looks deeply intriguing to me. How do the companion droids match up with the Imp Assault minis? Like, could I base them up and they wouldn't look too out of place?
     
    If you could post a pic of them next to R2D2 or something you would become my favourite poster.
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    BigBueShip reacted to bulldoguk in Painted miniatures and other bling   
    Hi mate, yes the rod is included, and yes, I thought all the way through painting 'Jeremy' not surprising however as the Inquisitor has an uncanny resemblance to Teresa May IMO
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    BigBueShip got a reaction from Supertoe in Please FFG don't make again the same mistake than always with your miniature games   
    I think FFG can get away with FFG-ing it up with their usual expansion/component release system as long as they have one rule;
     
    - A player can get everything they need for their army without buying anything that can't be used in that army.
     
    If people have to buy a box of use-in-any-army-mercenaries to get the Dirty Fighting card or whatever, there'll be some griping but they'll do it. If they have to buy a box of Orc axethrowers that can't even be used in their skellingtons army to get the Dirty Fighting card though, that's too far. 
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    BigBueShip reacted to Animewarsdude in What next after Endor?   
    I would like to see a Clone Wars expansion with those figures, but I don't see that happening for quite some time, I imagine they would want to run through the OT content first, which includes Rebels and Rogue One and most likely the new Han Solo film. They might branch out to the sequel trilogy at some point though, or they might make a sequel and prequel version of the game that is compatible with the Imperial Assault system. Here is what I imagine is the coming release schedule:
     
    Skirmish Wave: January/February or Spring 2017
     
    Endor Small Box: Summer 2017
    -Most likely having Han Solo, Commander, Ewoks, Imperial Villain, and 4-Lom and Zuckass as allies and villains. 
     
    Skirmish Wave: Summer or Fall 2017
    -Maybe a Yoda/Emperor/Maul set.
     
    Lothal Rebels Big Box: Winter 2017
    -Most likely including a Hera and Chopper figure pack and a Kallus villain figure.
     
    Skirmish Wave: Spring or Summer 2018.
     
    Mandalore/Lasat Small Box: Summer 2018
    -Most likely including a Zeb and Sabine figure pack, and probably the new mandalorians we see in the Rebels season 3 trailer.
     
    Skirmish Wave: Fall or Winter 2018
     
    Jedi Big Box: Winter 2018
    -Most likely including a Ezra and Kanaan figure pack, maybe with a focus on generic order inquisitors, aka a generic version of the 5th brother, 7th sister, and 8th brother. Or maybe they would add the new dark troopers from season 3.
     
    Skirmish Wave: Spring or Summer 2019
     
    Rogue One Jedha Small Box: Summer 2019
    -Most likely either adding some of the characters from the film as heroes or adding one or two of the more memorable characters, and adding Death troopers.
     
    Skirmish Wave: Fall or Winter 2019
     
    Rogue One Scarif Big Box: Winter 2019
    -Most likely add more Rogue One characters and shore troopers.
     
    Skirmish Wave: Spring or Summer 2020.
     
    Rebels Season 3/4/5 Small Box: Summer 2020.
    -Most likely adding more stuff from the newer seasons.
     
    Skirmish Wave: Fall or Winter 2020.
     
    Force Awakens Big Box: Winter 2020.
     
    By waiting this long FFG can see where the new trilogy is going and better plan to add the more memorable parts of it to the game, not to mention it gives the new EU stuff the time to fill in gaps and add more trooper types and more potential heroes and such. And despite the addition of prequel characters in the Star Wars Destiny game I don't think FFG is really planning to push too much prequel era content, though if they chose to the Clone Wars 2d animated show, the films, the comics, and the Clone Wars 3d animated show would easily give them enough material to pull from over a good 3 or 4 year cycle if not more. I just imagine that FFG will be pushing the more new and popular content, the same way we say X-wing get Force Awakens X-wings and Tie fighters.
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    BigBueShip reacted to Incredibul in What next after Endor?   
    The Force Awakens would be quite a stretch, as it's "Imperial Assault" and not "First Order Assault". With all those Stormtroopers having new Designs means basically all Imperial Miniatures couldn't mix and match. Not that likely. Same goes  for the Prequel Area Stuff – not beeing able to use anything from the Empire together and the name of the game just doesn't really work that well.
     
    Battle of Jakku They already took some designs from Star Wars: Battlefront, and it would varant a big box.
     
    While Rebels doesn't interest me that much (I think the whole animated "Pixar-Style" Star Wars thing never worked for me), it is a logical step. And I do think that Rogue One just goes together with Rebels, they don't have to define which is which - it's the same Time after all. I guess they focus on that, as Disney is fleshing out that Time Period anyways, with the Han Solo Movies coming etc.
     
    There is another Option: It would actually be easy to switch the Sides and make an Imperial Assault Campaign with Imperial "Villains" and a Rebell Commander. Not something that gets Expansions for itself, but one Box would work (They might even do a Civil War Crimson Empire Theme with the Rebel Heroes beeing Imperial Traitors, but in Skirmish they have Imperial Faction Cards).
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    BigBueShip reacted to Skuijs in Companion Expansion(s)   
    I bought the scenery for bespin from combat-zone scenery and it has the companion droids with it.
     
     
    http://combatzone-scenery.co.uk/epages/e25b18fb-c32b-422a-8493-a8baeb0f1a17.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/e25b18fb-c32b-422a-8493-a8baeb0f1a17/Products/IA007
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    BigBueShip got a reaction from Hijodecain in Please FFG don't make again the same mistake than always with your miniature games   
    I think FFG can get away with FFG-ing it up with their usual expansion/component release system as long as they have one rule;
     
    - A player can get everything they need for their army without buying anything that can't be used in that army.
     
    If people have to buy a box of use-in-any-army-mercenaries to get the Dirty Fighting card or whatever, there'll be some griping but they'll do it. If they have to buy a box of Orc axethrowers that can't even be used in their skellingtons army to get the Dirty Fighting card though, that's too far. 
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    BigBueShip got a reaction from Nors in Please FFG don't make again the same mistake than always with your miniature games   
    I think FFG can get away with FFG-ing it up with their usual expansion/component release system as long as they have one rule;
     
    - A player can get everything they need for their army without buying anything that can't be used in that army.
     
    If people have to buy a box of use-in-any-army-mercenaries to get the Dirty Fighting card or whatever, there'll be some griping but they'll do it. If they have to buy a box of Orc axethrowers that can't even be used in their skellingtons army to get the Dirty Fighting card though, that's too far. 
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    BigBueShip got a reaction from dboeren1 in Please FFG don't make again the same mistake than always with your miniature games   
    I think FFG can get away with FFG-ing it up with their usual expansion/component release system as long as they have one rule;
     
    - A player can get everything they need for their army without buying anything that can't be used in that army.
     
    If people have to buy a box of use-in-any-army-mercenaries to get the Dirty Fighting card or whatever, there'll be some griping but they'll do it. If they have to buy a box of Orc axethrowers that can't even be used in their skellingtons army to get the Dirty Fighting card though, that's too far. 
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    BigBueShip got a reaction from twincast in Please FFG don't make again the same mistake than always with your miniature games   
    I think FFG can get away with FFG-ing it up with their usual expansion/component release system as long as they have one rule;
     
    - A player can get everything they need for their army without buying anything that can't be used in that army.
     
    If people have to buy a box of use-in-any-army-mercenaries to get the Dirty Fighting card or whatever, there'll be some griping but they'll do it. If they have to buy a box of Orc axethrowers that can't even be used in their skellingtons army to get the Dirty Fighting card though, that's too far. 
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    BigBueShip got a reaction from twincast in How popular will Rune Wars be?   
    In the short to medium term Brexit and the cheap pound will benefit GW. After Article 50 is invoked they will likely be in trouble, simply because exporting goods will become far more complicated. Losing access to certain territories altogether is also possible which will weaken GWs pseudo-monopoly even faster than is happening at present. In the UK the loss of luxury spending will hit the hobby in general, as will the brain drain of disposable income having 20-40 year olds leaving the country. However UK gamers will have far less clout in terms of importing other games, so GW will certainly keep trucking along over here at least.
     
    For the next year or so, yeah, this possibly isn't the best time to try and bring out a competing miniatures war game. But on the flipside, if Runewars has a solid ruleset, decent release schedule, competitive pricing and tournament support enough to build even a small user base in that time, it will be in a great position to become a major title in the hobby once Brexit really kicks in.
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