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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)

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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.

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18 minutes ago, cogollo said:

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.

Actually, better quality minis will come from using hard rather than soft (as I believe the IA minis are) plastic. This is one of the things that also makes using IA minis in Legion a little unlikely...they really will stick out like a sore thumb.

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36 minutes ago, cogollo said:

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.

But then you have to sacrifice ease of lookup at the table. Having everything in front of is great not just for quickly checking the text, but also for just reminding you have the upgrade.

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