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#16 Sergeant_Crunch

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:25 AM

I've been so damn busy this week I haven't even had time to look thru the rulebook yet. :(

I'm excited about it b/c it may be the first minis game that I can get my son into. The only problem right now is that (like most kids his age) he likes the newer movies more than the original trilogy, so he wants minis for the Jedi starfighter and stuff like that. I told him I'm sure they'll come out soon, he just needs to wait.

I'm sure they'll be out eventually. My kids are the same way when it comes to the originals vs. prequels.

I'm not so sure I'd want to get hit by a missile with a "dog brain" AI.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:51 AM


I've been so damn busy this week I haven't even had time to look thru the rulebook yet. :(

I'm excited about it b/c it may be the first minis game that I can get my son into. The only problem right now is that (like most kids his age) he likes the newer movies more than the original trilogy, so he wants minis for the Jedi starfighter and stuff like that. I told him I'm sure they'll come out soon, he just needs to wait.

I'm sure they'll be out eventually. My kids are the same way when it comes to the originals vs. prequels.


You're not teaching them right then. ::P:

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#18 Sergeant_Crunch

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:35 PM

Look, I get enough grief from She Who Must Be Obeyed about all four of them running around the house singing the Imperial March before they could talk.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

Look, I get enough grief from She Who Must Be Obeyed about all four of them running around the house singing the Imperial March before they could talk.


Mine was swinging a lightsaber before he could make a sentence. ::P:

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

I've been so damn busy this week I haven't even had time to look thru the rulebook yet. :(

I'm excited about it b/c it may be the first minis game that I can get my son into. The only problem right now is that (like most kids his age) he likes the newer movies more than the original trilogy, so he wants minis for the Jedi starfighter and stuff like that. I told him I'm sure they'll come out soon, he just needs to wait.


My daughter loves StarWars so does my son. Tell me what you think about it. The video's I have seen look good I think my daughter would play. Son may be to young still.

It is funny my kids love the newer movies. Which in the end means Lucas did them right as much as that pains me to admit.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:29 AM


Look, I get enough grief from She Who Must Be Obeyed about all four of them running around the house singing the Imperial March before they could talk.


Mine was swinging a lightsaber before he could make a sentence. ::P:


My youngest is well known for chasing her older brothers down the hall with a lightsaber in one hand, doll in the other and screaming a battlecry at the top of her lungs.

I don't know if I'll buy into this one, but it might make a good Christmas present for my oldest two.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

I picked up 1 of everything over my lunch hour today. I haven't been able to open any of the blisters yet, and only had a few minutes to look inside of the starter box, but I'm totally geeked about everything I've seen so far. The cards and punch-outs are sturdy and look great. The minis are small (the X-Wing is just under 2" long) but they don't feel flimsy and are well painted at first glance (for pre-paints).

My only disappointment so far is the rulebook. I was expecting an 8x11 sized book, but its smaller than that. Still, that's a very minor complaint.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:38 PM

Bah! I just got notice today that my pre-order shipped...I wont get it until at least next Thursday. Have I mentioned how much I hate UPS?
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:10 PM

So if anyone has any of the old micro machine x-wings I would like to see how they scale up to these. I literally have a box full of micro machine x-wings, y-wings and tie fighters. Caught Toys R Us on a clearance sale a long time ago.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:54 PM

Picked up the core box tonight, the local Target didn't have the expansions so I'll probably have to get those online. Plan on unboxing and playing the quickstart game with the kids tomorrow (too tired and recovering from illness to do it tonight). Posts will be made to my blog tomorrow.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:29 PM

Played the quickstart scenario with the kids today. It's a very stripped down version of the rules, but was fun. The whole time we were making appropriate sound effects and singing Rebel or Imperial themes depending on who just had a good turn. Downloaded a Star Wars soundboard app for my phone for the next game.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:39 PM

And which app was that?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

You don't want to bother, the SFX were horrible rips and not the starship related ones I wanted.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:00 PM

So if anyone has any of the old micro machine x-wings I would like to see how they scale up to these. I literally have a box full of micro machine x-wings, y-wings and tie fighters. Caught Toys R Us on a clearance sale a long time ago.

I don't have any micro-machines, but I can tell you that the new X-Wing is just under 2" in length.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

I'll have to dig out the box and check them this week sometime.
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