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Got Darth Vader finished... but now I'm so deep in projects, I can't FIND him... oh, wait, there he is in a death duel with Santa Dwarf...

Left to right: IG-88, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Vader's faithful companion, Darth Crapontherug, who the guy at the comic shop totally swore was gon

I wouldn't recommend trying it.  

I was wondering about the Command line, I got confused when I saw it on Amazon. I might have to do some 'research'...

 

Looking at the pics on Amazon, they seem larger, maybe 54mmish?

 

Yea I had already planned to get IA anyway so I may have to stick a figure in my pocket and do a real life compare at my local target.

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The star wars command figures are a fair bit taller so no.

 

First time I've seen Lovejoys painted stuff.....very nice......will be using these as reference......need higher Res images of his IA stuff though.

 

I want a step by step for those stormtroopers

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No, the Star Wars Command line is basically jumped up Little Green Army Men at insane prices. Still, the kids will want it, and it's cheaper than action figures.

Boardgamegeek has a step by step video tutorial about how to paint the stormtroopers.

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Ive been wanting to get my kids involved. If I was buying IA just to have it I'd say it was a wasted purchase but they both are SW fans so it might get some replay value. I think I'm gonna start with either Adventure Time Card Wars or AT Munchkin thou.

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We got the game a few weeks ago.  I've been a long time fan of Descent and having something using a similar system with a Star Wars theme was a no brainer for me.

 

The figures are of a good quality plastic with detail enough to make it worth while to paint them.

 

The changes to the Descent rules really make it a more even game.  The Imperial player (akin to the Overlord) has a lot more tactics to use against the rebels.  The main factor is that it is an "I go, you go" system instead of having all the heroes going and the Overlord going last.  They also cleaned up the line of sight rules to make figuring out who can shoot at who much easier.

 

The scenarios are very thematic and offer a lot of variety in campaign mode.  You don't have a linear story.  Players "chose their own adventure" with their choices having consequences on future missions.  Each hero has a personal side mission themed around their character.  I've experienced a lot of "debate" while players argue why their mission should go first.

 

One aspect to the game I wasn't expecting is the inclusion of skirmish rules.  These rules allow players to create forces for a one on one game.  There are scenarios for these battles which have you balance mission objectives with just blasting away at your opponent.  I heard that Fantasy Flight was looking to introduce a miniature game to their line up and this looks like the first step to accomplish this.  Currently you can only play Imperials vs rebels.  However, they are developing a viable third option in a mercenary faction.

 

If you are a Star Wars fan, this is a fantastic purchase.  If you like strategic dungeon crawls with great theme, this is a fantastic purchase.  If you have friends that are willing to play games with you, this is a fantastic purchase.

 

Basically, this is a fantastic purchase :blush:

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Like I said before, the size of the box is what got me interested. I'm not a deluxe boardgame kinda person but I knew about Descent & the other games. It reminded me of the old rpg days of getting boxed sets for D&D. So many goodies inside!!!

 

Makes me wonder if my local card shop guy can order Fantasy Flight games stuff as I know he has their sleeves in stock at his store.

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Depends. FF games are generally fully loaded but not cheap. One local place will generally NOT order them unless he has a guaranteed sale; he doesn't like having all that money tied up in inventory.

 

He'll cheerfully order it on request, tho.

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Very understandable.

 

I think my card shop guy requires a deposit on box purchases for cards if he isn't actually selling them on his shelf. He has never required me to put anything down as I've known him since my Jr year in HS (first year he opened). If he can get the game he may even be able to give "my" discount of 20% off the price too...hmmm

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