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infojunky15 Oct 2011 9:38 p.m. PST

So anybody got any ideas or sources for figures suitable or convertible to be Not-Jedi?

I am considering going with Samurai figures. For some reason a "Light-Naginata" is appealing to me this weekend.

28mmMan15 Oct 2011 10:21 p.m. PST

Funny, yet again we are of like minds…I have always like the longer handled blades though I do tend to prefer a near equal blade to handle ratio in a real sword

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Most naginatas are more 5' x 3', handle to blade.

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As for miniatures, I am assuming human (although most Star Wars aliens are easy enough to modify :)

peter pig

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Eureka also has a line though they are more armored.

vojvoda16 Oct 2011 12:49 a.m. PST

Not in 15mm but just tonight I was looking at about 100 Samurai sites looking at maybe converting my Star Wars Figures to Samurai by adding Sashimono to them for some futuristic battle.

VR
James Mattes

davebill16 Oct 2011 12:58 a.m. PST

Eureka have a couple of Samurai mages in their 15/18mm Samurai range which make nice Jedi

vojvoda16 Oct 2011 1:01 a.m. PST

You have to consider balance. Most edged weapons do not get it. They are too heavy, and based on attacking types of armour of the past generation. In the renaissance there was a move to a more dagger type weapon after that the Saber became the norm. Weapons, tactics, techniques, and procedures developed in response. I was in Panama and some Dingbat tried to stab me in the head because he knew I had a protective vest and helmet. He cut me at the left hear and I was so Bleeped texted off I pulled out a 45 and shot him dead. What soldiers will carry in the future is hard to say. Weapons are developed to face the threat. Current design of Helmets is to meet the IED threat and traumatic brain injury. But you lose a lot of your auditory and sensory perception of the immediate surroundings. YMMV.

When I first joined the Army the tactics were one handed shooting of pistols, that changed early in my time back to two handed. Some time later they deveoped shields for police and para-military doing dymatic entry. Shields had been out of vogue for centuries but made a comeback in riot control and police tactics around the late 70s.

Now the Army wants to go back to a ball plate and ballistic unerwear. How much is too much weight? Age old questions that we will never know until we try and fail.

VR
James Mattes

Gunner Dunbar16 Oct 2011 1:44 a.m. PST

Check here
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Mako1116 Oct 2011 1:50 p.m. PST

I think I'd just go with the Micromachines ones.

However, warrior monks, or samurai shouldn't be too hard to convert, by adding longer cloaks with green stuff, if desired.

Heck, you could even forgo conversion (other than the light sabers), and just say it is a different period than depicted in the movies, and the fashion style of dress changed. That's probably the easiest solution of all.

infojunky16 Oct 2011 2:09 p.m. PST

Did Micro Machines even cover episodes 1 – 3? But that really is a moot point as they are mostly OOP.

Gunner I forgot that list. I have quite a few of those figures from a HoTT army project.

Scorpio16 Oct 2011 2:19 p.m. PST

What soldiers will carry in the future is hard to say. Weapons are developed to face the threat.

We're talking Jedi and lightsabers. Realism isn't the goal here.

Ditto Tango 2 316 Oct 2011 3:17 p.m. PST

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Lion in the Stars16 Oct 2011 6:44 p.m. PST

Hokey religions and ancient weapons…

And I figure that getting the colors about right on 15s will be good enough for most players.

ThorLongus17 Oct 2011 2:34 a.m. PST

be on the lookout for blue moon, i think… saw some preview figs on 4 color figs, scott pyles site , to go with new game blasters and bulkheads
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infojunky17 Oct 2011 3:16 a.m. PST

I am interested in both the figures and the rule set…. When?

ThorLongus17 Oct 2011 4:39 a.m. PST

dunno…leave a question on 4 color figs blog for best answer

Dunadan17 Oct 2011 9:58 a.m. PST

Any idea what he used for stormtroopers in those posts?
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clkeagle17 Oct 2011 11:32 a.m. PST

@Dunadan – those are Blue Moon Mercantile Bond troopers in the Stormtroopers role. link link

Blue Moon is the same company that is going to release the Space Knights not-Jedi minis. link

infojunky18 Oct 2011 1:02 a.m. PST

Well done… See if an answer is forth coming…

infojunky18 Oct 2011 3:06 p.m. PST

Ok November for the rules, and sometime later for the Space Knights.

28mmMan18 Oct 2011 5:22 p.m. PST

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mmmmm squid face jedi….mmmmm

infojunky18 Oct 2011 7:19 p.m. PST

Yep….. I so want….

wminsing19 Oct 2011 4:20 a.m. PST

Yep those look cool- they are now on the list! :)

-Will

28mmMan19 Oct 2011 2:20 p.m. PST

The squid faced jedi makes me think of the only thing that could make jedi gaming better…Lovecraft!

Hell yeah!

Gives a whole new meaning to the dark side.

infojunky20 Oct 2011 2:28 p.m. PST

There is some comment about Human skin covered Holocrons in there it just won't come out….

28mmMan20 Oct 2011 3:16 p.m. PST

…eat more fiber.

28mmMan20 Oct 2011 3:16 p.m. PST

:)

infojunky21 Oct 2011 2:56 a.m. PST

At my age that is an apt response….

Lion in the Stars21 Oct 2011 3:51 a.m. PST

"What's that?"

"I think it's a carrying unit for a holocron, but it seems to be made from the skin of sentients… and the 'cron bed is lined with is that Ewok fur?"

28mmMan21 Oct 2011 10:42 a.m. PST

…baby Ewok fur, it's much softer…

infojunky22 Oct 2011 1:59 a.m. PST

Not that explains Ewoks…. Fur bearing animals bred for agression so people won't become attached to them…

Now if we could teach them how to be Lawyers…..

28mmMan22 Oct 2011 11:34 a.m. PST

Reminds one of the tales following the Dark Jedi Weeahj (we ah)

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…the Terror of Naboo, where the diminutive yet evil tainted Ewok Sith jedi assassin slaughtered thousands of Gungan…his innate fear of water is the only thing that kept him out of their cities.

Later the vile Weeahj, which in Ewokian means hand of Kietha or death, returned to Endor. Before he disappeared into the deep forest he wiped out an outpost of empire troopers, scientists, and officers…making hide scarecrows with their skins

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Ah yes Dark Weeahj, bane of Gungans, Ewoks, and Humans alike…it was his appetite for baby Ewok kidneys that made him return to Endor…what a crazy little bastard.

He will be missed.

28mmMan22 Oct 2011 4:36 p.m. PST

Found this and while not directly related it is funny

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28mmMan22 Oct 2011 5:18 p.m. PST

Ok…how about looking at odd figures in 15mm that if not ready to go are easily converted into Jedi?

Khurasan Miniatures for example…I was on his site just a minute ago…

(the Lllurg Chief…cover the jubblies and perhaps drop the blaster or leave it and call it a dark/Sith jedi?

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(fourth from left to right…modify gun into your long handled light saber)

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(any of these three could easily be modified)

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(the second in this line up could be converted…if you like this humor element)

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(if so inclined these could also be modified…the first being dark I would guess)

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infojunky22 Oct 2011 9:13 p.m. PST

Why do I think we may have started something dark and wonderful here.

Was sitting here pondering special powers granted to Jedi Followers of certain Eldar Gods…..

Only the heretical Sith follow a "Unified" theory of the force…..

28mmMan22 Oct 2011 11:00 p.m. PST

I like the idea of Old Ones granting dark powers to their followers…maybe all the powers are of old ones but how it is used and if certain powers are used…the humanity is sucked out and replaced with something else…something called the Sith.

infojunky23 Oct 2011 4:59 a.m. PST

I think I like yours even better. It leaves room for Good and evil plus servants of dark gods… Bleeped text is this how the Boys at GW got started all those years ago?

But to be honest I am less about the powers and more about the wandering Martial Arts Bleeped texts who wander the rim with their glowy swords….

To quote Barry Ween "Every Schmuck in this Mega-Sector has one since the prequels came out"…. One meaning Light sword…..

28mmMan23 Oct 2011 12:12 p.m. PST

I was thinking that Avatar the Last Airbender (TV show not that abomination of a movie) sort of thing with the force elements being incorporate into the martial arts.

The light sabres being an extension of the focus within.

So a very focused jedi could in theory cut through a less focused jedi's blade.

Also like some of the anime ninja media we see a force blade being formed without material…this might be an application worth note…a powerful, well disciplined, and focused force user could for a short time at least develop and use a blade of pure force…but the crystal within the standard light sabre allows any force user to create a blade of some value.

This aspect would make the light sabre just a collection of parts to a non force user…it would produce nothing…the ON button requires the force.

:)

wminsing24 Oct 2011 4:34 a.m. PST

To quote Barry Ween "Every Schmuck in this Mega-Sector has one since the prequels came out"…. One meaning Light sword…..

However, don't forget Ben Kenobi DID say that the Lightsaber is 'still favored in some parts of the galaxy' (or something to that effect) when talking to Luke in ANH. :)

-Will

28mmMan24 Oct 2011 10:14 a.m. PST

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Still a great movie to this day, even with changes…we all know Han shot first, but that is because he knew that Greedo was going to put one in the back of Han's head the first chance he got…kill or be killed when a Hutt has a contract out on you.

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