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Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2014 8:45 a.m. PST

There are a number of board games which come with plastic miniatures and perhaps some with resin or metal ones though I cant think of any metalother than CinCs old North Cape game containing metal ships and no games with resin. In any event what I am thinking of are games like Memoir 44, Twilight Imperium, Risk (in its many variants), etc.

Please post any game titles you know of which contain miniatures.

Please list the types (ground/aircombat/spaceships/navalships), the genre (SF/historic era) and the scale of the figures.

As an example: Twilight Imperium, SF, spaceships and 6mm SF ground

Redroom23 Feb 2014 8:48 a.m. PST

This makes me think I'm not the only one who looks at the content (read – the models inside) when deciding to buy a game.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2014 8:49 a.m. PST

Quite right Redroom. I bought a couple of the Risk games solely for their miniature content. Am also considering Twilight Imperium but it is such a massive game I would only buy it for the miniatures. It needs too many players and too much space for me to play it as a board game.

Thanks,

Al

M C MonkeyDew23 Feb 2014 8:51 a.m. PST

Viktory
Napoleon's War: The 100 Days
Napoleon's War II: The Gates of Moscow

The second and third come with the same miniatures as the top one but without any ships or houses.

Battles of Napoleon: The Eagle and the Lion

This one comes with figures that might be standard 1/72 plastics.

Pictors Studio23 Feb 2014 9:02 a.m. PST

Space Hulk was worth buying just for the miniatures alone if you played either of those armies.

John the OFM23 Feb 2014 9:18 a.m. PST

Monopoly?

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2014 9:23 a.m. PST

I have a few of the Star Destroyers from the Star Wars version of Monopoly. They paint us pretty nicely for fleet scale starship games.

Al

Vintage Wargaming23 Feb 2014 9:36 a.m. PST

Eagle Games Age of Imperialism and others. And you can/could buy the figures separately.

Cherno23 Feb 2014 9:39 a.m. PST

You can use BoardGameGeek's search function to list all board games that are tagged with "Miniatures". This should get you hundreds, if not thousands of titles.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2014 10:02 a.m. PST

Well, here's what I've got in my game collection:

Napoleonics
Risk Anniversary Edition (metal, too!) OOP

ACW
Battle Cry (AH/Hasbro/WotC)

Modern
Risk: Battlefield Rogue

WW2
Axis & Allies
Memoir '44 & expansion packs

Medieval Japan
Shogun/Samurai Swords OOP, but someone has brought it out again.

Ancients
Conquest of the Empire (Romans) OOP

Pulp
Indian Jones Interactive Adventure Game

Modern/Horror
Betrayal at House on the Hill

SF Ground
Risk 2210 AD
Risk Halo
Risk: Legacy
Risk Star Wars, Original Trilogy and Attack of the Clones. Both OOP
Space Hulk
Monopoly: Star Wars edition (figs of Luke & the gang, etc.)
Halo, the Interactive Board Game (nice figs and SF terrain pieces. Game sucks.) OOP, I think.

SF Space
Battleship Galaxies: The Saturn Expedition OOP
Battlestar Galactica The Board Game (reimagined series)

Fantasy
Risk: The Lord of the Rings OOP
Risk: Godstorm (also ancients, in a pinch)
The New Dungeon (1986, I think?) OOP
D&D Boardgame: The Wrath of Ashardalon
Battle Masters OOP
Dragonlance board game OOP

Personal logo lewis cannon Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2014 10:31 a.m. PST

Hit the Beach.
Broadsides.
Dogfight.
Regatta.
Feudal.

Legion 423 Feb 2014 10:45 a.m. PST

Good lists guys ! thumbs up I'm impressed with all the different pieces you can get with Monopoly and Risk versions. There is also a Conan link and Stargate link game with nice minis. As well as Games Workshop did a board game with Space Marine, Titan minis, etc. …

michaelsbagley23 Feb 2014 11:03 a.m. PST

Talisman – Fantasy. Some editions came with cardboard pieces and stands instead of minis, but the current edition comes with plastic minis… In about a 32mm scale (?)

john lacour23 Feb 2014 11:11 a.m. PST

sergents. its a kinda new game that has hand painted 20mm metal ww2 figures. played on a floor type map board.

Grizzly7123 Feb 2014 11:29 a.m. PST

The Last Night on Earth series and Invasion From Outer Space. Both from Flying Frog Productions, also their upcoming Shadows of Brimstone.

Rich Bliss23 Feb 2014 1:53 p.m. PST

Chopper Command. Came with Huey Helicopters and Gun armed
Jeeps

Caesar23 Feb 2014 3:17 p.m. PST
dutchy124123 Feb 2014 4:59 p.m. PST

Tide of Iron
Dropzone commander
Duel in the Dark
Duel of the Giants
Loka
Conquest of the Empire
Memeoir 44
Art of War

I think that is all I have in the way of miniatures in games.

Phil Hall24 Feb 2014 6:57 a.m. PST

Don't forget Doom. Lots of monsters in that one.

Ranger32224 Feb 2014 9:48 a.m. PST

D&D Castle Ravenloft
D&D Legend of Drizzt
Zombicide

All three of those are filled to the hilt with minis, and good ones too!

Bart

bilsonius24 Feb 2014 9:52 a.m. PST

PSR feature – scroll down to 'Games':

link

PapaSync24 Feb 2014 10:10 a.m. PST

Don't forget Gears of War and DOOM.

8)

Sgt Slag24 Feb 2014 11:35 a.m. PST

Lionheart board game: 92 medieval figures, around 28mm; peasants, swordsmen, archers, armored spearmen, plate barded horses and Knight riders. Check e-Bay, OOP, I think.

Highland Guerilla24 Feb 2014 12:44 p.m. PST

Mansions of madness,1920s Lovecraft. Sixteen investigators and most of the Mythos critters,plays like Clue on steroids.

Timotheous24 Feb 2014 2:41 p.m. PST

Lionheart was a great game! Very simple and in a way DBA-like, with no groups and only two pips per turn. I liked how you removed figures from the slotted bases as casualties!

rmaker24 Feb 2014 6:55 p.m. PST

I cant think of any metalother than CinCs old North Cape game containing metal ships

CinC also produced Stalk 1, a WW2 tank game with 1/285 metal tanks. Five Russian and five German in mixed boxes. I don't recall the exact mix, but I think it was BTs and T34s for Ivan, with maybe an SU76, while Jerry got PZKW IIIs and IVs, with maybe a StuG III. The rules included statistics for evrything CinC was making at the time.

Botch B26 Feb 2014 8:51 a.m. PST

Level 7

dBerczerk26 Feb 2014 1:33 p.m. PST

As a child, I had the "Milton Bradley" game of "Broadsides" which had War of 1812 red and blue plastic ships with removable masts / sails.

Also had "Dogfight" which had plastic British and German WWI biplanes on fight stands.

My cousin had the Milton Bradley American Civil War game -- forgot the title. It had blue and grey plastic infantry, cavalry, and artillery.

Sure wish I still had those games. Sigh…….

Delthos05 May 2014 4:54 p.m. PST

The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac
The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus
Chac comes with 12 28mm modern, but Pulp like figs. Horus comes with 11 28mm modern, but Pulp like figs.

derynnaythas07 May 2014 11:23 a.m. PST

les géants de l'île de Pâques (many tribesmen)
cyclades
buck rogers
hybrid
even myrmes (ant miniatures!)

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2014 11:38 a.m. PST

Many already mentioned,

I'll try to add more eventually, but wanted to say I've picked up several Risk at thrift stores, maybe missing a few figs, but at $2 USD-4 a box, usually at least 300 figs present, I assume I've on the order of 3000-5000 in the basement waiting a small Nappy skirmish, if I've ever inclined.

Maybe a eighth/tenth that for the AWI version…

My several Risk LotR sets would field a fair-sized Orc vs. Elf dustup.

Doug

chironex22 May 2014 4:14 p.m. PST

Zombies!!!!!!! You can even buy zombies seperately if you think the horde isn't big enough. Almost properly 28mm
Zombicide- same again, though the separate packs aren't so big, but has the distinct advantage of not having all indentical zombies as Zombies!!!! does-presumably bigger 28mm
Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster – they may be plastic, but not polystyrene. Horror speculative fiction, 28mm plus, tile-board confined spaces combat
Terror of the Skies- Tiny scale minis, post-apocalyptic steampunk sky pirates- questing for treasure + ship combat
Descent- 28mm, dungeon crawl, appears similar to DOOM but a fantasy theme
Humans!!! now YOU"RE the zombies… presumably same scale range as Zombies!!!
Little DEad Riding Hood- the classic fairy tale with a hooded girl going to grandmas house with a self-loading pistol for each player and a bunch of zombie wolfmen.
Forever young-vampires competing for dominance
Jupiter Rescue- upcoming Twilight Creations game where players are robots rescuing people from a space habitat being attacked by nightmarish things
Cthulhu!!! Hastur la Vista, baby!- Guess what it's about? 100+ minis for cultists, byakhee, and investigators
Deadlands: battle for slaughter gulch- whole bunch of dude and townsfolk figures.
Zombietown…
Well, really quite a lot of Twilight Creations games

Cuchulainn01 Aug 2014 4:45 a.m. PST

If you're into mobsters, Bootleggers comes with plastic figures packing Tommy guns. There's also one solitary cop, and a number of trucks.

It happens to be a great game too based on distilling and distributing bootleg moonshine.

1815Guy22 Aug 2014 3:25 p.m. PST

I've got two Eagle games titles on my shelves, Napoleon in Europe – which is a huge rendition of the Napoleonic wars, and Attack (with expansion) which is WW2 era.

Eaglegames is no more, but both of these come up on Ebay regularly.

link

link

number426 Aug 2014 7:51 p.m. PST

Battle Cry! Was the ACW game, I have a copy of the old 1965 edition' there is also a more recent (and more expensive!) version on the market, but the two games are radically different from each other

tkdguy28 Aug 2014 3:51 p.m. PST

Firefly comes with plastic spaceships.

Several D&D boxed set games come with plastic miniatures.

Pandemic doesn't come with miniatures per se, but they have tokens to represent the players and buildings.

Grumble8710623 Sep 2014 12:32 p.m. PST

Eagle Games also made a Civil War strategic game with tactical battles. There were figures for infantry and artillery, officers, and cavalry, with horses for the last two.

I bought the game years ago, and more recently purchased several boxes of the horses and remounted Airfix figures on much better and stronger horses than the originals.

Sevastopol23 Sep 2014 6:24 p.m. PST

@1815GuY: Eagle Games are still around – just ordered some ACW figs from them abou a month ago.

eaglegames.net

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2015 12:40 p.m. PST

remounted Airfix figures on much better and stronger horses than the originals.

Now THAT'S a tip worth putting into needlepoint for the wall. Thanks!

Doug

Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2015 5:16 p.m. PST

Convoy Terror

auction

I would love to find a nice copy of this one.

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