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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Oct 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

In my continuing search for a SF game for a 16YO protege, I like the look of the WarMchine rules. But the minis are a tad pricey for what may be a passing fancy.

So who makes cheap PAINTED alternatives that we could press in to service? I'm thinking clickies, collectable stuff, even old out of print off Ebay….

manyslayer18 Oct 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

You can often pick up copies of Grind cheap. Comes with some warjacks you just need to make some weapon arms appropriate to the jacks you want. Not painted though.

nsolomon9918 Oct 2018 8:16 p.m. PST

Warmachine/Hordes is actually a pretty good rules set. Some nice mechanisms, easy to pick up and flows sensibly.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 3:58 a.m. PST

Yeah, 16YO does not paint, would need a lot of supplies etc. so ready to play is a must…

Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

Sometimes eBay has painted forces you can get a good price on.
The two player starter set is a fantastic deal for two players to split.
Two $20 USD paint sets and a can of primer will do.
You can play a lot of games with that two player set.
Also they might enjoy painting.
Also you can download the app. The app is fantastic.

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