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westernmini09 Jul 2024 7:02 a.m. PST

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I found this collection for sale, I decided to buy it. its unusual as its scratch built. what Rules do you suggest

westernmini09 Jul 2024 7:08 a.m. PST

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Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2024 7:21 a.m. PST

"Hordes of the Things", as follows:

Stormtroopers, rebel infantry, etc as Shooters
Imperial guards, Mandaloreans, etc as Blades
Sand people, various barbarians as Warband
Militia, thugs, droids as Hordes

AT-AT, other big scary ground vehicles as Behemoths
AT-ST, medium ground vehicles as Knights
Motorbikes, ground speeders, etc as Riders

Big spaceships operating in atmosphere as Airboats or Dragons
Space fighters operating in atmosphere as Flyers

Heroes, wizards, clerics as Themselves

(nb – you'll have to ensure all elements are on a common base width)

westernmini09 Jul 2024 7:29 a.m. PST

"Hordes of the Things" thankyou. I will watch some youtube on them.

MrMagoo09 Jul 2024 8:06 a.m. PST

Fistful of Lead – Galactic Heroes. Simple easy-to-play rules, very customizable, and you can use whatever minis you want. Highly recommended!

westernmini09 Jul 2024 8:08 a.m. PST

Thanks, Im new to SW minis so, its helpfull. could not resist the collection

gbowen09 Jul 2024 9:19 a.m. PST

Epic Armageddon TMP link net-armageddon.org/rules.html you'll need to pull stats off various GW lists but the scale and force size looks right for your toys

westernmini09 Jul 2024 9:26 a.m. PST

thanks that sounds interesting… and there not toys, they are jedi traing aides :)

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2024 10:14 a.m. PST

Hordes of the Things would be my go too.

westernmini09 Jul 2024 10:34 a.m. PST

someone said Dirtside 2 and are free and generic, but cant have to many options. I will review as many as i can , I should say im playing solo

smithsco09 Jul 2024 2:34 p.m. PST

Xenos Rampant. It's squad based. Just make the bases each be a miniature in the squad.

Martin Rapier10 Jul 2024 4:45 a.m. PST

We like Galactic Heroes, Hordes of the Things is fun too. We also adapted Space Hulk to the SW universe.

westernmini10 Jul 2024 4:50 a.m. PST

is HotT based on DBM or DBA , because I'm not a fan of exact base movement and contact.

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2024 5:44 a.m. PST

HotT is a sort of fantasy DBA, so if you don't like the latter you probably won't like the former. Perhaps the other rules suggestions would be more to your taste.

westernmini10 Jul 2024 7:35 a.m. PST

I really would love to ID the models with movie appearances, EG I dont remember seeing a 3 legged walker in the movies.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2024 10:11 p.m. PST

Someone already said Dirtside, didn't they?

westernmini11 Jul 2024 1:42 a.m. PST

yes! i'M THINKING OF ADQAPTING RAPID FIRE THOUGH

TimePortal11 Jul 2024 4:29 p.m. PST

We use Distant World Battles which use mechanics reflective of DBA.
Interesting battles when a CAR army (Cyborgs/ Androids/ Robot) fight an Alien Hive or Parasite army.

westernmini11 Jul 2024 5:10 p.m. PST

If you think about DBA, where manovering is important, its because there are a lot of troops on one base. the units have 3 to a base , so were talking squads, I am leaning towards rapid fire but change max range to 8cm because if the smaller scale. and maybe 3 casualtier per base. all the weapons and armour work eg a walker can be 4 armour and 4 lazer.

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