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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Star Wars Miniatures Battles (1991)

Star Wars Miniatures Battles (1991)

Ratings

6.80564 out of 10 with 133 ratings
Board Game Rank: 4971
War Game Rank: 1060

Description

Man-to-Man Combat in the Star Wars Galaxy

"In Star Wars Miniature Battles, you assemble your army of Star Wars miniatures and set forth across the tabletop to battle your foe. You pit your troops against the might of the Empire in order to rekindle the flame of the Old Republic. Or perhaps you´d prefer to send in your stormtroopers to crush the traitorous Rebels for the greater glory of the New Order-thereby extinguishing that flame for all time."

Star Wars Miniature Battles is a skirmish level game, where each player controls 6-60 soldiers organized in squads. Players agree on a number of Squad generations points, buy troops and equipment and deploy their squads on the tabletop. An optional game masters allows for hidden deployment and movement.
The advanced game features rules for special weapons, heroes and the Force, Creatures, Droids and Weather.
The game is compatible with the Star Wars Roleplaying Game.

Expanded by:

Star Wars Miniatures Battles Companion
Star Wars Miniatures Battles: Vehicles Starter Set
Star Wars Miniatures Battles: Imperial Entanglements




Miniatures

Star Wars Miniatures




  • Designer: Stephen Crane, Paul Murphy
  • Artist: Stephen Crane, Rich Hawran, Allen Nunis
  • Publisher: West End Games
  • Year Published: 1991
  • Number of Players: 2 - 3
  • Suggested Number of Players: 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 120
  • Subdomain: Wargames
  • Category: Adventure, Miniatures, Movies / TV / Radio theme, Science Fiction, Wargame
  • Mechanic: Dice Rolling, Paper-and-Pencil, Secret Unit Deployment
  • Family: Star Wars
  • Alternate Names: Star Wars Miniatures Battles

Reviews

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I thought it could be usefull for the WotC Star Wars miniature game, but it's not the same rules, seems OK, but I won't use it.

By
Still have to play.

5.5 out of 10
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Not as elegant as other mini games ... but actually had some clever rules for steamlining the RPG ... kudos for making th two work together.

5 out of 10
By
Own a copy, never played...

6 out of 10
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It's alright. Kind of a slow game to play, since the rules are based loosely off the d6 RPG, but it's pretty fun overall.

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I don't forsee having sets of Star Wars figures to play these rules with, but I do have a large set of WWII infantry figures I painted when I was in grade school. I've heard this is a very good miniatures combat ruleset, so if I can find the time I might try adapting it for a WWII setting to give it a try.

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Time to Sell

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I only ever played a couple of games of this, but the rules seemed a little clunky at the the time.

8.8 out of 10
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Old-school fun...in a good way

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Well, I really have this game for miniatures conversions to Star wars heroscape. the figures are great, though.

10 out of 10
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Great Game

6.5 out of 10
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Great miniatures game, way ahead of it's time. However, I found the damage allocation a bit archaic compared to games like 40k, Void or Warzone. Also like the force customizable aspect of it. A good alternative rules set for the new WotC Star Wars Miniatures game.

6 out of 10
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always wanted to try it...

4 out of 10
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What? Another expansion set??? Good bits, average rules, money pit.

9 out of 10
By
The best Star Wars mini rules ever made. Lots of scope to explore and invent here.

7 out of 10
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I bought this at the same time my friends got into Warhammer. Never did get a chance to play the game but the rules looked interesting.

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Now with the new figures from WotC...

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Have the rulebook and a stack of (unpainted) miniatures.

8 out of 10
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A great miniatures based game which focuses on units rather than individual figures (unless these are heros). Minis were good too - unfortunately these are now OOP.

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Rule book only. Simpler version of the D6 Star Wars RPG I used to play years ago. I particularly like the mathematical character sheets. Planning to play this with the updated miniatures from WotC in an RPG mass battles setting someday.

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[gameid=7420] [gameid=10664] [gameid=10844] Have the CORE RULE BOOK. Have these figures without a box or any idea what sets they are from: Darth Vader("LFL82 517 016"), Obi-Wan Kenobi("LFL82 517 017") (both are Pre-Painted-?- with plastic Lightsabers; Princess Leia("LFL82 517 018"), 5 differently posed Stormtroopers("LFL82 517 019-023"), Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper armor("LFL82 517 014-015"), Luke Skywalker in Tatooine ep4 outfit("LFL82 583 018"), Chewbacca("LFL82 583 019"), Darth Vader pointing("LFL82 583 020"), Princess Leia("LFL82 583 021"); ***would like more figures and box sets...

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Trade as a set with SW Companion

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Gone

5 out of 10
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Its got some quirks such that tactics do not mirror the film very well. Its kind of a grenade o' rama.

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UB - starter set as pictured, incomplete

7 out of 10
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Played it on a convention back in 92. Great fun... I won the game!

9 out of 10
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Great minis system in a great setting.

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Another attempt to get away from 40k. Another rules system I didn't find players for.

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For the time, it was a decent offering, but modern sci-fi skirmish games have done a much better job of simplifying and straightening their mechanics to the point where I wouldn't want to revisit it.

9 out of 10
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This game is really fun and I appreciate the special rules made for morale, skill and heroes. It really felt like the Star Wars movies, especially with expansion rules for vehicles added in.

7.5 out of 10
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Played at Owlcon 2010 "Take The Tower" scenario with David Little.

6 out of 10
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Very well put together and interfaces perfectly with the RPG, but plays too much like Warhammer et al.

7 out of 10
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Integrates nicely with West End Games RPG modules dic

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Gave to Greg.

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never played, but it's star wars!

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Book only.

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I own a lot of stuff for this game and I've never played it. I just don't have time to build my own battlefields and playing without terrain sucks. The miniatures are cool and most of the rules look very good except for the rules regarding firing distance... I'll paraphrase: 'Firing distance is measured from the approximate center of the attacking squad to the approximate center of the target squad.' Yea, I'm sure we'll all agree on the approximate center of each squad. That always seemed like it would cause arguments.

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First Edition.

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Haven't played yet.

10 out of 10
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One of the best tabletop miniatures game ever produced. Although I've been leaning toward the Chain Reaction 2.0 game from Two Hour Wargames, I still play and run this game at the local conventions and game stores. The game is simple enough for beginners with plenty of game material for experienced players, especially if you really want to delve into campaign style games. Background history is no problem because almost everyone knows what Stormtroopers, Wookiees, and Jawas are. This is a wonderful gaming system and well worth the price if you can find it. Although the license was lost before the new trilogy was released, just a few tweaks with the stats and you can play Republic era games just as easily.

9.5 out of 10
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Great! Won the origins award for best rules. If this game only had a real target group (most of the time people are either Star Wars fans or serious gamers, this is a excellent game for a fusion of both)it would now be widely considered a classic...

6 out of 10
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Very much like all the other little miniatures games. So-so.

6 out of 10
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Picked up off ebay painted! With Mos Eisley adventure set. About 50 miniatures total.

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Bought this when it was released with the intention of running some RPG mass battles. I never did though.

6 out of 10
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Don't care for the squad level play. I like WoTC's minis rules better.

8 out of 10
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I believe this is the finest miniature game ever made, but that is mostly because it ties into the finest role-playing game ever made, so this is a win. I want a copy of the second edition.

10 out of 10
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Making this a 10 to average out for the 3 and 4 score with comments, since they evidentally never played a game. Just basing it off of all the "other miniatures games".. I would not say its a 10 overall, but when people put a score down without even playing a game that irks me sometimes.
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