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You may not have heard of it but WOTC, (who are owned by HASBRO) will be releasing a STAR WARS Minatures game due for release around September 04 To start with they will release Entry packs which will contain everything need to learn to play the game that will retail for around $19.99 and Booster packs that will be $9.99 and give you more figures to add to the play.
The premier release will have 60 pre-painted plastic minatures featuring characters from the classic trilogy Star wars A New Hope, The Empire strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. As with most collectable gaming products the minatures will include Common, Uncommon, Rare and Super Rare game pieces (Super rares will only be availible in the Booster packs)
The figs like stormtroopers etc will be availible in different poses and characters like Vader will be availible in commons or uncommons with good stats and the Super Rares will have better stats and a new sculpt much like hero clix.
The game will run on a D20 system of the D+D Minatures game but will be simpler and more streamlined and you will be able to use blaster sabres and force powers as should be expected in any good star wars game.
There already plans to release an expansion soon after in 4th quarter of 2004 that focuses on the battles of the clone wars set between Episode II + III and feature characters seen in the Clone Wars Cartoon
To start with the Game will be based on character on the ground but Wotc are trying to work out with hasbro's micro machines dept to use them for the space style battles or release new micro machines with mini games in.
Amazon have them up for preorder for september Order yours here and save loads !!
So what will you get ?
Heres a list of whats expected in each pack. These details may change.
STAR WARS MINIATURES ENTRY PACK
The Star Wars Miniatures Entry Pack provides all the starting materials a player needs to become familiar with the brand-new Star Wars miniatures line.The miniatures in this product are randomized and playable right out of the box. This entry pack draws directly from the first set of figures, whichfeatures creatures and characters from the classicera of Star Wars, including Episodes IV, V, and VI of the Star Wars films.
Each Entry Packcontains:
* 16 Randomized miniatures withstatistics cards.
* Rare, common, & uncommon miniatures.
* A complete basic rulebook.
* 1- 20-sided die.
* Terrain mapsheet & terrain cards.
There are 60 unique miniatures in the set.
STAR WARS MINIATURES BOOSTER
Contains randomized Star Wars miniatures from theclassic era of Star Wars.
The Star Wars Expansion Packs contain a randomized selection of figures designed to expand any collection of Star Wars miniatures. Composed largely of the same randomized miniatures found in the Entry Pack, the setfeatures creatures and characters from the classicera of Star Wars, including Episodes IV, V, and VI of the Star Warr, films. The Expansion Packs will include super-rare figures that are not available in the Entry Pack.
Each expansion packwill include:
* Eight(8) randomized miniatures wuth statistic cards.
* INcludes super-rare, rare, uncommon, & common figures.