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WHY have figures?

posted Apr 03, 2018 16:35:42 by TimKellogg
The game company has designed these gorgeous figs, and is charging an arm and a leg for them - NOT to be used in the game? The crabby olde guy in me see's this in unfavorable terms. SO, are there plans to add to the game a more tactical style of combat?
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Nathan.Dowdell said Apr 03, 2018 17:53:14
There's a set of rules for using the miniatures in a more skirmish wargame form coming in the Operations sourcebook, though I don't know when that's due to be available.

And, well, there's nothing preventing you using them - the map tiles and zone rules can lend themselves to tactical combat (and then using miniatures to track who is in which zone, and who is within Reach of whom), if the GM is willing to create sufficiently elaborate environments.

Using miniatures is optional, but it isn't prohibited.
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PaulNewland said Apr 03, 2018 18:05:20
I'll be using 1/6 scale Qmx figures.
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briandavion1982 said Apr 03, 2018 19:15:08
I'd rather the system not be designed with minis at the core and have a more tatically minded set up being an add on myself
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TimKellogg said Apr 03, 2018 19:36:38
PaulNewland said about an hour ago
I'll be using 1/6 scale Qmx figures.

Say what?
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PaulNewland said Apr 03, 2018 19:52:19
Go large or go home 😋. Kirk even comes with a judo chop hand.
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myrrdenvindex said Apr 03, 2018 22:02:15
My TOS campaign is using miniatures a lot, to show positions on the bridge or elsewhere on the ship, moving minis as an easy reminder of who is where and when. I’ve also adjusted the movement and combat rules to work on standard RPG maps, basing movement and range on the one inch square grid laid out on the map.

We’re not using Modiphius minis, exclusively, of course. Wizkids did a TOS set last December to provide period appropriate Klingons, Romulans, a variety of crewmen, Andorians, etc. Along with those, my players will be crossing paths with some pure blood Klingons, meaning the Modiphius Klingons will be a part of the campaign. I’ve had to throw some D & D minis in, as well, for some alien life forms (Grell make good Star Trek aliens), plus some RAFM Call of Cthulhu, and some minis pillaged from Star Wars lines.

Point being, the rules aren’t hard to tweak for more tactical combat, and otherwise even simple maps showing different areas as boxes big enough for a few figures can make good use of minis to track people spread throughout a ship or facility.

If I were running a TNG era campaign, I’d be using more of the Modiphius figures, but our TOS support is kind of small in official products, so far. For the record, the Modiphius minis LOOK way better than Heroclix. Heroclix was just a convenient option to get a game up and running with a miniatures addicted group.
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erikfilean said Apr 05, 2018 17:35:50
"Go large or go home 😋. Kirk even comes with a judo chop hand."

I'm holding out for a second Kirk mini with the legendary Flying Butt Tackle.
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PaulNewland said Apr 06, 2018 21:34:30

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PaulNewland said Apr 06, 2018 22:19:27

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TimKellogg said Apr 07, 2018 19:37:27
"myrrdenvindex said 3 days ago
My TOS campaign is using miniatures a lot, to show positions on the bridge or elsewhere on the ship, moving minis as an easy reminder of who is where and when. I’ve also adjusted the movement and combat rules to work on standard RPG maps, basing movement and range on the one inch square grid laid out on the map.
We’re not using Modiphius minis, exclusively, of course. Wizkids did a TOS set last December to provide period appropriate Klingons, Romulans, a variety of crewmen, Andorians, etc. Along with those, my players will be crossing paths with some pure blood Klingons, meaning the Modiphius Klingons will be a part of the campaign. I’ve had to throw some D & D minis in, as well, for some alien life forms (Grell make good Star Trek aliens), plus some RAFM Call of Cthulhu, and some minis pillaged from Star Wars lines.
Point being, the rules aren’t hard to tweak for more tactical combat, and otherwise even simple maps showing different areas as boxes big enough for a few figures can make good use of minis to track people spread throughout a ship or facility.
If I were running a TNG era campaign, I’d be using more of the Modiphius figures, but our TOS support is kind of small in official products, so far. For the record, the Modiphius minis LOOK way better than Heroclix. Heroclix was just a convenient option to get a game up and running with a miniatures addicted group."

Thanks for your comments! I own the ST:TOS heroclix plastic miniatures, and I would use them, but we are playing post ST:VOY. I did not know about the other heroclix Star Trek miniatures, so thanks for the info! I am glad your doing the kind of thing we are talking about, here locally. Thanks for the encouragement!
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TimKellogg said Apr 07, 2018 19:38:52
Incidentally, I have been told by a secret insider to Modiphius that the Operations manual, which is forthcoming this year, will have a more tactical set of rules for ground combat. I did not ask about ship combat, but I bet that is in the offing as well. One can hope, at least!
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SimonNorrington said Apr 11, 2018 09:09:22
How do the Wizkids Heroclix figures scale up against the Modiphius minis?

I know the Heroclix paint jobs are not great and can be repainted but just wondering how the actual figures look alongside the Modiphius minis.
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StephenBirks said Apr 11, 2018 10:31:00
According to the email I received earlier Modiphius will be at Salute 2018, a wargaming convention, where they will be
... running some short Star Trek Adventure sessions with the new Red Alert rules.
Sounds like this is the name for their forthcoming miniature rules.
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TimKellogg said Apr 12, 2018 14:30:48
SimonNorrington said 1 day ago
How do the Wizkids Heroclix figures scale up against the Modiphius minis?

I know the Heroclix paint jobs are not great and can be repainted but just wondering how the actual figures look alongside the Modiphius minis.

I have not purchased the TOS crew from Modiphius, because I can get the Heroclix a LOT cheaper (sorry Modiphius). But I have the Romulans and the TNG folks. The Heroclix look like crap, and the paint job is marginal, but they are MUCH cheaper and already painted. I am investigating popping them off the heroclix bases and pasting them on a wooden base for ST:A.
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SimonNorrington said Apr 16, 2018 10:49:18
How do the Heroclix figures compare size wise with your Modiphius Romulans and TNG crew?
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