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This article is about the Wizards of the Coast tabletop wargame. You may be looking for the older West End Games tabletop wargame.
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Star Wars Miniatures is a fast-paced RPG-style game by Wizards of the Coast featuring miniature 34mm scale models of characters and vehicles from across the Star Wars Saga.

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Collecting

For collectors, the underside of each model's base contains information on the set, rarity, and the model's unique number in the set. The models can be used to represent created characters or non-playable characters (NPCs) in the Star Wars Roleplaying Game.

Fan support for this product has been so great, a freeware tracking program known as the Star Wars Mini Manager was created and is currently maintained by Chuck Monarch and the Star Wars Miniatures Game fan base.

For help with all the Characters (unique and non-unique, special abilities, Force powers, and commander effects), a resource has been created at SWMGamers under the Archives of the Jedi. This resource was developed by players and fans for assistance with rules of the game.

Gaming

The primary use, however, is with the special Star Wars Miniatures rules. This game pits two or more squads against each other in a quick and heated death-match scenario. Players will agree on a point total (100, 150 and 200 being the official standards) and create a squad that does not exceed the chosen point total for one of the following formats:

  • Free-for-all: Each player makes a single faction(and Fringe) squad for the battle. Factions may battle factions of different eras or even the same faction. This is the format used for sanctioned tournaments.
  • Era Play: Players will choose an era then choose one player to be a light side faction and one to be a dark side faction from that era. Fringe characters may mix with either player's squad.
  • Light Side vs. Dark Side: Players make a multi-faction squad with one player representing the light side (Old Republic, Republic, Rebel Alliance, New Republic) and the other representing the dark side (Sith, Separatists, Empire, Mandalorians, Yuuzhan Vong). Fringe may belong to either side.
  • No Faction: Players make a squad using any combination of characters.
  • Sealed: Players will open a predetermined amount of Starters and Boosters and make a No Faction squad with the miniatures contained inside.
The AT-RT miniature from the Revenge of the Sith expansion

Once all players' squads are ready, the units are deployed on to a gridded map--typically on opposite sides. The map can be customized with terrain tiles that come with some sets and books. The units are "activated" two at a time during each "phase" of play. Players can choose to move a unit six grid spaces and attack (in either order), or move twelve grid spaces but not attack. In order to attack, players roll a twenty-sided die (known as a d20) and add on their unit's attack bonus. If the combined total is greater than or equal to the defending unit's defense, the attack hits its mark and damage is dealt. The player/team that completely defeats all of their opponents, score enough victory points, or forces their opponents to forfeit, is declared the victor.

In the game, the vast majority of characters have Special Abilities, which give unique gameplay options to the player in addition to both offensive and defensive resources. Special Abilities come in all different levels of effectiveness, some being game-breaking (or even game-ending) while others are rarely utilized at all.

Also, Force-sensitive characters (Jedi, Sith, etc.) can have Force Powers. These powers are drawn on from the Force (represented in the game by spending Force points) and are usually more powerful than Special Abilities. However, like Special Abilities, some Force Powers are much more effective than others. These statistics and abilities are recorded on the unit's corresponding stat card. The card details a unit's faction, hit points (HP), defense, attack, special abilities, force powers, and other advanced information. The other side features a reference sketch used in the creation of the model.
A Star Wars Miniatures stat card.

Miniatures sets

Thirteen sets of miniatures have been released, and three more are scheduled for the future. Each of the first ten sets contains sixty figures of varying rarity. Later sets, beginning with Clone Wars, contain forty figures:

  • Rebel Storm: Classic trilogy Era
  • Clone Strike: Prequel trilogy Era
  • Revenge of the Sith: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Universe: Prequel Trilogy through New Jedi Order Era, introduction the first "Huge" models, and introduction to the factions: New Republic and Yuuzhan Vong.
  • Champions of the Force: All eras, including Knights of the Old Republic models. Introducing the Old Republic and Sith factions.
  • Bounty Hunters: All eras, and introduces Mandalorians.
  • Alliance and Empire: Utilizes Original Trilogy characters to celebrate thirty years of Star Wars. This set is notable for the unique design of its figures, being the only set in the series with square bases.
  • The Force Unleashed: The set includes characters from its namesake game and the expanded universe. The game also has new force powers and puts a focus back on force using melee characters in the game.
  • Legacy of the Force: A set released March 28, 2008. Focuses on Star Wars: Legacy and other Expanded Universe sources.
  • Knights of the Old Republic: Released August 7, 2008. Based on the award-winning RPG series, Knights of the Old Republic.
  • The Clone Wars: A set released October 31, 2008 based primarily on the Clone Wars, including content from the original Clone Wars cartoon, and the new CG The Clone Wars film and television series.
  • Imperial Entanglements: A set released March 17, 2009, with content based on Galactic Civil War Era characters with a few exceptions, such as Kyp Durron and Mith'raw'nuruodo.
  • Jedi Academy:Released June 30,2009, The set comprises of force users from all eras, including several from the Legacy era.
  • Galaxy at War Release Date October 20,2009
  • Dark Times Release Date January 2010
  • Masters of the Force Release Date TBA

Apart from the standard sets, several non-random themed packs have been released:

  • Galaxy Tiles: Due out in January 2008, Contains tiles for use with the RPG Game.
  • AT-AT Imperial Walker Colossal Pack: Packaged with an AT-AT, a special scenario/rulebook, and Hoth maps.
  • Attack on Endor: A reposed AT-ST with several assorted Imperial troopers, a special scenario/rulebook, and several maps including Endor.
  • Hoth Battle Pack: This set includes two exclusive figures (General Veers Hologram and Blizzard One AT-ST) with some reprints of several characters. The set also includes a rulebook and a new Hoth Map.
  • Clone Wars Battles: This set consists of ten miniatures (including five exclusive figures), 2-sided map sheet and rules booklet.
  • Map Packs: Each pack contains Two nonrandom figures (Including one exclusive) released with a two sided map. Based on the Clone Wars 2003 and 2008 series. There have been three Map Packs announced thus far: The Attack on Teth, Showdown at Teth Palace, and The Crystal Caves of Illum.

Ultimate Missions

The cancelled book Ultimate Missions: Universe

The Ultimate Missions book series is a supplement for Star Wars Miniatures. One book is released for each expansion (including one that covers all eras) and includes scenarios, gameplay ideas, full maps, and terrain tiles to further expand the game's playability. However, due to poor sales, the Ultimate Missions series was discontinued shortly after the Revenge of the Sith set came out. Many online scenarios also utilize the maps and tiles found in these books. The three books are, Ultimate Missions: Clone Strike, Ultimate Missions: Rebel Storm, Ultimate Missions: Revenge of the Sith.

Starship Battles

Main article: Starship Battles

In 2006, Wizards of the Coast released a "space battle" version of Star Wars Miniatures. It is not backward-compatible with Star Wars Miniatures.

See also

External links

Star Wars Miniatures
Sets
Rebel Storm · Clone Strike · Revenge of the Sith · Universe
Champions of the Force · Bounty Hunters · Starship Battles
Alliance and Empire · The Force Unleashed · Legacy of the Force
Knights of the Old Republic · The Clone Wars
Imperial Entanglements · Jedi Academy · Galaxy at War
The Dark Times · Masters of the Force
Expansions
AT-AT Imperial Walker Colossal Pack · Attack on Endor
Hoth Battle Pack · Rebels and Imperials · Galaxy Tiles
Ads
Legacy of the Force · Knights of the Old Republic · The Clone Wars
Other
Miniatures Scenarios · Mini Manager · Customizing Star Wars Minis
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Star Wars Miniatures is a fast-paced miniatures game featuring various characters and vehicles from the Star Wars universe.

Contents

Collecting

For collectors, the underside of each model's base would contain information on the set, rarity, and the model's unique number in the set.

Gaming

The primary use, however, is with the special Halo Miniatures rules. This game pits two or more squads against each other in a quick and heated death-match scenario. Players will agree on a point total (100 and 200 being the official standards) and create a squad that does not exceed the chosen point total for one of the following formats:

  • Free-for-all: Each player makes a single faction squad for the battle. Factions may battle factions of different eras or even the same faction. This is the format that would be used for sanctioned tournaments.
  • No Faction: Players make a squad using any combination of characters.
  • Sealed: Players will open a predetermined amount of Starters and Boosters and make a No Faction squad with the miniatures contained inside.

Once all players' squads are ready, the units are deployed on to a gridded map--typically on opposite sides. The map can be customized with terrain tiles that come with some sets and books. The units are "activated" two at a time during each "phase" of play. Players can choose to move a unit six grid spaces and attack (in either order), or move twelve grid spaces but not attack. In order to attack, players roll a twenty-sided die (known as a d20) and add on their unit's attack bonus. If the combined total is greater than or equal to the defending unit's defense, the attack hits its mark and damage is dealt. The player/team that completely defeats all of their opponents, score enough victory points, or forces their opponents to forfeit, is declared the victor.

In the game, the vast majority of characters have Special Abilities, which give unique gameplay options to the player in addition to both offensive and defensive resources. Special Abilities come in all different levels of effectiveness, some being game-breaking (or even game-ending) while others are rarely utilized at all.

Miniatures Sets

One set of miniatures have thus far been released, with a few planned to be "released". Each set contains sixty models of varying rarity. The sets are as follows:

  • Star Wars Miniatures: Knights of the Old Republic: This set would focus on the early years of the Old Republic, the Mandalorian Wars and the Jedi Civil War.
  • Star Wars Miniatures: The Clone Wars Unleashed: A set based upon the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Unleashed multimedia project.
  • Star Wars Miniatures: Fanon: A set that would not be realeased as a set, as it would contain fanon characters.

See Also


This article uses material from the "Star Wars Miniatures" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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