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Old 03-25-2019, 04:58 PM   #1
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So would 54mm miniatures seem about in scale with 1.5 inches being equal to 4 feet? I am thinking I might get a few to paint up, just to give a feel for scale in situations, while still using flat counters for actual game play. The nice thing is, such miniatures, when well painted can be real works of art.
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:18 PM   #2
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They do look great, but one of the things I like about the larger hexes is that they can fit multiple 25/28mm miniatures.
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:32 PM   #3
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I much prefer 28/32mm scale miniatures; they're widely available both painted and unpainted and at reasonable cost. I play on Heroscape tiles which I think are slightly larger than the new TFT hexes and they look fine on those size hexes, plus the larger figures don't look too large. I'm sure 54mm would look great for human sized figures (not sure about the larger creatures) but they're a bit of a specialised scale and would probably be unpainted which is a problem for me.
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:16 AM   #4
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I would really like to use miniatures for some upcoming TFT adventures I want to run. Does anyone have any recommendations for 28/32mm scale pre-painted miniatures and where I can find them?
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:07 AM   #5
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I would really like to use miniatures for some upcoming TFT adventures I want to run. Does anyone have any recommendations for 28/32mm scale pre-painted miniatures and where I can find them?
I like the Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder ranges. Look for collections or singles on eBay. There's a huge variety out there and new sets constantly being released.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:21 AM   #6
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Anybody tried the Lego minifigures so that the players can customize to match their characters?
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:01 PM   #7
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Anybody tried the Lego minifigures so that the players can customize to match their characters?
Bleah. I like Lego, but using the blocky little minifigures would break any sense of immersion for me. Maybe a modern combat game using the more-realistic Mega figures, but no, not for TFT.
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:57 PM   #8
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We've used legos for many RPGs and they work, though I did buy one of the reaper bones kickstarters and those work excellently too. I'll have to see if the Reaper Giants fit the sizing of the hexes or not from the tokens.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:47 PM   #9
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We've used legos for many RPGs and they work, though I did buy one of the reaper bones kickstarters and those work excellently too. I'll have to see if the Reaper Giants fit the sizing of the hexes or not from the tokens.
If anyone has access to a 3D printer, I put some bases that work with either the Pathfinder Pawns or the pre-painted minis on Thingiverse.

The pawn bases are a little loose - I may have to tighten them up a bit. The mini adapters work perfectly with a little bit of poster putty to hold the minis in place.

I also did a set of just flat bases for standard minis - they work great for Bones, but I haven't uploaded those to Thingiverse yet.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:07 PM   #10
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Yup, In do this for my Star Wars RPG.

Amazing how much fun it is.

Not my plan for ITL, though.
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