So, I'm pretty much addicted to the pre-painted miniatures for D&D and Star Wars. I picked up a couple of packs of Harbinger, the first D&D set, just to see what they were like and ended up getting that collector's obsession and have bought dozens of packs of every set since. There's something about the collecting/random aspect of them that totally sucked me in.
I've used the D&D minis for roleplaying but haven't played the skirmish game. Conversely, I've played a few games of the Star Wars skirmish rules, but haven't had a chance to use them for roleplaying yet.
The latest Star Wars set, Bounty Hunters
, just came out last week. I've "only" bought 3 packs so far but pay day is tomorrow...
There's a demo showing how the SW Miniatures rules work here:http://mi.wizards.com/swminis/demo/SW_MinisDemo.html
I also came across this:http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php?option=com_vassal_modules&task=display&module_id=126
I haven't had a chance to mess with it yet, but it appears to allow for online play of the skirmish game which could be fun.Wikipedia entry for Star Wars MiniaturesWikipedia entry for D&D Miniatures