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Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2014 7:00 p.m. PST

Do you like lots of variety in the poses and/or equipment carried by your miniature armies?

(a) Yes, the more variation, the better.
(b) Yes, but only a few variations are necessary.
(c) No, I like them all to look identical.

Battle Phlox20 Oct 2014 7:07 p.m. PST


saltflats192920 Oct 2014 7:09 p.m. PST

C. I have one figure I use from Carthage to WW2.

Yesthatphil20 Oct 2014 7:52 p.m. PST


377CSG Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2014 8:12 p.m. PST


Grelber20 Oct 2014 8:24 p.m. PST

a, but I would feel different if I were doing Napoleonics, instead of Vikings, Gauls, and Medievals.

Come to think of it, when I was doing Colonials, I would have gone with b, and maybe even one or two units of c.


Grelber20 Oct 2014 8:24 p.m. PST

a, but I would feel different if I were doing Napoleonics, instead of Vikings, Gauls, and Medievals.


Sundance20 Oct 2014 8:30 p.m. PST


John the OFM20 Oct 2014 8:42 p.m. PST

I once put on an FIW skirmish game that had 25 different manufacturers in it.
I guess that's an "a".

jowady20 Oct 2014 10:05 p.m. PST


Martin Rapier20 Oct 2014 11:05 p.m. PST

C for pre twentieth century, B for twentieth century onwards.

Dicymick21 Oct 2014 4:19 a.m. PST

C. Depends on the scale and period.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2014 4:29 a.m. PST

Not C
B for formed troops but I always like at least an awkward 'character' in the formation (foundry did some good good ones)
A for skirmish games and anything fantasy with the word 'Chaos' in the title.


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2014 4:49 a.m. PST


Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2014 7:32 a.m. PST


farnox21 Oct 2014 12:54 p.m. PST

I am with Martin on this one. C pre 20th B 20th and beyond.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Oct 2014 2:14 p.m. PST

a. Who woulda thunk it?

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2014 3:52 p.m. PST

It depends on the period and figure scale.

A for 15mm ACW, FPW.

A for 25mm Second Boer War

B for 15mm and 25mm Napoleonics

B for 25mm AWI Regulars

A or B for 25mm AWI Loyalist Militia or Rebel Militia

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2014 8:07 a.m. PST

(A) very much so in fact…

John Treadaway25 Oct 2014 1:30 p.m. PST

What Dicymick said

John T

Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2014 3:11 p.m. PST

For most Ancients I like the same figure for ranks but will vary for files.

As combat formations get more free-form, whether by function or time period, I am inclined toward more varied poses.

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