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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

"Something's been bugging me lately, and really ruining the overall fun, immersion, and enjoyment of the gaming hobby for me personally…. and that is the prevalence of "Miniature Abuse" that I see every time I visit the LGS in the form of playing with unpainted minis! It's time that we, as a collective gaming community, come together and set a new standard bar of what is an acceptable level of painting before a miniature can see time on the tabletop. Otherwise, what's the point the hobby aspect of this hobby? Maybe I've just turned into a "paint snob" after my 25+ years of gaming experience…
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Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

faux outrage

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

Get a life

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

Not my hobby …

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Slaughterhouse standard. Miniature completely covered in paint: minimum of three colors. If unpainted metal is really acceptable, drive nails into blocks of wood for playing pieces, and save yourself a ton of money.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

Or play board games.

Chuckaroobob18 Jul 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

Good luck with this one.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

I don't like playing against unpainted armies either. Sorry, but come on! They are supposed to be painted.

Once met a fellow that named off all his armies and I was impressed. He had many. We met up to play a game the next weekend. I got out my my army of fairly well painted troops and he got out his army of well based LEAD! WHAT? Give me a break!!

My opinion; If they aren't painted, you got nothin.

Dentatus Fezian18 Jul 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

I run all my games with painted figs and terrain, but expending outrage on this is plain silly.

I suggest the original writer spend some time looking into news on Syria or South Sudan to regain a sense of proportion.

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

Easy enough, I just don't play against unpainted armies, so no tournaments, I just stick to the 'club' games or just paint everything myself.

PrivateSnafu18 Jul 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

What if someone showed up with paper or cardstock mini's instead of unpainted lead? How would you folks feel about that? What if they were printed in black and white? How about color?

My stuff is for the most part painted. I might have a few details to finish but most people can't even see that.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

I will try to never play against unpainted minis. A guy in our group has cerebral palsy, his painting is pretty sketchy, but he tries. We played a big bolt action game and a guy brought out an entire unpainted force. I offered him the use of my stuff that matched what he was laying out but was painted. He refused. 6 months later we were playing again and his stuff had been primed black.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2017 4:01 a.m. PST

I was begotten and baptized in the '50s with green plastic soldiers. Heck, we didn't even paint aircraft. They followed orders, lived and died in dirty vacant lots in imaginary scenery, and got lost in the weeds just as well as any painted soldier. And so, 65 years later the little boy inside me is still having fun. One way or the other.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

No paint, no play.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Introducing yourself in front of an opponent in a Wargame with all your soldiers unpainted … is like slapping his face …. (smile)


Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

Heh! I'm a solo gamer-man myself!!

Ottoathome Inactive Member21 Jul 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

Sloftly, softly, catchee monkey.

UshCha16 Aug 2017 1:15 a.m. PST

Some folk like to play unpainted while they paint them. Certainly I would play a beginner with unpainted and kids. In the final analysis for me its the Game not the minatures. I would far prefere to play a good p[layer with unpainted than a bad player with painted.

Part time gamer14 Feb 2018 1:08 a.m. PST

Tango with respect, 'Maybe' your taking the hobby just a 'BIT' too serious? Granted, no paint at all: either too busy or they just don't care.
The 'worst' army I ever saw was just the opposite.
Ages ago (just after 40Ks release) a fellow showed up with what I dubbed the "Krylon army" (Brand in the US).
His entire force of Space Marines (base included) was ONE color, lt. red.
I'm NOT a 'pro' by any stretch of the mind. But I do make effort for them to 'look' like what they represent.
And I have to say..

I would far prefer to play a good player with unpainted than a bad player with painted.

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