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11 Jul 2018 3:43 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Jul 2018 3:43 p.m. PST

How frequently do you include in your armies a figure that represents yourself?

* never
* rarely
* sometimes
* often
* all the time

Dynaman878911 Jul 2018 3:53 p.m. PST


jeffreyw3 Inactive Member11 Jul 2018 3:59 p.m. PST


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 4:19 p.m. PST


wrgmr111 Jul 2018 4:22 p.m. PST


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

Check out the OFM's avatar.
It's a Front Rank "portly Gentlemen with tankard".
He likes to oversee the action. Yup. That's us.

There will be a company at Historicon that will do a 3D scan of your head and print him out as an "action figure".
Check it out:
TMP link

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 4:34 p.m. PST

Real me? Never. My real life combat experiences do not play well on the miniatures table.

Me in an appropriate role? Sometimes.

I have SWMBO and me as leaders of an imagination (Slobovia).

I have all four members of my family as various superheroes.

I have SWMBO and me as postapoc/gangers.

I have civilian "inaction figures" of SWMBO and me (me drinking a cup of coffee).

I don't necessarily use them in all the games I play in those genres.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 4:39 p.m. PST

Never (yet)

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 5:06 p.m. PST


Daithi the Black Inactive Member11 Jul 2018 5:12 p.m. PST

I always try to make a special miniature for myself… usually a period-appropriate model with a bunny head, bunny feet, and a little bunny tail…

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 5:20 p.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 5:47 p.m. PST


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 5:48 p.m. PST


21eRegt11 Jul 2018 5:52 p.m. PST

Never unless you count Dungeons and Dragons and related "battles".

advocate11 Jul 2018 6:05 p.m. PST


Cyrus the Great11 Jul 2018 6:24 p.m. PST

Never…so far.

platypus01au11 Jul 2018 6:57 p.m. PST


mghFond11 Jul 2018 7:50 p.m. PST


Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 8:30 p.m. PST

Sometimes, for skirmish level games. I find I try to avoid getting him killed, not always the soundest approach tactically, or the safest.


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 1:39 a.m. PST


CSherrange12 Jul 2018 3:11 a.m. PST

Never, but all of my armies have a dog like the one i grew up with!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 4:45 a.m. PST

all of my armies have a dog like the one i grew up with!

That is so cool.

Stryderg12 Jul 2018 5:03 a.m. PST

Often. My games tend to be solo affairs, so having a mini-me on the table shifts to focus to 'my' story instead of just dice rolling.
From the responses above, I may be doing it wrong. wink

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 5:22 a.m. PST

I have certain "alter egos" that I use as my commander's name in many battles, but none actually painted to represent myself.


Hlaven12 Jul 2018 5:25 a.m. PST

My Golden Retriever in ACW games.

Legion 412 Jul 2018 5:55 a.m. PST

Never … so far …

twicethecaffeine12 Jul 2018 7:11 a.m. PST


UshCha12 Jul 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

I am by definition the highest command element on my side. My opponent similarly. Do I need a particular figure? No I've died too many times. Making yourself the commander helps to to keep it it plausible. Like occasionally looking outside to see what a building looks like even 100m away. Stops the idiots going I want to shoot at that man in that window 100m away, he would be easy to see.

haywire12 Jul 2018 10:04 a.m. PST

When I first got into miniature gaming a friend painted a Legion of Steel miniature for each one of us in the gaming group with our names and some identifying art on the knee pad.

Okiegamer Inactive Member12 Jul 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

Never. It's hard enough to endure the shame of defeat without also getting myself "killed" in the bargain!

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