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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 May 2020 6:31 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

If you play a game system that involves individually based miniatures do you write their names on the base? Alternately, if you number the bases and then write their names on a piece of paper that would count as a "yes" as well.

40% said "no, I do not name my minis"
37% said "yes, I name my minis"
8% said "I don't play games with individually based minis"

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2020 7:10 p.m. PST


Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2020 8:32 a.m. PST

I missed the poll as I do all it seems.

For my 25/28mm 1876 Sioux Wars I name them. I do 7th Cavalry at the Little Big Horn. All figures are named for a trooper who was killed in the fight with Custer (I am only doing those five companies) and have correct eye and hair color from the enlistment records. There are details of a few for even clothing. One corporal was identified on Custer Hill and his uniform blouse (jacket) with his corporal's chevrons was covering his face.

For the Indians, they are also all named for warriors who were documented as being there. I did a lot of conversion work on many of them to match descriptions of dress and/or weapons. For some I could do this based upon illustrations from Indian ledger art of the battle.

I realize I am insane, but have fun.

I also have named all of the figures in my 20mm Mobile Guerrilla Force in Vietnam.


Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2020 1:17 p.m. PST

I have a collection of figures for a John Brown at Harpers Ferry game, all of whom have names on the bases. Likewise my Magnificent Seven (original) figures.

JMcCarroll20 May 2020 4:09 p.m. PST

The first one to die is Bob. No one likes Bob!

RudyNelson21 May 2020 3:28 p.m. PST

Back in 1985, an east coast company cast pewter square bases with a lip on one side which could have the casting name placed on it. After the company sold out, no one picked up the idea.
I have named castings as part of a campaign colonial system.

von Schwartz21 May 2020 7:16 p.m. PST

Only some French SYW cavalry because, except for the shoulder tabs, the uniforms are nearly identical and hard to tell apart in 15mm.

von Schwartz21 May 2020 7:17 p.m. PST

The first one to die is Bob. No one likes Bob!

I beg your PARDON!!!!

Robert "Bob" von Schwartz

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