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POLL: Lead Question 2: Would You Still Game with Lead Figures Today?

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Scott Kursk Inactive Member writes:

I just posted a thing on my blog about the inherent value of metal over plastic. So, I vote yes to lead.

If you gents will excuse me, a cigar is calling me. I will smoke it whilst finishing my asbestos flocking.

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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP muses...

GW is touting their new resin miniatures line. Most companies are using pewter, or other metallic alloys, nearly all of which are lead-free. Lead was used successfully for childrens' toys for centuries, with no real documented ill effects. The lead scare of the 90s has come and gone, without any real scientific proof it was a threat (lead-based paints are chemically different than solid, metallic lead, and they do post serious health risks, but only if ingested...).

Would you game with lead if it were not so detailed, but if it was considerably less expensive than other materials?

Personally, I would, and I do, game with lead miniatures. I game with miniatures made of lead, pewter, tin, plastic (hard, soft, and vinyl), as well as resin - I even game with paper flats for monsters I can't afford to buy 3D copies of... Material makes little difference to me, but metal figures do have more heft, and I prefer that as they seem to not fall over as easily when someone bumps the table.