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POLL: Useless Figures (Round 1)


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Londonplod writes:

Airfix 1/72 British Paras? Especially the officers, clutching his chest as if he is having a heart attack!


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Anhalt Zerbst Regiment (AWI)
21
4%
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Natal Native Pioneers (Zulu War)
15
3%
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US Veteren Reserve Corps (ACW)
26
4%
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Beefeaters
70
12%
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President Nixon's White House Guard Uniforms
98
17%
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Zanzibari regulars
14
2%
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Bavarian Archer-Guards (Napoleonic Wars)
53
9%
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US militia in overcoats and 1851 shakos (ACW)
32
6%
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Russian Guard (SYW)
7
1%
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18th Century Highland units
2
0%
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Brazilian Guard Cavalry (Paraguayan War)
25
4%
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Praetorian Guard
19
3%
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British Napoleonic Greek Light Infantry
27
5%
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Russian Bashkirs (Napoleonic Wars)
6
1%
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British Royal Company of Archers
45
8%
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Regiment Horion (SYW)
7
1%
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Spanish for War of Jenkins Ear
36
6%
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Russian Pandours (SYW)
6
1%
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Duke of Cumberland's Hussars (Napoleonic Wars)
17
3%
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other (explain)
11
2%
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no opinion
41
7%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP wonders:

I know controlling this discussion would be like herding cats, but here I go:

What would be the most useless range of figures for a military unit that really exiosted?


I do not mean dress uniforms that never saw dirt. Nor do I mean soldiers in obscure service units, like the Mess Kit Repair Battalion, or Field Surgeons. I mean a unit or units that had unique everyday uniforms, but if produced as figures, that no one could think of a use for.

This is my example, and my reasons for choosing it:

The Anhalt Zerbst Regiment in the AWI. Uniquely among "Hessian" troops, it wore the contemporary Austrian uniform, rather than the Prussian style. The grenadiers had a weird shako-like hat. It was stationed in Canada and took part in no major actions. It was purely a garrison unit. Finally, how many uses can you find for 1777-1780 Austrians, if you want it as a proxy?


They would make a beautiful unit, with white uniforms and red distinctions, and the grenadiers would be neat-o also.

But they would be very useless figures.

(This was inspired by the discussion going on about using SYW Prussians for Hessians.)

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.