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POLL: Is The Hobby Dividing Over Pre-Painted Figures?


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Red Comet Inactive Member writes:

I know at my club painting is extremely important and many wouldn't play with unpainted/primed miniatures. That being said prepainted is not being seen as something negative. I overheard one fellow who is a rather prolific painter comment on how he was excited about digital camo on Mongoose's Battlefield Evolution figures.

So I see no split at the local scene. As long as the prepainted get more people playing and theres's unpainted lead for rest of us I don't see any problem.

Mike


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
the hobby is definitely fracturing
40
7%
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the hobby is starting to fracture
87
14%
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not sure
114
19%
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the hobby isn't fracturing
318
53%
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the hobby is more united than ever before
42
7%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Over at MiniatureGeneral, The General recently mused:

I’ve noticed that when the topic of prepainted miniatures comes up, some wargamers make disparaging remarks about prepainted miniatures and how they aren’t “real miniatures” and using them in a game wouldn’t be “real wargaming.”

I do not understand where this attitude is coming from and the hobby appears to be dividing into board gamers, prepainted gamers and (according to some) real wargamers....
AT-43 pre-painted figures from Rackham

Is miniature wargaming in danger of dividing into pre-painted gamers and non-prepainted gamers?