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POLL: What Makes A Great Wargaming Figure?


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Yesthatphil Inactive Member writes:

other: anatomical plausibility …

Phil


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
availability
45
5%
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basing
1
0%
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character
66
8%
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design
29
3%
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durability
27
3%
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dynamic
22
3%
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ease of painting
69
8%
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evocative
28
3%
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hands
4
0%
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heft
8
1%
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historical accuracy
100
12%
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looks right
95
11%
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multi-use
15
2%
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one piece
27
3%
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paints up well
75
9%
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price
65
8%
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sculpting
93
11%
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single pose
5
1%
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size
20
2%
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variety
35
4%
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other
3
0%
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no opinion
4
0%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP admits:

There will be a lot of personal preference in response to this question which should, I'd imagine, produce a fairly diverse response.

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

availability
If the figures are out of production, or only available from one obscure dealer in some back-of-beyond location with abysmal postal support, then no matter how magnificent the sculpting the figures are pretty-near useless.
basing
If skirmish, can I base them on the shape/size base I want? (Not slottabase)
character
Old Glory's certainly show evidence of rushed work but they have character, period hair, varied poses
design
Does the figure design limit the shape/size of the base I can use?
durability
Strong enough to stand being dropped on the floor.
dynamic
I get that real warriors take smoke breaks or pop behind a tree to urinate, but when I paint Vikings, I want my berserks to look like a bunch of screaming, raging guys rushing to dismember their foes.
ease of painting
Now everyone has finely sculpted minis, with every detail sculpted, and nobody seems to have the time or ability to paint them. That's why I like Front Rank, chunky, well defined details, easy and quick to paint.
evocative
It evokes something about the character of the engagement it is in.
hands
Are they well modelled or shapeless blobs?
heft
Proportions in keeping with its height?
historical accuracy
Is every button, no more no less, in place?
looks right
It looks like what is supposed to look like.
multi-use
Looks equally good on its own and in a unit of dozens.
one piece
I do not need to stick the damn thing together.
paints up well
Looks good when you are done. That just about trumps everything.
price
Can I afford an army of them for battle units?
sculpting
Does it have all the finely worked detail you could ask for?
single pose
All in the same pose (pre-20th Century).
size
Is it perfectly in tune to its stated scale?
variety
I want a good variety of poses.
other
Please explain.
no opinion
I do not have an opinion.