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POLL: Miniatures: Aesthetics & Simulations


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Top Gun Ace Inactive Member writes:

I agree, nicely painted minis that are well sculpted are a big draw.

The playing surface, and terrain pieces should look good as well, and the bases for the figures should match the color(s) of the majority of the terrain, as closely as possible.

Of course, decent rules help too, but I consider that a given.

Eye candy is greatly appreciated.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes
160
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no
51
21%
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not sure
27
11%
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POLL DESCRIPTION

As quoted in Slingshot magazine, designer Jervis Johnson remarks:

In my opinion the look and aesthetic appearance of a tabletop miniature wargame is a key driver for the hobby... Computers and board games do a rather better job than a miniatures game at simulating an ancient battle, but they don't allow you to collect and paint a lovely looking army of your very own miniatures. These aspects - of collecting and craft and aesthetic appearance - are often overlooked by rules writers, who tend to be overly fixated on things like game mechanics and simulation, but I'm pretty sure that they are more important than the rules to the vast majority of players. Or to put it another way, the toy soldiers should come first!

Do you agree?