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POLL: Useless Figures (Final Round)


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Buff Orpington Inactive Member writes:

Not a range but an individual figure. GW's Necromunda game had a House Goliath gang leader with a chainsaw mounted on his head.I've got one but I don't have any inclination to use it in a game.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
no opinion
15
9%
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Beefeaters
34
21%
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Bavarian Archer-Guards (Napoleonic Wars)
23
14%
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British Royal Company of Archers
5
3%
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other (explain)
4
3%
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Spanish for War of Jenkins Ear
4
3%
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President Nixon's White House Guard Uniforms
75
47%
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POLL IS CLOSED
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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 previous poll.