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POLL: Unacceptable Figures on the Wargaming Table


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Norman D Landings Inactive Member writes:

I'm afraid so.

Where you will be prodded with disproportionately small pitchforks.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Airplanes that have no pilots
8
0%
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Cheap plastic toys as stand-ins
176
8%
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Dusty/dirty figures
39
2%
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Halftracks that have no drivers
1
0%
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Historical figures painted in 'unhistorical fashion'
63
3%
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Miniatures painted with a single color
263
12%
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Miniatures with no bases
110
5%
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Mounted without dismounts
6
0%
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Painted artillery that have no base or crew
56
3%
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Partially assembled miniatures
309
15%
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Primed but unpainted miniatures
333
16%
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Slimy-looking 'dipped' figures
40
2%
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Sticky not-dry-yet figures
132
6%
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Tanks that have no crew
0
0%
 
Transports without drivers or passengers
8
0%
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Unhistorical figures painted 'historically'
26
1%
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Unhistorical figures painted to comic-book standard
48
2%
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Unpainted, unprimed miniatures
424
20%
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nothing bothers me
86
4%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

quidveritas Inactive Member muses...

I make no bones about how I feel about unpainted WWII miniatures. Don't put them on the table at one of my games. Naked lead and resin is unacceptable.

I have seen some WWII games where a scout car is bigger than a Tiger Tank. Some differences in scale can be tolerated (25mm v. 28mm), but at some point differences in scale are unacceptable (say 15mm and 28mm).

Well, I recently ran into a guy who found one of my Roman units was unacceptable. This particular unit is composed of pretty well-painted 25mm figures manufactured by Magic Metals - many years ago. These are part of the Asterix and Obelisk range, if you are familiar with these. Anyway they are painted in accordance with the comic-book color schemes. After all, they are comic-book characters. But "they aren't real wargame figures they are not painted in 'historical' colors" - they are unacceptable!

Well, different strokes for different folks I guess. I have a feeling my comic-book Romans will always be my favorite Roman unit...

In your opinion: What makes a figure unacceptable for use in a wargame?

(Poll options taken from this pre-poll discussion.)