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Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 5:40 a.m. PST

I have a definite liking for the odd character any in unit/tribe and left handed is one way of doing it. so where I can do it easily I sometimes make a figure left handed.

x42

Dagwood13 Jan 2018 6:56 a.m. PST

I do have a few cack-handed Celts that go on the left-hand side of any base and/or formation. Ral Partha ? Otherwise all my figures are properly right-handed

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

Given they beat the left handedness out of you in the old days. I'm sure most soldiers would fight right handed. In formation with some sort of shield wall, It was paramount to keep a good solid wall.

If you try and load and shoot goofy in a close order formation of the horse and musket period, you'd screw up that formation too.

So no I don't even contemplate adding lefties in my units (even tho I'm slightly lefthand my sldf)

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

I only have one left-handed figure, a medieval figure painted as a religious order knight. I even gave him a "left-handed" name.

Jim

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

My family is a bit more than 10% since I have three brothers who are left handed and my youngest daughter probably would have been if her mom didn't force her to use her right hand.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 7:57 p.m. PST

There are things I'll make a special effort for. This isn't one of them. Not as though there was a different musket drill for southpaws.

Besides, I've always found lefties to be sinister people.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 10:37 p.m. PST

Left handedness is really super recessive, both of my parent are/were left handed, neither of my sisters or myself are so 100% of parents led to 0% left handed.

In addition to both of my parents my Mother in Law is also left handed, so 75% left handed grandparents, of my five children none are left handed. Neither are any cousins (12 potential left handers 0% are).

I don't really see 10% but it is hard to argue with statistics.

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