Re: Moving up the queue, some French Napoleonics...
Quote: Bill N
Thierry-I've been wargaming with plastic soldiers for close to 40 years, longer if you count what we did in the back yard as wargaming. In the days when sets consisted of a variety of poses, some marching and some combat oriented, most of us built up our armies using all the "good" poses in the set. When given a choice though, you will find that people gravitated towards different poses. I don't think it was a coincidence that many metal figures could be purchased in marching, advancing (my favorite) and firing poses. And each of those poses could look good or silly depending on what the unit was supposed to be doing in a particular turn.
What many of us are trying to point out is that wargame does not mean just combat or just action poses. Yes for some that is the preference, but others prefer other poses. The same is also true of diarama builders BTW.
At least you will understand why a set without our favorite poses is not attractive, marching or action. But if Hat policy is to avoid action figures then my place is not here anymore. I'm always going where action is, good luck my friend wargamer.