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Surprised that these are 1866-1870 Bavarians, and not Napoleonic, but should have known better. This is WGA, and they zag where others zig. Now if I could just get the helmeted heads ...

If I knew how to sculpt and make files for 3d printing, I'd make the various helmets of the Napoleonic wars. Would give plenty of variety for IG regiments.

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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 Shadow Walker wrote:
I like these Bavarians.


At first I was onboard because I could use their helmeted heads for fantasy armies and their bodies for feudal space opera. Then I saw the hats. Those hats!

Now I need to take those hat heads, put them on the Panzerlehr, and paint the entire outfit to look like shiny black leather. Blue Oyster cultists!

Bonus that I’d be converting Nazis into something they’d hate.


Panzer Lehr are regular German army if I recall.

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I am honestly surprised they didn't include Pickehaube heads to have the option of turning them into (I guess) slightly less niche Prussian 1860ies infantry.
The bodies and field cap heads would make for great Mordians if you combine them with the Cannon fodder weapon arms.
   
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For Ludwig and Neuschwanstein!

I've never been so tempted to buy historical models to sci-fi up. Seriously, I'm looking for an excuse (and some more blatantly futuristic guns to use).


 
   
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The Perrys release their prussians and french later this year, so no need for Pickelhauben. These will complement them well.
Also Victrix is working on napoleonic Bavarians, if you can't get enough of the Raupenhelm.

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 Esmer wrote:
I am honestly surprised they didn't include Pickehaube heads to have the option of turning them into (I guess) slightly less niche Prussian 1860ies infantry.
The bodies and field cap heads would make for great Mordians if you combine them with the Cannon fodder weapon arms.
Assuming this is a historical kit, not Death Fields, the Kingdom of Bavaria did not adopt the pickelhaube until 1887, preferring to keep their usual helmet style. Otherwise, throw in the extra heads for kit-bashing.

re: For Ludwig and Neuschwanstein!
They'd be useful for the Castle Falkenstein RPG. Steampunk + Faerie magicks!

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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
 Esmer wrote:
I am honestly surprised they didn't include Pickehaube heads to have the option of turning them into (I guess) slightly less niche Prussian 1860ies infantry.
The bodies and field cap heads would make for great Mordians if you combine them with the Cannon fodder weapon arms.
Assuming this is a historical kit, not Death Fields, the Kingdom of Bavaria did not adopt the pickelhaube until 1887, preferring to keep their usual helmet style. Otherwise, throw in the extra heads for kit-bashing.



Yes, well, what I meant was extra heads to turn them into either Bavarians or Prussians.
   
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 BlackoCatto wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 Shadow Walker wrote:
I like these Bavarians.


At first I was onboard because I could use their helmeted heads for fantasy armies and their bodies for feudal space opera. Then I saw the hats. Those hats!

Now I need to take those hat heads, put them on the Panzerlehr, and paint the entire outfit to look like shiny black leather. Blue Oyster cultists!

Bonus that I’d be converting Nazis into something they’d hate.


Panzer Lehr are regular German army if I recall.


“Clean Wehrmacht” eh? Close enough!

   
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 lord_blackfang wrote:
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They can fight with the chinese furry knights
Or they will ally, and the tabletop miniatures hobby will be overrun by furries!

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Alright everyone. The poll on the Wargames Atlantic Legion group today is about casualty figures. Do you like having dead guys on your sprues?

What do you use them for? Scenery, scatter, wound markers?

Would you like to see more of these from WGA?

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 lord marcus wrote:
Alright everyone. The poll on the Wargames Atlantic Legion group today is about casualty figures. Do you like having dead guys on your sprues?

What do you use them for? Scenery, scatter, wound markers?

Would you like to see more of these from WGA?
If it is at the cost of regular figures, I don't want them. Otherwise, I can use them, as scenery, as wound markers, or as objectives. For example, the Soldier's Companion, GDW's rules for 19th century Colonialism mini gaming (both real world and Steampunk Mars and Venus), required Colonial forces to recover their wounded, or take Morale penalties, as the Natives "would come out with knives to cut up what remains." So I bought metal British casualties from the Anglo-Zulu War as the metal historical blisters did not come with them.

Now Mantic occasionally provides casualty figures on their KoW sprues, and they will find their place on my Abyssal Dwarf Overlord's base, if I can ever get a proper monster model for him. (The official KoW Mantic one is crap. 1.25" gap between metal head and plastic neck. Traded it away for credit, and was lucky to do so with that flaw!)

Still scenery and wound markers are less frequently used than a basic figure, so do not remove regular torsos to add casualties.

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My feeling too, while i'd use the odd one as basing material i'd rather have a mini (especially on a plastic sprue which would mean many identical casualties in a box)

leave them to metal or resin like the (more useful) command figures

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I would like casualty figures, at least two in a box for historicals.

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Definite no from me, but I play almost exclusively fantasy games where casualty figures don't play as large a roll as in historicals apparently.

Now make a whole pile of dead I could use for ASOIAF and that is something I'd be interested in.
   
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I'm happy with any extra bits once the sprue has all the dudes and guns it needs but for fantasy it's more interesting to have victims (like the cocooned on the spider sprue) than you own dead.

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I like casualty figures but Mrs. GG does not.

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Is it really that hard to turn healthy and hardy plastic guys into casualties? Maybe just a head or arm is needed?

 
   
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I’ve always felt that an elegant solution to casualty minis would be a zombie kit of the recently deceased. Like how Fireforge has their zombie soldiers and zombie peasants that could easily be used as casualties for the not Starks and peasants. Rotting corpse from the grave zombies are too far gone for god casualty markers when what you want are recently deceased models. I would suggest a recently violently killed zombie kit for whichever line is most popular or needs casualty markers the most. Napoleonic zombies/casualties could be useful for historical gaming casualty markers and probably be useful undead for Osprey’s Silver Bayonet game by McCullough. I backed Tiny Furniture’s Harvest of War KS that did a great job providing all the fantasy casualties I need so I’m not looking for more.

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A rough pic it here is the other sprue in the WW1/2 French set with the Senagelese heads and knives and WW2 weapons and equipment.



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really pleased to see the Senagelese heads

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 lord marcus wrote:
Alright everyone. The poll on the Wargames Atlantic Legion group today is about casualty figures. Do you like having dead guys on your sprues?

What do you use them for? Scenery, scatter, wound markers?

Would you like to see more of these from WGA?


I definitely would find a use for them, especially in 28mm.



While I really like casualty miniatures, I'm not sure if I'd want every 5th model to be a dead/dying guy. I'd much rather a MASH box with one half of the sprue as a multipart medics and the other half of the sprue for casualties (with separate heads for swap options).


 
   
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What if WGA made a dedicated casualty box, of dudes in various kinds of uniforms and various degrees of violent dismemberment?

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A rough pic it here is the other sprue in the WW1/2 French set with the Senagelese heads and knives and WW2 weapons and equipment.



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really pleased to see the Senagelese heads


it just makes the WW1/WW2 french kit that much better.

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
What if WGA made a dedicated casualty box, of dudes in various kinds of uniforms and various degrees of violent dismemberment?
It may not sell well, as players of period A don't want figures from periods B-J. Looking at Wargames Foundry & Perry Miniatures metal casualty figures, they are packed by nationality & time period, so a customer can buy exactly what they need.
Persian Casualties
Infantry Casualties {American Civil War}

KidCthulhu's MASH unit idea has merit, since one can use the other part (medics, stretcher carriers, nurses etc) as part of a command group. Still it is specialized, and may not sell many units. Maybe contemporary trauma center, so it can be used for zombie or other apocalypse scenarios?

Edit: With the contemporary trauma center, some of the included casualties could be military. Assume the National Guard was called out for the emergency. Similarly, firefighters and police as first responders are likely to be among the second wave of victims.

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Casualties yes please, but not at the expanse of living (?) figures. If there is space on the sprue left, it would be a nice addition.
I also don't need 20 head variants for 5 figures. Erase 5 and give me one casualty instead, would be OK with me.
But only for historicals, where these are regularly used.

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It may be worth looking at the recent Tiny Furniture Kickstarter “Harvest of War” to see what went well and what did not with their casualty figures.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/harvestofwar/harvest-of-war?lang=de

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 Grumpy Gnome wrote:
It may be worth looking at the recent Tiny Furniture Kickstarter “Harvest of War” to see what went well and what did not with their casualty figures.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/harvestofwar/harvest-of-war?lang=de

I thought the dead spiders were clever….but could not convince Mrs. GG we needed them.


Thanks, very nice!

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While I’m unlikely to buy any myself the MASH/casualty kit sounds interesting. My armchair marketing brain is thinking that sprues with one medic/clergyman/last rights giver depending on era and 4+ bodies with separate heads and injured limbs that could be used on living figures as well would be the sweet spot. Maybe a walking wounded/in shock model as well if there’s 8+ torsos per sprue.

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Wait, they released Bavarians before releasing Steampunk Ancient Korean Warlock Trolls?!? Outrageous. Cancelling.

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