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Posted by Ochoin on 10 May 2022, 14:22

An order arrived from Tumbling Dice- Late Antiquity figures.
The Hun command pack had an unexpected inclusion:

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There were no photos of the contents on the web site so this was a bit of a surprise.
The captive is fine but the beheaded & soon-to-be-beheaded figures are a bit confronting but not as much as the impaled figure.

I use casualty figures in other games but I'm not sure I want to use all these. Too squeamish?

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Posted by Kekso on 10 May 2022, 14:41

I wouldn't use nor paint any casualty figures. You would but not those from Tumbling Dice.
War is cruel, war is anything but nice. And our hobby is (mostly) about war.
So where to draw a line? I think it is only up to you and your playmates.
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Posted by Emperor on 10 May 2022, 21:09

The point of this figures are those are not casualty of battles...All figures are in execution position, even beheaded figure has it-s hands tied up...
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Posted by Ochoin on 11 May 2022, 00:57

Whilst not regarding the Huns as angels, I’m sure the Romans were as bad…crucifixion anyone?
These figures could be used in a diorama to emphasise the brutality of war but I don't think I need them for my wargaming.

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Posted by Emperor on 11 May 2022, 08:07

The impaled man is more for medieval up to 19 century...
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Posted by Minuteman on 11 May 2022, 14:08

Kekso wrote:I wouldn't use nor paint any casualty figures. You would but not those from Tumbling Dice.
War is cruel, war is anything but nice. And our hobby is (mostly) about war.
So where to draw a line? I think it is only up to you and your playmates.


I agree with Kekso, this has to be a point of individual choice.

I know that there are rather 'ghoulish' and bloob-thirsty figures out there, and personally I would not buy these. But war is a bloody and cruel business, and it is for this reason that I do not collect anything that is post-1945......a little too close to the present day for comfort.
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Posted by carlosfaro on 20 May 2022, 22:30

I also have this set...Well... they are Huns :) we should not be so surprised.
Anyway probably Romans made similar things
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Posted by Ochoin on 21 May 2022, 06:40

carlosfaro wrote:I also have this set...Well... they are Huns :) we should not be so surprised.
Anyway probably Romans made similar things


Did you paint them up, Carlos?
I'm still undecided. Their only use would be "decoration" of the wargames' table.
Also, I'm sure the Huns weren't much worse than anyone else but the Romans did give them a reputation so a small vignette might be relevant?

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Posted by captainzlog on 27 May 2022, 02:04

War is indeed a nasty, brutal business,but there is no need to portray that side of it in miniature, and as these are not 'battlefield' items anyway, I have no use for them. I do use casualty markers though: when a unit loses a stand, I place a poker chip with a wounded/fallen figure on it which indicates morale status.
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