Post by joe5790 on Sept 25, 2018 9:53:50 GMT
They do not need 13 different sets. The Marching, Action and Command boxes are more than enough to cover all bases and all types of collectors. The issue of this thread is about what to put into the box as some want specific features to be added. In my opinion they should do 1/4 of the models in each type of specific feature and be done with it as that will cover all bases at once. But that's just me.
My point in the Nassau thread was that some wargamers (and this is especially true for me) do not like to see inconsistency in their units. For example, having a few models who are standing still and reloading in amongst marching models just looks daft. Equally, having that same model mixed with models standing and aiming/firing also looks off when the unit has to move up the table before the poses make sense. Therefore the marching pose is the best pose as it works for most situations, and ultimately looks better on the table.
I know that some do not care about the above and like to see the models more animated, but the animated poses only really makes sense on the lighter infantry of the period. Linear Formation tactics makes such poses standout like a sore thumb outside of dioramas.
I personally am fine with models based on the Russo-Japanese War up to the Present and Sword and Shield armies to be more animated as they make sense for those periods. However, for the Musket era (1700-1860s?) such animated poses just doesn't feel right for the period. Hence my preference for more Marching boxsets.