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1914 Sculpts list by type…from larry



  • @Imperious:

    Does that not conflict with your decision to use the same scale pieces for compatibility with “other WWI games”?

    Nobody has a monopoly on scale. I don’t like some of the OOB colors, we just do what we think is best. The Germans will be lighter, Ottomans sort of a dark red color, UK Khaki, USA brown-green, etc.

    I do agree that we shouldn’t let WotC’s odder color choices become some sort of de facto, all-time, canonical standard.  I for one simply can’t grasp their choices on certain ones for 1914 at all.  Their Ottoman blue-green would have been much better for the Austrians and their Austrian green would have been much better for the Italians… I don’t grasp why they just can’t pick colors that are reasonably close to standard infantry-color uniforms and make exceptions only occasionally where the colors might be too close to those of another power?  What on earth would have been wrong with giving the Germans feldgrau, the Austrians their “pike-grey”, the Brits their khaki, the French their horizon blue, keep the same OD for the Americans, and make the Italians their green (what was that shade called?)… maybe make them a tad brighter to stand out on the game-board (if necessary), but why not try to get them somewhat close?



  • Oh, and keeping the same scale (or close to it) is important not just for WotC compatibility, but also so that it fits on a game-board and so that guys like HBG can keep doing what he does so well…


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    Yes exactly.



  • @DrLarsen:

    Oh, and keeping the same scale (or close to it) is important not just for WotC compatibility, but also so that it fits on a game-board and so that guys like HBG can keep doing what he does so well…

    One more thought on the “doing it right vs. compatibility issue”: since WotC made the mistake of making all their non-infantry sculpts the same, it does offer one consolation: except for infantry (which I’m assuming IL will do right anyway)pieces from WotC could be used in IL’s game, even if he switches up the colors, all the more easily!

    Not that there’s that much here worth re-using, though; the pre-dreadnoughts make sense, but it looks like most (some ?) of IL’s cruisers are also late-war (though the French one is an older ACR)… and elite infantry could be done better most of the time w/ regular AA units (who mostly have the right helmets, more-or-less, anyway…)



  • @DrLarsen:

    Oh, and keeping the same scale (or close to it) is important not just for WotC compatibility, but also so that it fits on a game-board and so that guys like HBG can keep doing what he does so well…

    @Imperious:

    Yes exactly.

    Love that 😄  (self confessed Scale Addict)


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