Pen and paper role-playing games have had a long association with toy soldiers. Indeed, Grenadier Miniatures made officially licensed figures for Dungeons & Dragons soon after it came out, while the more recent Numenera has figures produced for it by Reaper Miniatures.
There is, it seems, an interesting crossover between skirmish wargaming and RPGs; but - alas! - I am too tired and too ignorant to elaborate at this moment in time.
Instead, have some photos of my Dragon Age group's characters as they currently stand:
Assorted 40k Minis
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