I am an old school gamer. I prefer white metal miniatures, hand painted and looking like what they are supposed to be representing. However when you are on the road at conventions or gaming events carrying large numbers of heavy, valuable and fragile miniatures is a risky pain the neck. This boxed set allows the right mini for the encounter to be played but with none of the logistical grief!
Took me a while to buy into the idea but when I did I realised that these "pawns" are a really useful addition to a GM's arsenal!