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  • #76961
    Avatar photoAbwehrschlacht
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    I was thinking of looking at playing Rommel in 6mm, but it has been many decades since I last dipped a toe in the 1/300th World War Two world, so I wondered if anyone has any suggestions of the various manufacturers that are around these days? I know of Heroics & Ross, but beyond that I’m a bit stuck!

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    GHQ are very good and is priced as such.

    Irregular are pretty ugly with a few decent ones in between.

    Baccus have recently moved into ww2 infantry

     

    #76966
    Avatar photoMike Headden
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    The Polish company Oddzial Osmy do an extensive 1/600 (aka 3mm scale) range of WW2 stuff. They are available from Fighting 15’s in the UK ( https://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/ )

    3mm scale Panther (PzV D)

    3mm scale Panther (PzV D)

    Worth a look if cash or space are limited or if, like me, you just like little stuff 🙂

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    #76968
    Avatar photoGrimheart
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    Adler have excellent infantry – on the large size (more like 7-8mm) but excellent range and poses

    GHQ vehicles are the best there is, but expensive (can be ordered from Magister Militum in the UK)

    CinC are similar to GHQ but only US supplier I think

    Heroics and Ros – large range but small with basic detail. Cheap though!

    Irregular – quality varies but some items are good, very good for terrain stuff.

    Scotia – limited range, some useful items.

    Baccus – new ranges, infantry only at present but good poses.

    Really depends how you want to balance cost v detail.

    I have mostly GHQ vehicles and Adler infantry with a few odds and ends from the others , and have also bought some of the new baccus figures to try out.

     

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    #76975
    Avatar photoAbwehrschlacht
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    Thanks guys, that’s really helpful. 1/600th may be an option, as I would like to make the units as small vignettes anyway.

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    #76976
    Avatar photoian pillay
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    WIP Heroic and Ros,

    Love the tank models and the price point…..

     

     

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    #76995
    Avatar photoMartinR
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    My 6mm stuff is mainly H&R, NavWar and Scotia.

    GHQ is fine but much bigger than 1/300th, same for Adler (don’t like the big heads) and Baccus have pretty much redefined 6mm as something more akin to 8mm.

    Much of my non WW2 6mm is Irregular. The sculpts do indeed look awful in the raw lead, but paint up very well indeed. They also have a large range of 2mm, which I use for a number of periods including Cold War.

    People seem to really like the 1/600th Pico Armour stuff, and maybe if I was starting again….

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    #77004
    Avatar photoCerdic
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    If GHQ and Baccus are both on the large side of 6mm, how well do they match up to each other?

    Has anyone tried the two side by side yet?

    #77007
    Avatar photoAbwehrschlacht
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    Thanks everyone, there is some food for thought there. I am a little torn between the H&R 1/300th and Pico/Oddzial 1/600th stuff. I am playing Rommel using 6″ squares on a 6’x4′ board and haven’t decided on the size of the actual unit bases yet. I’m a little reticent about 1/600th though as I don’t want the figures and tanks to get lost on the board, but they are very nice looking and it means you can increase the amounts on the unit bases.

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    #77008
    Avatar photoWhirlwind
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    If GHQ and Baccus are both on the large side of 6mm, how well do they match up to each other?

    Baccus are distinctly more chunky, GHQ are slim.  I don’t think I would use them on the same base together.  They look fine on the same table together though IMHO, although I think this is fairly easy in 6mm (I use Baccus, GHQ, Adler, H&R and Irregular in the same games and I have never felt too worried about it visually).  I think it is the tanks that can look a little odd, if one uses say a GHQ Panther next to an H&R Panther.  When  I need to do this, I’d normally have them in different units to try and avoid them coming too close.

    #77021
    Avatar photoGrimheart
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    I tend to use mostly Adler (excellent sculpts imo) but as they are quite chunky I do use some GHQ for vehicle and gun crews etc as being quite slim they fit and look much better.

    I have found GHQ figures to be a bit odd in regards to pack contents and expensive for infantry when there are other viable suppliers.

    Baccus infantry mix ok with Adler imo.

    Interest include 6mm WW2, 6mm SciFi, 30mm Old West, DropFleet, Warlords Exterminate and others!

    #77024
    Avatar photoCerdic
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    Thanks for the info, guys. So would GHQ vehicles and Baccus figures be a feasible way to go?

    #77025
    Avatar photoWhirlwind
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    would GHQ vehicles and Baccus figures be a feasible way to go?

    For sure.

    The only note of caution I would put in is that the samples of the Baccus WW2 tanks I have seen – presuming that they get into production – look distinctly bigger than the GHQ ones, so probably won’t mix.

     

     

    #77029
    Avatar photoPrince Rhys
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    I highly recommend Adler infantry with GHQ. That’s the way I went when I did Eastern Front in 6mm. I’m not sure if Bacchus infantry would fit well with GHQ tanks. Bacchus figures are sort of fat 8mm figures.

    #77067
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    I went with Adler figures and GHQ vehicles. The Adler figures are designed to be compatible with GHQ. The great thing about Adler is not just the detail, it’s the animation. They really come alive on the bases IMO.

    Here are Adler tank riders on GHQ T-34s

    #77069
    Avatar photoAbwehrschlacht
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    Those bases are what has got me thinking about Rommel in 6mm, they are amazing. I love the little details and vignette style to them.

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    #77075
    Avatar photoPrince Rhys
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    Yeah those bases are superb and I’m very inspired by your project!

    #141943
    Avatar phototeppsta
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    If anyone has both GHQ and Baccus tanks could you post a picture to show how they compare in size. Thanks !

    #141945
    Avatar photoLes Hammond
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    6mm France 1940

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    #141951
    Avatar photomadman
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    After watching the video I looked up the Sherman on Wikipedia and it shows a variation in hull lengths of up to 2 feet so the difference between the Baccus and GHQ is “reasonable”. They do appear to be different variants. Having said that in the past I have compared GHQ and CinC Pzkfw 38t and found quite a size difference with GHQ’s being very oversize while the CinC model was pretty much spot on.

    #141955
    Avatar photoMartinR
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    iirc Baccus vehicles scale out at around 1/250th

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