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  • #168730
    Avatar photoStug
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    Hi everyone. I am a totally new 6mm miniatures wargamer and I am especially interested in World War II. Do you have any good suggestions of blogs about WWII miniatures wargaming?

    Thanks for your help!

    #168765
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    “Rapid fire site” is a good starting place, I also believe they have a facebook page?  The rules are designed for use with 20mm figures but work just as well with 6mm or 15mm for that mater.

    https://www.rapid-fire-uk.com/

    #168807
    Avatar photoAdmiralHawke
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    There are so many brilliant ones that you are spoiled for choice.

    One of my favourites, because of its combination of superbly painted miniatures, great scenery and some of the best battle reports you’ll read anywhere is The Tactical Painter: http://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/.

    Beware that reading it may make you want to play Chain of Command. 😉

    A couple of others that I enjoy, though not all so frequently updated, are:
    http://rubbsalotsmancave.blogspot.com/p/ww.html
    https://tinyhordes.com/ (Stopped posting recently; not sure why).
    http://wargamingwithsilverwhistle.blogspot.com/ (Outstanding, museum-quality scenery)
    http://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.com/ (Plays many periods, including 1940 Western Desert)

    The blog lists on these blogs will often lead you to other great blogs, many of which encompass Second World War wargaming.

    Happy surfing. 🙂

    #168817
    Avatar photoMike Headden
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    OK, not blogs and not solely WW2 but there are a couple of Youtube channels I watch regularly.

    For general military history, including WW2, there is lindybeige (https://www.youtube.com/user/lindybeige)

    For specifically naval stuff, including WW2, there is Drachinifel (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=drachinifel)

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #168835
    Avatar photoStug
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    Wow, thanks guys. I will check all those links.

    #168837
    Avatar photoThuseld
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    If you are on Facebook there is this group: 6mm wargaming and terrain. There is a lot of inspiration there.

    I play the Battlegroup rules in 6mm, and it looks like this:

     

    #168843
    Avatar photoStug
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    If you are on Facebook there is this group: 6mm wargaming and terrain. There is a lot of inspiration there. I play the Battlegroup rules in 6mm, and it looks like this:

    Thanks for the info.

    Question: What kind of base did you use for basing your miniatures?

    #168860
    Avatar photoThuseld
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    Thanks for the info. Question: What kind of base did you use for basing your miniatures?

    Don’t tell the bank, but they are 1p and 2p coins. I also have some individually based figures who are on 1 Euro cent coins.

    #168863
    Avatar photoSteven Francis
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    I second coins…. cheapest bases I know of that do not suffer from holes to deal with

    #168864
    Avatar photoTony S
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    You have no idea the sadness Canadian Wargamers went through when our country got rid of the penny.   Some went to washers, I use MDF round bases, but the extra weight of a penny is much nicer on steep hills.

    And lest anyone think Canadians now have the fewer change to jingle in their pockets, the government also replaced the one and two dollars bills with coins – known nation wide as loonies and toonies.

    #168866
    Avatar photoStug
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    You have no idea the sadness Canadian Wargamers went through when our country got rid of the penny.

    I am canadian too. What about the 5 canadian cents? It’s about the same size and weight. I will be wargaming in 6 mm. There is not much space on a five cents for more than one maybe two infantry units.

    #168912
    Avatar photoTony S
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    I used coins for basing individual 15mm figures rather than 6mm.  You’re right; there’s not much room on a nickel for an infantry unit.

    For 6mm, I use 3mm thick MDF bases for both infantry and vehicles.  That way players can pick up the stands by grabbing the MDF bases and not by grabbing the figures.  In my experience, you’ll end up with a lot of soldiers snapped off at the ankles otherwise.

    I base my vehicles on MDF as well for two reasons.  Firstly, my 6mm infantry are on 3mm bases, so they look quite silly beside unmounted armour as they tower over them.  Secondly I find that bases protect my vehicles from both chipped paint and bent gun barrels when being transported in a box.

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