18/02/2022 at 12:42 #168730
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!18/02/2022 at 17:33 #168765willzParticipant
“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.19/02/2022 at 12:16 #168807AdmiralHawkeParticipant
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:
– 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. 🙂19/02/2022 at 16:43 #168817Mike HeaddenParticipant
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 data20/02/2022 at 02:47 #168835
Wow, thanks guys. I will check all those links.20/02/2022 at 08:37 #168837ThuseldParticipant20/02/2022 at 11:19 #16884320/02/2022 at 17:36 #168860ThuseldParticipant
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.20/02/2022 at 21:00 #168863Steven FrancisParticipant
I second coins…. cheapest bases I know of that do not suffer from holes to deal with20/02/2022 at 22:16 #168864Tony SParticipant
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.21/02/2022 at 00:33 #168866
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.21/02/2022 at 15:23 #168912Tony SParticipant
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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