08/06/2023 at 16:56 #187009
Well, I recently had less room to play a tabletop minis game, so i decided to convert to 6mm, and here is what happened.
I found the games were more complex and big like war, what it did was improve gameplay, 28mm was limited to small battles.
Next I found the terrain and figs were cheap, very cheap,
then I found you can get much more terrain, again improving gameplay,
i got battles going, from scratch, by buying figs and terrain, cheap, I found I had multi armies and eras instead of concentrating on building a battle, it was so cheap, I had every dream forfilled.
i never had a finished setup in 28mm, but 6mm you get everthing.08/06/2023 at 17:16 #187010MikeKeymaster08/06/2023 at 17:27 #187011GrimheartParticipant
Yeah…..but but but what do I buy next! 🤔
Interest include 6mm WW2, 6mm SciFi, 30mm Old West, DropFleet, Warlords Exterminate and others!08/06/2023 at 17:50 #187012Mike HeaddenParticipant
Yeah…..but but but what do I buy next! 🤔
Well … Duh! 3mm 😀
There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data08/06/2023 at 18:30 #187013Deleted UserMember
Welcome to the brotherhood.
Like Mike Headden said, convert to 3mm and you can fight a whole war on a budget. More seriously though 6mm is a nice scale, I’m glad more people are choosing this option.08/06/2023 at 19:11 #187014
I find this type of move strangely comforting as I started (historical) in 6mm and then as I grew, so did the figures! Now my eyesight is getting worse I’m strangely attracted to smaller figures again 🙂08/06/2023 at 19:15 #187015McKinstryParticipant
Welcome into the light! In the immortal words of Peter Berry “God’s One True Scale.”
The tree of Life is self pruning.08/06/2023 at 19:56 #187016Jim WebsterParticipant
6mm has an awful lot going for it 🙂
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/08/06/2023 at 22:28 #187017Mr. AverageParticipant
I swear by both 6mm and 3mm scale. You have chosen wisely!08/06/2023 at 22:38 #187018
and it all fits into small storage too,08/06/2023 at 22:59 #187019Mr. AverageParticipant
Just wait til you try storing 3mm scale armies.09/06/2023 at 01:29 #187020Guy FarrishParticipant
3mm? Giants – try 2mm.
Glad you found and enjoy 6mm gamegonegood but be advised; I can fail to finish set ups in 6mm just as easily as in any other size/scale. This may be the honeymoon period!09/06/2023 at 02:33 #187021
I hear you guy
nice 3mm pic, my next scale 🙂09/06/2023 at 07:05 #187024ian pillayParticipant
That’s your budget blown! 6mm and smaller is very addictive, due to all the cost and space benefits….but the choice is huge. Have fun!
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http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/09/06/2023 at 12:34 #187042Chris PringleParticipant
Great choice. I absolutely agree – 6mm is great for being relatively cheap, quick to create armies, easy to store and transport. But most of all, great for getting an entire battle on the table and still having room to manoeuvre, getting a mass battle visual effect, and still fighting the whole thing in an evening.
What periods or wars are you finding particularly interesting to refight?
Chris09/06/2023 at 13:14 #187044ThuseldParticipant
I switched to 6mm for Sci Fi skirmishing. Individually based. Then I moved to a few figures per base. Then I dipped my toe into WW2 and fell in love. I found that I didn’t need to change ground scale with Battlegroup. Then I did change ground scale. Playing a battle in like a 3×3 area, and having a couple of platoons of figures is liberating.09/06/2023 at 14:34 #187046
Chriss ,,, at the moment a ww2 6mm game at the moment, but still colecting, got the trees and hills , got a beach and am looking at some buildings, i will drop a pic when im underway
i have a viking army and saga rules.
i have a load of blackpowder buildings
just got a castle, and a nopleonic fort
so im really getting into 6mm09/06/2023 at 16:07 #187050Chris PringleParticipant
All sounds great. Good luck and happy gaming!
Chris10/06/2023 at 19:53 #187077
ok just getting setup for a ww2 skirmish, I am useing airfix battles force cards as a modded system to battle with, I am assigning a number of units to one card so the visuals look better. I am creating plastic numbered chits myself so i can have hundreds of units in a battle.10/06/2023 at 23:28 #187079
Sounds fun – I’ve never seen the Airfix rules used so looking forward to the game report 🙂12/06/2023 at 17:37 #187111
I am using the airfix battles cards , and I am going to substitute units in other historical times, like shooting a rifle will be a sword attack but range would be zero, horses as tanks, I really love the cards for play as im going solo, i think you have to find what works,12/06/2023 at 22:39 #187130
just got my ww2 sourcebook, so planning happening, im busy for about 2 weeks then im into the battle 🙂16/06/2023 at 16:40 #18723116/06/2023 at 21:31 #187240Guy FarrishParticipant
He posts some of them on here under another name. You are probably aware of his amazing Japanese armies and villages. His work on how ‘Renaissance’ Japanese armies were organised and work is fascinating and challenges the way we wargame a lot of this type of warfare. I suspect we do much the same with medieval European warfare.
The whole thing looks immensely pretty and sounds as if it plays very well into the bargain.17/06/2023 at 00:19 #18724218/06/2023 at 22:15 #1872986mmwargamingParticipant
Yeah I’m a bit of a 6mm fan. I think everyone’s covered off the main benefits of the scale, so welcome to the 6mm cult! I’ve got a 6mm site (which I havent updated in a couple of years 🙁 ) which may interest.
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info18/06/2023 at 22:39 #187299
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