22/03/2016 at 15:47 #39791
I recently found a cheap source of Trumpeter 1/350 scale aircraft and plan to use them for Mercenary Air Squadron. MAS has printable tokens and an abstracted battlefield. Because I will be using actual aircraft instead of tokens, I want to keep the game rules as is, but make a set of textured, painted, diorama-type modular boards (approx. 300x300mm) to use as the “range bands” of the abstracted battlefield. Not sure if this makes sense to anyone reading it? If somehow you have managed to decipher this, and you have done anything similar for MAS, please post your inspirational pics here 🙂
Also, anybody know a source of 1/350 scale armour and infantry for ground targets?
Thanks in advance.
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!23/03/2016 at 08:26 #39806MikeKeymaster23/03/2016 at 09:14 #39812RuarighParticipant
What sort of ground scale does MAS use? You might find that doing ground targets in a smaller scale than 1:350 might look better, giving a sense of perspective with the planes in the foreground being larger. To that end you could try the Irregular Miniatures 2mm line, Brigade Models’ 3mm line of buildings, or Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm lines.23/03/2016 at 13:56 #39823
I did ramble on a bit, didn’t I. MAS does not have a groundscale: everything is abstracted. Each mission area is divided into a number of zones, and each zone is divided into a few “subzones” (long range, close, enemy long range, ground targets and “bugging out” for retreating aircraft). The game is actually a print and play boardgame, so the “terrain” is a piece of paper divided into labelled boxes.
I was wondering if anybody has done a 3d version of this board and, if so how they delineated the different areas.
Mike: I think 6mm might look a bit big (I’m sure you don’t hear that often!).
RD: will check out Irregulars 2mm stuff, thanks.
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!24/03/2016 at 16:59 #39846Fredd BloggsParticipant
Or try O8s 3mm (1/600th) range, excellent vehicles and Infantry and would make good ground markers if the air battles are the key part of the game.24/03/2016 at 19:42 #39858
Thanks Fredd, those are great. Just what I need for ground targets.
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