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    Paul
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    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.

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    #39806
    Mike
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    Not 100% sure what you want.. but 6mm is not a million miles away from that. Or will it be too big?

    #39812
    Ruarigh
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    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.

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    #39823
    Paul
    Participant

    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.

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    #39846
    Fredd Bloggs
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    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.

    http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/1600th-scale-3mm-204-c.asp

    #39858
    Paul
    Participant

    Thanks Fredd, those are great. Just what I need for ground targets.

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