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    Jim Webster
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    Not sure I’ve expressed that properly. I just wondered how far away a man had to be before you he appeared to be the size of a 6mm figure held at arms length or thereabouts?

    Same with 28mm and 15mm.

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    #173750
    Tony Hughes
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    Use similar triangles.

    6mm at 600mm away (arms length) is 1:100 ratio

    1.8m person would be 180m away to give the same ratio.

    Easy stuff !!!

     

    #173754
    madman
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    I think what he is looking for is how far away does a man have to appear 6mm high?

    #173756
    Jim Webster
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    I think Tony may have answered me, if I read him right a man has to be 180m away to look 6mm

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    #173760
    Tony Hughes
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    Exactly Jim – it is called the visual angle.

    Visual angle – Wikipedia

     

    #173761
    Tony Hughes
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    Damn ! That was supposed to be a link.

     

     

    #173762
    Jim Webster
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_angle

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    #173763
    Jim Webster
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    And I posted the link and forgot to put in the comment 🙂
    My purpose was to work out how much detail you really see at that distance

     

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    #173765
    David Blair
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    Not sure I’ve expressed that properly. I just wondered how far away a man had to be before you he appeared to be the size of a 6mm figure held at arms length or thereabouts? Same with 28mm and 15mm.

    For 6mm about 300 M away, far too close for a change of tactics.

     

    Bruggeman’s Roman Army pages has a handy graphic for this very purpose, half way down the link.

     

    https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/blogs/gary-brueggemans-the-roman-army-ancient-warfare/new_infantry_intro

    #173766
    ian pillay
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    Not sure I’ve expressed that properly. I just wondered how far away a man had to be before you he appeared to be the size of a 6mm figure held at arms length or thereabouts? Same with 28mm and 15mm.

    For 6mm about 300 M away, far too close for a change of tactics. Bruggeman’s Roman Army pages has a handy graphic for this very purpose, half way down the link. https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/blogs/gary-brueggemans-the-roman-army-ancient-warfare/new_infantry_intro

     

    Thats a great practical graphic that would really be handy for training those legions.

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    #173771
    Thomaston
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    This is interesting. I’ve had the same question for a long time.
    My way of trying to solve the problem was walking around with a ruller at arms length but i quickly realized I didn’t knwo how far away people were without getting out a mil scope.

    Tired is enough.

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