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  • #135350
    Shaun Travers
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    Hello all,

    Slowly working my way towards a small WW2 campaign. This is the third test of my rules for 6mm platoon games on a 2’x2′ table. This time it was with green troops and the Russian attackers did not last long. This is my last standalone play test and so hope to start up a campaign within the year of 6-10 linked games.

    The battle report is at this blog post:

    https://shaun-wargaming-minis.blogspot.com/2020/04/ww2-6mm-game-east-front-1942-testing.html

    A few Russian sections make it to the edge of a wood:

    #135370
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Good stuff, Shaun, thanks for posting, and I’m so happy to see you gaming WWII again.  I’m really looking forward to the campaign, and enjoyed the use of the leaders’ names, now get some fights in for them to build up some character.  Though with the way the fight went for the Russians, I’m not sure how much you’ll be able to build up characters.  With fights like that, the Soviet leaders are either going to die on the battlefield, or behind it when they make their report to HQ!

    V/R,
    Jack

    #135374
    Shaun Travers
    Participant

    Thanks Jack.  I have a feeling i may need a lot of Russian surnames!  I don’t think there will be a lot of green squads in the company, at least not to start with.  My other feeling is there may be a lot of reinforcements, mostly green.

    #135403
    Just Jack
    Participant

    I think you’re going to need a lot of Russian and German surnames, and we’ll be seeing plenty of green reinforcements.  I’m looking forward to the meat grinder!

    V/R,
    Jack

    #135468
    Thuseld
    Participant

    Those Russians really got chewed up didn’t they. Your small gaming space interests me as that is my preferred sort of size.  Does it not feel weird having men on a ground scale that much smaller?

    #135469
    Whirlwind
    Participant

    Those Russians really got chewed up didn’t they. Your small gaming space interests me as that is my preferred sort of size. Does it not feel weird having men on a ground scale that much smaller?

    One of the traditional ground scales for 6mm/1:300 WW2 gaming was 1cm = 10m (because it was in the WRG sets).  So most gamers get used to it, especially if you want to fight armour/anti-tank heavy actions with a company or battalion on the table.

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135470
    Thuseld
    Participant

    Also how do you make your trees?

    #135471
    Shaun Travers
    Participant

    Does it not feel weird having men on a ground scale that much smaller?

    The ground scale is 1:700 while the figures are 1:300 so the ground scale is only just over double the actual scale of the figures (at 1:300).  Which is pretty good as a lot of rules have a larger difference. I used to play Tractics, Rapid Fire etc in 20mm where the figure scale is 1 representing 10 soldiers but the ground scale is 1:1000!  so large.  I found I could not cope with the large difference.  I find for me for WW2 battles if the figure scale and ground scale are out by about a factor of 5 or more I cannot relate.

    #135504
    Shaun Travers
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    Also how do you make your trees?

    I got them off ebay from China about 5 years, stuck them in some modelling clay that I painted with some leftover Earth-looking house paint and then sprinkled bits of flock over the base while the paint was wet. There is a touch of white frost you can just make out in the leaves – this is where I sprayed some cheap varnish over them just in case the leaves came loose.  But the varnish went a little white.  I don’t mind the effect.

     

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