All Quiet is my first foray into 15mm, but I am becoming obsessed with the idea of 6mm wargaming. I don't want to fight a battle in the defense of Memphis, I want to go all out and play the defense of Memphis. 6mm troops on an 8x6 table.
I share your interest in the smaller scales, leecptinf. The visual impression of large battles in a reasonably small space is/was particularly attractive. Sweeping vistas filled with troops, tanks, and action, but with models that did not require lots of time and $$ to build. That is why I was pretty strongly drawn to the GamesWorkshop Epic 40K stuff and was nibbling on their Warmaster series, both in 6mm. GW orphaned them, so that was that.
I am going to take a look at madmorgan's 2mm approach. It may be more attractive as the AD stuff becomes ever scarcer and ever more expensive. Putting together an alternative from other mfrs is a pretty good idea.
There was no backdoor at the Alamo. Planet Earth doesn't have one either.
TY. I've got a huge collection of 40k Epic and have the command and specialty troops from WM - which I mix with 6mm foot troops from a nice little firm in NJ that does 'not GW' minis. I played some games of regular 3ed WH40k using full companies of minis with lots of fun. Using the 40mm hex system from Heroscape with great success, using each hex as 3" and all movement & ranges adjusted to that scale. Worked great, with the standard 10 figure, 2 squad unit either sitting together in a hex or side by side - that even conformed to the 2" unit cohesion rules! Burst weapons did either 1 hex or 2 adjacent hexes with a 4+ needed to hit the adjacent hex. And flamethrowers were a 3hex long x 1hex wide sweep. It all worked so well and I had several 4 player games (with me playing in the center as Chaos, with the other three players coming in to destroy me and of coarse some of each other). The Heroscape allowed lots of terrain display (even lava!) and elevation was easy as stacking one hex on top of another. And the rivers/toxic flows were just below the regular hex size (1/2 hex tall). Good stuff!
Is/are there any other 2mm threads other than the one above? I only found one. Any game variant that I can get into for ~$100 for all the stuff you described and it fits a briefcase is inherently interesting.
I did not discover the possibility of using Battlelore terrain until EPIC was pretty well down the tubes and interest in it waned as people moved off the orphaned system. Most of my terrain was styrofoam, painted with acrylics. Sometimes books under the cloth for larger elevated areas. Foamcore board and Scultamold for bunkers, craters, etc. Colored paper for roads, lakes, streams.
boxholder: I don't know. If this is supposed to be a chat-type thing, I don't see how it gets to that. There does not appear to be any way to tell someone that you are waiting or find someone on line. It takes a fortuitous discovery that both are on-site together.
Nov 17, 2018 14:15:24 GMT
Quendil: Just above it does say what user are online
Nov 17, 2018 14:38:51 GMT