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LawOfTheGun mk216 Aug 2012 3:04 a.m. PST

Could one play Bolt Action (don't own the rules yet) using 15mm miniatures (individually based) without running into major problems?

Derek H16 Aug 2012 3:09 a.m. PST

From what I've seen of it, it would work better in 15mm than 28mm.

The weapons ranges would be closer to figure scale and it would certainly be a lot cheaper.

Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2012 3:48 a.m. PST

That's what I'm planning to do too.

Ken Portner16 Aug 2012 4:00 a.m. PST

Did you consider 20mm/ 1/72 as a compromise? There are a lot of inexpensive plastic products in 1/72.

LawOfTheGun mk216 Aug 2012 4:10 a.m. PST

@Bede:
I already own lots of 15mm stuff (Flames of War…), as do my prospective BA opponents. But hey, starting a new scale/size from time to time ain't a bad move, right? ;-)

yorkie o116 Aug 2012 6:21 a.m. PST

Ill be going down the 15mm route too, ive got a load of "spare" BF stuff, and the main advantage is, is that I can use all my already painted vehicles and terrain.

But…

If I was starting over, i would go with 20mm. There are some really nice ranges out there.

Cheers
steve

axabrax16 Aug 2012 7:06 a.m. PST

You would probably need to individually base the figures, wouldn't you?

Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2012 8:05 a.m. PST

You would probably need to individually base the figures, wouldn't you?

Yup, pennies will do just fine.

Ken Portner16 Aug 2012 11:31 a.m. PST

The other thing about 1/72 is that if you don't feel like painting there are lots of diecast painted vehicles and tanks available.

Thee 1derdull Wiznard of Od Inactive Member16 Aug 2012 1:58 p.m. PST

Wow, this is really starting to sound like BLASPHEMY!

Are some of you seriously recommending not buying a whole new scale. Regardless if you even already have all the stuff in a different scale.

I come here to feed my addiction with like minded enablers.

And you call yourselves war gamers, for shame. wink

Wiznard

LawOfTheGun mk218 Aug 2012 5:16 a.m. PST

Currently discussing final scale issues with the guys ;-).

GReg BRad18 Aug 2012 10:10 a.m. PST

I will going the 1/72 route myself. All my figures are based for Operation World War 2 and Operation Squad.

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