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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Jul 2015 7:20 p.m. PST

Which scales do you game in for the American Civil War?

(Counting land warfare only.)

Dave Gamer17 Jul 2015 7:23 p.m. PST

54mm, 25/28mm, 15mm, and 6mm.

hetzer17 Jul 2015 7:24 p.m. PST

15mm, but 3mm and 6mm seem very interesting.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jul 2015 7:28 p.m. PST

If I were to do it, it would be in 10mm.

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2015 7:30 p.m. PST

25/28mm…skirmish or company sized fights.
tempted to start in 10mm for larger actions.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jul 2015 7:31 p.m. PST

15mm…the one true ACW scale….

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2015 7:50 p.m. PST

28mm. Both metal and paper. I'm setting up to play with each 120mm wide base being a single battalion. Anything smaller than 25mm is, for me, just too small and fiddly to paint and play with these days.

Had I the space and money, I might very well upscale to 40mm or even 54mm.

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2015 8:23 p.m. PST

10 mm and 15 mm the perfect scales for the perfect period, and it doesn't get any better then that!!

Toronto48 Inactive Member17 Jul 2015 8:27 p.m. PST

6mm for larger battles

vtsaogames17 Jul 2015 8:32 p.m. PST

15mm. I have a set of 1/72 plastic that have been in the closet for years, thinking of re-basing them for skirmish games.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2015 8:32 p.m. PST

15mm, 25mm, 40mm

William Warner17 Jul 2015 8:43 p.m. PST

Originally 25/28mm but now 10mm due to a reduction in gaming space.

Rich Bliss17 Jul 2015 9:02 p.m. PST

15mm and 28mm. Both using Volley and Bayonet.

Dan 055 Inactive Member17 Jul 2015 9:05 p.m. PST

Bill are you running a "stealth" survey? One question at a time? Over a period of weeks?

Oh, and 15mm for me.

galvinm Inactive Member17 Jul 2015 9:30 p.m. PST


Perris070717 Jul 2015 9:41 p.m. PST

15mm all the way.

Forager17 Jul 2015 11:21 p.m. PST

Mostly 15s, but I do have 20 or so a side in 28mm for low level skirmish.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2015 11:49 p.m. PST

I used to have multiple Corps for the Gettysburg campaign in 15mm but have sold them off. Now I have it in 28mm(use Longstreet), 10mm(Gettysburg Soldiers and Mr. Lincolns war) and 6mm(Altar of Freedom).

Texas Jack18 Jul 2015 12:03 a.m. PST

10mm, there are some great figures available these days.

ChrisBBB Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 2:08 a.m. PST

6mm and 10mm.

Bloody Big BATTLES!

Disco Joe Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 3:12 a.m. PST

25/28 mm.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 3:54 a.m. PST


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 3:57 a.m. PST

10, 15 and 25/28/OLD 30

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 4:21 a.m. PST


Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 4:21 a.m. PST

10mm and 28mm.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 4:33 a.m. PST

Don't let Murphy get away with this. He games the ACW in one to one scale.

WarWizard18 Jul 2015 4:44 a.m. PST

25mm, 40mm.

Yesthatphil Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 4:49 a.m. PST

I have FPW in 10mm … that's the scale I'd try for ACW. Might be tempted by some 54mm actions.

The only couple of players interested in these parts have 1:72 plastics and 15mm.


jdpintex18 Jul 2015 4:57 a.m. PST

15mm and 25/28mm

Dynaman878918 Jul 2015 5:15 a.m. PST

6, everything is 6

HistoryPhD Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 5:39 a.m. PST


Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 6:02 a.m. PST


abelp0118 Jul 2015 6:03 a.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 6:28 a.m. PST


Syr Hobbs Wargames Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 6:42 a.m. PST


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian18 Jul 2015 6:50 a.m. PST


BW195918 Jul 2015 7:05 a.m. PST

15mm and 10mm

jowady18 Jul 2015 7:23 a.m. PST

I'm not sure that I count here as I do dioramams rather than game but I really like 28mm figures however I have decided that as I was to make four 1-1 regiments I will do those in 15mm. I have seen some nice 10mm stuff but my eyesight precludes me from doing that. So 28/15 for me.

evbates18 Jul 2015 7:46 a.m. PST


maciek72 Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 8:10 a.m. PST

I've found 10mm the most eye candy


CATenWolde Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 8:15 a.m. PST

10mm – perfect for its balance of mass effect, just enough uniform detail (especially on the latest figures like Cracker Line, just as much as 15's), ease of painting and terrain construction, and one of the few periods in 10mm where there is a surfeit of excellent and complete lines.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 8:23 a.m. PST


GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 8:44 a.m. PST


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 9:08 a.m. PST

I started and sold off 15mm ACW armies. Twice.
Does that give me two votes?

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 9:13 a.m. PST

Guess I'm a real rebel – 20mm.

cwbuff Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 12:16 p.m. PST

15mm. If I were do it again it would be 10mm.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 12:31 p.m. PST

25s and 54s.

Airborne Engineer Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 12:54 p.m. PST

10s based on frontages for 15s. Lets you almost double the number of figures and get more scenic with the deployment.

A 10 stand FNF brigade fits about 80 figures and looks like a massed unit.

David Manley18 Jul 2015 1:04 p.m. PST

1/600 and 1/1200

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 1:46 p.m. PST

Just beginning to put together 15mm forces to use with the On to Richmond rules.

I also have two regiments (36th Miss and 4th WVa) that are attached to my wargaming mate's 25mm forces.


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