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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 3:23 p.m. PST

Every so often I start to wonder if I chose the right scale for a particular period. Often this is because of new figures being put out in XXmm that had not been out when I decided on XXmm.
At the moment I seriously wondering if I should part with my
20mm SCW and redo it in 15mm or 28mm

Do you just contemplate it or actually do it. Or do you just add the new scale and simply have the same period in 2 or 3 scales?

Katzbalger03 Aug 2015 3:27 p.m. PST

I just add the scale--like my WW2 stuff--I have large armies in 6mm, 15mm, 20mm, and 28mm. I refuse to get any other sizes/scales for WW2 land combat. Now, if we are talking on the water with ships…uhh, never mind--I think I have several scales of those as well.


fredjg03 Aug 2015 3:35 p.m. PST

ACW – 15s for mass battles, 28mm for skirmish

Nap – 15s and 28s(skirmish, until I acquire more…)

WWII and Modern – 6s (tank centric battles), 15s and 28s (skirmish)

So, I just add the new scale and justify to myself.

Garand03 Aug 2015 3:44 p.m. PST

Yes, I have Normans & Palmyrans in both 15mm and 28mm. Soon I will have Late Romans in 15mm (already have 28mm)…

Technically I have WWII in 15mm and 6mm, but I really haven't done much with the 6mm stuff…


Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut03 Aug 2015 3:48 p.m. PST

I started out with fantasy and science fiction in 28mm, went to fantasy, science fiction, and historical in 15mm. I returned to 28mm for all three, and had a side aventure in 6mm science fiction as well.

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 3:56 p.m. PST

So, most of us just add on the new scale, instead of selling off the old scale?

Disco Joe03 Aug 2015 4:01 p.m. PST

I have the Alamo in 28mm and got it now in 18mm when Blue Moon came out with it. I plan on keeping both.

John Armatys03 Aug 2015 4:26 p.m. PST

I too add new scales and duplicate armies, but do not sell off the old armies – you never know when you might need them.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 4:29 p.m. PST

6mm napoleonic, 6mm AcW, 15mm Napoleonic, 15mm ACW, 20mm WWII , 15mm British Colonial,
All big collections; and all are gone.

28mm Napoleonic, 28mm ACW, 28mm scifi/post apocalyptic, 28mm WWII
All still here.

Cold Steel03 Aug 2015 4:38 p.m. PST

Sold my 10 mm TYW and redid in 15 and 25 mm. I had WW2 in 6 and 20 mm. Traded them for 15 mm! Sold them and now do 10 mm.

rxpjks103 Aug 2015 4:54 p.m. PST

I have Napoleonic in 10mm. 15mm and 28mm. Romans and gauls in 10,15, and 28mm.

Glengarry503 Aug 2015 4:57 p.m. PST

16th centaury Sengoku Samurai warfare, 15mm for battles and 28mm for skirmish games.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Aug 2015 5:19 p.m. PST

yes, from 6mm to 15mm (several periods)

Mute Bystander03 Aug 2015 5:50 p.m. PST

Replicating (not replacing) 25/28mm VSF Tarzan/Mowgli/Jane Badall/etc., in 15mm.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 6:57 p.m. PST

20mm ACW switched to 25mm switched to 28mm switched to 40mm ACW
28mm AWI switched to 40mm AWI
28mm FIW switched to 30mm FIW switched to 40mm FIW
28mm Medieval switched to 40mm Medieval
Sold off all the smaller ranges.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 7:41 p.m. PST

Started WWII in 15mm because it was popular where I was, moved to another state where they gamed WWII in 28mm.

Did 15mm Mycenaeans for DBA, and recently bought 28mm Mycenaeans for Saga.


Rich Bliss03 Aug 2015 7:59 p.m. PST

1've gone from 15s to 28s for both ACW and AWI

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 8:35 p.m. PST

WW2 coastal in 1/700, 1/600 and 1/1200

WW2 Far East in 15mm and 20mm

Armada in 1/450 and 1/1200

WW2 naval in 1/600, 1/1200 and 1/3000

to name but a few

nickinsomerset03 Aug 2015 10:42 p.m. PST

FPW 28mm then 6mm, Napoleonics 15mm then 28mm, TYW/ECW etc 28mm then 15mm, Cold War and WW2 20mm then 6mm,

Tally Ho!

pogoame03 Aug 2015 10:46 p.m. PST

ECW in 28mm (600 figs and 300 to go), in 15mm (300 figs and 150 to go) and in 10mm (100 figs and 150 to go)
was wondering if 6mm would be nice :)


Green Tiger04 Aug 2015 1:19 a.m. PST

As with some of the others above I just do a different scale – I don't stop using the existing one- I justify this by saying I am doing a different type of game…
So for example I do WW2 in 20mm at regimental level, 10mm Brigade level, 54mm platoon level ….

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2015 1:36 a.m. PST

I've replaced micro scale WW2 with 15mm. Then added 28mm.

warwell04 Aug 2015 1:40 a.m. PST

I'm a bit of a minimalist so when I switch scales, I get rid of the old one.

When I got back into miniature gaming a couple of years ago, I started with 15mm. I have since gone down a few scales, trying 10mm and 6mm before settling on 3mm. I just sold off the rejected scales.

GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2015 3:56 a.m. PST

Napoleonics 6mm (sold), 15mm, and now 28mm. WW II in 6mm and 15mm.

Oddball04 Aug 2015 4:17 a.m. PST

Yes, too often.

I'm currently trying to just stay in one scale, 28mm. I've been selling off all my other scales.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2015 4:20 a.m. PST

I tend to do them at the same time

ACW – 15mm Grand Tactical, 28mm skirmish
Napoleonic – 6mm Grand Tactical, 28mm skirmish
WWII – 6mm Grand Tactical, 20mm skirmish/smaller battles

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2015 7:17 a.m. PST

I have been around so long I started with 30mm Scruby Napoleonics.
Then I went to 30mm (really 33mm:the first scale creep?)Stadden and Suren Naps.
Then 25mm MiniFig Naps.
Finally 15mm Naps. That will be the final one.


steamingdave4704 Aug 2015 7:21 a.m. PST

Have 6mm, 10mm and 20mm WW2 and 6 mm and 15 mm Napoleonics. Allows me to play at different command levels from platoon skirmishes through to Corps level. Don't ditch the old scale, just add the new one.

Dave Knight04 Aug 2015 7:29 a.m. PST

The only time I have switched was for 20th Century land gaming – I used o do 20mm and 6mm but have sold those and am slowly building up 28mm and 10mm.

Otherwise for land I do 25mm up to 1700 and 15mm 1700 to 1900. Sea and air I'm not fussed and science fiction/fantasy are 28 – 32mm.

I can't see me changing now, but never say never.

Martin Rapier04 Aug 2015 7:35 a.m. PST

I add scales, so I do WW2 in 6,15 and 20mm.

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2015 7:58 a.m. PST

For both ACW and AWI, I've shifted from 25mm to 15mm for major wargaming projects. Still like 25mm for skirmish games.

McKinstry Fezian04 Aug 2015 8:00 a.m. PST

1/1200, 1/2400 & 1/3000 Age of Sail
1/1200 and 1/2400 Ironclad Naval
1/2400 sold, 1/3000 sold, moved to 1/4800 & 1/6000 WW1 & WW2 Naval
1/3000 Naval pre-dreadnought sold and moved to 1/2400
1/1200 Renaissance Naval sold and moved to 1/2400
15mm Napoleonic to 6mm
15mm ACW to 6mm
15mm Ancient to 6mm
15mm WW2 to 1/285/6mm

I have stayed at 15mm Boxer Rebellion and FIW

Feet up now04 Aug 2015 10:45 a.m. PST

WW2 has been the one for different scales 6mm, 15mm and 28mm .
All enjoyable with ample rules to choose from too

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Aug 2015 4:14 a.m. PST

Lemme see….

WWII naval in 1/2400, 1/1200, 1/700
Predreads in 1/2400, 1/1200, 1/600, 1/700
Napoleonic naval in 1/2400, 1/1200, 1/600, 1/300
Armada in 1/1200, 1/300
SYW in 28mm, then 15mm
ACW in 54mm, then 28mm

Timmo uk05 Aug 2015 10:24 a.m. PST

I contemplate it all the time but have realised that I don't really have the time to start all over again. I also think that unless you love a period so much it's probably better to just do something new in the scale you're thinking of changing to.

The only time I've been dead certain I chose the right scale was Napoleonics in 18mm.

If I had my time over I'd do everything in 15/18mm without a doubt.

kallman05 Aug 2015 1:12 p.m. PST

I have both 15 mm and 28 mm WW II and have considered selling both and just going to 20 mm.

I have also collected the following:

Carthaginians in 15 mm and 28 mm.
ACW in 15 mm and 28 mm
AWI in 15 mm and 28 mm
Vikings in 28 mm and 40 mm

I have painted Napoleonics in 15 mm, 28 mm, and 40 mm

John Treadaway06 Aug 2015 9:20 a.m. PST

Hammer's Slammers in 28mm and then again in 1/100th.

It's been hard but SF gaming has certainly changed in my locale to the point where it became inevitable.

John T

Mute Bystander06 Aug 2015 4:39 p.m. PST

Oh, more… Aircraft in 1/300th (now sold off except WW1) then 1/600th.

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