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22 Jul 2016 9:58 a.m. PST
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Weasel10 Feb 2016 2:12 p.m. PST

When building a company of troops for a ww2 game, how many infantry figures do you like to have on the table?

This question assumes that the game uses some sort of group-stands (teams, squads, platoons) and NOT a 1-to-1 skirmish game obviously.

A: 5-10
B: 11-20
C: 21-30
D: 31+
E: I only ever play 1-to-1.
F: I only play games with beam guns, spears or funny hats.

Personally, most of my team bases are old Crossfire bases, now used for FiveCore. I did 3 figures per squad and 1 figure for the platoon leader, so 30 figures to a company. (in 15mm).
When I redo them in 10mm, I'd like to do 4 figures per squad.

foxweasel10 Feb 2016 2:33 p.m. PST

E, Company strength in 28mm on my 8 x 4 board, just enough room for manoeuvre. If I'm doing 15mm might push to 2 Companies.

nazrat10 Feb 2016 2:36 p.m. PST

I play Battlegroup and CoC 1 to 1, and Fireball Forward with three or four men per squad base.

ubercommando10 Feb 2016 3:01 p.m. PST

E. I have between 90 and 120 per company.

steamingdave4710 Feb 2016 3:23 p.m. PST

Use rules which are 1:1

Cosmic Reset10 Feb 2016 3:54 p.m. PST

E for me too. Sorry, I'm no help as usual.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2016 4:00 p.m. PST


liborn10 Feb 2016 4:09 p.m. PST


FusilierDan10 Feb 2016 5:04 p.m. PST

D. using my FOW figures for Crossfire.

wrgmr110 Feb 2016 5:14 p.m. PST

Rapid Fire (A).

Mako1110 Feb 2016 5:29 p.m. PST

E, usually, so 120+, give or take support units.

Might consider D, with 3 – 4 man "squads" for some squad level rules.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2016 5:55 p.m. PST

A – another Rapid Fire player

Weasel10 Feb 2016 6:01 p.m. PST

An unexpected lot of 1-to-1 players :)

Cosmic Reset10 Feb 2016 7:59 p.m. PST

Yeah, I'm surprised at how many. Thought we'd be the minority.

RudyNelson10 Feb 2016 10:22 p.m. PST

We have developed several sets of rules in the past. Some used one stand per squad for the 6mm micro arm our games. Others were higher such as one stand for platoon and even one corps level set of one stand for a company.

Martin Rapier10 Feb 2016 11:12 p.m. PST

I do anything from one stand per team, to one stand per regiment, so a company is wildly variable.

When basing 15mm at least, I usually aim at building a full company around team elements. So a platoon would typically have around 30 figures, a company 100+

But if I am using one base per platoon, a company would have three stands and around 8 figures.

Cerdic11 Feb 2016 12:01 a.m. PST

1 to 1 in 28mm.

MajorB11 Feb 2016 1:32 a.m. PST

When building a company of troops for a ww2 game, how many infantry figures do you like to have on the table?

Anywhere from less than 1 to about 100. it ENTIRELY depends on the rules.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Feb 2016 1:44 a.m. PST

B or E – my usual preference is more or less 1:1 (I Ain't Been Shot Mum, which has units slightly below "book" strength, so typically 80-100 figures for a company) but I'll occasionally dabble in Blitzkrieg Commander, using a 4-5 figure stand for each platoon, so 12-20 figures per company.

Personal logo Shaun Travers Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2016 4:04 a.m. PST

Tend to play at about 1:10 (for a battalion on the table) or 1: 3 (for a company on the table) so B and D respectively.

Umpapa11 Feb 2016 4:52 a.m. PST

E. Even if batallion scale.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2016 8:36 a.m. PST

A – Rapid Fire as well with 20mm

E – 28mm Modern/future

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2016 10:16 a.m. PST

I like 1 stand = 1 platoon.

4 figures, or 3 and 1 support weapon, per stand.

As many stands as that company has platoons.

So then I like:
G: Whatever the figures/platoon-stand math happens to tally.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2016 12:15 p.m. PST

1-1 for me too!

Mute Bystander12 Feb 2016 6:06 a.m. PST

F: I only play games with beam guns, spears or funny hats.

Pretty much this if I run a game anymore.

HidaSeku12 Feb 2016 3:07 p.m. PST

1:1 at battalion scale as well!

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