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Per Broden Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2016 6:12 a.m. PST

Hi there,

I have been running a few posts on my blog about one of my current projects doing FIW in 6mm using Sharp Practice (or any other skirmish rule for the period, I suppose).

The first part can be accessed through the link below – there are another 5 postings about the FIW project on the blog.

/ All the best

https://rollaone.com/2016/08/29/fiw-sharp-practice-in-6mm-part-1

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2016 8:21 a.m. PST

Try Mohawk et Montcalm. They would work well at your scale. They are better for elements than individual figures. They are just 1 step above skirmish. They can be gotten from the file section of The Perfect Captain's Yahoo group.

JPK

Lonkka1Actual10 Oct 2016 10:29 a.m. PST

Oh, I thought they'd be based by unit, not single minis. Wow!

coopman11 Oct 2016 5:41 p.m. PST

6mm is kind of an odd choice for 1:1 skirmish gaming…but it's certainly cheap!

Per Broden Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2016 4:12 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments. I will check out the Mohawk et Montcalm stuff – I just downloaded them. I am trying to create a full on experience that can be played on a 3 by 2-3 feet table and with everything needed in a nice box and looking as good as anything done in another scale. I normally do large battles with 6mm – but thought if people do mass battles in 28mm I may as well do some skirmish in 6mm ;). All the best.

Logain14 Apr 2017 7:25 a.m. PST

Per Broden – I was about to start a FIW project in 15mm, but you've inspired me enough to purchase several Baccus sets for 6mm instead. Any advice on rule sets, basing, terrain etc. based on your experience? I've read your blogposts preparing to play Sharp Practice. Curious about what you'd do different if you were to start over. Thanks!

Per Broden Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

Logain, happy I caused some inspiration. One thing I may have done differently is the basing, perhaps done them as I did the recent colonials. You can read about it in this blog post.
https://rollaone.com/2017/02/26/a-prayers-as-good-as-a-bayonet-on-a-day-like-this-colonial-6mm-welsh-wizardry-car-wrecks-and-focus-in-combat
Playing skirmish in 6mm is fun and it is a little bit fiddlier, smaller area mean that it is more of a sit-down chess like experience.

Neil Shuck will be taking the 6mm FIW men for an outing at the Joy of Six show in Sheffield in July this year. So if you check the blog later in the year there will be some more stuff on these and perhaps some reflections from Neil's very often insightful perspective.

As for rules, anything works. I did Saga in 6mm but replaced each model with a base of 4 to 10 miniatures on each. For the 6mm FIW I have used them for Sharp Practice but also for the Song of Drums and Tomahawks and want to use them to try out Musket and Tomahawks too. I just use CMs instead of inches and it seems to work. All the best.

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