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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 2:56 p.m. PST

Comparing your current predominant size/scale to the size/scale of miniatures that you started wargaming with, are they bigger, the same, or smaller?

Feel free to consider scale creep however you want or to note periods of change back and forth over your wargaming career.

I started with 25mm and now game with 28mm creeping, so I guess I have grown slightly over the last four decades.

galvinm Inactive Member06 Dec 2016 3:29 p.m. PST

Bigger and smaller.
Startrd with HO scale plastics. Now I do 6/10/15/25mm.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 3:33 p.m. PST

Bigger and smaller also. 15mm-1/100, 28mm and I still have my Epic Orks and Ogre collections as well as 1/2400 scale pre-dreads.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 3:34 p.m. PST

Same except for the inherent scale creep.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Dec 2016 3:34 p.m. PST

Same. Tried smaller, never worked.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 3:38 p.m. PST

Started with 25mm / 20mm, now predominantly 20mm – so the same more or less.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 3:53 p.m. PST

Mostly the same.

Started with assorted HO/OO plastics for WW2. In this delightsome age of teh internets, I have been able to trade away the 1/76-1/72 OO end of the lot and replace all vehicle and weapons with 1/87 that didn't exist before in that scale =^,^=

My 25mm ancmed/fantasy armies got creeped out of supporting figures, so witched to 17mm a couple of decades ago.

Still rockin 6mm Sci-Fi and 28mm BloodBowl.

Added some 28mm WW2 skirmish.

wrgmr106 Dec 2016 4:25 p.m. PST

Started with 1/285 scale WW2 and 6MM Napoleonics. The group I've been with for over 20 years uses 20mm, 25/28mm figures and some 15mm. So I've grown, which is a space problem.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member06 Dec 2016 4:43 p.m. PST

Same, 15mm. To me everything else is, well, err, umm, a different size.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 5:08 p.m. PST

Hmm. Started in 30mm Napoleonic. Still have 30mm Napoleonic, but now I also have 28mm horse & musket, and lots of 15mm and 5mm--with 1/72 and 54mm for emergencies. Current play is at the extremes of metal--28mm for visibility and 5mm for space.

Toronto4806 Dec 2016 5:22 p.m. PST

i have not changed in a while – started with 1:72 plastic then added 20mm 25mm 15mm 6mm 28mm etc Mainly in 6mm 10mm 15mm and 25/28

warwell06 Dec 2016 5:37 p.m. PST

smaller, much smaller (from 1/72 to 3mm)

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 5:52 p.m. PST

Started with and have gone thru many scales including 54mm, 15mm, 20mm, 1/72, 25mm, 28mm, and 30mm but have now finally settled with 40mm. I am delighted with this scale like none before and am building everything around it. Have gotten rid of everything else I've owned. Have four growing periods in this scale now

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 6:39 p.m. PST


Started with only 25/28mm, now I game in 15mm and am collection 6mm and 3mm figures.

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 6:58 p.m. PST

Getting bigger. Started with 15mm for most projects and micro armor for WWII. Now almost every period is 28mm except WWII which is 20mm

KSmyth06 Dec 2016 7:17 p.m. PST

40ish years ago I mostly played with 15mm figures. Got started with 25mm/28mm 15 years ago, and stuck with them ever since. Painted a few 40mm figures but don't see going there.

Martin Rapier06 Dec 2016 11:06 p.m. PST

I started with Airfix, it was all there was. So smaller, most of the stuff I've bought in the last 20 years has been 20mm or smaller (mainly 6mm and 15mm) with the odd splurge into 28 and 54.

durecell07 Dec 2016 2:25 a.m. PST

Still with 28mm but I've started on a 15mm army. If I like it I might focus more on that scale but there is a long way to go before it overtakes 28mm

Jack Burton Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2016 2:40 a.m. PST

Started with 25mm Minifigs USA, went to 15mm,then 28mm for the last several years.

Durban Gamer07 Dec 2016 3:34 a.m. PST

Started with Airfix 20mm. But best decision 43 years ago was to stick to true 15mm and smaller. From a space and convenience perspective, so glad I did that and got rid of the bigger stuff!

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2016 5:23 a.m. PST

In the late 70's, growing to 25mm. Still have 20mm (ACW-WWII) and 25/28mm everything else. Never touched 15mm – just to small for my old eyes.

Gone Fishing07 Dec 2016 6:41 a.m. PST

I started with 25, moved to 28, have dabbled in 20 and 6, and have ended out with 54mm. I've gotten rid of nearly everything else. Once I'd handled the big fellas, with their better heft (mine are metal) and increased "toy appeal" it was awfully hard to go back. They are a joy to paint, too.

However, I'll happily play in other peoples' games in whatever size!

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2016 7:24 a.m. PST

I've only been collecting minis for about 5 years. But I've gone from 15mm sci-if to 28mm WWII

Grignotage07 Dec 2016 7:07 p.m. PST

Smaller. Started with 20mm WWII and 40k. Now I mostly do 6mm and 15mm.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 5:16 p.m. PST

From on the left; to on the right.

I have no idea what this actually means, but it's kinda neat.

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